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  1. Standard member O Artem O
    13 Mar '09 19:49 / 1 edit
    I was just wondering, how does one become a GM i look on fide site but didnt find it and online did not find any steps just general discussions, im sure the fide site should have it, so can some one tell me where i can look
    tnx a lot

    and i know im a looooong loooooong way away from becoming one
  2. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    13 Mar '09 19:58
    rough gist to get you going (somebody else can fill in the details).

    You have to score 2 or 3 (I think) good results in tournaments.

    'Good results' = equal the score that is considered the norm that a GM would score in the tournament. Therefore the actual score you have to get varies according to how strong your opposition in the tournament is.

    I think you have to have a rating above 2500 too.

    Also I think maybe one of your results has to be in an all-play-all tournament.
  3. Standard member ptobler
    13 Mar '09 20:00 / 1 edit
    a) get 3 GM norms (3 performances in tournaments with a TPR (tournament performance rating) over 2600 - against quality players)


    b) at some point in your career have a rating over 2500 (this doesn't have to be a rating over 2500 when FIDE publishes its ranking list, just a rating calculated to be over 2500 after some individual game)
  4. 13 Mar '09 20:09
    And I believe for those 3 GM Norms, a certain percent of your opponents have to be of foreign chess federations
  5. 13 Mar '09 20:21 / 2 edits

    You can get your countries chess federation to organise 3 tournaments
    filling them up with 3 of your countries chess players and the rest with
    GM's from a few Eastern European countries, let us say just for the
    sake of an argument. Bulgaria & Romania.

    Lo and Behold. Your three players get GM norms in the first tournament.

    Amaziing. Your three players get their 2nd GM norms. in the 2nd tournament.

    Wow!....etc etc.

    If you are one of the lucky three you get a GM title for playing legal moves.

    Now I wonder if that has ever happened?
  6. Standard member ptobler
    14 Mar '09 03:45

    You can win certain tournaments (like the World Seniors Tournament, or the World Junior Tournament) and by virtue of winning those tournaments, you automatically become a GM (as per Larry Kaufman, Ahmed Adly, among others)
  7. 14 Mar '09 22:38

    You can come on here and claim in your profile to be a GM.