What is considered to be the main rating on Chess.com?

KieranPDevine

I've very recently been getting back into chess, what is considered the main rating on chess.com? Is it Blitz, Rapid? I've noticed rapid scores are noticeably higher than say blitz mode.

Martin_Stahl
KieranPDevine wrote:

I've very recently been getting back into chess, what is considered the main rating on chess.com? Is it Blitz, Rapid? I've noticed rapid scores are noticeably higher than say blitz mode.

 

There is no main rating. But if you wanted one, the rating you play the most

KieranPDevine
Martin_Stahl wrote:
KieranPDevine wrote:

I've very recently been getting back into chess, what is considered the main rating on chess.com? Is it Blitz, Rapid? I've noticed rapid scores are noticeably higher than say blitz mode.

 

There is no main rating. But if you wanted one, the rating you play the most

What would be considered the main evaluation of a good player? How can a gauge that?

NikkiLikeChikki
Nah. That question doesn’t really get to the point that some players are better at one thing that another. Nakamura is top two in the world in rapid and blitz, possibly 1 in bullet, and not even top 10 in classical.

Some say that the classical rating, which chess.com does not have, is the only one that matters, but there are fewer and fewer people like that every year and they tend to be older players.
FluxBlunders

If by main rating you mean the average rating, you can actually look it up in stats. In rapid, the average rating is 887.78. In bullet, it's 959.95. In blitz, 876.49. Look at your stats, then click on worldwide players and it will show you the numbers and a graph of the rating distributions.

B1ZMARK

blitz, if you want to compare to top titled players.

B1ZMARK

but rapid at lower levels, like U2000

blueemu

Blitz players will tell you: "Blitz".

Rapid players will tell you: "Rapid"

Since I'm a Daily player, I'll tell you the truth: "Daily".

LeeEuler

I believe reading that blitz is played the most. I leave the longer time controls to OTB

NikkiLikeChikki
I don’t really understand how the number of games played is meaningful, though. Blitz games are what, half as long as rapid games? I’m sure if you considered time played as opposed to games played, it would tell a different story.
DamageInkk
NikkiLikeChikki wrote:
I don’t really understand how the number of games played is meaningful, though.

Performance in games is what's measured in a statistically significant manner.  Your rating indicates how well you perform in the conditions of the game- the same conditions in which your opponent must perform.  The total time you spend in these games, compared to the total time you spend in other games measured by another rating is meaningless because it's not being measured.

FizzyBand

If you’re going based off of chess.com alone, blitz is probably the most accurate because rapid and bullet both have a lot of people who don’t play/don’t play inconsistently, particularly at higher levels. Of course, if someone does have a classical OTB rating, that is most accurate (admittedly some OTB rating are deflated at the moment due to the pandemic canceling tournaments). In comparing OTB and blitz, you should probably subtract ~200 rating points from the blitz to get an approximate OTB (chess.com rating in blitz are inflated, but they can be inflated by more than normal if someone is really good at blitz) 

NikkiLikeChikki
No no no... I was responding to Lee who said that blitz was the most played, implying (perhaps) that it’s the “main” rating. I was disputing that it’s the most played if the only metric you consider is the number of games played. I don’t know for certain, but my guess is that more total time is spent in rapid games... but again that’s just speculation.
llama47

Yeah, there's no main rating, but like a few others said, I think strong players generally look at blitz.

As for the way I see it, rapid and daily have glass ceilings, and bullet is silly.

wadesuess2

I think it's rapid because you actually have enough time to think rather than blitz which is fairly fast.

duntcare

my system is, how much rating u lost - current rating - 999999, underestimating is the best, my rating is in the negatives : DDDDDDDDDDD

ChessFlair01
Martin_Stahl wrote:
KieranPDevine wrote:

I've very recently been getting back into chess, what is considered the main rating on chess.com? Is it Blitz, Rapid? I've noticed rapid scores are noticeably higher than say blitz mode.

 

There is no main rating. But if you wanted one, the rating you play the most

True

ChessFlair01
blueemu wrote:

Blitz players will tell you: "Blitz".

Rapid players will tell you: "Rapid"

Since I'm a Daily player, I'll tell you the truth: "Daily".

How dont u have a FIDE title?

catmaster0
blueemu wrote:

Blitz players will tell you: "Blitz".

Rapid players will tell you: "Rapid"

Since I'm a Daily player, I'll tell you the truth: "Daily".

Clearly we need to ask bullet players in order to break the tie!

blueemu
ChessFlair01 wrote:
blueemu wrote:

Blitz players will tell you: "Blitz".

Rapid players will tell you: "Rapid"

Since I'm a Daily player, I'll tell you the truth: "Daily".

How dont u have a FIDE title?

In order to get a FIDE title, you need to have a FIDE rating.

In order to get a FIDE rating you need to play in FIDE tournaments.

I live in the back woods of New Brunswick, in maritime Canada. The nearest "big city" is 6,000 people. I'm probably the only person within 100 km who plays chess.

The last time there was a FIDE rated tournament in this area was sometime last century (not kidding!).

... so no, I don't have a FIDE rating, let alone a title. I'm just a very talented nonentity.