There is also a caffeine consumption requirement.
really ? how much ?
1 cup of java a day.
You can smell his rating going up.
I think that picture verges on doping. Manditory testing should now be required.
Well, I learned something about the NM title today apparently :)
You tell 'em woodie.
It seems some of the information given in prior posts is a little out of date. USCF now has norms for CM, Life NM, and Life Senior NM and other "titles". See: http://main.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/
Wow I just got Rick Rolled.
As long as they don't bring back Candidate Experts again...
I earned the USCF NM title in August of 1984 , it is a life title and all that was required then was to break the 2200 ( uscf ) barrier. It is a life title and unlike fide titles I didnt have to pay anything to receive what I had already earned. Most fide rated players also dont pay for their titles because their federations usually pay the fee for them. If their federation wont pay then they will have to pay themselves, if they want the title.
I got mine in February of 1984...and it was not a life title (at least, not for me), and I subsequently fell out of the rating class and no longer have it. Unless of course they've changed all this around in the years since (which, knowing the USCF, is not entirely out of the question)...
Hmmmmm ... the only Andrew Clifton I find on uschess.org is unrated and certainly not an NM
Then why did you have it before you were reincarnated?
On this site they do seem to consider it like it's a lifetime title. I don't think USCF does though (or at least, they never did before).
They said in that Wiki article that it was.
I thought that was Life Master (not National Master).
Read the last paragraph of the article I posted.
Oh yeah! Hey, finally I like one of USCF's frequent changes!
I don't know all of the requirements, but I'm pretty sure you need one of those slick wooden clocks that sit at a tilt and are made from really nice wood. Analog, of course. It will help if the candidate has a long beard he can stroke will considering his moves, but this is not a requirement.
Candidates must be considered "geeks." Som characteristcs of the "geek" are lack of amorous activity and poor fashion sense. Frequent statements like "what an awful move," and "no one plays that opening anymore," will help the candidate inch closer to his goal.
lol, maybe the requirements change every year I guess I'll just have to find out for myself if I can ever make it near the 2200 level
Well I finally got around to reading woodpusher's reference (wiki article). I guess I should change my title to NM. Does that mean I get any freebies?