Originally posted by masscatIt is kind of a trick question, since the rating of both players is higher than what most people think (Black's rating is above 1200). Don't guess too wildly though, since White's rating is under 1700.
This has to be a trick question, right? Rating 800.
Originally posted by MooTheCowwell...I would not generalize.
It turns out that taking time off from chess for an extended period lowers your rating much more than what most people would expect.
I don't know how this would affect higher rated players (above 2000), but as the old saying goes, use it or lose it.