Is 1600 a good chess ranking?

A 1600 rating is definitely above average ! Everyone at the site starts at 1200, so 1600 is a good rating. For most people online ratings are a bit higher than national or fide ratings.

What does a chess rating of 1600 mean?

If you're a 1600 or so player, are you a good chess player or not? Statistically speaking, a 1600 player is playing better than 90+% people who play chess . So, I guess you can consider yourself a good playe

What level is 1600 in chess?

Elo rating system

Rating range Category
1600–1800 Class B , category 2
1400–1600 Class C, category 3
1200–1400 Class D, category 4
below 1200 novices

What percentage of chess players are 1600?


USCF Ratings Distribution Charts

Rating Classification Rating range Percentile
Class B 1700 to 1799 99.51%
Class B 1600 to 1699 99.14%
Class C 1500 to 1599 98.56%
Class C 1400 to 1499 97.83%

Is 1670 a good chess rating?

To answer the OP, 1200-1400 is a respectable rating for most. 1500-1600 is what many consider "good ." Most never reach 1800+ OTB, so I guess that's a good goal to be considered good. It really doesn't matter as long as you enjoy the gam

What percentage of chess players are over 1800?

46.9 % of FIDE rated players have a FIDE rating above 1800.

How long does it take to get to 1600 in chess?

Around 1000 hours ? (10 hours a week, 2 years long). 1600 is so weak its mainly about understanding basic principles and being able to identify weak moves before you play them. Of course playing is best way to gauge your progress.

Is 1600 a good chess player?

Anyway, 1600 is very good , but otb ratings are different of 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".

How good is a 1700 chess player?

1700-1900: a very good chess player . Makes few mistakes. Has reached a level of mastery that most Chess players will never reach. Probably knows a good deal about chess openings and end games.

What percentage of chess players are over 1600?

Unless you are in the top 10 or 20 in the world, don't expect to make a living solely on chess. It won't be enough. 1600 USCF is better than 83% of rated players , which is already a subset of those who play chess.

Is 1700 Rapid chess good?

1700-1900 (7-8 years of experience) Near expert level player. Advanced tactical skills and thought process. Very strong endgame and positional skills .