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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov challenges you with a special chess puzzle that will help you find out your chess rating level.

Your task is to find the best move for Black and calculate all the supporting variations. Feel free to pause the video, take your time to calculate necessary variations, and then continue watching the video.

Finally, let us know in the comments your solution to this puzzle and your actual chess rating level.

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00:00 Find Your Chess Rating Level With This Puzzle
00:24 Your Rating Level is 800 IF…
00:53 Your Rating Level is 1200 IF…
01:38 Your Rating Level is 1600 IF…
03:14 Your Level is Hikaru Nakamura IF…
03:37 Your Rating Level is 1800 IF…
05:33 Your Rating Level is 1900 IF…
06:41 Your Rating Level is 2200 IF…
07:17 Your Rating Level is 2500 IF…
08:53 Your Rating Level is 2700 IF…
10:18 Comment your solution & rating below

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20 Comments

  1. You didn't give a rating the way I solve the puzzle

  2. Trying to bring my game to another level ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. I was able to solve the whole sequence, but, it is complex enough and took me a long enough time that the reality is I would have not been able to work it out in a real game and not made the rook sacrifice. It was only because I knew black had a winning line that I continued to work through the line. I did immediately look at the winning line, so my guess is the rating given for me is correct. I have a uscf rating of 1750, no idea how that translates to an online rating.

  4. I am surprised I saw the knight, I am only 1600 .

  5. I can't believe I'm a 2200! My real rating is 1550!

  6. I found my rating is 2200 I'm so excited but I'm not stopping her๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. Im not sure if this is accurate because my max rating in blitz is just 1700 but I was able to see the solution within 5 mins. Does this mean I have a potential to improve more like a GM? Haha

  8. 300 elo and i saw Bd5 Qc6 and then Rxg2, but i have no idea if that works

  9. why my rating is 2500 and i can,t even remember the chess opening and lose.

  10. i found 1800 solution at 300 rating and same for the other video :skull:

  11. I saw the queen battery and analyzed 4 variations all end with me knocking the brother out but did not see the knight to g3 block so i will give myself 1400 for the good try (am 1300) in reality๐Ÿ˜Š

  12. I found 1. …Rxg2 and 2 …Qc6 rather quickly, which, according to your scale, would give me 2200, however in practice I can't get above 1200-1300 in a chess training app ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. My rating is 1050, I took a break from chess after reaching that (about 2 months), and I got the 1800 rating as you said. Got stuck at the NG3 move. Now I'm motivated to get back into it! ๐Ÿ˜

  14. I am able to solve the puzzle but at the time of matches I am not able to perform that much why and how can I improve

  15. Cool. Iโ€™m somewhere between 800 and 2200! LOL. This was an interesting one. The other puzzle videos Iโ€™ve seen him do were more straightforward. In this one I got some of the advanced concepts but missed a couple of the simpler comments. I got all the way to the queen/bishop attack but didnโ€™t see the pawn solution as the final step.

  16. Can't pause without screen interference.

  17. 3 times i got 1800 i am 1400 and i still dont know how to improve calculations although i should focus on my openings and endgames since i never ever studied them

  18. I think like 1600 but I am pretty good in sacrificing and Forking and draw-ed a losing game with 2000 chess bot and also won with my friend who is 1700 multiple times and also did a brilliant move- rook sacrifice for luring queen and Forking it with knight and a great move- bishop sac for luring king + rook fork with queen in 2 consecutive days idk my rating honestly can anyone guess I'll take the average one in replies

  19. I was thinking e4 to open up the dark diagonal for the queen. I got the lowest rating. I noticed the rook and bishopโ€™s attack on that pawn near the king, but I assumed that it wouldnโ€™t work out.

  20. I simply made Bishop x g2 +, and the white bishop is forced to recapture. After that, Queen c6 is checkmate. Does it work? What would be my ELO then?

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