FIDE ratings – last updated 31st January 2017
Not every tournament is FIDE-rated; there are certain criteria that must be met. In Ireland, the Irish Championships, the Armstrong, Heidenfeld and Ennis leagues and the top sections at the Leinsters (Malahide) are about the only FIDE-rated tournaments. Many week-long tournaments across Europe are FIDE rated as well.
In order to get an initial provisional FIDE rating, you must play at least three FIDE-rated players in the one tournament, scoring at least half a point and getting a performance rating above 1200. Any other tournament will be discarded. Once you have an initial provisional rating, all subsequent games against FIDE-rated players count towards your rating. A provisional rating is held until 9 games have been played.
|Stephen Brady FM||2359||3,187|
|Mel Ó Cinnéide||2227||8,569|
* – indicates a provisional rating (held for the first nine games); provisional ratings are not included in the world rankings
** – player is deemed inactive (no FIDE-rated games recently), so world ranking includes all inactive players. Other rankings are among active players only
|FIDE BLITZ RATINGS|
|Mel Ó Cinnéide||2135|
|FIDE RAPID RATINGS|
* – indicates a provisional rating
Blitz is five minutes each; rapid is 25 minutes each (or equivalent time controls with increments – three minutes plus three seconds per move, for example)