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Thanks for the information.
One question: If qualifying for a CM requires a Fide rating upwards of 2000 or 2200, as is stated here, then how come so many 1700+ players bear that title?
The possibility I think of is that they got the CM title, but then had few bad tournaments and lost a ton of rating.
If you mean 1700 on chess.com, then that's easy. The two ratings are not dependent on each other.
Granted, but you surely wouldn't expect a FIDE CM to be rated 1700 on this site, and I have seen numerous CM's well below 2000; I've even beaten one once and I'm just a patzer.
Wikipedia defines CM as "Similar to FM, but with a FIDE Rating of at least 2200."
I find that rather curious. :/
FIDE titles are meaning less and less because they give away many titles that are not actually earned . A kid say under 12 can become FM without having the 2300 fide rating by just winning a kids only event in which there arent even any FMs playing , this is one reason you will see very weak titled players . Its a joke really.
OK. I guess that explains it then. Could be that they're more generous in awarding the lesser titles, in order to stimulate interest and motivate players. Who knows?
Thanks, NM Reb. :)
Women's titles are a complete joke.
I played against a girl who was 1800 or so in a tournament, and she was making sure everyone knew that she was a WIM.
Beating her was fun, especially when her parents were there making faces at me for winning.
Look at some examples, these are some ways to get the CM title:
At these tournaments:
Continental AmateurCont. & Regional U10; U8Cont. Schools U11; U9; U7
World U10; U8 World Schools U11; U9; U7
In order to get the CM you have to get:
1st equal, Silver & Bronze - title
With these tournaments you can also get the FM title:
Cont. & Regional U14; U12Cont. Schools U17; U15; U13
World U12 World Schools U17; U15; U13
gold gives you the FM title and silver and bronze the CM title:
Gold – title
Silver & Bronze – title
The olympiads are a special case:
50% in min 7 games - title
65% in min 9 games - title
Double standards indeed. Very strange, and more so since the titles granted are valid for life.
Why not issue junior titles instead? Like JFM, or JCM.
This way of doing it only gives credence to what NM Reb said.
Notice the woman titles. WCM, WFM, WIM and WGM.
WCM: 2000WFM: 2200WIM: 2300WGM: 2400
WC (World Champion) is also a title.
there is no WCM just CM,RM, then WFM is presented to women.
There is WCM. Dude, you're gonna have to beleive me!
There should be an HM title, for Household Masters.
HM's already been taken by Elizabeth the 2nd of England. :p
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