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  1. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    23 Oct '15 11:08 / 1 edit
    I just took a chess test in this site http://www.elometer.net/
    and I am in 1540
    _
    Maybe it is very accurate.
    -
    (maybe it is a Blitz ELO rating ....)

    What is yours?
  2. 23 Oct '15 11:30 / 1 edit
    1858 with 95% confidence interval of 1667 and 2049. (Not sure what that means but that's what it said)
  3. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    23 Oct '15 13:12
    Based on your move choices, our estimate of your Elo rating is 1658, with a 95% confidence interval of [1444...1872].

    😲 I think this is rather suited to Blitz than to correspondence 🙂
  4. 23 Oct '15 14:54
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Based on your move choices, our estimate of your Elo rating is 1658, with a 95% confidence interval of [1444...1872].

    😲 I think this is rather suited to Blitz than to correspondence 🙂
    I always knew you were a bit baggy Pondy 😛
  5. 23 Oct '15 15:18
    Based on your move choices, our estimate of your Elo rating is 1560, with a 95% confidence interval of [1333...1787].

    I must have guessed well.
  6. 23 Oct '15 16:55
    Based on your move choices, our estimate of your Elo rating is 1746, with a 95% confidence interval of [1543...1949].
  7. 23 Oct '15 19:54
    I decided to re-open an FICS account to see what my blitz rating would actually be.

    So far, not even close lol
  8. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    23 Oct '15 22:41
    1789, but I had 3 questions where I didn't even give an answer in time.... never particularly liked blitz, personally.
  9. 23 Oct '15 23:05
    Yay!

    Based on your move choices, our estimate of your Elo rating is 1805, with a 95% confidence interval of [1609...2002].

    I like blitz…
  10. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    23 Oct '15 23:30 / 1 edit
    I scored 1689. I think half the problems I didn't answer in time. I hope they will let me play in the under 1700 at the next million dollar tournament in Vegas!

    It was interesting though that many of the puzzles were not tactical problems but thematic ones. I saw one QGD minority attack problem which either you know or you don't.

    When I first started playing online chess (many years ago) I can remember wanting to compare my skills with "offical" otb ratings. I would get ranges between 1200 and 2200. When I finally went out there my first rating was about 1725 ish but what I really learned is how grueling a 4 hour + game is versus playing 5 min blitz.

    In Greenpawn fashion no post should go without a chess position.



    My first otb win. My opponent had played a by the book Smith Morra - just missed a devastating tactic - gets crazy and sacs a piece to create a messy chance but he forgot in his heady sense of impending victory one idea.

    After fxe6 Qxe6



    0-0-0 and everything holds together. A simple oversight. Looking back, it's really notable how many games I won in that bucket finding good defensive moves in bad positions. When you are in the those waters you can walk in, sit down and play any opening - I can remember saying hmm how does a Sicilian go? c5 it is.. and proceeded to lose one game to a Snyder Sicilian and won a Dragon vs a 1500 who later became a FM.
  11. 23 Oct '15 23:55 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
    1789, but I had 3 questions where I didn't even give an answer in time.... never particularly liked blitz, personally.
    Same. I forgot my result, but it was close to yours. I didn't even realise it was timed at first because I took the test on my mobile.

    I don't think it is very reliable. Maybe in comparison to others results but not in comparison to a real otb rating.
  12. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    24 Oct '15 13:22 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by iChopWoodForFree
    Same. I forgot my result, but it was close to yours. I didn't even realise it was timed at first because I took the test on my mobile.

    I don't think it is very reliable. Maybe in comparison to others results but not in comparison to a real otb rating.
    To be honest, mine sounds about right for OTB chess, certain tactics and patterns I can spot straight away, but I remember there were positions in the test where I was just looking at them and thinking "I have absolutely no idea what I'm meant to be looking for"

    Perhaps we would have a better idea of knowing what to do if we had actually played the game through, rather than just being shown a position?

    I also had been drinking for 6 hours beforehand lol, excuses excuses eh?

    Dave: "Heyyy there Mr. Blue! We're so pleased to be with you!"
  13. Subscriber venda
    Dave
    24 Oct '15 13:28
    Originally posted by Schlecter
    I just took a chess test in this site http://www.elometer.net/
    and I am in 1540
    _
    Maybe it is very accurate.
    -
    (maybe it is a Blitz ELO rating ....)

    What is yours?
    I know ELO make music.I have several of their recordings but I didn't know they did chess ratings!!
  14. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 Oct '15 18:14
    I clocked in at 1747 but there were 2 or 3 I didn't answer in time. Strangely enough, that is just about my USCF rating. I would like to see what the really correct moves were.
  15. 25 Oct '15 19:05
    Thank you for participating!
    Based on your move choices, our estimate of your Elo rating is 2083, with a 95% confidence interval of [1903...2263].

    5% of these things are just dead wrong... I'm a 5%er Cos i suck at chess.

    Most of the problems were tactical... The rest were easy endgame tricks beginner captures and nobrainer pawn pushes. Crap test.