Handbook ::  B. Permanent Commissions

FIDE Title Regulations valid until 30 June 2013

As approved by 1982 General Assembly and amended by General Assemblies/Executive Boards of 1984 to 2011.


0.0 Introduction
0.1 Only the titles as in 0.3 are acknowledged by FIDE.

0.2

The following regulations can only be altered by the General Assembly following recommendation by the Qualification Commission.

0.21

Any such changes shall only be made every fourth year, commencing from 2004 (unless the Commission agrees urgent action is required).
0.22 Any such changes shall take effect from 1July of the year following the decision by the General Assembly. For tournaments, such changes shall apply to those starting on or after that date.

0.3

The International FIDE titles shall be under the umbrella of the Qualification Commission, which is the final judging unit. The titles are:
0.31  
Titles for over-the-board standard chess (as defined in 1.14), the judging unit being the FIDE Qualification Commission: 
Grandmaster (GM), International Master (IM), FIDE Master (FM), Candidate Master (CM),Woman Grandmaster (WGM), Woman International Master (WIM), Woman FIDE Master (WFM), Woman Candidate Master (WCM).
0.32 Titles for chess composition, the judging unit being the Permanent Commission for Chess Compositions: Grandmaster of Solving (GS), International Master of Solving (IMS), FIDE Master of Solving (FMS); Grandmaster of Composing (GMC), International Master of Composing (IMC), FIDE Master of Composing (FMC); International Judge of Chess Composition (IJCC).
0.33 Titles for correspondence chess, the judging unit being the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF).

0.34

International Organizer (IO) Title, the judging unit being the FIDE Qualification Commission.

0.4

The titles are valid for life from the date confirmed.
0.41 Use of a FIDE title or rating to subvert the ethical principles of the title or rating system may subject a person to revocation of his title upon recommendation by the Qualification and Ethics Commissions and final action by the General Assembly.
0.42 A title is officially valid from the date all the requirements are met. In order for a title to be confirmed where it is based on an application, it must be published on the FIDE website and in other relevant FIDE documents for at least 60 days. For registered automatic titles see below, 0.5.
0.43 The title can be used for results of opponents only in tournaments starting after the confirmation.

0.44

In terms of, for example, the age of achieving a title, the title is considered to be achieved when the last result is achieved, and the rating requirement is fulfilled, whichever date is later.

 

0.5

 

Definitions
In the following text some special terms are used.
Rating performance is based on the player’s result and average rating of opponents.
Title performance (for example, GM performance) is a result that gives a performance rating as defined in 1.48 and 1.49 against the minimum average of the opponents, taking into account article 1.46, for that title. For example, for GM performance, average rating of the opponents ≥2380, and performance ≥2600. This might be achieved, for example, by a result of 7 points out of 9 games.
GM performance is ≥ 2600 performance against opponents with average rating ≥ 2380.
IM performance is ≥ 2450 performance against opponents with average rating ≥ 2230.
WGM performance is ≥ 2400 performance against opponents with average rating ≥ 2180.
WIM performance is ≥ 2250 performance against opponents with average rating ≥ 2030.
Title norm is a title performance fulfilling additional requirements concerning the mix of titled players and nationalities as specified in articles 1.42 to 1.47.
Category was used for title results earlier. Now it is used only to describe the overall strength of a round-robin tournament. Categories are based on the average rating of all the players in a round-robin tournament, In a Swiss tournament category was calculated as the average of the ratings of the player and his opponents. Category 1 is average rating of 2251-2275, category II 2276-2300 etc, for women category I is average 2051-2075, II 2076-2100 etc.
Registered title (automatic title) is a title gained by achieving a certain place or result in a tournament. For example, winning, or achieving a result ³50 percent in a tournament. On application by the player’s federation and confirmation by the Qualification Commission, such titles are awarded automatically by FIDE.
0.6 The Award of Titles
0.61 Titles in 0.31 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 Chairman of the Qualification Commission on advice from the FIDE Office. They are then awarded by FIDE. 
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 Qualification Commission that the candidate meets the requirements.
0.62  
The Presidential Board or Executive Board may award titles under 0.31 or 0.34in clear cases only, after consultation with the appropriate chairman.

0.63

For 0.33, the ICC
1.0 Requirements for titles designated in 0.31
1.1 Administration
1.11 Play shall be governed by the FIDE Laws of Chess and FIDE Tournament Rules. Minor deviations may be permitted by the Technical Commission Chairman.
The tournament system must be a fair one. Tournaments where the composition is changed (without FIDE approval) during the tournament or those where players have different conditions in terms of rounds and pairing are not valid.
The tournament must be registered at least 30 days in advance on the FIDE server, and all details of the tournament must be published in the FIDE calendar.
1.12 There must be no more than twelve hours play in one day. This is calculated based on games that last 60 moves, although games played using increments may last longer.
1.13 That no more than two rounds be played on any one day.
1.14 The tournament must be played by using one of the following rates of play:
90 minutes with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first move
90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from the first move
100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds cumulative increment for each move starting from first move        
40 moves in 2 hours followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game
40 moves in 2 hours followed by 60 minutes for the rest of the game 
40 moves in 2 hours followed by 20 moves in 1 hour followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game
1.15 Normally only events played in a period of at most 90 days are permitted. Leagues and national team championships of a longer duration are permitted. The QC Chairman may give prior approval to tournaments lasting longer than 90 days.
1.16 Calculating the norm requirements for an event which lasts longer than 90 days can be done in two ways. Which system is used must be stipulated prior to the event and mentioned in all publicity and indicated on all norm certificates IT1. 
The same system as in B.02.4.12 must be used for calculating rating changes.
(a) The Rating List at the start of the competition shall be used, or
(b) The opponents’ ratings at the date the game is played shall be used.
1.17 The tournament shall be conducted by an International Arbiter, failing that, by a FIDE Arbiter. 
1.2 Titles achieved from International Championships:
1.21 As indicated below, a player may gain a 
(a) title from such an event or 
(b) gain a single title result (norm). Then the requirements in 1.42 - 1.49 shall apply.
(c) gain a single performance norm. Then the requirements in 1.22, 1.42, 1.46-1.48 shall apply.
1.22 The minimum score is 35% for all titles. The result shown is the minimum required.
1.23 With the exception of IBCA, ICSC and IPCA, in the continental, regional or other associations' competitions mentioned below, a title or result can be achieved if at least one third or three of the appropriate member federations — whichever is lower - participate in the event. 
The minimum number of participants in the tournament is eight.
1.24 A norm in Olympiad etc. (see the chart below) is worth 20 games; a performance result is worth 13 games.

Championships

Grandmaster

International Master

 

GM

IM

World Cup

Reaching last 16

Qualifying over the board

Women’s World

Winner = title
Finalist = 9 game norm (a)

Finalist = title

World U-20

Gold = title.
1st = 9 game norm (a)

Silver, bronze = title

World Senior

Gold = title

Silver = title

Olympiad;
Women’s Olympiad;
Continental; 
Continental Women’s.

≥9 games GM Performance counts as 13 games.
≥9 games GM Norm counts as 20 games.

≥9 games IM Performance counts as 13 games.
≥9 games IM Norm counts as 20 games.

Continental

Gold = 9 game norm (a)

1st, up to 3 players = title

Continental Senior

Gold = 9 game norm (a)

Gold = title
Silver, bronze = 9 game norm (a)

Continental U-20           
ASEAN;
ASEAN U-20;
Arab;
Arab U-20; Centroamerican-Caribbean U-20; 
Southern American U-20;
World U-18

Gold = 9 game norm (a)

1st, up to 3 players = title

World U-16;
Continental U-18, 16;
World Girls’ U-20

 

Gold = 9 game norm (a)

Commonwealth;
IBCA, ISCS,  IPCA

 

1st, up to 3 players = title.

Zonals and Sub-Zonals See Note b to e.

 

1st, up to 3 players = title.
≥ 9 games ≥ 66 2/3% = title
≥ 9 games IM Performance counts as 13 games.

 


Female Championships

Woman Grandmaster

Woman International
Master

 

WGM

WIM

Women’s World

Winner = GM title.
Finalist = 9 game GM norm (a)
Finalist = IM title.
Reaching last 8= WGM title

Qualifying over the board

World  U-20

Gold = WGM title.
Gold = 9 game IM Norm (a)
1st = 9 game WGM norm (a)

Silver, Bronze = WIM title

World Senior

Gold

Silver

Open Olympiad;
Women’s Olympiad;
Continental; 
Continental Women’s.

≥9 games WGM Performance counts as 13 games.
≥9 games WGM Norm counts as 20 games.

≥9 games WIM Performance counts as 13 games.
≥9 games WIM Norm counts as 20 games

Continental Women’s

Gold = Title

1st, up to 3 players = title.

Continental Women's Senior

Gold = 9 game norm (a)

Gold = title
Silver, bronze = 9 game norm (a)

Continental U-20;
ASEAN;
ASEAN U-20
Arab;
U-20 Arab;
Centroamerican-Caribbean U-20;
Southern American U-20;
World U-18.

Gold = 9 game norm (a)

1st, up to 3 players = title.

Commonwealth;
IBCA, ISCS,  IPCA

 

1st, up to 3 players = title.

World U-16;
Continental U-18, U-16

 

Gold = 9 game norm (a)

Zonals and Sub-Zonals See Note b to e.

 

1st, up to 3 players = title.
≥ 9 games ≥ 66 2/3% = title
≥ 9 games WIM 
Performance counts as 13 games.

 

Championships

FIDE Master

Candidate Master

 

FM

CM

Olympiad (e)

≥9 game ≥ 66 2/3% = title

≥7 game ≥ 50 % = title

World, Continental Team (e)

≥7 game ≥ 66 2/3% = title

≥7 game ≥ 50 % = title

World U-18

Silver, Bronze = title

 

World U16, 14, 12, 10, 8

1st, up to 3 players = title

Silver, Bronze = title

IBCA, ICSC, IPCA World

Silver = title

Bronze = title

IBCA, ICSC, IPCA World
U-20

1st, up to 3 players = title

Silver, Bronze = title

U-20 Continental, ASEAN, or Arab.

Silver, Bronze = title

 

Continental, ASEAN or Arab U-18,16,14, 12,10, 8

1st, up to 3 players = title

Silver, Bronze = title

America’s Regional Youth Festival
U-18, 16, 14, 12,10, 8

 

1st, up to 3 players = title

Zonals and Sub-Zonals See Note a to d.

≥9 games ≥ 50 % = title

≥9 game ≥ 40% = title

World Amateur

Gold = title

1st = or Silver = title

World School Chess Individual Championship U-9 and older Gold

 

Female Championships

Woman FIDE Master

Woman Candidate Master

 

WFM

WCM

Olympiad (e)

≥9 game ≥ 66 2/3% = title

≥7 game ≥ 50 % = title

World, Continental Team (e)

≥7 game ≥ 66 2/3% = title

≥7 game ≥ 50 % = title

World U-18

Silver, Bronze = title

 

World U16, 14, 12, 10, 8

1st, up to 3 players = title

Silver, Bronze = title

IBCA, ICSC, IPCA World

Silver = title

Bronze = title

IBCA, ICSC, IPCA World
U-20

1st, up to 3 players = title

Silver, Bronze = title

U-20 Continental, ASEAN, or Arab.

Silver, Bronze = title

 

Continental, ASEAN or Arab U-18,16,14, 12,10, 8

1st, up to 3 players = title

Silver, Bronze = title

America’s Regional Youth Festival
U-18, 16, 14, 12,10, 8

 

1st, up to 3 players = title

Zonals and Sub-Zonals See Note a to d.

≥9 games ≥ 50 % = title

≥9 game ≥ 40% = title

World Amateur

Gold = title

1st =, or Silver = title

World School Chess Individual Championship U-9 and older Gold

Remarks:
(a) For example: Women’s World Championship: Finalist = 9 game GM norm. This means that the result counts as if it was a norm and had met all the necessary requirements.
(b)   Where a zonal/subzonal is played with preliminaries and finals, the results shall be pooled.
(c)   Subzonals must be approved by the Presidential Board.    
(d)  For zonals/subzonals only one IM/WIM title can be obtained based on a result ≥66 2/3 percent, only two FM/WFM titles can be obtained based on a result ≥50 percent. 
(e) The result must be achieved in consecutive games starting from the first game the player plays in the tournament. If a player achieves ≥ 6 points (3½ points for CM/WCM), the title is awarded, even if the player does not play 9 games (7 games for CM/WCM) . These titles shall be awarded retrospectively.
(f) 1st = means shared first place.

1.3

Those titles gained by achieving a published or interim rating at some time or other:

1.31 FIDE Master ≥2300
1.32 Candidate Master ≥2200
1.33 Woman FIDE Master ≥2100
1.34

Woman Candidate Master

≥2000
1.4

The GM, IM, WGM, WIM titles can also be gained by achieving norms in internationally rated tournaments played according to the following regulations.

1.41 The number of games
1.41a The player must play at least 9 games, however
1.41b

Only 7 games are required for 7 round Continental and World Team Championships.
Only 7 games are required for 8 or 9 round Continental and World Team 
Championships.
Only 8 games are required for World Cup or Women World Championship. For the World Cup 
and Women’s World Championship these 8 game norms count as if 9 games.

1.41c Where a player exceeds the norm requirements by one or more full points, then the length of the tournament is considered to be extended by that number of games when computing the total number of games.
1.42 Games as follows are not included.
1.42a against opponents who do not belong to FIDE federations.
1.42b against computers
1.42c decided by forfeit, adjudication or any means other than over the board play. Other games once started, which are forfeited for whatever reason, shall however be included. In a last round game a player must play in order to have the required number of games, but can afford to lose. Then, if the opponent forfeits, the norm shall still count.
1.42d against unrated players who score zero against rated opponents in round robin tournaments.
1.42e A player may ignore his game(s) against any opponents he has defeated, provided he has met the required mix of opponents, and provided that this leaves him with at least the minimum number of games as in 1.41, against the required mix of opponents. Nonetheless, the full cross-table of the event must be submitted.
1.42f A player who has achieved a title result, before the last round may ignore all games played subsequently, provided 
(a) he has met the required mix of opponents 
(b) this leaves him with at least the minimum number of games as in 1.41. 
(c) the full requirements would be met for the complete tournament.
1.42g

Tournaments that make changes to favour one or more players (for example by altering the number of rounds, or the order of rounds, or providing particular opponents, not otherwise participating in the event), shall be excluded.
The tournament program and the pairing system used must be published at the time of the registration of the tournament.

1.43 Federations of opponents 
At least two federations other than that of the title applicant must be included, except for 1.43a-1.43e. Even then see 1.43f.
1.43a

The finals (but not preliminaries) of national men’s championships and also national women’s championships.

1.43b National team championships.
1.43c Zonal tournaments.
1.43d Tournaments of other types may also be included with the prior approval of the QC Chairman.
1.43e Swiss System tournaments in which the competitors include at least 20 FIDE Rated players, not from the host federation, from at least 3 federations, at least 10 of whom hold GM, IM, WGM or WIM titles. Otherwise 1.44 applies.
1.43f

At least one of the norms has to be achieved under normal foreigner requirement. (See 1.43 first clause and 1.44a)

1.44

Opponents shall be calculated using rounding up (minimum)to the next whole number, to the next lower number (maximum).

1.44a A maximum of 3/5 of the opponents may come from the applicant’s federation and a maximum of 2/3 of the opponents from one federation. For exact numbers see the table in 1.7.
1.45 Titles of opponents
1.45a At least50%of the opponents shall be title-holders (TH) as in 0.31, excluding CM and WCM. For exact numbers see table in 1.7.
1.45b For a GM norm at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be GMs. For exact numbers see table in 1.7.
1.45c For an IM norm, at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be IMs (GM counts as if 1.5IM). For exact numbers see table in 1.7.
1.45d For a WGM norm,at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be WGMs (GM=1.5WGM, IM=1WGM, FM=1WGM). For exact numbers see table in 1.7.
1.45e For a WIM norm, at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be WIMs (GM=2WIM, WGM=1.5WIM, IM=1.5WIM, FM=1.5WIM). For exact numbers see table in 1.7.
1.45f Double round-robin tournaments need a minimum of six players. An opponent’s title as in 1.45b-e shall be counted only once.
1.46 Rating of opponents
1.46a Minimum number of rated opponents, see table in 1.7. It can be calculated also so that maximum number of unrated opponents is 20 percent of (number of opponents + 1).
1.46b The Rating List in effect at the start of the tournament shall be used, see exception in 1.16. The rating of players who belong to federations which are temporarily excluded when the event starts can be determined on applications to the FIDE Office.
1.46c

For the purposes of norms, the minimum rating (adjusted rating floor) for the opponents shall be as follows:

Grandmaster
International Master
Woman Grandmaster
Woman International Master

2200
2050
2000
1850

 

1.46c1 No more than one opponent shall have his rating raised to this adjusted rating floor. Where more than one opponent are below the floor, the rating of the lowest opponents shall be raised.
1.46d Unrated opponents not covered by 1.46c shall be considered to be rated at the rating floor level. See FIDE rating regulations for the current level of the floor.
1.46e An unrated titled player is counted as follows:
GM 2300, WGM 2100, IM 2200, WIM 2000, FM 2100, WFM 1900.
1.47 Rating average of opponents
1.47a This is the total of the opponents’ ratings divided by the number of opponents taking 1.46c into account.
1.47b

Rounding of the Rating Average is made to the nearest whole number. The fraction 0.5 is rounded upward.

1.48

Performance Rating (Rp)
In order to achieve a norm, a player must perform at a level at least of that shown below:

Minimum level 
prior to rounding
Minimum level 
after rounding
GM
2599.5
2600
IM
2449.5
2450
WGM
2399.5
2400
WIM
2249.5
2250

Calculation of a Performance Rating ( Rp ):
Rp  =  Ra  +  dp  (see the table below)
Ra = Average rating of opponents  +  rating difference „dp“  from table 10.1a of FIDE Rating Regulations B.02 (conversion from percentage score „p“ into rating differences „dp“).

1.48a

The minimum average ratings Ra of the opponents are as follows:
GM 2380, WGM 2180, IM 2230, WIM 2030.

p

dp

p

dp

p

dp

p

dp

p

dp

p

dp

1.0

800

.83

273

.66

117

.49

-7

.32

-133

.15

-296

.99

677

.82

262

.65

110

.48

-14

.31

-141

.14

-309

.98

589

.81

251

.64

102

.47

-21

.30

-149

.13

-322

.97

538

.80

240

.63

95

.46

-29

.29

-158

.12

-336

.96

501

.79

230

.62

87

.45

-36

.28

-166

.11

-351

.95

470

.78

220

.61

80

.44

-43

.27

-175

.10

-366

.94

444

.77

211

.60

72

.43

-50

.26

-184

.09

-383

.93

422

.76

202

.59

65

.42

-57

.25

-193

.08

-401

.92

401

.75

193

.58

57

.41

-65

.24

-202

.07

-422

.91

383

.74

184

.57

50

.40

-72

.23

-211

.06

-444

.90

366

.73

175

.56

43

.39

-80

.22

-220

.05

-470

.89

351

.72

166

.55

36

.38

-87

.21

-230

.04

-501

.88

336

.71

158

.54

29

.37

-95

.20

-240

.03

-538

.87

322

.70

149

.53

21

.36

-102

.19

-251

.02

-589

.86

309

.69

141

.52

14

.35

-110

.18

-262

.01

-677

.85

296

.68

133

.51

7

.34

-117

.17

-273

.00

-800

.84

284

.67

125

.50

0

.33

-125

.16

-284

 

 

1.49

Determining whether a result is adequate for a norm, dependent on the average rating of the opponents.
Chart 1.49a shows the rating range for tournaments up to 19 rounds, although such norms count as only 13 rounds if of 14-19 games.

Tables 1.49a

These tables have been prepared such that the minimum average rating of the opponents is 2380 for a GM norm, 2230 for an IM norm, 2180 for a WGM norm and 2030 for a WIM norm, as required for the respective titles.
The minimum score is 35% for all titles.
Except world or continental championships the norm achieved in a tournament with more than 13 rounds counts only as 13 games.

 

7 rounds, 4 title holders (TH), minimum 6 rated
Available only for 7 round Continental and World Team Championships

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

2380-2441

2230-2291

2180-2241

2030-2091

5

2442-2497

2292-2347

2242-2297

2092-2147

2498-2549

2348-2399

2298-2349

2148-2199

4

2550-2599

2400-2449

2350-2399

2200-2249

2600-2649

2450-2499

2400-2449

2250-2299

3

2650-2701

2500-2551

2450-2501

2300-2351

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352

 

8 rounds, 4 TH, minimum 7 rated
Available only for 8 or 9 round Continental and World Team Championships

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

6

2407-2458

2257-2308

2207-2258

2057-2108

2459-2504

2309-2354

2259-2304

2109-2154

5

2505-2556

2355-2406

2305-2356

2155-2206

2557-2599

2407-2449

2357-2399

2207-2249

4

2600-2642

2450-2492

2400-2442

2250-2292

2643-2686

2493-2536

2443-2486

2293-2336

3

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

9 rounds, 5 TH, minimum 7 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

7

2380-2433

2230-2283

2180-2233

2030-2083

2434-2474

2284-2324

2234-2274

2084-2124

6

2475-2519

2325-2369

2275-2319

2125-2169

2520-2556

2370-2406

2320-2356

2170-2206

5

2557-2599

2407-2449

2357-2399

2207-2249

2600-2642

2450-2492

2400-2442

2250-2292

4

2643-2679

2493-2529

2443-2479

2293-2329

≥2680

≥2530

≥2480

≥2330

 

10 rounds, 5 TH, minimum 8 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

8

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

2407-2450

2257-2300

2207-2250

2057-2100

7

2451-2489

2301-2339

2251-2289

2101-2139

2490-2527

2340-2377

2290-2327

2140-2177

6

2528-2563

2378-2413

2328-2363

2178-2213

2564-2599

2414-2449

2364-2399

2214-2249

5

2600-2635

2450-2485

2400-2435

2250-2285

2636-2671

2486-2521

2436-2471

2286-2321

4

2672-2709

2522-2559

2472-2509

2322-2359

≥2710

≥2560

≥2510

≥2360

 

11 rounds, 6 TH, minimum 9 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

9

2380-2388

2230-2238

2180-2188

2030-2038

2389-2424

2239-2274

2189-2224

2039-2074

8

2425-2466

2275-2316

2225-2266

2075-2116

2467-2497

2317-2347

2267-2297

2117-2147

7

2498-2534

2348-2384

2298-2334

2148-2184

2535-2563

2385-2413

2335-2363

2185-2213

6

2564-2599

2414-2449

2364-2399

2214-2249

2600-2635

2450-2485

2400-2435

2250-2285

5

2636-2664

2486-2514

2436-2464

2286-2314

2665-2701

2515-2551

2465-2501

2315-2351

4

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352

 

12 rounds, 6 TH, minimum 10 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

9

2407-2441

2257-2291

2207-2241

2057-2091

2442-2474

2292-2324

2242-2274

2092-2124

8

2475-2504

2325-2354

2275-2304

2125-2154

2505-2542

2355-2392

2305-2342

2155-2192

7

2543-2570

2393-2420

2343-2370

2193-2220

2571-2599

2421-2449

2371-2399

2221-2249

6

2600-2628

2450-2478

2400-2428

2250-2278

2629-2656

2479-2506

2429-2456

2279-2306

5

2657-2686

2507-2536

2457-2486

2307-2336

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

13 rounds, 7 TH, minimum 11 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM


10½

2380-2388

2230-2238

2180-2188

2030-2038

10

2389-2424

2239-2274

2189-2224

2039-2074

2425-2458

2275-2308

2225-2258

2075-2108

9

2459-2489

2309-2339

2259-2289

2109-2139

2490-2512

2340-2362

2290-2312

2140-2162

8

2513-2542

2363-2392

2313-2342

2163-2192

2543-2570

2393-2420

2343-2370

2193-2220

7

2571-2599

2421-2449

2371-2399

2221-2249

2600-2628

2450-2478

2400-2428

2250-2278

6

2629-2656

2479-2506

2429-2456

2279-2306

2657-2686

2507-2536

2457-2486

2307-2336

5

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

14 rounds (counts as only 13 rounds), 7 TH, minimum 11 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

11

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

10½

2407-2441

2257-2291

2207-2241

2057-2091

10

2442-2466

2292-2316

2242-2266

2092-2116

2467-2497

2317-2347

2267-2297

2117-2147

9

2498-2519

2348-2369

2298-2319

2148-2169

2520-2549

2370-2399

2320-2349

2170-2199

8

2550-2570

2400-2420

2350-2370

2200-2220

2571-2599

2421-2449

2371-2399

2221-2249

7

2600-2628

2450-2478

2400-2428

2250-2278

2629-2649

2479-2499

2429-2449

2279-2299

6

2650-2679

2500-2529

2450-2479

2300-2329

2680-2701

2530-2551

2480-2501

2330-2351

5

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352

 

15 rounds (counts as only 13 rounds), 8 TH, minimum 12 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

12

2380-2388

2230-2238

2180-2188

2030-2038

11½

2389-2424

2239-2274

2189-2224

2039-2074

11

2425-2450

2275-2300

2225-2250

2075-2100

10½

2451-2474

2301-2324

2251-2274

2101-2124

10

2475-2504

2325-2354

2275-2304

2125-2154

2505-2527

2355-2377

2305-2327

2155-2177

9

2528-2549

2378-2399

2328-2349

2178-2199

2550-2578

2400-2428

2350-2378

2200-2228

8

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

7

2621-2649

2471-2499

2421-2449

2271-2299

2650-2671

2500-2521

2450-2471

2300-2321

6

2672-2694

2522-2544

2472-2494

2322-2344

≥2695

≥2545

≥2495

≥2345

 

16 rounds (counts as only 13 rounds), 8 TH, minimum 13 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

12½

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

12

2407-2433

2257-2283

2207-2233

2057-2083

11½

2434-2458

2284-2308

2234-2258

2084-2108

11

2459-2482

2309-2332

2259-2282

2109-2132

10½

2483-2504

2333-2354

2283-2304

2133-2154

10

2505-2534

2355-2384

2305-2334

2155-2184

2535-2556

2385-2406

2335-2356

2185-2206

9

2557-2578

2407-2428

2357-2378

2207-2228

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

8

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

2621-2642

2471-2492

2421-2442

2271-2292

7

2643-2664

2493-2514

2443-2464

2293-2314

2665-2686

2515-2536

2465-2486

2315-2336

6

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

17 rounds (counts as only 13 rounds), 9 TH, minimum 14 rated

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

13½

2380-2397

2230-2247

2180-2197

2030-2047

13

2398-2415

2248-2265

2198-2215

2048-2065

12½

2416-2441

2266-2291

2216-2241

2066-2091

12

2442-2466

2292-2316

2242-2266

2092-2116

11½

2467-2489

2317-2339

2267-2289

2117-2139

11

2490-2512

2340-2362

2290-2312

2140-2162

10½

2513-2534

2363-2384

2313-2334

2163-2184

10

2535-2556

2385-2406

2335-2356

2185-2206

2557-2578

2407-2428

2357-2378

2207-2228

9

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

8

2621-2642

2471-2492

2421-2442

2271-2292

2643-2664

2493-2514

2443-2464

2293-2314

7

2665-2686

2515-2536

2465-2486

2315-2336

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

18 rounds (counts as only 13 rounds), 9 TH, minimum 15 rated

 

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

14

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

13½

2407-2433

2257-2283

2207-2233

2057-2083

13

2434-2458

2284-2308

2234-2258

2084-2108

12½

2459-2474

2309-2324

2259-2274

2109-2124

12

2475-2497

2325-2347

2275-2297

2125-2147

11½

2498-2519

2348-2369

2298-2319

2148-2169

11

2520-2542

2370-2392

2320-2342

2170-2192

10½

2543-2556

2393-2406

2343-2356

2193-2206

10

2557-2578

2407-2428

2357-2378

2207-2228

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

9

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

2621-2642

2471-2492

2421-2442

2271-2292

8

2643-2656

2493-2506

2443-2456

2293-2306

2657-2679

2507-2529

2457-2479

2307-2329

7

2680-2701

2530-2551

2480-2501

2330-2351

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352

 

19 rounds (counts as only 13 rounds), 10 TH, minimum 15 rated

 

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

15

2380-2397

2230-2247

2180-2197

2030-2047

14½

2398-2415

2248-2265

2198-2215

2048-2065

14

2416-2441

2266-2291

2216-2241

2066-2091

13½

2442-2466

2292-2316

2242-2266

2092-2116

13

2467-2482

2317-2332

2267-2282

2117-2132

12½

2483-2504

2333-2354

2283-2304

2133-2154

12

2505-2519

2355-2369

2305-2319

2155-2169

11½

2520-2542

2370-2392

2320-2342

2170-2192

11

2543-2563

2393-2413

2343-2363

2193-2213

10½

2564-2578

2414-2428

2364-2378

2214-2228

10

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

9

2621-2635

2471-2485

2421-2435

2271-2285

2636-2656

2486-2506

2436-2456

2286-2306

8

2657-2679

2507-2529

2457-2479

2307-2329

2680-2694

2530-2544

2480-2494

2330-2344

7

≥2695

≥2545

≥2495

≥2345

 

1.5 Requirements for award of the title, having achieved norms
1.50 Two or more norms in events covering at least 27games.
1.51 If a norm is sufficient for more than one title, then it may be used as part of the application for both.
1.52

To have achieved at some time or other a rating as follows:

GM
IM
WGM
WIM
≥2500
≥2400
≥2300
≥2200
1.52a Such a rating need not be published. It can be obtained in the middle of a rating period, or even in the middle of a tournament. The player may then disregard subsequent results for the purpose of their title applicationHowever the burden of proof then rests with the federation of the title applicant. It is recommended that players receive a certificate from the Chief Arbiter where they achieve the rating level during an event. Such a certificate should include a note of the date each game was played. Title applications based on unpublished ratings shall only be accepted by FIDE after agreement with the Rating Administrator and the Chairman of the Qualification Commission. Ratings in the middle of a period can be confirmed only after all tournaments for that period have been received and rated by FIDE.
1.53 A title result shall be valid if it was obtained in accordance with the International Title Regulations prevailing at the time of the tournament when the norm was obtained.
1.54

Title results remain valid for life. Thus there is no time restriction imposed on obtaining norms.

1.6

Summary of Title Tournaments Requirements

Notes

Number of games per day

not more than two

1.13

Rate of play

only six different rates allowed

1.14

Period for the whole event

within 90 days

1.15

Administrator in charge

International Arbiter or FIDE Arbiter

1.17

Number of games

minimum 9

 

 

(7 in world/cont. teams with 7-9 rounds)

1.41b-c

Type of event

no individual single matches

 

Games not included

- against computers 
- adjudicated games 
- forfeited before play starts 
- against opponents who do not belong to FIDE federations

1.42

For the number below, see the formula calculating titles in 1.45.


Number of GMs, for GM MO

1/3 of opponents,minimum 3 GMs

1.45b

Number of IMs, for IM MO

1/3 of opponents, minimum 3 IMs

 

Number of WGMs for WGM MO

1/3 of opponents, minimum 3 WGMs

1.45d

Number of WIMs for WIM MO

1/3 of opponents, minimum 3 WIMs

1.45e

Minimum performance rating

GM 2600, IM 2450

 

 

WGM 2400, WIM 2250

1.48

Opponents’ minimum average rating

2380 for GM, 2230 for IM

 

 

2180 for WGM, 2030 for WIM

1.49a

Minimum score

35 %

1.49a

1.7

Summary of Requirements for the Number of Opponents

Number of games

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

Number of MO

3

3

3

4

4

4

5

5

5

6

6

6

7

Minimum title holders TH

4

4

5

5

6

6

7

7

8

8

9

9

10

Minimum rated

6

7

7

8

9

10

11

11

12

13

14

15

15

Maximum players from applicant’s federation

N/A

N/A

5

6

6

7

7

8

9

9

10

10

11

Maximum players from one federation

N/A

N/A

6

6

7

8

8

9

10

10

11

12

12

A more compact way of expressing the above tables which does not show the underlying principles.

Throughout these tables, in the first row: 
One GM is equivalent to 1.5 IM or WGM or 2 WIM. One IM or FM is equivalent to one WGM or 1.5 WIM.
See 1.46e for raising the rating of a low rated titled player.

 

Available only for 7 to 9 round Continental and World Team Championships

7 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

3 gm

3 im

3 wgm

3 wim

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

4

4

4

4

Max. number unrated

1

1

1

1

Max. From 1 fed.

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Max. From own fed.

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Min. Other feds.

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

2380-2441

2230-2291

2180-2241

2030-2091

5

2442-2497

2292-2347

2242-2297

2092-2147

2498-2549

2348-2399

2298-2349

2148-2199

4

2550-2599

2400-2449

2350-2399

2200-2249

2600-2649

2450-2499

2400-2449

2250-2299

3

2650-2701

2500-2551

2450-2501

2300-2351

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352


Available only for 8 or 9 round Continental and World Team Championships; or after 8 games in the World Cup or Women’s World Championship. The latter two are counted as 9 rounds when computing to 27 games.

8 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

3 gm

3 im

3 wgm

3 wim

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

4

4

4

4

Max. number unrated

1

1

1

1

Max. From 1 fed.

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Max. From own fed.

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Min. other feds

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

6

2407-2458

2257-2308

2207-2258

2057-2108

2459-2504

2309-2354

2259-2304

2109-2154

5

2505-2556

2355-2406

2305-2356

2155-2206

2557-2599

2407-2449

2357-2399

2207-2249

4

2600-2642

2450-2492

2400-2442

2250-2292

2643-2686

2493-2536

2443-2486

2293-2336

3

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

*The regulations regarding mix of federations as in the boxes marked * are waived if the event is a Swiss System tournament in which the competitors include at least 20 FIDE Rated players, not from the host federation, from at least 3 federations, at least 10 of whom hold GM, IM, WGM or WIM titles.

See 1.46c concerning the rating floor of the lowest rated opponent.

9 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

3 gm

3 im

3 wgm

3 wim

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

5

5

5

5

Max. number unrated

2

2

2

2

*Max. From 1 fed.

6

6

6

6

*Max. From own fed.

5

5

5

5

7

2380-2433

2230-2283

2180-2233

2030-2083

2434-2474

2284-2324

2234-2274

2084-2124

6

2475-2519

2325-2369

2275-2319

2125-2169

2520-2556

2370-2406

2320-2356

2170-2206

5

2557-2599

2407-2449

2357-2399

2207-2249

2600-2642

2450-2492

2400-2442

2250-2292

4

2643-2679

2493-2529

2443-2479

2293-2329

≥2680

≥2530

≥2480

≥2330

 

For 10 rounds or more it is possible that deleting a game that has been won could be advantageous. 
SR refers to single round and DR to double round events.

10 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

4 gm
3 gm if DR

4 im
3 im if DR

4 wgm
3 wgm if DR

4 wim
3 wim if DR

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

 

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

Different TH

5

3

5

3

5

3

5

3

Max. number unrated

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

*Max. From 1 fed.

6

3

6

3

6

3

6

3

*Max. From own fed.

6

3#

6

3#

6

3#

6

3#

8

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

2407-2450

2257-2300

2207-2250

2057-2100

7

2451-2489

2301-2339

2251-2289

2101-2139

2490-2527

2340-2377

2290-2327

2140-2177

6

2528-2563

2378-2413

2328-2363

2178-2213

2564-2599

2414-2449

2364-2399

2214-2249

5

2600-2635

2450-2485

2400-2435

2250-2285

2636-2671

2486-2521

2436-2471

2286-2321

4

2672-2709

2522-2559

2472-2509

2322-2359

≥2710

≥2560

≥2510

≥2360

# If there were 4 players from 1 federation out of the 6 contestants, neither of the other 2 players would be able to gain a title norm. This would be satisfactory if, for example, both were GMs.

 

11 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

4 gm

4 im

4 wgm

4 wim

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

6

6

6

6

Max. number unrated

2

2

2

2

*Max. From 1 fed.

7

7

7

7

*Max. From own fed.

6

6

6

6

9

2380-2388

2230-2238

2180-2188

2030-2038

2389-2424

2239-2274

2189-2224

2039-2074

8

2425-2466

2275-2316

2225-2266

2075-2116

2467-2497

2317-2347

2267-2297

2117-2147

7

2498-2534

2348-2384

2298-2334

2148-2184

2535-2563

2385-2413

2335-2363

2185-2213

6

2564-2599

2414-2449

2364-2399

2214-2249

2600-2635

2450-2485

2400-2435

2250-2285

5

2636-2664

2486-2514

2436-2464

2286-2314

2665-2701

2515-2551

2465-2501

2315-2351

4

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352

 

SR refers to single round and DR to double round events.


12 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

4 gm
3 gm if DR

4 im
3 im if DR

4 wgm
3 wgm if DR

4 wim
3 wim if DR

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

 

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

Different TH

6

3

6

3

6

3

6

3

Max. number unrated

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

*Max. From 1 fed.

8

4

8

4

8

4

8

4

*Max. From own fed.

7

3#

7

3#

7

3#

7

3#

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

9

2407-2441

2257-2291

2207-2241

2057-2091

2442-2474

2292-2324

2242-2274

2092-2124

8

2475-2504

2325-2354

2275-2304

2125-2154

2505-2542

2355-2392

2305-2342

2155-2192

7

2543-2570

2393-2420

2343-2370

2193-2220

2571-2599

2421-2449

2371-2399

2221-2249

6

2600-2628

2450-2478

2400-2428

2250-2278

2629-2656

2479-2506

2429-2456

2279-2306

5

2657-2686

2507-2536

2457-2486

2307-2336

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

# If there were 4 players from 1 federation out of the 7 contestants, none of the other 3 players would be able to gain a title norm. This would be satisfactory if, for example, all were GMs.

 

13 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

5 gm

5 im

5 wgm

5 wim

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

7

7

7

7

Max. number unrated

2

2

2

2

*Max. From 1 fed.

8

8

8

8

*Max. From own fed.

7

7

7

7

10½

2380-2388

2230-2238

2180-2188

2030-2038

10

2389-2424

2239-2274

2189-2224

2039-2074

2425-2458

2275-2308

2225-2258

2075-2108

9

2459-2489

2309-2339

2259-2289

2109-2139

2490-2512

2340-2362

2290-2312

2140-2162

8

2513-2542

2363-2392

2313-2342

2163-2192

2543-2570

2393-2420

2343-2370

2193-2220

7

2571-2599

2421-2449

2371-2399

2221-2249

2600-2628

2450-2478

2400-2428

2250-2278

6

2629-2656

2479-2506

2429-2456

2279-2306

2657-2686

2507-2536

2457-2486

2307-2336

5

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

14 rounds
counts as 13 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

5 gm
3 gm if DR

5 im
3 im if DR

5 wgm
3 wgm if DR

5 wim
3 wim if DR

Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

 

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

Different TH

7

4

7

4

7

4

7

4

*Max unrated

3

1

3

1

3

1

3

1

*Max. From 1 fed.

9

4

9

4

9

4

9

4

*Max. From own fed.

8

4#

8

4#

8

4#

8

4#

11

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

10½

2407-2441

2257-2291

2207-2241

2057-2091

10

2442-2466

2292-2316

2242-2266

2092-2116

2467-2497

2317-2347

2267-2297

2117-2147

9

2498-2519

2348-2369

2298-2319

2148-2169

2520-2549

2370-2399

2320-2349

2170-2199

8

2550-2570

2400-2420

2350-2370

2200-2220

2571-2599

2421-2449

2371-2399

2221-2249

7

2600-2628

2450-2478

2400-2428

2250-2278

2629-2649

2479-2499

2429-2449

2279-2299

6

2650-2679

2500-2529

2450-2479

2300-2329

2680-2701

2530-2551

2480-2501

2330-2351

5

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352

# If there were 5 players from 1 federation out of the 8 contestants, none of the other 3 players would be able to gain a title norm. This would be fine if, for example, all were GMs.

 

15 rounds
counts as 13 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

5 gm

5 im

5 wgm

5 wim

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

8

8

8

8

max unrated

3

3

3

3

Max. From 1 fed.

10

10

10

10

Max. From own fed.

9

9

9

9

12

2380-2388

2230-2238

2180-2188

2030-2038

11½

2389-2424

2239-2274

2189-2224

2039-2074

11

2425-2450

2275-2300

2225-2250

2075-2100

10½

2451-2474

2301-2324

2251-2274

2101-2124

10

2475-2504

2325-2354

2275-2304

2125-2154

2505-2527

2355-2377

2305-2327

2155-2177

9

2528-2549

2378-2399

2328-2349

2178-2199

2550-2578

2400-2428

2350-2378

2200-2228

8

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

7

2621-2649

2471-2499

2421-2449

2271-2299

2650-2671

2500-2521

2450-2471

2300-2321

6

2672-2694

2522-2544

2472-2494

2322-2344

≥2695

≥2545

≥2495

≥2345

 

16 rounds
counts as 13 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

6 gm
3 gm if DR

6 im
3 im if DR

6 wgm
3 wgm if DR

6 wim
3 wim if DR

Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

 

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

Different TH

8

4

8

4

8

4

8

4

*Max unrated

3

1

3

1

3

1

3

1

*Max. From 1 fed.

10

5

10

5

10

5

10

5

*Max. From own fed.

9

4

9

4

9

4

9

4

12½

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

12

2407-2433

2257-2283

2207-2233

2057-2083

11½

2434-2458

2284-2308

2234-2258

2084-2108

11

2459-2482

2309-2332

2259-2282

2109-2132

10½

2483-2504

2333-2354

2283-2304

2133-2154

10

2505-2534

2355-2384

2305-2334

2155-2184

2535-2556

2385-2406

2335-2356

2185-2206

9

2557-2578

2407-2428

2357-2378

2207-2228

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

8

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

2621-2642

2471-2492

2421-2442

2271-2292

7

2643-2664

2493-2514

2443-2464

2293-2314

2665-2686

2515-2536

2465-2486

2315-2336

6

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

17 rounds
counts as 13 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

6 gm

6 im

6 wgm

6 wim

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

9

9

9

9

Max unrated

3

3

3

3

Max. From 1 fed.

11

11

11

11

Max. From own fed.

10

10

10

10

13½

2380-2397

2230-2247

2180-2197

2030-2047

13

2398-2415

2248-2265

2198-2215

2048-2065

12½

2416-2441

2266-2291

2216-2241

2066-2091

12

2442-2466

2292-2316

2242-2266

2092-2116

11½

2467-2489

2317-2339

2267-2289

2117-2139

11

2490-2512

2340-2362

2290-2312

2140-2162

10½

2513-2534

2363-2384

2313-2334

2163-2184

10

2535-2556

2385 2406

2335-2356

2185-2206

2557-2578

2407-2428

2357-2378

2207-2228

9

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

8

2621-2642

2471-2492

2421-2442

2271-2292

2643-2664

2493-2514

2443-2464

2293-2314

7

2665-2686

2515-2536

2465-2486

2315-2336

≥2687

≥2537

≥2487

≥2337

 

18 rounds
counts as 13 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

6 gm
3 gm if DR

6 im
3 im if DR

6 wgm
3 wgm if DR

6 wim
3 wim if DR

Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

 

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

SR

DR

Different TH

9

5

9

5

9

5

9

5

*Max unrated

3

2

3

2

3

2

3

2

*Max. From 1 fed.

12

6

12

6

12

6

12

6

*Max. From own fed.

10

5

10

5

10

5

10

5

14

2380-2406

2230-2256

2180-2206

2030-2056

13½

2407-2433

2257-2283

2207-2233

2057-2083

13

2434-2458

2284-2308

2234-2258

2084-2108

12½

2459-2474

2309-2324

2259-2274

2109-2124

12

2475-2497

2325-2347

2275-2297

2125-2147

11½

2498-2519

2348-2369

2298-2319

2148-2169

11

2520-2542

2370-2392

2320-2342

2170-2192

10½

2543-2556

2393-2406

2343-2356

2193-2206

10

2557-2578

2407-2428

2357-2378

2207-2228

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

9

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

2621-2642

2471-2492

2421-2442

2271-2292

8

2643-2656

2493-2506

2443-2456

2293-2306

2657-2679

2507-2529

2457-2479

2307-2329

7

2680-2701

2530-2551

2480-2501

2330-2351

≥2702

≥2552

≥2502

≥2352

 

19 rounds
counts as 13 rounds

GM

IM

WGM

WIM

Different MO

7 gm

7 im

7 wgm

7 wim

*Min. Other feds.

2

2

2

2

Rating floor for 1  player

2200

2050

2000

1850

Different TH

10

10

10

10

Max unrated

4

4

4

4

Max. From 1 fed.

12

12

12

12

Max. From own fed.

11

11

11

11

15

2380-2397

2230-2247

2180-2197

2030-2047

14½

2398-2415

2248-2265

2198-2215

2048-2065

14

2416-2441

2266-2291

2216-2241

2066-2091

13½

2442-2466

2292-2316

2242-2266

2092-2116

13

2467-2482

2317-2332

2267-2282

2117-2132

12½

2483-2504

2333-2354

2283-2304

2133-2154

12

2505-2519

2355-2369

2305-2319

2155-2169

11½

2520-2542

2370-2392

2320-2342

2170-2192

11

2543-2563

2393-2413

2343-2363

2193-2213

10½

2564-2578

2414-2428

2364-2378

2214-2228

10

2579-2599

2429-2449

2379-2399

2229-2249

2600-2620

2450-2470

2400-2420

2250-2270

9

2621-2635

2471-2485

2421-2435

2271-2285

2636-2656

2486-2506

2436-2456

2286-2306

8

2657-2679

2507-2529

2457-2479

2307-2329

2680-2694

2530-2544

2480-2494

2330-2344

7

≥2695

≥2545

≥2495

≥2345

 

1.8

Title Tournament Certificates 
The Chief Arbiter must prepare in quadruplicate certificates of title results achieved. These copies must be provided to the playerthe player’s federation, the organizing federation and the FIDE Office. The player is recommended to ask the Chief Arbiter for the certificate before leaving the tournament.
The Chief Arbiter is responsible for that TRF file must be submitted to FIDE.

1.9 Submission of Reports on Title Tournaments
1.91

Such tournaments must be registered as in 1.11.

1.92 The Chief Arbiter of a FIDE registered tournament is responsible for uploading the tournament report (TRF file) to the FIDE rating server not later than 30 days after the end of the event.
1.93 If a tournament is not registered in advance with FIDE only the Federation of the country where the tournament was held may send in the results. The results shall only be included by agreement with the Chairman of the QC.
1.94 The end of a tournament is the date of the last round and the deadline for submitting the tournament shall be calculated from that date.
1.95 If the Rating Administrator finds that the report is defective to the extent that it has to be returned for correction, the corrected report must be mailed to the Secretariat within four weeks of the date indicated by the Rating Administrator. Failure to do this will mean that the event was not reported for rating.
1.96 Reports sent in more than six months late will not be accepted for rating or title purposes without the agreement of the chairman of the Qualification Commission.
1.97

Federations submitting rating reports must submit all the games played in the tournament together with the report, if available. The games may be submitted either on paper or, preferably, in a standard chess database electronic format.

1.10

Application Procedure for Players’ Titles

1.10.1

Registered titles
The organiser sends the results to FIDE office. The FIDE office together with the QC Chairman creates a list of possible titles. The federations concerned are informed by the FIDE office. If the federation agrees to apply for the title, then the title is confirmed.

1.10.2

Titles by applications
The application must be sent and signed by the player’s federation. If the player’s federation refuses to apply, the player can appeal to FIDE and apply (and pay) for the title himself.
All the certificates have to be signed by the chief arbiter of the tournament and by the federation responsible for the event. 
The tournaments have to be correctly reported to FIDE. A tournament must be rated before it can be regarded as valid for title norms.
Tournaments where GM results are possible must be ‘publicly’ open. At least the games of the tournament should be available during the tournament; it is recommended that the top games of the tournament are show as live games, possibly on the internet. After the tournament all the games have to be available to be checked.

2.0. Requirements for Chess Composition Titles
as established by the regulations of FIDE PCCC.
3.0. Requirements for Correspondence Chess Titles
as established by the regulations of the ICCF.
4.0 Application Forms
4.1

Application forms for the titles listed in 0.31 and 0.34 are annexed hereto. They are:

Title Norm Forms Application Forms
Certificate of Title Result IT1 IT2
International Organiser IO1 IO2
Tournament Report Form IT3

 

4.2 Applications for these titles must be prepared on these forms and all the information required supplied together with the application:
GM IT2, IT1s, each with cross tables
IM IT2, IT1s, each with cross tables
WGM IT2, IT1s, each with cross tables
WIM IT2, IT1s, each with cross tables
IO IO2, IO1s

 

4.3 Applications must be submitted to the appropriate judging unit by the federation of the applicant. The national federation is responsible for the fee.
4.3a

There is a 60-day deadline in order for applications to be considered properly. There is a 50% surcharge for applications to be considered in a shorter time-scale than this. Those arriving during the Presidential Board, Executive Board, or FIDE Congress shall be charged a 100% supplement.
Exception: the surcharge may be waived, if the last norm was achieved so late that the time limit could not been observed.

4.3b

All title applications together with full details must be posted on the FIDE website for a minimum of 60 days prior to finalisation. This is in order for any objections to be lodged.

5.0. List of Application Forms

 

1. Certificate of title result IT1.

2. Title Application form IT2.

3. International Organizer norm report form IO1.

4. Application for award of the title of International Organizer IO2.

5. Application for award of FIDE Senior Trainer.

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