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    How did he get his GM title?

    I noticed that there is a GM in Georgia rated 2348 (Davit Lomsadze).
    Chess Db shows that he never had a fide rating higher than 2400 in his entire life. I am wondering how he got his GM title?
    I am surprised if its a clerical error as he is shown as a ''GM'' not on one - but on many different tournament pages.
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    Update: Apparently he did score some gm norms...
    http://chess-results.com/tnr66864.as...lag=30&snr=269
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    He has the norms (he has a 20 game norm from a 9-round continental). As for the rating he would have to have done it on live rating and I can't get him high enough on that score yet but I might be missing something. It is quite tricky calculating live ratings from old data where there was a lag in submitting the tournament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    He has the norms (he has a 20 game norm from a 9-round continental). As for the rating he would have to have done it on live rating and I can't get him high enough on that score yet but I might be missing something. It is quite tricky calculating live ratings from old data where there was a lag in submitting the tournament.
    True, but live rating of 2500 when highest rating is nowhere near it...interesting!
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    Get some norms and try your luck with your current rating Michael. Hope you get lucky with a GM Title!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    True, but live rating of 2500 when highest rating is nowhere near it...interesting!
    I found one point where his live rating was about 2440 but didn't manage to get it higher than that.

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    I have no idea on these things so shouldn't comment BUT...

    Don't you sometimes get a title regardless of rating, like if you win the World Junior or something...?

    Though I already know you're gonna say something like, "I looked at the tournaments he gained the norms in, and that wouldn't have been the case with those tournaments" - or something like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banana View Post
    Don't you sometimes get a title regardless of rating, like if you win the World Junior or something...?
    Yes there are quite a few of those, though the system has very recently been changed so that a player now needs a minimum rating at some stage in their life to collect the direct title.

    The "something like that" is Lomsadze actually had an application based on norms that was approved at the Baku FIDE Congress. His title wasn't approved based on a direct title event.

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