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!
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)||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 700 elo a good chess rating?
700 is a decent chess rating for a beginner playing rapid on Chess.com. 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!
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 2||Win chance for the 700 rated player|
|700 vs 400||85%|
|700 vs 500||75%|
|700 vs 600||65%|
|700 vs 700||50%|
|700 vs 800||35%|
|700 vs 900||25%|
|700 vs 1000||15%|
How many people have a 700 chess rating?
Approximately 51 millions people in the world have a chess rating of 700 or more on Chess.com. 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 Chess.com, 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 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 Chess.com Diamond membership, you can get there even quicker.
|Chess rating||How long to get this rating (with Chess.com Diamond)||How long to get this rating (without learning resources)|
|1000||1 week||2 months|
|1100||2 weeks||3 months|
|1200||4 weeks||6 months|
|1300||6 weeks||9 months|
|1400||2 months||1 year|
|1500||2.5 months||2 years|
|1600||3 months||Probably never|
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 Chess.com 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 Chess.com Diamond membership.
|Chess.com membership||Rating increase (within 2 weeks)|
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 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.