Rating question

kb1kkw
how many games must one play before they have an idea of their actual Rating?
kb1kkw

Reason I ask is that my rating seems dismally low but I feel like I play above the number shown. Here is a PGN from my last game. Is this really 600 level play? Chess Game on Android - Chess.com [Event "kb1kkw vs. fuadcharwarner"] [Site " Chess.com"] [Date "Sep 20, 2018"] [White "kb1kkw"] [Black "fuadcharwarner"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "640"] [BlackElo "598"] [TimeControl "1 in 0 day"] [SetUp "1"] [Termination "kb1kkw won by resignation"] 1. d4 e6 2. e4 c5 3. Nf3 Qf6 4. e5 Qe7 5. Bb5 a6 6. Bc4 Nc6 7. O-O Nxd4 8. Nxd4 cxd4 9. Qxd4 f6 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. Nc3 d6 12. Bg5 e5 13. Qb6 h6 14. Bxf6 Qxf6 15. Nd5 Qf7 16. Nc7+ Kd8 17. Bxf7 Bf5 18. Ne6+ 1-0

kb1kkw

for what it's worth a good portion of my losses have been time related...

cyboo
Hey. Time is part of the game too. And yes, I guess that that is 600 play... but I’m not sure. Play 1000 games and you will know.
RedGirlZ

Play 30|0 Minute games only, avoid blitz and bullet, so you can get an idea of how good you are. You joined the site 2 weeks ago so your rating has a lot of space to improve. Don't worry about your rating so much, just enjoy playing chess, and try to play well. 

 

it would probably take a good 100-200 games of 30|0 minute games because your rating is an accurate representation of your skill level vs everyone else on chess.com. (Note, your chess.com rating will never represent your actual 100% rating, that represents YOUR full abilities, so don't get so hung up over chess.com's ratings of your account). 

IAMBBW
kb1kkw wrote:
how many games must one play before they have an idea of their actual Rating?

10,000 bullet games