when are you good at Chess ?

AlexanderGade
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MSteen

"Good" is a relevant term. I am only rated 1270 USCF. Among tournament players I'm mediocre--occasionally taking a game from a much higher rated player who underestimates me. 

Among casual players who play at family reunions, I'm considered a killer--beyond good.

So when are you considered good? Depends on the environment.

But, objectively, most would consider a player to be good when he hits 1600+ USCF.

MarkGrubb

I'm not sure there is a 'good' in chess. It's all relative. I prefer beginner (<1400), intermediate 1400 to 1800, advanced 1800+, and then you are into a variety of master levels. Numbers are give or take but you get the idea.

MarkGrubb

oh! most of my message was chopped off. What happened?

TumpaiTubo
I don’t remember who said it, but it is spot-on: “To a beginner, I am a Grand Master. To a Grand Master, I am a beginner.”
BlunderousWonder

I play best after a bowl of hooch. 

AlexanderGade
Thanks for all your replies😁
TinkleDink

When I'm eating fettuccine at Vincenzo's 

Jainendra93

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Heritageoviya
TumpaiTubo wrote:
I don’t remember who said it, but it is spot-on: “To a beginner, I am a Grand Master. To a Grand Master, I am a beginner.”

Exactly!!happy.png Your dog is so cute by the way!!

Spelenderwijs

When you beat Magnus Carlsen

SURYAKISKUSTARLORD

When we have fully energy stored in mind!!

TumpaiTubo

Heritageoviya:  Thank You!  Moke is a part me. We’ve literally been together every minute for nearly three years. 

santiagomagno15

I would say when you pass from 1400, is just that in levels that are bellow 1400 is really normal to see a lot of pieces that they give for free, once you pass that you are good I guess

SNUDOO
MSteen wrote:

"Good" is a relevant term. I am only rated 1270 USCF. Among tournament players I'm mediocre--occasionally taking a game from a much higher rated player who underestimates me. 

Among casual players who play at family reunions, I'm considered a killer--beyond good.

So when are you considered good? Depends on the environment.

But, objectively, most would consider a player to be good when he hits 1600+ USCF.

I’m 1611 uscf! I’m good! Yay! :-D

Kraig

Most people would say a rating >200 above their own is "good".
I remember last year, being a 1000 rated player, thinking a 1200 was a good player, and that I'd be content reaching 1500 "one day". One year later, I'm a 1600 player and still think I'm trash.

GM Eric Hansen says in his blitz speedrun video that 1500 is when a chess player starts, but I dont think he had any serious stance on it, it was just a throw-away comment.

I personally have always thought 1700 is "good" but I bet in a few months time if I pass 1700, I'll still think its trash lol. I'd personally say a blitz rating of >2000 is good!

SNUDOO
Kraig wrote:

Most people would say a rating >200 above their own is "good".
I remember last year, being a 1000 rated player, thinking a 1200 was a good player, and that I'd be content reaching 1500 "one day". One year later, I'm a 1600 player and still think I'm trash.

GM Eric Hansen says in his blitz speedrun video that 1500 is when a chess player starts, but I dont think he had any serious stance on it, it was just a throw-away comment.

I personally have always thought 1700 is "good" but I bet in a few months time if I pass 1700, I'll still think its trash lol. I'd personally say a blitz rating of >2000 is good!

Yes 1700s are trash imo xD. But that blitz rating 2000+... was good yesterday, am not good anymore sad.png

Redgreenorangeyellow
SNUDOO wrote:
Kraig wrote:

Most people would say a rating >200 above their own is "good".
I remember last year, being a 1000 rated player, thinking a 1200 was a good player, and that I'd be content reaching 1500 "one day". One year later, I'm a 1600 player and still think I'm trash.

GM Eric Hansen says in his blitz speedrun video that 1500 is when a chess player starts, but I dont think he had any serious stance on it, it was just a throw-away comment.

I personally have always thought 1700 is "good" but I bet in a few months time if I pass 1700, I'll still think its trash lol. I'd personally say a blitz rating of >2000 is good!

Yes 1700s are trash imo xD. But that blitz rating 2000+... was good yesterday, am not good anymore

At the moment, I am just casually reading the comments, feeling increasingly inferior about my skill lol. 

 

Sneakiest_Of_Snakes

Everyone is good at chess!