What are the requirements to become a CM?

JohnHS

Hello!

I have been trying to find out how people become CMs (Candidate Masters), and I couldn't find the requirements anywhere.  Does anyone know?  I know how norms and ratings work for GMs and IMs, but couldn't find anything on CMs.

gingerninja2003

you have to have an over the board FIDE rating of 2200 and you have to pay about £50 for it.

JohnHS
gingerninja2003 wrote:

you have to have an over the board FIDE rating of 2200 and you have to pay about £50 for it.

Thank you!

yureesystem

USCF is 2000- 2199 expert level and fide is 2200. Anyone who can get at 2000 uscf or 2000 fide deserved respect, its extremely difficult to get such a rating. I think fide is ridiculous, a 2200 elo is master level, eventually a player at 2200 fide drop below 2200 elo and he really was an expert; you rarely meet a CM rated above 2200 fide for a long time. When I meet a 2000 fide, for me he is an expert.

MayCaesar

If you are talking about FIDE titles, then for CM you just have to have a rating of 2200, and for FM a rating of 2300. No norms or anything. I'm not sure about the USCF titles, I only know that you need 2200 for the NM title.

 

FortunaMajor

The best and easiest way to win it is by winning any age-category world championships!

yureesystem
MagnutsCarleson wrote:

2200 FIDE or win national junior event 

 

 

 

What is the use of  having CM title with a low rating, there respect gaining it by beat strong players and being rated 2200 fide. If I was a junior will I reject the title and I was 1980 fide, I played a IM rated 2050 fide I give him no respect, I beat him one and he beat me, if it was a real IM strength I lose both games.

chesssky2
yureesystem wrote:
MagnutsCarleson wrote:

2200 FIDE or win national junior event 

 

 

 

What is the use of  having CM title with a low rating, there respect gaining it by beat strong players and being rated 2200 fide. If I was a junior will I reject the title and I was 1980 fide, I played a IM rated 2050 fide I give him no respect, I beat him one and he beat me, if it was a real IM strength I lose both games.

In womens chess I see WCM's rated 1400

VicountVonJames
But that's the same thing- that's not the actual requirement, they just punched above their weight once. I'm sure there is similar examples in men's chess.
chesssky2
VicountVonJames wrote:
But that's the same thing- that's not the actual requirement, they just punched above their weight once. I'm sure there is similar examples in men's chess.

nope, never really have seen a low rated CM....... but I have seen a 2600 IM

yureesystem
chessguy1012 wrote:
yureesystem wrote:
MagnutsCarleson wrote:

2200 FIDE or win national junior event 

 

 

 

What is the use of  having CM title with a low rating, there respect gaining it by beat strong players and being rated 2200 fide. If I was a junior will I reject the title and I was 1980 fide, I played a IM rated 2050 fide I give him no respect, I beat him one and he beat me, if it was a real IM strength I lose both games.

In womens chess I see WCM's rated 1400

 

 

 

Very sad, 1400 there not much fear from such a low rating. In my chess club everyone and children want to play against the experts and hopefully beat one.

riuryK
  • GM: 2500+
  • IM: 2400+
  • FM: 2300+
  • CM: 2200+

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIDE_titles

 

FortunaMajor

Like age category events?

Monster_Melons
MagnutsCarleson wrote:

CM and FM can be achieved by winning a Junior Event.

 

Will such a junior CM keep his/her title for many years? Could that explain low rating today? I encountered a CM rated 1576:  https://www.chess.com/member/simeontodev

No reason to disrespect a person who, let's say, haven't played chess the last 20 years, but the title is a bit confusing with that kind of rating.

JohnHS

Except for WC.  happy.png

navi3702
chessguy1012 wrote:
yureesystem wrote:
MagnutsCarleson wrote:

2200 FIDE or win national junior event 

 

 

 

What is the use of  having CM title with a low rating, there respect gaining it by beat strong players and being rated 2200 fide. If I was a junior will I reject the title and I was 1980 fide, I played a IM rated 2050 fide I give him no respect, I beat him one and he beat me, if it was a real IM strength I lose both games.

In womens chess I see WCM's rated 1400

There is a Singaporean WCM rated 1100- she got top 2 for some U-12 national tournament

navi3702
chessguy1012 wrote:
VicountVonJames wrote:
But that's the same thing- that's not the actual requirement, they just punched above their weight once. I'm sure there is similar examples in men's chess.

nope, never really have seen a low rated CM....... but I have seen a 2600 IM

Theres a 2600 Russian FM

ChessAlliance

gm:2500 fide

im:2400 fide

fm:2300 fide

sm:2400 uscf

nm:2200 uscf

cm:2200 elo

ChessAlliance

what is an elo rating?

 

Martin_Stahl
ChessAlliance wrote:

what is an elo rating?

 

 

Elo is the name of one of the first rating systems, named after Arpad Elo. I believe the rating system used by FIDE is a variation of that, but would have to double-check.

 

In your charts, the 2200 rating for CM is FIDE rating.