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    Thank you, David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana View Post
    I'm looking forward to this event I've never played a zonal before and I am chasing a (WCM) title
    You are certainly stronger than certain WIMs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alana
    I'm looking forward to this event I've never played a zonal before and I am chasing a (WCM) title
    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    You are certainly stronger than certain WIMs
    And certainly stronger than some WGMs even Some of these titled players are near the FIDE rating floor

    Source: http://www.chessrating.info/statistics.php

    Lowest rated:

    GM = 2170
    IM = 1839
    WGM = 1868
    FM = 1360
    WIM = 1630
    CM = 1305
    WFM = 1274
    WCM = 1084

    Also surprising to see that the lowest rated FM is quite a bit lower than the lowest rated WIM
    Last edited by AzureBlue; 15-01-2015 at 08:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue View Post
    And certainly stronger than some WGMs even Some of these titled players are near the FIDE rating floor

    Source: http://www.chessrating.info/statistics.php

    Lowest rated:

    GM = 2170
    IM = 1839
    WGM = 1868
    FM = 1360
    WIM = 1630
    CM = 1305
    WFM = 1274
    WCM = 1084

    Also surprising to see that the lowest rated FM is quite a bit lower than the lowest rated WIM
    Such is the nature of the soft titles
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Such is the nature of the soft titles
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue View Post
    As posted before;

    In the latest handbook, FIDE have tightened the Direct Title Regulations from Zonals (Sub-Continental Individual). (http://www.fide.com/component/handbo...3&view=article)

    To obtain:
    IM/WIM must get =1st in the tournament (this includes the already-titled GMs/IMs playing in the tournament) and Silver/Bronze (2nd/3rd) only get IM/WIM norms (as opposed to titles as per the handbook in July 2013).
    FM/WFM need 6/9 (up from 4.5/9 a few years ago)
    CM/WCM need 4.5/9 (up from 40% a few years ago)
    I believe the limit of 1 IM/WIM titles and 2 FM/WFM titles is still in place.
    Thanks AzureBlue
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Such is the nature of the soft titles
    Well, at least Arthur Bisguier's GM title was not soft, since those who gained the title in the 1950s and 1960s deserved it, but he is 85 now.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AzureBlue View Post
    Thanks for sharing the link
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    Thanks Jenny. I entered!
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    Hi all, please continue discussion of this tournament to the new thread http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....L-ANNOUNCEMENT

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