What by definition is a “good chess player”?

ilovesmetuna

there are in fact a few players over 2600 sadly.

SmyslovFan
Geometric652 wrote:

I’ve been thinking recently if I would count as a “good chess player”. Is it preference or a general rank?

A player who is at least 200 rating points above my best is a good player.

Howhorseymove
I think for the average person a rating of 1800 or higher is a good player. At 1800 or higher, you can beat the majority of casual chess players off the street. In terms of world class good, I think the minimum would have to be 2400 and above.
SmyslovFan
Howhorseymove wrote:
I think for the average person a rating of 1800 or higher is a good player. At 1800 or higher, you can beat the majority of casual chess players off the street. In terms of world class good, I think the minimum would have to be 2400 and above.

Carlsen treats anyone U2700 with no respect. He plays trash openings and tries to blow them off the board. And he usually succeeds!

BonTheCat
Dsmith42 escreveu:

The best player I've ever known taught me that the better you get at playing chess, the more you realize that you're terrible at playing chess.

All too true!

 

ilovesmetuna

sounds like the best player he knew was below 900.

SmyslovFan

As someone else said, "Am I good at tactics?" The computer says no. 

We now know that humans just aren't that good at chess. 

Howhorseymove

Magnus is a chess machine. Most humans would be destroyed. It takes a more powerful machine to beat Magnus.

darkunorthodox88

magnus style is not big on opening evals. so long as he gets a playable position in middle game, he is all set. 

ilovesmetuna
if it wasnt for training with engines, Maggie probably would have found chess too difficult.
ghost_of_pushwood
breakingbad12 wrote:

Don't worry about labels. That's all I have to say.

This coming from a guy who shops at Ross.

ilovesmetuna
worrying about labels? is that a kind of phobia ?