How good is 1000 chess rating? That totally depends on how long you’re already playing, how much you play and on what platform. But in general, 1000 chess rating is pretty good. In this post I answer all your questions about 1000 elo in chess.
How good is a 1000 chess rating?
An elo rating of 1000 in chess means that you’re advanced beginner. You know the basics of chess, you know a some openings, you try out some tactics and strategy. But you play many inaccuracies and some blunders.
|Chess rating (elo)||Level||How you play|
|< 800||Novice||You hang your queen 4 times per game|
|800 – 1099||Beginner||You play pretty well and then you blunder your queen. You know only 2 openings.|
|1100 – 1399||Intermediate||You can play all the common openings, but you blunder forks when you get tired.|
|1400 – 1699||Advanced intermediate||You don’t blunder pieces away anymore. If you lose it’s because you played inaccurately and you lost a pawn.|
|1700 – 1999||Advanced||People need to come at you with very challenging positions if they want you to make an inaccuracy.|
|2000 – 2299||Expert||You hold your own in almost any position. Your biggest enemies are stress and fatigue.|
Is 1000 elo a good chess rating?
It depends! If you’re a total beginner playing rapid on Chess.com, 1000 is a decent chess rating. But if you played chess for many years, you expect to have a higher elo. And if you’re a 1000 rated player on Lichess it’s less good than if you have 1000 elo on Chess.com. And if you play Blitz, 1000 is more impressive than if you play Rapid.
What does a 1000 elo chess rating mean?
The math behind the elo rating system works out in such a way that every difference of 100 elo points corresponds to a 65% chance to win. So for example if a 1000 elo player plays against a 1100 elo player, the 1100 elo player has a 65% chance to win.
You can read what this means for you if you’re a 1000 elo rated player.
|Elo player 1 vs elo player 2||Win chance for the 1000 rated player|
|1000 vs 700||85%|
|1000 vs 800||75%|
|1000 vs 900||65%|
|1000 vs 1000||50%|
|1000 vs 1100||35%|
|1000 vs 1200||25%|
|1000 vs 1300||15%|
How many people have a 1000 chess rating?
Approximately 35 millions people in the world have a chess rating of 1000 or more on Chess.com. That’s about 58% of all chess players, and about 0.5% of all people on earth.
And about 3 million people have a chess rating between 1000 and 1099.
In the table below you can read what percentile of people have 1000 elo Lichess, FIDE and USFC.
|Chess rating (elo)||Chess.com percentile||FIDE percentile||Lichess percentile||USFC percentile|
|2000 to 2099||98%||90%||99%||96%|
|1900 to 1999||96%||84%||99%||94%|
|1800 to 1899||94%||77%||98%||91%|
|1700 to 1799||90%||70%||96%||87%|
|1600 to 1699||84%||61%||94%||82%|
|1500 to 1599||77%||52%||90%||77%|
|1400 to 1499||70%||47%||84%||72%|
|1300 to 1399||61%||42%||77%||67%|
|1200 to 1299||52%||37%||70%||62%|
|1100 to 1199||47%||25%||61%||57%|
|1000 to 1099||42%||15%||52%||52%|
|900 to 999||37%||7%||47%||48%|
|800 to 899||30%||3%||42%||43%|
|700 to 799||22%||1%||37%||37%|
|600 to 699||15%||1%||25%||31%|
How long does it take to get to 1000 chess rating?
How long it takes to get to 1000 chess rating depends on how much you practice. And on how SMART you practice. If you use chess courses and a Chess.com Diamond membership to analyze your games, you progress much faster. If you use these resources you can become 1000 in 1 month, without them it might take 6 months.
|Chess rating||How long to get (with Chess.com Diamond)||How long to get (without learning resources)|
|1000||1 week||2 months|
|1100||2 weeks||3 months|
|1200||1 month||6 months|
|1300||1,5 month||9 months|
|1400||2 months||1 year|
|1500||2,5 months||2 years|
|1600||3 months||Probably never|
How to easily get to 1000 chess rating (and blow past it)
It’s very easy to get past 1000 rating in chess. All you have to do is join the Chess.com Diamond club.
In fact, I think you can gain 300 rating points within 2 weeks if this is the first time you’re going to sign up for a Chess.com Diamond membership.
|Chess.com membership||Rating increase (within 2 weeks)|
Why do you improve so much when you join the Diamond club?
Because you get a bunch of great study tools: game reviews, coach explanations, insights, lessons and puzzles. These tools are based on world class artificial intelligence and they help you improve super fast.
|Chess study tool||Rating increase (within 2 weeks)|
|Playing games like normal||+0|
These tools use artificial intelligence to analyze your chess games. They tell you for every move how good it was and what the best move would have been. And they even recommend lessons based on your common mistakes and playing patterns.
10 years ago only guys like Magnus Carlsen had access to this kind of technology. Now you can get it too. I’m confident this will have a huge impact on you and your chess rating. And you can even try it out for free for 7 days with the link below.