What is a respectable rating?

In chess a beginner is a…

1200 ELO Beginner

1600 ELO average club player

1700-1850 respectable rating

1900-2100 advanced

2200 Master

2400 Grand Master

All players are worthy of respect, regardless of rank.

Here on OGS, DDK (10th kyu or weaker) represents anything up to about 1650 elo
SDK (9th kyu to 1st kyu) is up to about 2200 elo
Strong amatuer (1st dan up to 9th dan) goes up to about 3100 elo

The strongest human professional players are getting up to about 3700 elo

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“absolute beginners” are those under 20k (100),
“starting to grasp it” is around 10k (900),
“is starting to apply the fundamentals” happens around 5k (1400),
“applies fundamentals well” is 1d (2100)
“good amateur player” is around 3d (2300)
“advanced amateur” is around 5d (2500)
“very strong amateur, that can give a beginner pro a run for their money” is 7d (2700)

“strong pro” is at 3000
“top pro” is at 3500

Alpha Go is at like 5500 or something ridiculous.

For a full breakdown of ELO in Go:

3684 Park Junghwan
3000 5 dan professional
2700 7 dan amateur or 1 dan professional.
2600 6 dan (amateur)
2500 5 dan
2400 4 dan
2300 3 dan
2200 2 dan
2100 1 dan
2000 1 kyu
1900 2 kyu
1800 3 kyu
1500 6 kyu
1000 11 kyu
500 16 kyu
100 20 kyu

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_ranks_and_ratings

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