# IQ and FIDE rating

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.

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).

TheGrobe wrote:

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.

Haha, I love your jokes WPL. My IQ is therefore 109,7. Not bad! :)

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.

Lame.

So my IQ is 8.15 ... better go off and drool in the corner...

According to these statistics, my iq is in the 40's. I know declare myself officially brain dead.

Mine is 162 and I'm only 1400.

Do I really have a negative IQ : -23

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

BorgQueen schreef:

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.

BorgQueen schreef:

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.

I don't know what my IQ is according to that formula, because I don't get it.

I am 48 and have an IQ of -23 but have no rating. My opponent is 33 years old and has a rating of 2247 but has no IQ.

Who will have the highest probabillity to win a game played between them?

*) Edited by my secretary.

harryz schreef:

read again. its only valid for ages 10-50

It was not an answer to my question.

stupid. my iq is only 42 than

shsdshsd wrote:

stupid. my iq is only 42 than

42 than what?

42 is my iq

that is a stupid formula it does not even work. my real iq is somewhere around 150