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Balachandar

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CountryMembersPercentAvg. RatingTop Rated
 United States 2122194 42.55% 1280  HikaruNakamura (2700)

http://www.chess.com/members/view/HikaruNakamura

Online Chess

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Tactics

1200

Chess Mentor

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So why is he listed as top rated player from USA on this site with 2700 rating if he hasn't moved a piece over here?

DrSpudnik

Maybe he's busy?

sajay

may be the 90 day criterion applied to his games..(during non premium days)

StrategicPlay

Maybe he's rated OTB 2700? That shouldn't make a difference anyways.

Weird indeed. Undecided

sajay

based on what?

rigamagician

Here he is beating former world champion Veselin Topalov in a blindfold game.  I believe he won the Tata Steel tournament last year ahead of Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik.  He does seem to have a lot of potential, doesn't he? 



sajay

how these guys play blindfold... cant  even imagine

NimzoRoy

How did he get a 1280 rating here? They used to start everyone off at 1200 but now i think new players are listed as unrated.

sajay

it is to be construed as the the average rating for all users with country listed "United States"

 

say one guy is 2700 on top and 1000   players 990 rated will give an average of 991 Laughing

Balachandar
DrSpudnik wrote:

Maybe he's busy?

I meant to say, why is he listed as top rated player from USA with 2700 rating in online chess when he hasn't played a single online game. Why not put someone who has actually played on this site and got rating?

DrSpudnik

You'll note that the rating is in parentheses, which is just a guesstimate of a rating based on his USCF or FIDE rating. So for a chess.com rating, it should be about 3000.

Still, what's really disturbing is that the average US player on chess.com is rated 1280!!

StevenBailey13

Topalov was not world champion... classical only please...

rigamagician
TheProfessor wrote:

Topalov was not world champion... classical only please...

From 1999-2004, the FIDE world championships were I believe held at a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, but the 2005 world championship in San Luis which Topalov won was held at a "classical" time control of 2 hours for the first 40 moves.  Both Kramnik and Kasparov were sent invitations to play at San Luis, but declined.

I think NM reb here considers Topalov to be a world champion, but not the rapid knockout champions of 1999-2004.

Natalia_Pogonina

Imho the policy of assigning titled players certain ratings upon registering is arguable, because:

a) FIDE ratings and Chess.com ratings are different

b) Correspondence chess and otb chess are different

c) The numbers assigned are pretty random. I think I got 2200 as a start; my second (a strong IM) was graded 2000. Then some people actually get confused and start asking: "Is it true that some amateur who has 2800 Chess.com rating is a better player than you"? Laughing

sajay

i remember reading somewhere in chess.com itself a computation/ratio of converting USCF rating to chess.com.. May be such a formulae exists for FIDE too.. but i am not sure..

anandu

He has another account

Hikaru

Live Chess - Bullet

2983

Live Chess - Blitz

2787

Online Chess

1905

Chess960

1434

Tactics

3002

Chess Mentor

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DrSpudnik

LOL!

He should play speed chess against GMs!

[oh wait, he does!]

anandu

Hikaru

Ratings


Live Chess - Bullet

3030

Live Chess - Blitz

2787

Online Chess

1905

Chess960

1434

Tactics

3002

Chess Mentor

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