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Old February 11th 04, 10:18 AM
Ear e
 
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International Master =
Master =
GM =

There is a Chess teacher i talked to the other day and he said his
rating is about I650 would he be a International Master ?? or Master ?
Is every player over 2000 a GM ?

just wondering , thank you for any info....







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Old February 11th 04, 11:08 AM
David Richerby
 
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Moving this to rec.games.chess.misc as it's not a computer chess question.

Ear e wrote:
International Master =
Master =
GM =


No. A Grandmaster (GM) is better than an International Master (IM) who
is, in turn, better than a FIDE Master (FM). The term `Master' on its own
probably refers to one of the USCF titles, which apply only to the USA.
People often use the term `International Grandmaster' but there's no such
thing and the word `international' is redundant.


There is a Chess teacher i talked to the other day and he said his
rating is about I650 would he be a International Master ?? or Master ?
Is every player over 2000 a GM ?


To become an FM, you just have to have a published FIDE rating of over
2300 at some point. To become an IM or a GM, you have to do well enough
in tournaments that contain enough IMs and GMs. (The two uses of the word
`enough' in that sentence have formal definitions but it's complicated.
See [1] if you want the gory details.) As such, there is no direct
connection between rating and FIDE titles -- though it would be hard to
beat that many GMs and IMs without getting a good ratin -- except that, to
become an IM or GM, you must have achieved a FIDE rating of at least 2400
or 2500, respectively.

Note that these are FIDE ratings, not USCF ratings. A typical conversion
is that a person's USCF rating is about 100 points higher than their FIDE
rating. So the teacher you were talking to is a long way below the level
of an IM.


Dave.

[1] http://www.fide.com/official/handbook.asp?level=B01

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Old February 12th 04, 03:21 AM
Douglas L Stewart
 
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In the US masters are 2200+. For IM and GM there is no USCF rating
requirement, but IM's are usually 2350-2549 and GM's are usually 2550 and
up. There are exceptions for the very old (rating floors for some masters
and GM and IM are lifetime titles), or the out of practice who keep playing.

For a 1650 player who has been playing a while making an IM or GM title
isn't very realistic. Probably even Expert (2000+) is out of the question
unless they devote their life to chess and get a good teacher.

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International Master =
Master =
GM =

There is a Chess teacher i talked to the other day and he said his
rating is about I650 would he be a International Master ?? or Master ?
Is every player over 2000 a GM ?

just wondering , thank you for any info....









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