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  1. 15 Nov '05 13:47
    What kind of ratings do Masters and Grandmasters hold?
  2. 15 Nov '05 14:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by znsho
    What kind of ratings do Masters and Grandmasters hold?
    The following site has some details:

    http://chessb.demonweb.co.uk/chessweb/bcftable.html

    In case you can't access the link it gives:

    National Master/ ELO 2300-2400
    International Master/ BCF 220-240/ ELO 2360-2520
    Grandmaster/ BCF 240-250/ ELO 2520-2600
    Super-GM/ BCF 250-270/ ELO 2600-2700+
  3. 15 Nov '05 16:53
    depends. some GMs have 2400 rating, some 2700.
  4. 15 Nov '05 18:10
    ???Depends on what?
  5. Standard member XanthosNZ
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    15 Nov '05 19:36
    Originally posted by znsho
    ???Depends on what?
    Depends on how good they are.
  6. 16 Nov '05 02:07
    2200 is master
    grand master is 2400-2500
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
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    16 Nov '05 02:32
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    2200 is master
    grand master is 2400-2500
    There is no such FIDE title as 'Master'. There is FM (Fide Master), IM (International Master) and GM (Grandmaster).

    To achieve these titles you must have a FIDE rating exceeding a certain value and a number of tournament performances at a high enough level (called norms).
  8. 16 Nov '05 03:26 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    There is no such FIDE title as 'Master'. There is FM (Fide Master), IM (International Master) and GM (Grandmaster).

    To achieve these titles you must have a FIDE rating exceeding a certain value and a number of tournament performances at a high enough level (called norms).
    then FM would probably be about 2200 then right??
    i was using uscf kind of based rough standards
    i feel being a "master"is a matter of playing awsome chess and being consistant many lower rated players have played games about master level BUT they dont do it consitantly
    so i guess the whole thing is a relitive deal
    master as it relates to uscf fide RHP etc etc???
    at pogo master is 2001 and higher
    but most i think it is around 2200
  9. Standard member XanthosNZ
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    16 Nov '05 05:27
    Originally posted by aspviper666
    then FM would probably be about 2200 then right??
    i was using uscf kind of based rough standards
    i feel being a "master"is a matter of playing awsome chess and being consistant many lower rated players have played games about master level BUT they dont do it consitantly
    so i guess the whole thing is a relitive deal
    master as it relates to uscf fide RHP etc etc???
    at pogo master is 2001 and higher
    but most i think it is around 2200
    Master is a USCF grading band just like Expert and Class , not a title.

    What you feel being a Master is is of no consequence. FIDE, in their ultimate wisdom, has defined exactly what each title means and if you are so inclined you could look it up on their (horribly designed) website.

    There is no conversion between RHP ratings and OTB ratings of any type. It's a different type of game. You can't say that a player with a 2200 rating here would be a FM or a USCF Master.

    RHP doesn't give any titles or bands (excluding the bands in the rating formula but they are just hidden distinctions) based on rating. None. Pogo, it seems, does and that makes them stupid heads.
  10. Standard member Aiko
    Nearing 200000...!
    16 Nov '05 09:18
    Is such a rating somewhat comparable to the rating up here? And I don't mean a difference in OTB and correspondence (although that might well be), but purely the rating and level of play it.
  11. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    20 Nov '05 01:45
    Originally posted by Jusuh
    depends. some GMs have 2400 rating, some 2700.
    To earn the GM title, one must achieve a performance rating over 2600 in three events while maintaining a rating above 2500. Once the title is achieved, the rating may drop below 2500.

    This explanation is a short, and perhaps not fully accurate summary of the detailed requirements listed in the FIDE Handbook. See http://www.fide.com/official/handbook.asp?level=B0101