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Member since Jul-29-04 · Last seen Oct-18-13
< New rating system designed against title inflation >

category (Fide rating):

1 2300-2324
2 2325-2349
3 2350-2374
4 2375-2399
5 2400-2424
6 2425-2449
7 2450-2474
8 2475-2499
9 2500-2524
10 2525-2549
11 2550-2574
12 2575-2599
13 2600-2624
14 2625-2649
15 2650-2674
16 2675-2699
17 2700-2724
18 2725-2749
19 2750-2774
20 2775-2799
21 2800-2824
22 2825-2849

< Super Grandmaster > (SGM)

min rating: 2700

Norm requirement:

a) First or second place in the Corus (A), Linares and Dortmund tournament

b) Winner of any category 17 or above tournaments (min ten rounds)

c) Winner of any major event: Winner of individual European championship, World cup, Olympia (gold or bronze medal in first board),etc

d) participant in candidate tournament

Each requirrement counts as one norm. Three norms are required for the fulfillment of the title

Norm exemption: former World Champion, fide World champion and Unitifed World champion challenger

Grandmaster (GM)

min rating: 2600

Norm requirement: (min ten rounds)

1) third place in any category 16 events
2) second place in any category 15 events
3) first place in any category 14 events

each counts as one norm. Three norms are required for the fulfillment of the title

Norm exemption: World championship candidate and Woman world champion

International master (IM)

min rating: 2500

Norm requirement: ( min ten rounds)

1) third place in any category 12 tournament

2) second place in any category 11 tournament

3) first place in any category 10 tournament

each counts as one norm. Three norms are required for the fulfillment of the title.

Norm exemption:

a) Winner of the junior world championship

b) Scoring over 50 % in any inter zonal tournament

Fide master (FM)

min rating: 2400

Norm requirement:

1) Third place in any category 8 tournament

2) second place in any category 7 tournament

3) First place in any category 6 tournament

each counts as one norm. Three norms are required for the fulfillment of the title.

Norm exemption: Winner of any Fide recognized National closed championship

Candidate Master (CM)

min rating: 2300

Norm requirement: Maintain a performance rating of 2400 or above in three (min 10 rounds) tournaments of any category

Note: There is no time limit. Player can take as long as he/ she wants to fulfill requirement of these titles.

List of living Super Grandmasters in my standard:

1) Spassky
2) Korchnoi
3) Karpov
4) Short
5) Topalov
6) Carlsen
7) Kramnik
8) Ivanchuk
9) Polgar
10) Karjakin
11) Leko
12) Kamsky
13) Svidler
14) Shirov
15) Morozevich
16) Aronian
17) Ponomariov
18) Gelfand
19) Radjabov
20) Grischuk
21) Kasparov
22) Timman
23) Ulf
24) Huebner
25) Portisch
26) Georgiev
27) Piket
28) Bareev
29) Khalifman
30) Salov
31) Le Quang Liem
32) Ljubomir
33) Averbakh
34) Benko
35) Gligoric
36) Borislav
37) Kasimdzhanov
41) Adam

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   tacticalmonster has kibitzed 622 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jun-09-13 Borislav Ivanov (replies)
tacticalmonster: There are overwhelming evidence that he is cheating: 1) A player doesn't just perform like a 2700 in one tournament and then play like an 1800 in the next tournament. 2) He played every top choices of Houdini in one of his blitz games! ( almost an impossible feat for a human
   May-12-13 Anand - Carlsen World Championship Match (2013) (replies)
tacticalmonster: I think the match is now evenly matched: Anand: home field advantage, opening knowledge and enormous WC experience. Carlsen: Better technique, more psychological edge and youthful energy. Anand has the better chance in dynamic position while Carlsen has the edge in ...
   May-12-13 Norway Chess (2013) (replies)
tacticalmonster: I don't understand why other top chess players call Carlsen a complete all rounder in chess. Carlsen obviously has a very positional style and I haven't seen many dynamic positions in his games. < asiduodiego > He hasn't lost a single game yet. Of course he isn't ...
   Mar-26-13 Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 (replies)
tacticalmonster: The GREATEST sacrifice of all time! Spassky was so amazed at the depth of this sacrifice ( Fischer sacrificed all 16 pieces ) that he went on to lose game 3,5,6,8 and 10!
   Oct-12-12 Grand Slam Chess Final (2012) (replies)
tacticalmonster: Anand finally had a decisive game!
   May-31-12 Anand - Gelfand World Championship Match (2012) (replies)
tacticalmonster: The most exciting part about this championship match is that it is finally over. I have never seen such a boring world championship!
   Mar-23-12 Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 (replies)
tacticalmonster: 1) White king must not walk into the a1-h8 diagonal 2) White king cannot capture the rook on the a-file 3) White king must stop black rook from reaching the c-file without any concession from Black 79 Kd5 Ra5+ 80 Kc4 Ra4+ 81 Kb3 ( 81 Kd3 Rd4+ 82 Kc2 a1=Q 83 c8=Q+ Rd8 84 ...
   Mar-17-12 Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 (replies)
tacticalmonster: very easy: 22 Qe3+ 23 Bd2 (23 Rd2 Rf1#) Qxd2+ 24 Rxd2 Rf1+ 25 Rd1 Nb3+ 26 cxb3 Bxb2# Time spent: 90 sec
   Feb-27-12 Ivanchuk vs Tiviakov, 2008 (replies)
tacticalmonster: I saw only this continuation: 20 cxb5 Rxc3 21 bxa6 Qc7 22 Rxc3 Qxc3 23 Qxc3 Rxc3 24 a7 Rc8 25 Ba6 Re8 26 Bb7- White will emerge with B pair with a pawn up, a easy win at this level. I did not see the point of the reply Nf6 which threatens the e4 pawn and open up c8-e6 ...
   Feb-16-12 Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1972 (replies)
tacticalmonster: What is even more impressive is that how did Fischer shut out a player like Larsen 6-0? Fischer just completely destroyed Larsen's spirit back in 1971 and he was never the same player again after that.
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