17889 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
2400+ Chess "Expert"
2600+ Chess "Master"
Top 10: Chess "GrandMaster"
2300+ Chess "Expert"
2500+ Chess "Master"
Top 20/40/50/100: Chess "GrandMaster"
What do you think?
Here's my pure speculation:
Compared to an amateur player, a 2400 or even 2200 is extremely good, yes. But in terms of chess itself, when looking at it from the top down -- If the best players, let's say 2800 level players, can destroy a 2200-2400 like it's nothing... is 2200-2400 really a "chess master?"
And then, "GrandMaster" should be extremely exclusive, for the absolute best of the best.
The word "expert" itself implies near mastery, aint that good enough? The term already implies a relatively elite level of skill.
Just some thoughts. This is based on what I've observed of titled players' perception of their ratings and level of skill.
Some interesting articles
I'd like to hear what other people have to say on this topic, especially stronger/titled players.
I don't know if anything will change with FIDE or whatever, and certainly not due to this thread on chess.com, but just for discussions sake. :)
I hope that pie is really cocunut creme, and not those cheap shaving creamm ones like at WGN.
I believe it to be whipped cream.
It should be like in Pokemon: For every major city you have a Gym leader from who you collect badges once you beat them and in order to become the next 'Champ', you need to challenge and defeat the Elite 4 (the four best players/Pokemon trainers in the world) and the current person holding that title.
Logical and down-to-earth.
what ifyou make a draw;D
A draw counts as 0. You would have to appoint a rematch, as only a win would earn you that badge.
And 'em badges would be made out of solid gold, so one could afford to travel all across the world to collect all of them.
That would be awesome.
2400 is not that bad... I mean an IM would beat the pulp out of any recreational player 100/100 times blindfolded... Sounds like a master performance to me
edit: added this post to the original post
You would like this article on the same topic:
I would be so pissed off if I were 11th.
This is the best proposal I have ever read to combat GM title devaluation.
Yes I definitely did! I linked it in my post above yours.
You are right, since I saw a chess.com link, I though it was another thing.
Hah. Would make you fight hard to move up a spot, eh?
Also, I edited my original post to add a 2nd set of hypothetical values.
So, you just bend the rules to make TragicAffair a GM???
This just doesn´t look fair for the 101th player.
The 101th player would just have to deal with it. :)
I really like this:
Top 50: Chess "GrandMaster"
What's your favorite excuse for why you lost a game of chess?
by Knightly_News a few minutes ago
Exploiting a lead in development?
by Mal_Smith a few minutes ago
5/24/2015 - Too Many Threats, Not Enough Solutions
by Akili_Chess_Boss 4 minutes ago
I was lucky. But how much worse was my position before my opponent blundered?
by yeres30 5 minutes ago
This Site Will Soon Have 12 Million Members !
by egoole 5 minutes ago
USCF rated tourneys
by GM_Nikhil 5 minutes ago
by Knightly_News 10 minutes ago
All Chess Puzzles
by PugsSayMoo 19 minutes ago
My current playing set-up. Whats yours?
by Giampo 21 minutes ago
Chessmaster XI glitch
by kaaraa 21 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!