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  • #61

    It depends on the sample as to what you believe is average.  If you put a board down in the street and random people sat down to play you, a rating of 1300 would win you pretty much every game.  Obviously if the sample is seasoned tournament chess players you would need to be considerably better to win. I found when I started on here, 2 years ago, that I couldn't beat 1000 rated players, you miss the most basic of lines and just aren't able to calculate the patterns, and never really knew what I was trying to do.  My goal then was to get my ratings up above 1000.  Now I am in the upper quartile on all ratings distributions and I think 16/1700 is possible. It was all about experience and understanding the game for me, think to get above 2000 a certain amount of studying and dedication is required.  I still only know a couple of e4/d4 openings and even then only for 3 or 4 moves.

  • #62

    pistol603 your comment is so inspiring and helpful, thanks so much, I am sure it will help many of us with a lower rating to feel encouraged about our abilities to achieve so much more in the future.

  • #63

    What do people value more, the chess rating or the lust for gold and trophies?

    I simply play for fun, if my rating goes up, fine, and if i win a tournament, fine too. But the goal to play chess is to have a nice time.

  • #64
    Onion343 wrote:

    What do people value more, the chess rating or the lust for gold and trophies?

    I simply play for fun, if my rating goes up, fine, and if i win a tournament, fine too. But the goal to play chess is to have a nice time.

    No it's not. It is all about crushing your opponent and leave him crying like a little baby.

  • #65

    One Governor of California said something similar after winning a gladiator fight. Soon after he started to search the riddle of steel.

  • #66

    I think out of the chess playing public the average is around 1200, at the club level I would say 1500 or 1600. Put those together and 1350 sounds like a reasonable average.

    On this site I have come across strong 1400 players and weak 1900 players, so take it with a grain of salt.

  • #67

    My rating finally moved over 1300. We''ll see what will happen next. What are my limitations.

  • #68

    I believe that an average club rating is between 1400-1800.

  • #69

    Chess reting doesn't exist if you are tired you lose if you are not tired you win. The computer always win.

  • #70

    I'm a senior, and I decided to get an honest evaluation of my rating. So I played 85 games (15-10) against equally skilled opponents, and eventually went on a streak of 7 wins in a row. I finally broke 1300 (1305), and decided to leave it at that - for a while at least. Playing against a real human being is much different than playing against a computer - every move is much more important, and my heart rate really goes up. I must admit I hate losing to a human. It's a much more demanding task, and can be quite a mental - and emotional - strain.

  • #71

    wtf is this all guys

  • #72

    What are you all blabbering about, the OP asked a straightforward question which is easy to answer, download the full fide ranking list and with some easy excel work you'll have the average rating per age category in 5 minutes. 

  • #73
    chessfan999 wrote:

    I believe that an average club rating is between 1400-1800.

    #68. I think that as well.

    Personally I have not played for thirty years and I am getting my arse kicked playing Blitz by Arena SOS 5.1 which google tells me is 2560.
    http://www.chessmaniac.com/ELORating/ELO_Chess_Rating.shtml
    I found quite cute and suggested I was 1560. ( Quick and painless wild guess! )
    I know I no longer have the mental discipline to play.
     

  • #74

    I got 1000 for my elo. There anybody who can teach me, especially how to play black?  Don't know what to do after qgd tmb.  I only win as black when whites first move is king pawn forward two for first move. Using sicilian dragon yugoslav. It's easy to beat anybody with white, and playing queen pawn forward two for first move. I wanna get good with black. 

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  • #76

    I mean other way around. Idk as black what to do kings pawn game.

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