Ok but adanthar is using his yahoo rating which is completely meaningless. This is why there are so many people who think they are better than they aer, because they believe these random Internet chess sites to have somewhat accurate ratings. You can easily be 1700 and actually play at about a 1000-1100 level.
Honestly if you've never played a real chess tournament, its 95+% likely that you are gigantic underdog against me if I give you rook odds.
The only internet indicator of skill might be if you use ICC, and even with that the blitz ratings are all over the map. I've play many title players with blitz ratings of 1200 on ICC. There is web based site called instantchess I got comp'd like 130 games on there for my b-day and my rating is up to 2230 in blitz and god knows I'm not playing that well. To echo back what Curtains is saying if you've never played in a real tourney you have no idea at all how good you are, or are not.