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Spiny Norman
05-02-2008, 02:21 PM
According to chessmetrics.com, David Smerdon achieved a rating of 2503 in March 2003. Was this official from a FIDE perspective, or just calculated? If official, is David now eligible to acquire his GM title, or does he have to wait until he is 2500+ post-norms?

Bill Gletsos
05-02-2008, 02:26 PM
According to chessmetrics.com, David Smerdon achieved a rating of 2503 in March 2003. Was this official from a FIDE perspective, or just calculated? If official, is David now eligible to acquire his GM title, or does he have to wait until he is 2500+ post-norms?Chessmetric ratings have no relationship to FIDE ratings.

Denis_Jessop
05-02-2008, 04:47 PM
According to chessmetrics.com, David Smerdon achieved a rating of 2503 in March 2003. Was this official from a FIDE perspective, or just calculated? If official, is David now eligible to acquire his GM title, or does he have to wait until he is 2500+ post-norms?

Here is a graph of David's progress from the FIDE website:
http://www.fide.com/ratings/id.phtml?event=3202305

DJ

Capablanca-Fan
05-02-2008, 05:00 PM
Chessmetric ratings have no relationship to FIDE ratings.
Which system is more accurate, FWIW?