What is the average daily rating on chess com?

Answered by Willie Powers

The average daily rating on chess.com can vary depending on the time control and the skill level of the players. However, based on my observations and experiences, it seems that the average rating on chess.com is around 1200 Elo.

In chess.com, players are assigned an initial rating of 1200 when they first start playing. As they play more games and their performance is evaluated, their rating can go up or down. Therefore, the average rating of all the players on the site tends to converge around this initial rating.

It’s important to note that this average rating can vary between different time controls. For example, in bullet chess (games with very fast time controls, usually less than 3 minutes per player), the average rating might be slightly higher, around 1300-1400 Elo. On the other hand, in longer time control games like standard chess (usually 10 minutes or more per player), the average rating might be slightly lower, around 1100-1200 Elo.

It’s also worth mentioning that the average rating can fluctuate over time as new players join and others improve or stop playing. Therefore, it’s difficult to give an exact and fixed number for the average rating on chess.com.

In my personal experience, as a chess player who has been active on chess.com for several years, I have noticed that the majority of players I encounter in online games tend to have ratings in the range of 1000-1400 Elo. Of course, there are players with higher ratings as well, but they are relatively fewer in number.

Based on my observations and experiences, I would say that the average rating on chess.com across all time controls is around 1200 Elo. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this is just an estimate and the actual average rating can vary over time and between different time controls.