How many Hours?

Feb 15, 2018, 4:08 AM |

How many hours does it take to become a

  • Grandmaster (GM)
  • International Master (IM)
  • FIDE Master (FM)
  • Candidate Master (CM)
  • Woman Grandmaster (WGM)
  • Woman International Master (WIM)
  • Woman FIDE Master (WFM)
  • Woman Candidate Master (WCM).

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To be honest most people would like to have such Titles and Honours and then to be told that "you should have started when you were below 10". How damaging is that to the mind and then your attitude towards the game becomes somewhat frowned upon. Listen my goal is to become a Master and I don't care how old I am when I get there. The most important thing is that I get there. I play 30min chess at least ten times a day if not more and then I spend an hour doing puzzles and another doing self Analysis. When that smoked is clear I have Coaching sessions up to 3x a month, that cost me money that I don't have however because of my goals and dream, I never count the cost. 

And this what I am getting at DON'T COUNT THE COST OR THE TIME, work hard on your chess because it shall help you in the long run. And enjoy playing sweet chess