Self-proclaimed masters

shroominator

Has anyone else noticed this? It seems most of the players on this site who self-proclaim mastery of the game by including prefixes or suffixes in their screen names, such as "IM", "GM", "FM", "master", etc, either use programs to cheat or are really really, pitifully mediocre. Can this be attributed to overcompensation for inadequacy? Delusions of grandeur? Or perhaps they are trying to psych out some players into resigning early and boost their provisionary rating. I call them "pseudo masters" 😂 

daxypoo
do you mean the official titles? i think these are all verified by someone or other

or are you talking about the random game vs IMaCheckmateU?
IMBacon

People representing themselves as something they arent, isnt new, its just more prevelent with the interwebz.

shroominator

No daxypoo, members who have been officially rated by the site would not be self proclaimed masters. They are legitimate. Rarely do they create screen names advocating their mastery because their playing will speak for itself, and site admins handle the FIDE titling. I'm speaking of players who think they are proficient, or at least thought they were until the worldwide chess. com community shredded their rating to <1000. Correct you are, Fisheyedfools. But I also think half the problem is that many of these people have gotten used to the smell of their own bullsh*t, and make excuses for themselves why their rating isn't higher or why they lost. Also it is a sign of blatant arrogance. I just find it amusing to knock them down a peg or two, even as a lowly intermediate player X)

ghost_of_pushwood

The other day I saw a guy with IM in his name who actually was an IM!  I was floored. grin.png

darkunorthodox88

some of us just wont bother with verification. For many of us, you are practically a google search away from finding out for yourself if we post our names here anyway.

frozeushook

ghost of deadwood ur late to ur own funeral u kno that. deadwood

jazis
ghost_of_pushwood написал:

The other day I saw a guy with IM in his name who actually was an IM!  I was floored.

IMpossible!

ghost_of_pushwood
frozeushook wrote:

ghost of deadwood ur late to ur own funeral u kno that. deadwood

Yeah.  And when I got there I found out you were in the box instead of me.

president_max

Squatter problems even for the dead.

ghost_of_pushwood

Overpopulation hits us everywhere.

YankeWang

Yeah. A lot of people put "GM" in the front of their username, and they suck. They do it just to boost their own ego.

president_max
YankeWang wrote:

Yeah. A lot of people put "GM" in the front of their username, and they suck. They do it just to boost their own ego.

False.  I tried putting a GM title on my vacuum cleaner.  It didn't work any better.

YankeWang
president_max wrote:
YankeWang wrote:

Yeah. A lot of people put "GM" in the front of their username, and they suck. They do it just to boost their own ego.

False.  I tried putting a GM title on my vacuum cleaner.  It didn't work any better.

 

So true...

 

IMBacon
president_max wrote:
YankeWang wrote:

Yeah. A lot of people put "GM" in the front of their username, and they suck. They do it just to boost their own ego.

False.  I tried putting a GM title on my vacuum cleaner.  It didn't work any better.

Didja clean the canister, or replace the bag?

president_max

But that would be too much work.  And no one was giving out participation trophies.

IMBacon
president_max wrote:

But that would be too much work.  And no one was giving out participation trophies.

If you wont find this offensive, and if it builds your self-esteem, i would like to present you a "You almost did it" attaboy! award.

Path2GrandMaster

Okay so does my screen name count?  I chose "Path2Grandmaster" as it is a goal of mine.  Will I ever become a master?  I think so! happy.png

president_max
IMBacon wrote:
president_max wrote:

But that would be too much work.  And no one was giving out participation trophies.

If you wont find this offensive, and if it builds your self-esteem, i would like to present you a "You almost did it" attaboy! award.

Almost?? Almost??? That's so offensive!  I bothered to try, didn't I?  That's accomplishing something in itself!  Where's my reward?  This is so unfair.  What more does the world want from me when all I can do is try?  Of course I would have tried harder but it's just inconvenient.  Even then some just have it easier and are better at it than me at that point.  I can't control that.  So what's the point?  I demand my achievement trophy!

president_max

And don't even think of handing out this one

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