Originally posted by ivan2908It's hard to rate lower class players because they usually improve and can sometimes play rather good...be careful when you judge someone on their rating
I hadn't been at the forums for a while and now when I have a little more time for chess I can start a few new useless threads.
I wonder how would you judge players to rating categories like
800-1000 Advanced patzer
1000-1200 High end patzer
1200-1400 Weak serious player and so on.... I don't have idea how to continue. Is there some real FIDE or USCF clasification? What do you think?
Originally posted by ivan2908User 206139
I know, I was rated 660 on this site a year ago! Can you get any lover than that?
Originally posted by ih8sensYeah, I've heard a few times that 1800 - Class A - is the point at which strong players will consider you "good." Mainly because that's about when players will consistantly win won positions.
I don't know the exact numbers but I've heard that 1800 is when you enter the 'strong player' category. 1400-1800 is decent IMO. Less than 1200 is patzer. 1200-1400 is probably the phase of greatest learning.
The post that was quoted here has been removedIt's not possible to get a zero rating with the ELO system as you need to consistently lose over 400 games to people with ratings of around 400, even a draw would set you back by 16+ games and as long as you didn't just resign games after 3 moves stalemates and so on become a real likelihood at that kind of standard. Under the BCF rating system, which works in basically the same way as the provisional rating system here, it is possible to get a negative rating, but they set these to zero.
Originally posted by OrangeKingI have heard that anyone Class C or above on their day (you know those days, when you see every threat and your plans are just faster and better than the oppositions; those days that happen once a year) can beat even a master. Supposedly, this is why the 'insufficient losing chances' rule asks weather a Class C player could avoid losing against a master.
Yeah, I've heard a few times that 1800 - Class A - is the point at which strong players will consider you "good." Mainly because that's about when players will consistantly win won positions.
I think anyone with a rating closer to 2000 than 1000 is doing fairly well for themselves, though.