Re: Rating Chess tempo and FIDE....
« Reply #63 on: Today at 02:15:28 am »
Israeli Rating: 2047
Fide Rating: should have been about the same if my second tournament would have been sent (I only have one)
CT standard: ~2400
CT Blitz: ~2350 (currently top-10 on both lists)
FICS (both blitz and lightning): 1750-1800 (I rarely play)
I only play one or two OTB tournaments a year, and league games (there are about 10 a year with 90+30 time controls).
I guess I am overperforming here in a way, but I consider tactical ability a strong side of my game, and solving problems in general (I was ranked in the country's top 10 several times, and Israel is a multiple world champion at this field; true, only studies have a real correlation to real chess where direct mates, helpmates and selfmates have little to do with it). My opening knowledge is poor for a player at my level, and the positional aspects could be better too.
I don't know if I play enough OTB to know if this site helps me or not.
I do know that as you go down the rankings, say less than 1700, over 95% of games are being decided by tactics and not by careful positional play and "grinding". I think this site is more help to players under 2000.
I think for me it is more fun than learning.
Here are the stats for two of my chess friends (I know they wouldn't mind, but none of them will care enough to post here):
Israeli Rating: ~2230
Fide Rating: ~2120
CT standard: N/A
CT Blitz: 2350-2400 (currently top-10)
<<<Baron Tal (tal is the first name, an extremely talented 16 y.o.)
Israeli Rating: ~2370
Fide Rating: 2300 (just made an IM norm in a very strong ISR-ch final, beating and drawing several GMs - I expect him to be an IM next year)
CT Blitz: ~2560 (registered last week and quickly gained #1, currently inactive)
[CT standard: ~2150 but with less than 50 problems made]>>>
While on the subject of Fide Rating, Richard, how many users titled FM and above are here? If possible, usernames and real names would be nice Smiley
One more thing - when making your average stats you should totally rule out blitz ratings of people who last played before the May major upgrade - they are inflated by many hunderds of points.>