In 1987, FIDE raised the Elo ratings of all women players (apart from Susan Polgar) by 100 points. …
In 1987, FIDE raised the Elo ratings of all women players (apart from Susan Polgar) by 100 points.
Are Elo ratings going down?
Chess fans tend to focus on the FIDE ratings of the top players in the world which are <a href="https://en.chessbase.com/tagged?tag=FIDE%20Ratings">updated monthly</a>. But the Elo system wants to reflect the strength of the chess players of all strengths all over the world. Since its introduction in 1970 it has become immensely popular and important for the chess world. However, it is not without problems. Why, for example, are junior players from Russia or India continuously underrated and how does this affect other players? To answer this and other questions, WALTER WOLF took a close look at the development of some ratings over time. | Photo: Junior players from India, courtesy <a href="https://chessbase.in">ChessBase India</a>