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MightBeBen

Hey, I'm a relatively low-ranked player and started getting back into chess.com recently and have been going up pretty quickly. Im just wondering whats the average chess rank for standard. I just want to know how close/far away from average I am and just to get a genuine perspective on the average ratings. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

sushima01

Depends on the time control. You can view stats for all time controls through Play > Leaderboard. For example, in rapid the average rating is 800.42.

MightBeBen
sushima01 wrote:

Depends on the time control. You can view stats for all time controls through Play > Leaderboard. For example, in rapid the average rating is 800.42.

Ohhhh ok. I tend to play on 10 minutes so would that be bullet or is it something else?

sushima01

10 minute games count as rapid

magipi

Just calculating the raw average like that is misleading. There are a lot of accounts that played only 1-2-3 games, lost them, decided that chess is not fun and stopped playing forever. This brings down the average to a ridiculously low level.

DreamscapeHorizons

Is there a way to exclude all players from the averages that haven't played a minimum # of games?  I'm guessing not.

B1ZMARK

Generally, it’s around 800.

sushima01
DreamscapeHorizons wrote:

Is there a way to exclude all players from the averages that haven't played a minimum # of games?  I'm guessing not.

I believe so. I have many friends that made an account, stopped playing very shortly afterward and they do not show up on the leaderboard on their profile. I do not know the exact number of games, but there is a system in place for that. Not only that, the leaderboard only features players who have been active in that time control in the last 90 days.

nklristic
magipi wrote:

Just calculating the raw average like that is misleading. There are a lot of accounts that played only 1-2-3 games, lost them, decided that chess is not fun and stopped playing forever. This brings down the average to a ridiculously low level.

Well, there is a system for that. I don't think that 1-2-3 games account for an active account. As far as I remember, you have to play a bit more than that to be relevant for that graph.

For instance, OP doesn't have a percentile statistics (I am looking at his rapid) even though he played a lot of games lately. I must admit that I thought that an account will be deemed as active long before that amount of games played.

AyushMChessMator

The average is trash, generally around 800 to 1000. Lots of players are inactive or don’t play seriously, so there’s that.

 

for someone trying to get better, 1200 is a good beginner goal, and then slowly 1500, 1800, 2000 show more progression. I learned how the horsey thing moves a bit ago, so I hope I can kill it

B1ZMARK
sushima01 wrote:
DreamscapeHorizons wrote:

Is there a way to exclude all players from the averages that haven't played a minimum # of games?  I'm guessing not.

I believe so. I have many friends that made an account, stopped playing very shortly afterward and they do not show up on the leaderboard on their profile. I do not know the exact number of games, but there is a system in place for that. Not only that, the leaderboard only features players who have been active in that time control in the last 90 days.

I think the requirements are that you have more than 20 games and played at least one rated game in the last 90 days, but I think I’m wrong.

It may be some sort of glicko accumulation, where it just kicks you from the leaderboard after your glicko gets high enough.

MightBeBen

I just want to thank everybody for the help. This was my first time posting on a chess.com forum and got plenty of help and answers. I appreciate it very much! The chess community is very nice!