Letter #32 - 2003
Determining my rating
9/12/2003 10:19:00 AM MDT
From: Frank Gorrell
To whom it may concern:
What a great site! I happened upon it about a week ago with my seven year old son.I wanted to show him Chess openings, and I found a whole lot more.
I would like to know if there is a way that I could determine what my rating would be using your "Let's Play Chess" area. Having that option might be fun.
Thanks for this terrific site, and I hope your have continued success.
The Chess Java program in our "Let's Play Chess" section was made without an option of calculating a player's rating results. To this date, we do not know of a Chess program available to us with that option.
However, we believe that in the default setting, this program has an average rating strength between 1700 and 1800. So if you play, let's say ten games, and you're able to beat it at least 5 times, then your rating can be in the 1800's.
In our Spanish section "Juguemos Ajedrez" which is the equivalent of our "Let's Play Chess" page, the Chess engine AMYAN is a lot stronger with an estimated rating strength of 2100 in the default setting!
Thus, if you learn to beat this program quite often you may become a Candidate Master.
We appreciate very much your comments about our website.
Thank you for visiting us,