Chess Elo – FIDE Rating Scale Categories

FIDE Rating Scale Categories

Rating Category Home
2600 + World Championship Contenders
2400 + Grandmasters. Most International Masters Home
2200 + Most National Masters
2000 + Candidate Masters, Experts Home
2000 = = = = = = = = = = = = =
1800 + Amateurs (Class A, Category 1)
1600 + Amateurs (Class B, Category 2)
1400 + Amateurs (Class C, Category 3)
1200 + Amateurs (Class D, Category 4)
1200 – Novices
Note: 2000 is a reference point between Masters and Amateurs.
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