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Regan estimates rating lag

Chess rating systems are distorted by the pandemic and will be so for some time. Young and novice players who keep studying chess are underrated due to a lack of rated games. Ken Regan presents calculations and estimations, like adding 15 rating points per pandemic month for players below 13 years. The computer scientist considers a large scale adjustment for junior players much like FIDE’s addition of 100 points to all women’s ratings (except Zsuzsa Polgar’s) in 1987.