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  1. 02 Mar '13 17:58
    I just completed this test online

    http://www.chessmaniac.com/ELORating/ELO_Chess_Rating.shtml

    and got the suprisingly high result of 1780. My current OTB elo is 1504, though that has risen from an estimated 1290 in 8 months, so I would say my current OTB rating is an underestimate. 1780 equates to about 140 BCF, which would be a grade I'd be massively glad to achieve. How accurate do you think tests such as this online one are likely to be? I set up each position on a board, and allowed myself 5 minutes on the chess clock ticking beside me. If the result is accurate then I probably need to spend more time and take more pride in EVERY SINGLE MOVE when playing over the board. I tend to just find an acceptable move and go with that, rather than necesserily finding the best move i possibly can in the time available.
  2. 02 Mar '13 17:59
    Oh, and what result does everybody else get?
  3. Subscriber rookorbycrookonline
    rookorbycrook
    02 Mar '13 19:52
    just checking now
  4. Subscriber rookorbycrookonline
    rookorbycrook
    02 Mar '13 20:10
    1455
  5. Subscriber rookorbycrookonline
    rookorbycrook
    02 Mar '13 20:13
    elo is ecf grade multiply by 8 add 650 so my 1455 estimate gives me a ecf grade of 100.625 ;-) id say was about right but improving all the time
  6. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    02 Mar '13 20:25 / 1 edit
    1,730 - slightly over my current ECF grade of 126 (~1,658 ELO).
  7. 02 Mar '13 20:47
    I get 1890. Current USCF is just in the 1500s, but rising quickly after a four-year hiatus from competitive chess.
  8. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    02 Mar '13 22:39
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    I just completed this test online

    http://www.chessmaniac.com/ELORating/ELO_Chess_Rating.shtml

    and got the suprisingly high result of 1780. My current OTB elo is 1504, though that has risen from an estimated 1290 in 8 months, so I would say my current OTB rating is an underestimate. 1780 equates to about 140 BCF, which would be a grade I'd be massive ...[text shortened]... with that, rather than necesserily finding the best move i possibly can in the time available.
    The more time you allow yourself the higher your estimated ELO Rating should be. Some regular rated games I play give 45 minutes for each person to complete the game. On average that would mean for a 45 move game that would allow 1 minute thinking time per move. So perhaps you should redo your test allowing only 1 minute to think at each position. You might feel more confident that you really are about the rating you receive then, IMO.
  9. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    02 Mar '13 23:21
    I guess you can just do it one time. I did it limiting my time to 1 minute per position like I recommended and got an ELO Rating of 1565 for myself and that is very close to my current OTB USCF rating.
  10. 03 Mar '13 00:16
    1375, but I did mine while barbequing and playing with two small children, so I may have done better in a better environment.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    03 Mar '13 01:25
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    I just completed this test online

    http://www.chessmaniac.com/ELORating/ELO_Chess_Rating.shtml

    and got the suprisingly high result of 1780. My current OTB elo is 1504, though that has risen from an estimated 1290 in 8 months, so I would say my current OTB rating is an underestimate. 1780 equates to about 140 BCF, which would be a grade I'd be massive ...[text shortened]... with that, rather than necesserily finding the best move i possibly can in the time available.
    I got 1935.

    Though 10 problems does not seem like enough for an accurate test.
  12. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    03 Mar '13 01:45
    1480... there were a couple moves where I just knew there was a better option, but couldn't spot it

    Also my excuse is that I had Tim Minchin on the telly
  13. Standard member vivify
    rain
    03 Mar '13 03:14 / 2 edits
    1480. But I did it while my wife was watching Twilight in the room.
  14. 03 Mar '13 03:25 / 1 edit
    1995

    Here's my answers.
    1. Rxf3
    2. Nxh7
    3. Rxg6
    4. Bd1
    5. Nh6+
    6. Nd5
    7. Nh7
    8. Bd8
    9. Bd4
    10. Ba6
  15. 03 Mar '13 04:35
    I agree, except I think
    4. e6
    5. Bc5
    6. Bxf6
    9. Rxb7
    are better.

    These adjustments put it at 2185.