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  3. Sign my petition to restore lovlas's FM title.

Recently @lovlas confided to me his distress and shame of having been stripped of his FM title. I for one am determined to make things right and put pressure on @lichess to help this poor sod get it back in its rightful plaice.

Please add your name to my petition by posting below if you agree.

Magnus.

*place

I thought of IM is better than FM

Guess if you pay the FIDE restores it for sure.

Ummm... I am confused. @lovlas still has a title, lichess did not strip it from lovlas. They just have a better one, an IM title.

@Sarg0n you have to pay if you want FIDE recognize your title? i used to believ it is automatic when you achieve that rating, how much did you pay for CM title?

Germany: www.schachbund.de/titelgebuehren.html

(other countries might be similar or the country’s fed spends the sum for higher titles)

Thank you

Here are the FIDE fees: www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=3&view=category

Grandmaster: 330 Euro
International Master: 165 Euro
FIDE Master: 70 Euro
Candidate Master: 50 Euro

The federation has to pay it and can send you an invoice to get it back from you.

Can you please explain what is his story about?

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