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Chess.com Rating vs. FIDE and USCF

Last Updated: 3/17/2024

The Chess.com ratings map pretty closely to USCF and FIDE ratings overall. You can generally use it to map your USCF rating quickly. USCF and chess.com blitz ratings are roughly equivalent for all levels up to about 1900. There is an additional skill gap in blitz for top players as the ratings increase from 1900 to 3000. FIDE recently performed a rating adjustment for players rated below 2000. FIDE ratings are now higher than USCF ratings for players under 2000 and approximately similar to USCF when above the 2000 mark.

Typical bullet ratings on Chess.com are slightly lower than blitz ratings. Rapid ratings start higher than blitz ratings, with a breakeven point around 2000 when blitz ratings begin to be higher. Chess.com to chess.com ratings include over 9000 players, USCF and FIDE over 1700 players. Players must be active in both categories to be included in the analysis. See the complete data below.

Reading the Table

  • Find your Chess.com blitz rating in the first column.
  • The Chess.com blitz ratings serve as the index for other rating categories.
  • 50% of players fall within the column estimate plus or minus the (+/-) values.
Chess.com
Blitz
Bullet
(+/- 125)
N=9137
Rapid
(+/- 110)
N=10106
USCF
(+/- 130)
N=1772
FIDE
(+/- 85)
N=1947
500435705505
600530805640
700625920740
8007251025835
9008251120950
100092012201040
1100102013151165
1150107013601210
1200111514001275
1250116514401335
13001210149014001595
13501265153014551615
14001310157514951645
14501365161015201685
15001405164515501725
15501465169516001735
16001515173016201755
16501580177516651770
17001625180517151795
17501685184517551835
18001740188518001845
18501800193018451875
19001840196018701905
19501905200519051925
20001950202019401940
21002055208520152015
22002165214021052090
23002280220521902170
24002370225022202240
25002480230522852305
26002585237023602375
27002690243524502435
28002805249525252495
29002905259026002560
30003010267527252630

Lichess Rating vs. Chess.com

Last Updated: 3/17/2024

How does your chess.com rating compare to your lichess.org rating? The data we have is of active players on both sites. Each section comprises relatively active players (RD < 150) on both sites. We use your chess.com blitz rating as the base for this chart and map it to typical ratings on lichess.org. Lichess bullet ratings have seen approximately 50 inflation points since the 2023 update. Lichess Blitz, Bullet, and Rapid include around 2000 players each. Lichess Classical contains almost 800 players.

Reading the Table

  • Find your Chess.com blitz rating in the first column.
  • The Chess.com blitz ratings serve as the index for other rating categories.
  • 50% of players fall within the column estimate plus or minus the (+/-) values.
Chess.com
Blitz
Lichess Blitz
(+/- 75)
N=2620
Lichess Bullet
(+/- 110)
N=2012
Lichess Rapid
(+/- 95)
N=1685
Lichess Classical
(+/- 95)
N=782
50094589511401340
600103092512151390
7001115100513301440
8001205106014301515
9001305114515251555
10001395123516001650
11001485133516801685
11501520138517051725
12001560144017501755
12501600149017901770
13001630153018101790
13501685158518451820
14001720163018751845
14501760167019101870
15001795170519301885
15501825175519601900
16001855179019901920
16501895183020151980
17001925188020302005
17501960192520702020
18002000197021002040
18502025201521352055
19002060205521602090
19502100210021752105
20002120213022052115
21002205221522602170
22002270230523102205
23002330239023702285
24002405245024152335
25002495256024852350
26002585266525352450
27002630273525802530
2800271528252650
2900283029852735
3000292530802785

Lichess Rating vs. FIDE and USCF

Last update: 3/17/2024

We have also analyzed how lichess.org ratings map to OTB ratings. We combined the first two tables to create the lichess vs. OTB comparison. Lichess.org ratings are generally higher than OTB ratings, and the separation remained steady in 2023 with the exception of bullet ratings increasing. If you have a lichess rapid rating of 1800, don’t expect to score an 1800 performance at your first USCF event. Your rating will map to roughly 1400 USCF or 1595 FIDE. The complete data set below maps all lichess ratings to their OTB averages across our survey results.

Lichess
Blitz
Lichess
Bullet
Lichess
Rapid
Lichess
Classical
USCFFIDE
94589511401340505
103092512151390640
1115100513301440740
1205106014301515835
1305114515251555950
13951235160016501040
14851335168016851165
15201385170517251210
15601440175017551275
16001490179017701335
163015301810179014001595
168515851845182014551615
172016301875184514951645
176016701910187015201685
179517051930188515501725
182517551960190016001735
185517901990192016201755
189518302015198016651770
192518802030200517151795
196019252070202017551835
200019702100204018001845
202520152135205518451875
206020552160209018701905
210021002175210519051925
212021302205211519401940
220522152260217020152015
227023052310220521052090
233023902370228521902170
240524502415233522202240
249525602485235022852305
258526652535245023602375
263027352580253024502435
27152825265025252495
28302985273526002560
29253080278527252630

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