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Title Verification

If you are a professional over-the-board chess player, you may have already achieved a Chess Title!

If you have a FIDE title or a National title, we can set it on Lichess for your account, however you will need to prove that you are who you claim to be, and that you have the title in question. You can choose to remain anonymous towards other users.

To verify your title, please complete this form. If you have any problems, contact us at contact@lichess.org.

There is one more honorary title by and for Lichess, which is not an official title of chess bodies: The Lichess Master title. It is an honorary title that was awarded to notable players who accomplished several criteria to prove their strength, as well as getting approval from the Lichess team as being a remarkable player. The LM title is no longer available, and all requests will be turned down.

The following titles are currently in use by Lichess; If you have an official title that is not in this list, please let us know.

  • GM Grandmaster
  • WGM Woman Grandmaster
  • IM International Master
  • WIM Woman International Master
  • FM FIDE Master
  • WFM Woman FIDE Master
  • NM National Master
  • CM Candidate Master (FIDE)
  • WCM Woman Candidate Master (FIDE)
  • WNM Woman National Master
  • LM Lichess Master