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What's the diference between IM, NM, CM, LM, GM and FM?

Asked by qwertyuiopasd
Tags title im mn cm lm gm fm
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What's the diference between IM, NM, CM, LM, GM and FM?
MagnutsCarleson commented :
IM = International Master
NM = National Master
CM = Candidate Msater
FM = FIDE Master
WFM = Womans FIDE Master
WCM = Womans Candidate Master
WNM = Womans National Master
WIM = Womans International Master
WGM = Womans GrandMaster
LM = Lichess Master
GM = Grandmaster
nagalaksmi08 commented :
the nice create so good creater i will be the all of these IM NM CM FM WFM WCM WNM WIM WGM LM GM THANKS A LOT THANK YOU WHERE MUCH
16 Answers
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Answered by Tournaments
IM = International Master
NM = National Master
CM = Candidate Msater
LM = Lichess Master (see http://en.lichess.org/qa/13/what-is-the-lm-title)
GM = Grandmaster
FM = FIDE Master

All except LM are titles achieved by ratings and/or norms (exceptional performance in a tournament).
Anonymous-1 commented :
What does FIDE stand for?
Tournaments commented :
Federation Internationale des Echecs
Corridor commented :
For non-Francophones, the International Chess Federation
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Answered by NM jposthuma
Here is a list of all the titles you will see on here in order of difficulty to attain:
Note that FIDE is the International Chess Federation. Not all over the board tournaments are FIDE rated, but all FIDE rated tournaments are over the board.

GM: Grandmaster, 2500 FIDE
IM: International Master, 2400 FIDE
FM: FIDE Master, 2300 FIDE
CM: Candidate Master, 2200 FIDE
NM: National Master, 2200 USCF/CFC/Other National Federation. (2200 USCF is roughly equal to 2100 FIDE)
LM: Lichess Master. I believe the current requirements are to be 2500 bullet, 2400 blitz, 2300 classical, or 2200+ in at least 3 variants. Something like that.

There are also Woman's FIDE titles (WGM, WIM, WFM, WCM) that are the same as the regular titles minus 200 FIDE points. For example, FM = 2300, WFM = 2100.
KingMeTaco666 commented :
FIDE has online arena that is rated and also hands out armature tittles.. https://arena.myfide.net/
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Answered by Vladimir_Ikhonov
Although it is true that on lichess, "LM" means "Lichess Master", it is of interest to note that LM is an official title awarded by the USCF. It means "Life Master", and there are probably LMs on here that are life masters and not lichess masters.
Luetage commented :
USCF Life Master titles aren't shown on lichess, that's why LM will always be Lichess Master on here. The "lowest" official title is NM, and that's not even a FIDE title.
MeWantCookie commented :
If you go by technicality the lowest master is Lichess master. But it looks like the average NM is basically a Lichess master from what I have seen. You could say LM and NM are basically the same.
Mister2 commented :
it is lichess master. go to an lm's account, find a game, click the crosstable, hover your mouse over the bright lm letters and it will say lichess master
Mister2 commented :
well at least that happens to me
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Answered by VictorMMagoP
I am a Venezuelan MN, can I validate this title in lichess to participate in the titling tournaments?
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Answered by MagnutsCarleson
Maybe can lichess create titles for amatures? Like in Arena FIDE? To support amatures and beginners to improve their chess?
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Answered by Toadofsky
According to FIDE rules http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=174&view=article there are many differences (read the rules for details), and sometimes titles are awarded regardless of rating, as noted below:

0.6
The Award of Titles
0.61
Titles may be awarded for specific results in specific Championship events, or are awarded on achieving a rating as laid down in these regulations. Such titles are confirmed by the QC Chairman on advice from the FIDE Office. They are then awarded by FIDE.
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Titles are also awarded based on applications with norms with a sufficient number of games. These titles shall be awarded by the General Assembly on recommendation by the QC that the candidate meets the requirements. The Presidential Board or Executive Board may award titles in clear cases only, after consultation with the QC.
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Answered by mkkuhner
All FIDE titles can also be awarded directly based on performance in a specific tournament. For example, winning the World Championship or Women's World Championship automatically gives the GM title (this is how Tan Zhongyi became a GM). For the lower titles (CM and WCM) this is actually, in my experience, more common than earning the title by rating: all but one of the WCMs in my local community earned the title by winning international or continental girls' tournaments.

NM should not be listed with the other titles as it is a national title, not a FIDE title, and has different criteria depending on your nation. The same is true of LM (in the USCF sense of Life Master). It therefore can't be said to be above or below the FIDE titles.

If you have a FIDE title it will be documented on your FIDE rating page (google "Your Name FIDE rating" to find it) and then the problem reduces to proving your identity. A national title would be verified in the same way by your national federation.
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Answered by Tonydilapieuvre
it's a strange question endeed but i beleive that there is no difference in chess between women and man so no there isn't such thing
KimJongUnFanclub commented :
well you're stupid and wrong
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Answered by Yersinia_Pestis
There is also a HGM title: honorary GM.
Maybe it is no longer in use to award a player this title.
In this case I could find some more info about the player, who's name I forgot, but I might find his name back.
He got this title 10-15 years after stopping with (rated) chess. He was a quick rising NM - IM. He stopped playing due to his professional work being to demanding.
Maybe this title was an enticement to get him back at the board. But at vein: during the interview he was asked repeatedly to play a game. No wood was touched.
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Answered by SuedeStonn
I saw on one database that John Nunn has the title of 'DM', anyone know what that is? (I've never seen it and aside from the 'master' part I can't even guess what it is.)
Doofenshmirtz commented :
It means he's a Dungeon Master.
acrendic commented :
His name is John Denis Martin Nunn, so I guess DM = Denis Martin?
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Answered by MagnutsCarleson
IM = International Master
NM = National Master
CM = Candidate Msater
FM = FIDE Master
LM = Lichess Master
GM = Grandmaster
WFM = Womans FIDE Master
WCM = Womans Candidate Master
WNM = Womans National Master
WIM = Womans International Master
WGM = Womans GrandMaster
ScorpianFire7 commented :
Someone already wrote that
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Answered by pianogirl2
They are different titles that you earn if you are a certain rating (2200 or more). (Sometimes I saw these people and I chose to change my game because I knew they would beat me.
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Answered by Maurois
how can you know i am or not a master so can you put me it thanks for your quick reply bybybybybybybybybybybybybybbybybybyby
ScorpianFire7 commented :
You are dumb
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Answered by hellSp4wn
roughly how many times stronger is an average GM than an average FM
SuedeStonn commented :
I think FM's are generally between 2100 and 2300, IM's between 2300 and 2500, and GM's from 2500 up (I've seen 2700+ players called SuperGM's in multiple forums or videos, though it isn't an actual title)... so by points you're looking at about a difference of 400, and imo a GM is at least twice as strong, if not 3-4 times as strong, as a FM. FM's are really good, but to attain GM level you pretty much have to know everything at least a little (like openings) and know some things to a 'T' (specific openings, end game theory, etc), be creative, etc etc etc... you know, what us mere mortals can't do. ;}
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Answered by PalarongPambansa2016
So, how can you claim if you are a FIDE Master?
kaynight commented :
give them your fide ID m8
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Answered by I0euros
It might stand as a little awkard question.
Is it possible to exist WLM with lower requirements?
ScorpianFire7 commented :
Your very weird
jojoyxu commented :
why do you say things like that, @ScorpianFire7 ?
im now gonna ban you!
jojoyxu commented :
to monotradors so stop!

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