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What are the requirements to become a CM?

  • #1

    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.

  • #2

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

  • #3
    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!

  • #4

    >= 2200 FIDE rating on classical chess. 

  • #5

    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.

  • #6

    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.

     

  • #7

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

  • #8

    2200 FIDE or win national junior event

  • #9

    Guy across the road is sorting his recycling bottles at 1am. Wtf?

  • #10
    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.

  • #11
    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

  • #12
    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.
  • #13
    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

  • #14
    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.

  • #15
    • GM: 2500+
    • IM: 2400+
    • FM: 2300+
    • CM: 2200+

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

     

  • #16
    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

    I have seen a bellow 1000 master

  • #17
    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.

    Some people are old and their strength decline , for example I once played a NM OTB blitz USCf rated and I win because he is old ,he is only 2000 and I am 1400 and I won . Most regular IMs like in their 30s or 40s or 50s will be strong. I once heard about a GM and he is 70s and before he died his last rating was 2009 , he was a respected Gm forgot name tho 😁

  • #18
    riuryK wrote:
    • GM: 2500+
    • IM: 2400+
    • FM: 2300+
    • CM: 2200+

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

     

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

  • #19

    Interesting thread.

  • #20

    Like age category events?

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