Originally posted by byedidiaYou mean you have to win, or tie a couple of games?
You can get FIDE ratings either by playing in round-robin tournament or a team (swiss) tournament. 1) For an unrated player's first performance to count, he must play at least 3 games against rated opponents; score at least 1 point; and the rating based on the tournament result at its conclusion must be at least 1000.
Originally posted by byedidiaMaybe I will!
One win or two draws AND effective rating > 1000. Usually it is much easier to get a rating in a national federation (e.g. USCF in the US) than FIDE. What country do you live in? In the US, you pay your tribute to the USCF, pay the entry fee to the tournament, play your games and you get a rating, win or lose.
Originally posted by EladarHow long have you been playing? Do you play in a club? I played over your game with Davel9000, don't know how many you play with him but that one makes me wonder how he ever got to even 1500 playing like that. Good game, nice mate.
Hopefully I will be getting better for a while yet. I started playing chess at 38 and still have much to learn, at least I hope.