What chess level is my child? 

Chess Level table (unofficial)

Here is the short version…

This table that can be helpful for parents to gain an introductory understanding into their child’s chess level.  

Read more below to get more thorough explanations.

ChessKid.com RatingLevelYEL LevelFind Classes
0-600Absolute Beginner1.0 BeginnerFind Classes
601-800Still a beginner, but has some knowledge.1.0 Beginner, unless already completedFind Classes
801-1000Past beginner and entering intermediate level.2.0 Beginner+ or perhaps 3.0 IntermediateFind Classes
1001-1200Definitely at the intermediate level3.0 Intermediate. Player should repeat this level 2-4 times.Find Classes
1201-1300Intermediate, but approaching advanced.3.0 Intermediate. Player should repeat this level 2-4 times.Find Classes
1301-1500Advanced, for sure.4.0 Advanced, unless the theory from 3.0 isn’t understood.Find Classes
1501-1600Players at this level are likely among the top 2-3 in their school, and perhaps among the top in their school district.4.0 Advanced or private lessons with National Master Nathan Hoover.Find Classes
1601-1700Players at this level are likely among the top 2-3 in their school district, and perhaps among the top 20 in their state.4.0 Advanced or private lessons with National Master Nathan Hoover.Book with NM Nathan
1701-1800This is a very high level for youth. They should consider joining the USCF and playing in more competitive tournaments.We recommend private lessons with National Master Nathan Hoover.Book with NM Nathan
1801+Don’t cross this child in a dark alley with a chess board.NM Nathan Hoover can still teach to this level, but private lessons are the way to go!Book with NM Nathan