Is Pokimane a WGM?

MF972
Krish_nair wrote:

and yes she is WGM

and no, she isn't - unless you mean something else with WGM.

SarcasmDragon
Foolsmateinfinity wrote:

 

How come she is listed as WGM with the real tag; did I miss something, I thought she was doing pogchamps coached by hikaru. She has the real WGM tag that links to titled players. Her blitz rating is like 8% something. 

 

How did she beat botez? Is it unrated; did hikaru helped or what?

Think of Pogchamps as like the Tri-Wizard Tournament from the Harry Potter series.  All of the participants are "champions" and have the title Tri-wizard Champion regardless of if they win or not.

Pogchamps GM and FGM titles are like that.

Now, maybe there should be a special "Pogchamps Master" title or something.  Let the Devs know that's what you think.

As for Pokimane's win over Botez, that was during a training match.

tacticspotter
SarcasmDragon 写道:
Foolsmateinfinity wrote:

 

How come she is listed as WGM with the real tag; did I miss something, I thought she was doing pogchamps coached by hikaru. She has the real WGM tag that links to titled players. Her blitz rating is like 8% something. 

 

How did she beat botez? Is it unrated; did hikaru helped or what?

Think of Pogchamps as like the Tri-Wizard Tournament from the Harry Potter series.  All of the participants are "champions" and have the title Tri-wizard Champion regardless of if they win or not.

Pogchamps GM and FGM titles are like that.

Now, maybe there should be a special "Pogchamps Master" title or something.  Let the Devs know that's what you think.

As for Pokimane's win over Botez, that was during a training match.

FGM title?

n64bomb

Pokimane is a WGM. WGM=Wonderfully Generous (with her) Makeup!

psychohist
Foolsmateinfinity wrote:

Is not WGM 2400 elo Min usually so at least IM level? I think they should have the same ratings milestones for male and females for titles. 

No, WGM is a couple hundred points lower.  However, as others have noted, Poki was given the title as a joke.  The game against Botez was a training game where the Botez sisters were trying to emulate a 500 rated player to teach Poki how to play for the Minecraft chess tournament; you can find it on youtube.

Bestone10

It’s actually a Joke title 

Bestone10
psychohist wrote:
Foolsmateinfinity wrote:

Is not WGM 2400 elo Min usually so at least IM level? I think they should have the same ratings milestones for male and females for titles. 

No, WGM is a couple hundred points lower.  However, as others have noted, Poki was given the title as a joke.  The game against Botez was a training game where the Botez sisters were trying to emulate a 500 rated player to teach Poki how to play for the Minecraft chess tournament; you can find it on youtube.

You are answering your question yourself I really don’t what’s the logic then?

psychohist
Bestone10 wrote:

It’s actually a Joke title 

That too, but that's a separate issue.

Bestone10

I think sometimes Chess.com give gratuitous title to streamers or their celebrities as more people get connected to site and The better the site the better the money

Bestone10

These titles are influential thus to interest of us but who cares

SarcasmDragon
tacticspotter wrote:
 

FGM title?

I was thinking WGM, but mixed up FM and WGM.