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What is the LM title?

Asked by thibault
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Some players have the "LM" title. For instance:

What does it mean, and how does one obtain it?
mntal36 commented :
mozhno lichess mastera u menya v pulyu 2400
You can lisches the master in my bullet 2400
Citoroller commented :
i think somehow lichess and are related?
murutiwari commented :
Answer is lichess master
ChessHydra commented :
it's life master, when you play 300 american fide tournament games with any rating
4 Answers
Answered by thibault

It means "Lichess Master". This honorific title is unofficial and only exists on lichess.

We awarded it to highly notable players who are good citizens of lichess, at our discretion. You don't get the LM title, the LM title gets to you.
If you qualify, you will get a message from us regarding it and the choice to accept or decline.
androidmarvin commented :
It would be very nice if there were some fixed criteria, so that if one fulfils the criteria, one will automatically be notified. It would also be nice if the criteria were public, so that one would have something to aspire to.
Life-form commented :
Well, now I know. Before I read these answers, I was beginning to think LM stood for either "Lucky Master", "Likely Master", or maybe even "Lunatic Master". :)
jkaRUSSIA commented :
But how you can qualify to that?
I won weekly bullet 1 or 2 week ago, i did won a lot of tournaments but doesnt get it.
Can you explain pls.
Thanks you.
MagnutsCarleson commented :
Though i have nevery seen low rateds as a "LM" only high rateds
Atomic__player commented :
i see some LMs has low rating like 2100. Can i get LM ?
GeniusScorpions commented :
can I have the title LM?
jojoyxu commented :
what website?
and shud i check?
admd commented :
LM is "Little master" in joke, because this title get strong amateurs, but they haven't officially fide master title.
LegendaryStrikeX commented :
LousyMaster is what LM means
Answered by thchozen0ne
In US Chess, LM means "Life Master". I can see how this can be confusing.
gmnotyet commented :
I disagree with that. There is a Life Master title but I have never seen such a titled player use LM to describe the accomplishment. Life Master is simply a type of National Master, NM, which people use. You see NM Times and NM King for example. No one goes by LM Times, for example.
Answered by thchozen0ne
I agree that there needs to be set, specific criteria needed to obtain the title that is public knowledge. If you meet the criteria, then you should automatically get the title.
Answered by olgaandrew
when I hover over LM it says "lichess master". But this is also used on
jojoyxu commented :
i aggree
but how about the deteils
MagnutsCarleson commented :
No it is not.
Chess_King2018 commented :
I think it is Life Master
Fabius__MM commented :
What would be the official requirements for obtaining the LM title? Generally a player what ratings should he reach to be eligible for that title?

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