I like to play chess [online/on the internet], with [an Elo rating of X / a rating of X Elo]

Omega Force

Senior Member
Spanish
Hello.

I'm writing a statement of purpose and a personal statement.

Which of those four possibilities do you think is best?

1) I like most of all to play chess online, with an Elo rating of 1950.

2) I like most of all to play chess on the internet, with an Elo rating of 1950.

3) I like most of all to play chess online, with a rating of 1950 Elo.

4) I like most of all to play chess on the internet, with a rating of 1950 Elo.

Or do you have a fifth possibility that is even better?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
 
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    None are idiomatic.

    The position of "most of all" is incorrect and "with an Elo rating of 1950" needs to have a clear subject. You might like to create a new example.
     

    Rhye

    Senior Member
    English - American
    You could rephrase that to try and make it work as a single sentence, but it seems to me that the your enjoyment of chess and your Elo rating are somewhat unrelated thoughts. I would expect to find them as separate sentences or separated by a semicolon/dash.

    My favorite way of playing chess is online. My Elo rating is 1950.

    Unless, for some reason, your Elo rating has some influence on why you like playing chess online—that's not impossible, but I find it unlikely.
     

    Omega Force

    Senior Member
    Spanish
    But what about the second half of my question:
    Should we say "I have an Elo rating of 1950" or "I have a rating of 1950 Elo" or something else?

    By the way, the context is AE (American English), not BE (British English). Just in case it makes a difference.
     
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