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Are there any specific requirements for becoming a NM?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #21

    kco

    AnthonyCG wrote:

    There is also a caffeine consumption requirement.


     really ? how much ?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #22

    AnthonyCG

    kco wrote:
    AnthonyCG wrote:

    There is also a caffeine consumption requirement.


     really ? how much ?


    1 cup of java a day.

    http://capfoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Giant-Coffee-Cup.jpg

    You can smell his rating going up.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #23

    XxNoWorriesxX

    AnthonyCG wrote:
    kco wrote:
    AnthonyCG wrote:

    There is also a caffeine consumption requirement.


     really ? how much ?


    1 cup of java a day.

     

    You can smell his rating going up.


     I think that picture verges on doping. Manditory testing should now be required.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #24

    waffllemaster

    Well, I learned something about the NM title today apparently :)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #25

    Conflagration_Planet

    goldendog wrote:

    You tell 'em woodie.


     I did!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #26

    mnag

    It seems some of the information given in prior posts is a little out of date. USCF now has norms for CM, Life NM, and Life Senior NM and other "titles". See: http://main.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #27

    Ubik42

    mnag wrote:

    It seems some of the information given in prior posts is a little out of date. USCF now has norms for CM, Life NM, and Life Senior NM and other "titles". See: http://main.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/


     Wow I just got Rick Rolled.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #28

    AndyClifton

    As long as they don't bring back Candidate Experts again...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #30

    AndyClifton

    I got mine in February of 1984...and it was not a life title (at least, not for me), and I subsequently fell out of the rating class and no longer have it.  Unless of course they've changed all this around in the years since (which, knowing the USCF, is not entirely out of the question)...

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #32

    Conflagration_Planet

    AndyClifton wrote:

    I got mine in February of 1984...and it was not a life title (at least, not for me), and I subsequently fell out of the rating class and no longer have it.  Unless of course they've changed all this around in the years since (which, knowing the USCF, is not entirely out of the question)...


    Then why did you have it before you were reincarnated? 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #33

    AndyClifton

    On this site they do seem to consider it like it's a lifetime title.  I don't think USCF does though (or at least, they never did before).

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #34

    Conflagration_Planet

    They said in that Wiki article that it was.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #35

    AndyClifton

    I thought that was Life Master (not National Master).

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #36

    Conflagration_Planet

    Read the last paragraph of the article I posted.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #37

    AndyClifton

    Oh yeah!  Hey, finally I like one of USCF's frequent changes! Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #38

    electricpawn

    I don't know all of the requirements, but I'm pretty sure you need one of those slick wooden clocks that sit at a tilt and are made from really nice wood. Analog, of course. It will help if the candidate has a long beard he can stroke will considering his moves, but this is not a requirement.

    Candidates must be considered "geeks." Som characteristcs of the "geek" are lack of amorous activity and poor fashion sense. Frequent statements like "what an awful move," and "no one plays that opening anymore," will help the candidate inch closer to his goal.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #39

    Elubas

    lol, maybe the requirements change every year Smile I guess I'll just have to find out for myself if I can ever make it near the 2200 level Smile

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #40

    mnag

    Well I finally got around to reading woodpusher's reference (wiki article). I guess I should change my title to NM. Does that mean I get any freebies?


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