Will you become a CM ? ( or a NM, or a IM etc )

cap78red
AlCzervik wrote:

ask people to call you mr. phoenix_tactician.

there, you have a title!

i think you need a woman maybe madonna she sang 'like a virgin islander'

cap78red

in sweden they sing a different version to 'like a virgin'

[edited for inappropriateness. -CrystalMoon]

badenwurtca

" Life is not fair " is a quote we hear quite often. Meanwhile at age 12 years, 7 months & 17 days Gukesh Dommaraju has now become the 2cnd youngest GM ever ( I ask you is that fair  lol ). 

AlCzervik

i can't be bothered to look it up, but, is there really a 12 year old that is a gm? 

 

AlisonHart

There have been several 12 year olds who made GM (Karjakin among them)...and there's an army right behind them who are now or will soon be FM or better before their 16th birthday.

AlCzervik

great. my rating here will continue to go down here as i end up playing against ten year old prodigies...

DrSpudnik

Think of the joy you'll bring to some little kid who gets to beat the old guy.

autobunny

not anymore.  old guys are easy.

DrSpudnik

desperate.

autobunny

that too

Phoenix_tactician
badenwurtca wrote:

" Life is not fair " is a quote we hear quite often. Meanwhile at age 12 years, 7 months & 17 days Gukesh Dommaraju has now become the 2cnd youngest GM ever ( I ask you is that fair  lol ). 

Depends on what you mean by 'fair'. Well, Dommaraju clearly went through a lot of chess training and beat a lot of strong players so I believe that he deserves the title. But imagine all the sacrifices he needs to make; instead of having fun like most other kids he needs to keep training his chess*, and at such high levels, the training can get quite harsh. So do you think that that's fair? It's up to you to decide.

 

*Actually chess training can be fun; you just need the passion for it.

Eric-Cesar

It is clear that nowadays a GM is not always a "Grand Master". It would be nice to create a new title for the real grandmasters, for instance only for the chess players that have (and keep!) a rating higher than 2800. 

Currently there are only four Real Grand Masters (RGM) in the world:

Carlsen, Caruana, Ding Liren, and Mamedyarov

ghost_of_pushwood

Yes, everybody else sucks!

AlisonHart

We could add a bunch of titles to differentiate between tiers of GM (CGM = 2500, GM = 2600, SGM = 2700, RGM = 2800), but I don't really see the necessity. Exact stats escape me, but the 2500 crowd is a fraction of 1% of the chess community. That's pretty "grand" as far as the rest of us are concerned. Also, there already is an ultra-prestigious title reserved to best of the best: World Chess Champion.

ghost_of_pushwood

a teeny-tiny little fraction of 1%

badenwurtca

Well of course there are those people who like to use the term " Super Grand Master " regarding the elites among the GMs. In theory therefore they could go with 2 levels of GMS ( RGM = Regular Grand Master and SGM = Super Grand Master ). After all if you were to use the rank of General in the Army as an example you can go all the way from the one star level up to the five star level and yet all of them are Generals.  

AlisonHart

It seems a little disrespectful to strip several dozen highly skilled, highly dedicated chess players of the highest title available just to add more prestige to the top level. I mean, we ALL know who was invited to Tata Steel and who wasn't. No need to rub it in! Guys like Yermolinsky are so much better than even some titled players could dream of being, so why de-value his title from the bleachers?

 

I get the same sort of reaction when people see women's tournaments and go "awwww 2350 - what a patzer!" Well, YOU go get your IM norms and beat Elizabeth Paetz then. These people are good; why should people who are objectively weaker than them judge them as weak?

bonebroth

WNM Title Announced

Paris - chesspawn.png.com players today erupted in euphoria when The FIDE announced an all new Title, WNM, the "Will Never Master" Title.  Literally dozens of players in this forum alone are already qualified to claim  such a prestigious accomplishment.

AlisonHart

Anyone who posts a thread claiming they: Will be GM soon, will be world champion, have no upper limit on their ability, or are their own 'favorite player' ('best player' whatever)

 

Should get that title automatically

DavidRochaSparkChess

I want to become a Grandmaster. Of course, it takes dedication. Those who have earned the tittle deserve to keep it. Unless, they break the rules that is. A GM isn't just someone with a FIDE rating of 2800+. They are an ambitionist. An ambitionist isn't good at anything except for being the best at everything they do. Or at least that is the way I see it. Being good isn't the same as wanting something, but you can reach your goal if you don't give up.