This video answers questions and corrects misunderstandings about chess ratings and titles. The history of ranking chess players is explored as well as possibilities for future improvements.
Those interviewed include GM Nigel Short, GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez, NM Mark Glickman, NM Alexey Root, Dr. John McCrary, Alex Holowczak, NM Roman Kozelov, and WCM Iris Zhou.
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06:03 History of ranking players
08:55 Comparing players of different eras
24:17 Category titles to ratings
27:00 US Chess membership
30:51 Computers and chess
41:35 Inflation and deflation
59:38 Chess Titles
1:18:36 Regional rating bubbles