What rating is the computer on Chess.com?

Playing against the chess.com computer can be a helpful way to try out new openings, or to test out scenarios. But what level should you play against? What are the ratings for all these levels? 

The short answer is that this computer doesn’t have a rating because it doesn’t play rated games. Unlike the computers that play live chess on Chess.com, this computer will let you take back moves whenever you like, and tells you what the best move is, and so on, for learning purposes. So trying to give it a rating is a bit troublesome. 

However, what we can do is give a rough estimation of the strength. The lowest setting can be said to be roughly around 800 strength. The highest is around 2200. The levels in between move up at a rate of around 150 per level. So the levels might look something like this: 

  1. 800
  2. 950
  3. 1100
  4. 1250
  5. 1400
  6. 1550
  7. 1700
  8. 1850
  9. 2000
  10. 2150

These are only estimations and the strength can not be pinpointed with any accuracy, since this computer doesn’t play rated games. But you can use this as a guide to decide what range of levels you want to use!  

This computer, at all levels, is powered by Stockfish, with different modifications so it will play at different strengths on each level. On our Mobile Apps, the computer is powered by Komodo. 

If you want to play against rated bots on Chess.com, please click here!

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