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How points are given?
Every time you post anything (except a group or tournament) you get a point. For instance, I just got 1 point by posting this comennt.
'you just -------a forum' - so points has nothing to do with our performance in chess games - right - thanks for the answer
Correct. I believe it's just a system to measure your participation in the forums. It has nothing to do with playing strenght.
who was the first GM in chess - and how it is decided that someone is GM - and who is the competent authority to award GM status???
Chess.com, of course.
But of course, the GM title existed long before chess.com was created. Throughout history, the authority to grant chess titles has been passed on from one institution to another. Before chess.com it was FIDE (Fédération internationale des échecs), and before FIDE it was the ILCP (International League of Chess Players).
The often repeated story is Russian Tsar Nicholas II awarded the title of Grandmaster for the first time to 5 players in the 1914 St Petersburg chess tournament. These players are usually thought of as the first to be called grandmasters. It was informal in that there was no international governing body of chess at the time.In the mid 1900s FIDE started officially awarding the title and there were less than 50 grandmasters.Today it's still given by FIDE and there are over 1000. You get to be a GM when you compete at GM level against other strong international players in FIDE tournaments. For each tournament you do this you earn one GM "norm." After 3 norms you get the title (if I recall correctly). There are a number of restrictions like how many countries are represented at the tournament and a time limit before the norms expire.
The often repeated story is Russian Tsar Nicholas II awarded the title of Grandmaster for the first time to 5 players in the 1914 St Petersburg chess tournament. It was informal in that there was no international governing body of chess at the time.In the mid 1900s FIDE started officially awarding the title and there were less than 50 grandmasters.Today it's still given by FIDE and there are over 1000.
Gotta keep up with the times man. Nowadays it isn't given by FIDE anymore.
Maybe some silly place gives "grandmaster" titles in chess... but the GM title that counts is the one given by FIDE...
So by posting enough times, you acheive the title of Grandmaster Talker, better known as, Motor Mouth!
Chess.com has had well over 1000 of those.
Motor Mouths is a great goup name! There's also
The Garrulous Grandmasters
Macer, there isn't a single thread I've seen where you haven't trolled
Thank u for your comments - your knowledge is great - keep it up
And before that the Tsar of Russia. Name those five players. Special Prize!
I seem to rembember Mieses and Janowsky were in there...
Grandmaster of Chess is the title, awarded in 1914 by Czar Nicholas II to the five finalists of the St Petersburg 1914 tournament : Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall and Tarrasch ( haha, in alphabetical order, everybody knows, Emanuel Lasker was the winner ! )
By the way, Janowsky did play there, Mieses not.
So what do folks think about the Wikipedia article on this topic? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_grandmaster
No, it's 2 norms over at leat 27 games (so realistically, it is 3) and no time limit.
@ Macer 75, post 8 : I have never heard about the I L C P , the International League of Chess Players ! Has Capablanca something to do with it ? Please tell us more about it...
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