when are you good at Chess ?

OmShruti
TinkleDink wrote:
OmShruti wrote:
SNUDOO wrote:

What I was saying is, 

you said "I don't like to beat people"

but as a 1300+ player you'd need to beat quite a bit of people, especially those 3-digit ones.

May be i need to beat you in game some day.

You might "need" to, but you probably never will.

Don't think for anyone that he/she is weak and can't win.

TinkleDink

I can think what I like

OmShruti
TinkleDink wrote:

I can think what I like

So think only about yourself what you can do... because you don't know my ability so don't tell where i can win or not. 

amad3

ada

Deranged
drmrboss wrote:
TumpaiTubo wrote:

Never heard of “Aussie” meatballs. What does Kangaroo taste like?

I dont like Kangaroo meat, smell and taste are similar to  " beef soaked in too much iron minerals".

Yeah same, I bought kangaroo steak from Woolies recently and it was tasted a bit weird. I prefer just regular beef steak.

Deranged

Imo there are 2 types of "good":

1) Good amongst outsiders - people who don't really play chess, but know the rules and the basics, consider you good. You typically crush everyone at family gatherings, or random people off the street, or random 8 year olds just learning the rules of the game.

2) Good within the chess community - people who play chess semi-regularly on sites like this consider you to be a strong opponent.

So imo, if you want to be good amongst outsiders, you'd need about a 800+ rating on this site. That's enough to crush random people off the street or at family gatherings.

But if you want to be considered good within the chess community (something like the top 25% of players on this site), you'd need around 1500+ rating here.

I realise that some people will consider these pretty low thresholds, but really think about it: if you're in the top 25% of people at any particular field (at your job, at a sport, at a game, etc.), that makes you fairly good at it imo.

amad3

ada

INVADEROP
Deranged wrote:

Imo there are 2 types of "good":

1) Good amongst outsiders - people who don't really play chess, but know the rules and the basics, consider you good. You typically crush everyone at family gatherings, or random people off the street, or random 8 year olds just learning the rules of the game.

2) Good within the chess community - people who play chess semi-regularly on sites like this consider you to be a strong opponent.

So imo, if you want to be good amongst outsiders, you'd need about a 800+ rating on this site. That's enough to crush random people off the street or at family gatherings.

But if you want to be considered good within the chess community (something like the top 25% of players on this site), you'd need around 1500+ rating here.

I realise that some people will consider these pretty low thresholds, but really think about it: if you're in the top 25% of people at any particular field (at your job, at a sport, at a game, etc.), that makes you fairly good at it imo.

In chess.com, reaching 75%ile doesnt require 1500, 1240 is enough in rapid and idk abt blitz

OmShruti
INVADEROP wrote:
Deranged wrote:

Imo there are 2 types of "good":

1) Good amongst outsiders - people who don't really play chess, but know the rules and the basics, consider you good. You typically crush everyone at family gatherings, or random people off the street, or random 8 year olds just learning the rules of the game.

2) Good within the chess community - people who play chess semi-regularly on sites like this consider you to be a strong opponent.

So imo, if you want to be good amongst outsiders, you'd need about a 800+ rating on this site. That's enough to crush random people off the street or at family gatherings.

But if you want to be considered good within the chess community (something like the top 25% of players on this site), you'd need around 1500+ rating here.

I realise that some people will consider these pretty low thresholds, but really think about it: if you're in the top 25% of people at any particular field (at your job, at a sport, at a game, etc.), that makes you fairly good at it imo.

In chess.com, reaching 75%ile doesnt require 1500, 1240 is enough in rapid and idk abt blitz

Exactly if you're above 75% it mean you're actually good and in blitz my percentile is 82.4% so it is really good according my joining date on this site.... i hope to improve my games slowly slowly. At least need 6 months to learn perfectly.

TinkleDink

You are good at chess when you play an OTB tournament. You could be 2800 bullet or blitz on this site and I couldn't care less.

BlindThief
TinkleDink wrote:

You are good at chess when you play an OTB tournament. You could be 2800 bullet or blitz on this site and I couldn't care less.

I’ve never played an OTB tournament. I am sad

woton

I would say that when you are in the top third of any rating pool that you are in, you are a good player.  Typically, that's a rating of 1300-1400.

TinkleDink

Or on l*chess, 1800