Chess Rating Classes

Chess Rating Classes

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International/Professional Titles

Grandmaster-(GM)
Awarded by FIDE for three GM norms.
International Master-(IM)
Awarded by FIDE for three IM norms.
FIDE Master-(FM)
Minimum FIDE rating of 2300 after 24 games
National Senior Master-(SM)
USCF Rating 2400+
National Master-(NM)
USCF Rating 2200+
Expert/Candidate Master-(Expert/CM)
USCF Rating 2000+
National US Amateur Classes
National Class A-USCF (1800-1999)
Top Amateur Class
National Class B-USCF (1600-1799)
Strong Tournament Player
National Class C-USCF (1400-1599)
Average Tournament Player
National Class D-USCF (1200-1399)
Strong Social Player
National Class E-USCF (1000-1199)
Social Player
National Class F-USCF (800-999)
Novice Player
National Class G-USCF (600-799)
Beginner II/Scholastic Player
National Class H-USCF (400-599)
Beginner I/Scholastic Player
National Class I-USCF (200-399)
Early beginner/Scholastic Player
National Class J-USCF (100-199)

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