- Is 1000 a good chess rating?
- What is a good rating on chess?
- Is 1200 a decent chess rating?
- Is 500 a bad chess rating?
- How long does it take to get to 1000 in chess?
- What is the highest chess rating ever achieved?
- What is a good blitz chess rating?
- Is there an unbeatable chess strategy?
- How good is 1600 Rapid Chess com?
- Is 800 good for chess?
- Why is Russia good at chess?
A “good” rating is subjective. I’d say anything 200 or more above mine is good. 1000 on Lichess isn’t… the best. For reference, I am in the 1600s here and 1900-2000 on Lichess.
0-1000: either a kid or a beginner. 1000-1200: below average player. 1200: either an average player or a newly registered member. 1200-1400: a decent chess player.
1200 is a good achievement for a beginner who has lived in the 900 range for a while. Mathematically, a 300 Elo point gain means you’d be expected to beat your former 900-self about 80-85% of the time now. So it’s definitely good improvement.
500 is quite basic. If you just learned the rules and have started playing then it’s fine. And I can guarantee that if you play regularly and do tactics then you will reach 1000 rating in no time.
At that time ratings were updated only once or twice a year, so this might have been roughly one year after joining the chess club. All in all I would say, that it takes something between 6 and 12 months to reach a rating around 1000.
2,882The highest FIDE rating ever attained by a chess player is 2,882, achieved by Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen (Norway) in May 2014. This rating resulted from an impressive performance the previous month at the Shamkir Chess tournament in Azerbaijan.
Anyway, 1600 is very good, but otb ratings are different of chess.com ratings. 1600 is ok in blitz and can be dangerous and talented but they make lots of bad mistakes. 1750 and above is getting towards the category of “strong player”.
Unbeatable could mean always drawing, or always winning. Until today, chess does not have such unbeatable set of moves. There might be some theoretical lines that may be bad/good for the players. For instance, line of chess known as King’s gambit was popular, but these days it it is seen to put white in disadvantage.
Statistically speaking, a 1600 player is playing better than 90+% people who play chess. But on the other hand, a 1600 player is still light years behind 2200 Master level players who, in turn, are still far behind 2500 Grandmasters. So, in this case, you can’t say that you’re a good player.
A rating of 800 is pretty bad. Though I would differentiate between “You are playing bad” and “You are doing bad”. The fact that you are playing pretty bad is obvious as your rating and play are showing this very clearly (went over your last 2 games).
The Soviets put vast resources into developing champions and a chess culture. You still see the remnants of that today with many former Soviet Bloc countries having strong chess cultures which produce strong players.