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What do the different abbreviations mean in front of peoples screen names ie: NM etc. I assume it has something to do with "master"?
NM - National Master
FM - FIDE Master
WFM - Womans FIDE Master
IM - International Master
WIM - Womans International Master
GM - Grand Master
WGM - Womans Grand Master
NM is National Master.
GM is Grand Master. (2500+)
IM is international Master. (2400+)
FM is Fide Master. (2300+)
The female equivilant has a W in front. e.g. WGM
Super GM is 2600+ i think.
What's OTB. I think I was there once. Lost a lot of money on the horses
Super GM is not a FIDE title, but if u want to use it, fits better to 2700+ players
men are better at chess than women.. i think that's why they call it that way.
If it were intergrated, there would be plenty of players for females to play. Not as many female opponets, but what's the difference? To me it sounds like they're quietly admitting that women generally aren't as good at chess as men. Who knows - maybe that's true. I guess one could argue that long drawn out tournaments are not only mentally draining, but physical which gives men an advantage. ?
Please do your homework on this subject before making such comments. The GM and IM titles can be earned by both men AND women. The WGM and WIM titles are only available to women. They have the option of playing in regular tournaments and/or women's tournaments.
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