Totally off -- Rating = (IQ * 200) - 800 which supports Fischer's 180 IQ claim (giving him a 2800 rating) and explains why chess.com starts everyone at 1200 (corresponding to the average IQ of 100).

# IQ and FIDE rating

Totally off -- Rating = (IQ * 200) - 800 which supports Fischer's 180 IQ claim (giving him a 2800 rating) and explains why chess.com starts everyone at 1200 (corresponding to the average IQ of 100).

Of course it does - it was produced by MIT.

The formula must assume that people live to only play chess barring all distractions, culture issues, exposure to the game and lack there of, monetary issues, ability to travel to countries that host FIDE tournaments, and pretty much all other humanly possible reasons that a chess rating may be lower or higher than it could be.

Ok.

Maybe... your math seems to indicate it ^_^

What is a math ? Didn't even know I had one ? So , I have an IQ and a math , but what do I do with it ?

Don't worry about it, you wouldn't understand.

But hey, then again, neither would I since my IQ is only 8.15. Actually, I had a birthday, so now my IQ is 7.

Don't worry about it, you wouldn't understand.

But hey, then again, neither would I since my IQ is only 8.15. Actually, I had a birthday, so now my IQ is 7.

I thought IQ stood for Indian Queens , a kind of reversed QI . So you need this math thing to rate something ? Do I have that , a rate ? I'm asking you because I think you must be smart , I mean 8.15 is more than -23 because there are more digits in it.

University of MIT (Merely Incompetent Teachers) publish first ever formula for calculating IQ score from an official FIDE rating!

Here it is:

IQ = (FIDE rating/20) + (375/age in years)

Unfortunately it is only valid for ages 10 - 50.

Magnus Carlsen's IQ is therefore around 160.