How good is 700 chess rating and how to improve easily

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How good is 700 chess rating? It’s not too bad, but it could easily be better! Let me tell you exactly what 700 elo means in chess. And how to improve past 700 rating. Let’s get to 1000 rating together!

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How good is a 700 chess rating?

An elo rating of 700 in chess means that you kind of know what you’re doing! You’re still considered a new player, but you do know all the chess rules. And you probably recognize some opnings already. But there’s a lot of room for improvement!

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

Is 700 elo a good chess rating?

700 is a decent chess rating for a beginner playing rapid on And what’s fun about being rated 700 is that you can improve a lot very quickly. There’s so many things to learn still!

Also read: Chess rating converter: to Lichess to FIDE

What does a 700 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 700 elo player plays against a 600 elo player, the 700 elo player has a 65% chance to win.

You can read what this means for you if you’re an 700 elo rated player.

Elo player 1 vs elo player 2Win chance for the 700 rated player
700 vs 40085%
700 vs 50075%
700 vs 60065%
700 vs 70050%
700 vs 80035%
700 vs 90025%
700 vs 100015%
Table: What the math behind your elo chess rating says about how good you are at 700

How many people have a 700 chess rating?

Approximately 51 millions people in the world have a chess rating of 700 or more on That’s about 85% of all chess players, and about 0.8% of all people on earth.

And about 4 million people have a chess rating between 700 and 799.

In the table below you can read what percentile of people have 700 elo on, Lichess, FIDE and USFC.

Chess rating (elo) 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, Lichess, FIDE and USFC

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

How long does it take to get to 700 chess rating?

Most players can get to 700 chess rating very quickly. As soon as you understand the rules and get some experience, you can get to 700 elo. And if you invest in some learning resources, such as a Diamond membership, you can get there even quicker.

Chess ratingHow long to get this rating (with 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: Diamond Review: Is Diamond worth it?

How to easily get past 700 chess rating

You can get past 700 rating in chess very easily. All you have to do is join the Diamond club.

In fact, if you’re a 700 rated player you can gain 300 rating points within 2 weeks if this is the first time you’re using a Diamond membership. membershipRating increase (within 2 weeks)
Basic (free)+0
Table: How many elo points you will gain in 1 or 2 weeks with which 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
Table: How many elo points you can gain when you use the different features of

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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