Chess.com rating vs. ELO or FIDE

Deranged

I'm 1700 blitz and 1800 bullet on chess.com. Do you think my real FIDE rating would be around 1600?

michaeltakhell

Aaravm but this is not the case with you given the fact that your fide rating is 1366 and your chess.com rating is also somewhere there.

5chess9

My FIDE rating is 1322, but my chess.com blitz rating is currently 1864. I think that an exact correlation between the two systems does not exist.

nyku13

My fide rating is 1320, but I have a blitz rating of around 2000 here. As ratings are relative, it is difficult to establish a clear link which can predict your real rating using an online one. It really depends on how much the strength difference between you and your opponents are.

LT3000

Chess ratings are a relative rather than absolute measure. So how you rate will depend on the average strength of your opposition. If everyone starts at 1,200 and only grandmasters played, the average grandmaster rating would also be 1200. 

I find that my rating on shorter time controls steadily declines on chess.com. I suspect that is because only quite strong chess players play 2min bullet chess - typically those rated 1500+ because you have to be quite good at the same to be capable of playing a sensible game that quickly. Consequently, the average ability of your opponents is much higher than longer time controls, and hence you average rating is lower. 

 

Pulpofeira

A difficult matter for sure. Except for daily (and not for much) all my chess.com ratings are lower than my FIDE Elo.

oelneo

My rating here is a lot less than my OTB rating - and also a lot less than my Lichess-rating. I just beat a few +1900 players OTB in rated competition scoring something like a 1950ish performance for a tournament.  Here I struggle to reach 1500 in blitz. It's frustrating as hell - but somehow it seems to me that I play worse on chess.com than anywhere else. It gets even more frustrating when people rated very poorly OTB state that they have reached 2000 here? What on earth is going on?

drmrboss
oelneo wrote:

My rating here is a lot less than my OTB rating - and also a lot less than my Lichess-rating. I just beat a few +1900 players OTB in rated competition scoring something like a 1950ish performance for a tournament.  Here I struggle to reach 1500 in blitz. It's frustrating as hell - but somehow it seems to me that I play worse on chess.com than anywhere else. It gets even more frustrating when people rated very poorly OTB state that they have reached 2000 here? What on earth is going on?

The point is that average rating in 2000 blitz in chess.com is around 2000 real fide. (most of them are between 1800 - 2200 ).

 

Unless you are real 2000 OTB, you will struggle to play against 2000 people here. 

oelneo

That sounds reasonable but doesn`t explain why some people with low OTB rating do well here? Some even call the chess.com ratings inflated. 

drmrboss
oelneo wrote:

That sounds reasonable but doesn`t explain why some people with low OTB rating do well here? Some even call the chess.com ratings inflated. 

In chess, there is only two things, search  and evaluation!!

 

People with better evaluation overperform in blitz/bullets. ( I feel that in this position, I must sacrifice this piece or open this file without much search)

 

In longer games, people with bad evaluation can be corrected by search. (the players with better evaluation gets less benefits as he already got the same answer wihtout search).

 

 

 

harshkakaria
thesignofthefour wrote:

Hi all, I have been playing chess on chess.com for a while, and really if I didn't have online chess I wouldn't be able to play at all (besides myself, which, however helpful it may be isn't exactly fun or conducive to sanity)

Meaning I have no way of finding out my "real" rating.  I was wondering if any of you out there who have a ELO or FIDE rating plus a rating on chess.com (after a decent amount of games) could tell me how much difference there is in the numbers.  I want to start studying chess and I feel it would be best to have an idea of my actual rating before I get too serious about it so as to know what level I am and thus study what is suggested for my skill level.

I have heard that chess.com ratings are somewhat inflated compared to ELO and ELO to FIDE so I'd like to know a ballpark +/- for my chess.com rating when I am trying to know my real skill level.

Currently I am rated around 1150-1200 on chess.com, which seems really weak for me even though my actual rating is likely even lower =(. I feel much better than this and I think my endgame is my strong-point and I have a firm grasp on middle-game tactics, and have noticed a lot of my losses can be attributed to openings blunders or just overall lack of opening knowledge so I've begun to study openings, which I know most don't recommend for "beginners" which I am not, and have been playing chess since I was 5, but I realize I'm not a very strong player and I am dead-set on improving.  So I need to have an accurate idea of my rating so I can both study accordingly and see results which is key to improvement in anything.

 

Thanks in advance. cool cool cool

 

Savage47

I don't really play on here but based on what I see here it seems to be inflated by about 400 points. Keep in mind though there's so many variables it would be impossible to put an exact number on it. I would also think on the low end it would tend to even out. ie the lower your rating the closer it is to your actual rating. 

eks74071

There is no “true” rating. How well you compete at a specific time control is how well you compete at that time control. 

However, rating at different time controls tends to correlate. If you are 2000 FIDE it would be pretty surprising if you are 1200 at 5 minute—assuming you have sufficient familiarity with 5m games (ie if you have never played blitz before you would need to practice.)