Becoming a FIDE titled player

micwhite

I always assumed some of the requirements for titled players were: GM > 2500, IM > 2400, FM > 2300.

However, I've come across a FIDE rated player, who is a FIDE master and talks about his strength being around 2000. I notice from his FIDE chart, he achieved a highest rating of c2110, back to the year 2000.

So, it seems likely he hasn't achieved a rating of 2300, or a tournament performance of 2300 (total quarter-year increase was only a maximum of 11).

On further investigation, his FIDE rating profile say, "Title Registered by President", for a 2/4 score versus an average opponent's rating of 2154, back in 2002.

So, does this mean you can get titles, without having to achieve general standards, if you somehow get the president to approve?

HorsesGalore

have you looked further on the Internet ?    this is the latest rules I found.    https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=198&view=article     as expected, there are standards in achieving Fide Titles.

micwhite
HorsesGalore wrote:

have you looked further on the Internet ?    this is the latest rules I found.    https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=198&view=article     as expected, there are standards in achieving Fide Titles.

Thanks for that. It's generally in line with what I previously understood.

So, in this instance it appears the relevant text is:

"Direct title (automatic title) is a title gained by achieving a certain place or result in a tournament. For example, winning, or achieving a result ≥50 percent in a tournament. On application by the player’s federation and confirmation by the Qualification Commission, such titles are awarded automatically by FIDE."

These aren't general standards of >2300, as a federation has to apply and a Qualification commission has to confirm, on a case by case basis. So, as far as I can see, the FM application was successful, based on a single tournament of 4 games, with a performance of 2154, and that the player has been just over 2100 in a rating list.

That's clearly a big difference between the usual standard of achieving a rating of 2300, at one time.

ChrisWainscott
Awonder Liang was given the FM title when he won the U8. He was around 1900 strength at that time.

The title was based on the result.
BonTheCat

Not 100% sure, but I think you also get the FM title by winning one of the sections in the World Amateur Championship. Personally, I think it's completely wrong (with the exception of the <E2400 section). It's one thing to defeat a field of say <E2000 or <E2200 as one off, and something else entirely to achieve E2300 by consistently improving your rating over a protracted period of time.