My result was 1680 which seems about right. Any one out there who tested above 2000? Please comment below.
To get an 'official' rating you have to be a member of the US Chess Federation (USCF) and play 26 games USCF-rated games. Until the official rating is designated, the player will have a provisional rating.
These Elo ratings designate a certain skill level. Here is a basic breakdown of what these ratings mean.
- 1200-1399 = 'D' player - usually a beginner
- 1400-1599 = 'C' player - average club or tournament player
- 1600 - 1799 = 'B' player - consistently above average
- 1800-1999 = 'A' player - strong club player, usually has lots of opening knowledge
- 2000-2199 = 'Expert' - extremely strong, consistent player with the possibility of achieving Master rating
- 2200-2399 = 'Master' - strongest amateur ran
- 2400-2499 = 'International Master (IM)'
- 2500+ = 'Grandmaster (GM)'
Our chess club has several 'A' players but no Experts yet (estimated).
The world's top-10 male players have ratings above 2700 (2500 for female players).