How good is 1300 chess rating and how to get more rating now?

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How good is 1300 chess rating? I’m impressed! A 1300 chess rating is pretty good. It means that you’re probably a decent amateur player. But there’s always room for improvement, right? Let me tell you what it means to have a 1300 chess rating. And I’ll give you some tips on how to improve past 1300 elo.

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How good is a 1300 chess rating?

A chess rating of 1300 means that you are a fairly skilled player. You know most of the openings, you can find tactics when they arise, and you have a good understanding of chess strategy. However, you still make some mistakes and need to work on your game.

Chess rating (elo)LevelHow you play
< 800NoviceYou hang your queen 4 times per game
800 – 1099BeginnerYou play pretty well and then you blunder your queen. You know only 2 openings.
1100 – 1399IntermediateYou can play all the common openings, but you blunder forks when you get tired.
1400 – 1699Advanced intermediateYou don’t blunder pieces away anymore. If you lose it’s because you played inaccurately and you lost a pawn.
1700 – 1999AdvancedPeople need to come at you with very challenging positions if they want you to make an inaccuracy.
2000 – 2299ExpertYou hold your own in almost any position. Your biggest enemies are stress and fatigue.
Table: what your chess elo rating really means (based on ratings on Chess.com)

Is 1300 a good chess rating?

Yes, 1300 is a pretty good chess rating if you’re playing on Chess.com. But you can definitely increase your rating with some study and practice. And if you’re a 1300 on Lichess, well, that’s less good than if you’re1300 on Chess.com…

Also read: Chess rating converter: Chess.com to Lichess to FIDE

What does a 1300 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 1300 elo player plays against a 800 elo player, the 1300 elo player has a 65% chance to win.

You can read what this means for you if you’re a 1300 elo rated player.

Elo player 1 vs elo player 2Win chance for the 1300 rated player
1300 vs 100085%
1300 vs 110075%
1300 vs 120065%
900 vs 90050%
1300 vs 140035%
1300 vs 150025%
1300 vs 160015%
Table: What the math behind your elo chess rating says about how good you are at 1300

How many people have a 1300 chess rating?

Approximately 23 millions people in the world have a chess rating of 1300 or more on Chess.com. That’s about 63% of all chess players, and about 0.3% of all people on earth.

And about 5 million people have a chess rating between 1300 and 1399.

In the table below you can read what percentile of people have 1300 elo on Chess.com, Lichess, FIDE and USFC.

Chess rating (elo)Chess.com percentileFIDE percentileLichess percentileUSFC percentile
2000 to 209998%90%99%96%
1900 to 199996%84%99%94%
1800 to 189994%77%98%91%
1700 to 179990%70%96%87%
1600 to 169984%61%94%82%
1500 to 159977%52%90%77%
1400 to 149970%47%84%72%
1300 to 139961%42%77%67%
1200 to 129952%37%70%62%
1100 to 119947%25%61%57%
1000 to 109942%15%52%52%
900 to 99937%7%47%48%
800 to 89930%3%42%43%
700 to 79922%1%37%37%
600 to 69915%1%25%31%
Table: Chess rating percentiles distribution shows what’s a good chess rating on Chess.com, Lichess, FIDE and USFC

Also read: What is a Good Chess Rating? (with Percentile Calculator)

How long does it take to get to 1300 chess rating?

It takes the average adult about 9 months to get to 1300 chess rating without study materials. If you use great study materials you can do it in 6 weeks. And when I talk aout great study materials I mean lessons, puzzles, game reviews, basically everything you get with a Chess.com Diamond membership.

Chess ratingHow long to get this rating (with Chess.com Diamond)How long to get this rating (without learning resources)
10001 week2 months
11002 weeks3 months
12004 weeks6 months
13006 weeks9 months
14002 months1 year
15002.5 months2 years
16003 monthsProbably never
Table: How long it takes to get to 1000 – 1600 chess rating with and without learning resources

Also read: Chess.com Diamond Review: Is Chess.com Diamond worth it?

How to easily get to 1300 chess rating (and blow past it)

1300 is a great milestone in chess, so let me tell you how to get to 1300 chess rating in the easiest way possible.

If you’re rated below 1300, you probably never had a premium Chess.com membership yet. And I think you can easily gain 300 rating points within 2 weeks if this is the first time you’re using a Chess.com Diamond membership.

Chess.com membershipRating increase (within 2 weeks)
Basic (free)+0
Gold+50
Platinum+100
Diamond+300
Table: How many elo points you will gain in 1 or 2 weeks with which chess.com membership

Why can 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.

Chess study toolRating increase (within 2 weeks)
Playing games like normal+0
Chess puzzles+25
Chess lessons+25
Game review+50
Coach explanations+100
Insights+100
Table: How many elo points you can gain when you use the different features of Chess.com

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.

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