Rating level and chess skill

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soheil_hooshdaran
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Rating level and chess skill

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:33 am

Hi.
Can you figure out the chess skill of a person from their chess rating?

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Re: Rating level and chess skill

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:38 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:33 am
Hi.
Can you figure out the chess skill of a person from their chess rating?
Not precisely, but if someone has a 2400 rating, they must have a reasonable amount of chess skill.

If someone has an 1800 rating, they may have the chess skills of someone with a 2400 rating, but not in every position or not consistently at every move.

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Re: Rating level and chess skill

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:14 pm

I think chess rating is a measurement of the frequency and severity of the mistakes a player makes. Chess skill obviously plays a part affecting these but so do other factors like physical health, mental state, even time of day for some players. These other factors often play a bigger role than chess skill.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: Rating level and chess skill

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:28 pm

My point was that, can you distinguish between a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced player based on his rating?

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Re: Rating level and chess skill

Post by Barry Sandercock » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:15 pm

The low grade players often play better than they should.

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Re: Rating level and chess skill

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:24 pm

Until they make a mistake, yes!
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Re: Rating level and chess skill

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:07 am

Barry Sandercock wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:15 pm
The low grade players often play better than they should.
....The enemy cannot be considered helpless, as the persian saying goes

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