Handbook ::  B. Permanent Commissions

FIDE Title Regulations effective from 1 July 2014

Approved by the 1982 General Assembly and amended by the General Assemblies of 1984 through 2012.

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 (QC).

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 1 July 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 for over the board play shall be under the umbrella of the QC, 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 QC:
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).

0.4

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 QC and the Ethics Commission 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 0.5 below.

0.43

The title can be used for results of opponents only in tournaments starting after the confirmation. (exception: see 1.15)

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 (see 1.48).
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.

Direct title (automatic title) is a title gained by achieving a certain place or result in a tournament. For example, winning, or achieving a result ≥50 percent in a tournament. On application by the player’s federation and confirmation by the QC, such titles are awarded automatically by FIDE.

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.

0.62

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.

1

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. Tournaments where the composition is changed (without QC approval) during the tournament or those where players have different conditions in terms of rounds and pairings are not valid. Unless with prior approval of the QC Chairman, the tournament must be registered at least 30 days in advance on the FIDE server.

1.12

There must be no more than 12 hours play in one day. This is calculated based on games that last 60 moves, although games played using delay or increment might last somewhat longer.

1.13

No more than 2 rounds shall be played on any one day. Without increment the minimum time is 2 hours for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game. With an increment of a minimum of 30 seconds for each move, the minimum time is 90 minutes for the entire game, apart from the increment.

1.13a

In the application for the GM title based on norms, at least one norm shall be achieved in a tournament with only one round per day for a minimum of 3 days.

1.13b

In any title tournament the time controls and clock settings for all players must be the same (e.g. if the time control is increment based, all players must use increment; if delay based, all players must use delay; if no increment or delay is specified, then all players must compete with no increment and no delay). There can be no mixed use of clock settings (increment, delay, none at all).

1.14

Leagues and national team championships may last longer than 90 days, but not more than one year. Normally for individual tournaments, a period of at most 90 days is permitted but the QC Chairman may give prior approval to tournaments of a longer duration.

1.15

In tournaments which last longer than 90 days, the opponents’ ratings and titles used shall be those applying when the games were played.

1.16

The Chief Arbiter of a title tournament shall be an International Arbiter (IA) or FIDE Arbiter (FA). He may appoint a temporary deputy. An IA or FA must always be in the playing venue.

1.17

No arbiter may play in a title tournament even just as a filler.

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) a single title norm. Then the requirements in 1.42 – 1.49 shall apply.
(c) a single title performance. Then the requirements in 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

For continental, sub-continental or approved competitions of FIDE International Affiliates, 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 event is eight. The World Championships (including U20) of the IBCA, ICSC and IPCA are exempted from this rule.

1.23a

If groups are combined to make a bigger group, then the requirements (at least 8 participants from at least 3 federations) in 1.22 shall apply to this merged group. Titles can be awarded to the best player(s) of the subgroups, provided the subgroup has at least 5 participants from at least 2 federations and the player scores a minimum of 50% in a minimum of 9 games.

1.23b

For Olympiad, a title norm counts as 20 games; a title performance counts as 13 games.

1.24

Terms used in Tables 1.24a and 1.24b: Gold – first after tiebreak; 1st equal – best 3 players after tiebreak; norm – 9 games (unless otherwise specified); Sub-Continentals – include Zonals, Subzonals, Arab, ASEAN and regional youth/school events; Each continent is allowed to designate a maximum of 3 regional youth/school events for direct titles

1.3

Titles may be gained by achieving a published or interim rating at some time or other (see 1.53a):

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 accordingly 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 World Team and Continental Team Championships.

Only 7 games are required for 8 or 9 round World Team and Continental Team Championships.

Only 8 games are required for World Cup or Women’s World Championship Tournament where these 8-game norms count as 9 games.

1.41c

For a 9 round tournament, if a player has just 8 games because of a forfeit or Bye, but he has met the correct mix of opponents in those games, then if he has a title result in 8 games, it counts as an 8 game norm.

1.41d

Where a player exceeds the norm requirement by one or more full points, then these full points count as additional number of games when computing the total number of games for the norm achieved.

1.42

The following are not included.

1.42a

Games against opponents who do not belong to FIDE federations.

1.42b

Games against computers.

1.42c

Games against unrated players who score zero against rated opponents in round robin tournaments.

1.42d

Games which are 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 the instance of a last round game where the opponent forfeits, the norm shall still count if the player must play in order to have the required number of games, but can afford to lose.

1.42e

A player who has achieved a title result before the last round may ignore all games played subsequently, provided

(i) he has met the required mix of opponents.

(ii) this leaves him with at least the minimum number of games as in 1.41.

(iii) in the case of a tournament with pre-determined pairings, the mix of opponents must be such that a norm is possible for the complete tournament.

(iv) in a double round robin tournament, the games counted for the norm must include different opponents sufficient for a norm over the full length of the tournament.  

1.42f

A player may ignore his game(s) against any opponent 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 tournament must be submitted.  In the case of a tournament with pre-determined pairings, the full requirements, other than score, must 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 tournament), shall be excluded.

1.43

Federations of Opponents

At least 2 federations other than that of the title applicant must be included, except 1.43a-1.43e shall be exempt. Nevertheless, 1.43f shall apply.

1.43a

The final stage of the national men’s (or open) championship and also the national women’s championship. In the year when the Subzonal tournament of a single federation is held, then the national championship is not exempt for that federation.

1.43b

National team championships.

1.43c

Zonals and Subzonal tournaments.

1.43d

Tournaments of other types may be included only with the prior approval of the QC Chairman.

1.43e

Swiss System tournaments in which participants include in every round at least 20 FIDE Rated players not from the host federation, but from at least 3 federations and at least 10 of whom hold GM, IM, WGM,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 and 1.44).

1.44

Opponents shall be calculated using rounding up (minimum) to the next whole number, to the next lower number (maximum). 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 tables in 1.72.

1.45

Titles of Opponents – see 1.7 for exact numbers.

1.45a

At least 50% of the opponents shall be title-holders (TH) as in 0.31, excluding CM and WCM.

1.45b

For a GM norm, at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be GMs.

1.45c

For an IM norm, at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be IMs or GMs.

1.45d

For a WGM norm, at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be WGMs, IMs or GMs.

1.45e

For a WIM norm, at least 1/3 with a minimum 3 of the opponents (MO) must be WIMs, WGMs, IMs or GMs.

1.45f

Double round robin tournaments need a minimum of 6 players. An opponent’s title as in 1.45b – 1.45e shall be counted only once.

1.46

Rating of Opponents

1.46a

The Rating List in effect at the start of the tournament shall be used, see exception 1.15. The ratings of players who belong to federations which are temporarily excluded when the tournament starts can be determined on application to the FIDE Office.

1.46b

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

Grandmaster

2200

International Master

2050

Woman Grandmaster

2000

Woman International Master

1850

1.46c

No more than one opponent shall have his rating raised to this adjusted rating floor. Where more than one opponent is below the floor, the rating of the lowest opponent shall be raised.

1.46d

Unrated opponents not covered by 1.46b shall be considered to be rated 1000.  Minimum number of rated opponents, see table in 1.72. It can be calculated also so that maximum number of unrated opponents is 20 percent of (number of opponents+1).

1.47

Rating Average of Opponents

1.47a

This is the total of the opponents’ ratings divided by the number of opponents taking 1.46b into consideration.

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 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)
Where Ra = Average Rating of Opponents + Rating Difference ‘dp’ from Table 8.1a of FIDE Rating Regulations (conversion from percentage score ‘p’ into Rating Difference ‘dp’

1.48a

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

1.49

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

1.5

Requirements for Award of the Title, having achieved Norms

1.51

Two or more norms in tournaments covering at least 27 games.

1.52

If a norm is sufficient for more than one title, then it may be used as part of the application for both.

1.53

To have achieved at some time or other a rating as follows:
GM≥2500
IM≥2400
WGM ≥2300
WIM≥2200

1.53a

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 application. However, 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 a tournament. 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 QC. Ratings in the middle of a period can be confirmed only after all tournaments for that period have been received and rated by FIDE.

1.54

A title result shall be valid if it was obtained in accordance with the FIDE Title Regulations prevailing at the time of the tournament when the norm was obtained.

1.55

Title norms gained before 1.7.2005 must be registered with FIDE before 1.7.2013 or they will be considered to have expired.

1.6

Summary of Title Tournament Requirements. In the case of any discrepancy, the regulations above shall take precedence.

   

Notes

Number of Games per Day

Not more than 2

1.13

Rate of Play

Minimum requirements

1.13

Period for the whole tournament

Within 90 days, with exceptions

1.14

Administrator in charge

International Arbiter or FIDE Arbiter

1.16

Number of Games

Minimum 9
(7 in World/Continental Teams with 7-9 rounds)

1.41a-d

Type of Tournament

No individual single matches

1.1

Games not Included

  • Against computers
  • Adjudicated games
  • Forfeited before play starts
  • Against opponents who do not belong to FIDE federations

1.42

1.61

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

Notes

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

1.45c

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

1.7

Minimum score

35%

1.7

1.7

Summary of Requirements depending on the Number of Games

1.71

Determining whether a result is adequate for a norm, dependent on the average rating of the opponents. Tables 1.72 show the range for tournaments up to 19 rounds.Norms achieved in a tournament with more than 13 rounds count only as 13 games.

1.72

Tables

Available only for 7 to 9 round World Team and Continental 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 material following refers to 9-19 rounds:
* 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

4 IM

4 WGM

4 WIM

*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

4 IM

4 WGM

4 WIM

*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
3GM if DR

5 IM

5 WGM

5 WIM

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

6 WGM

6 WIM

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

6 WGM

6 WIM

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

1

3

1

3

1

3

1

*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 player, the player’s federation, the organizing federation and FIDE. The player is recommended to ask the Chief Arbiter for the certificate before leaving the tournament. The Chief Arbiter is responsible that the TRF file must be submitted to FIDE.

1.9

Submission of Reports on Title Tournaments

Such tournaments must be registered as in 1.11.

1.91

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.

1.92

The Chief Arbiter of a FIDE registered tournament has to provide the tournament report (TRF file) within 7 days after the end of the tournament to the Rating Officer of the federation where the tournament took place. The Rating Officer shall be responsible for uploading the TRF file to the FIDE Rating Server not later than 30 days after the end of the tournament.

1.93

Reports shall include a database of at least those games played by players who achieved title results.

1.10

Application Procedure for Players’ Titles

1.10a

Registration of Direct Titles
The Chief Arbiter sends the results to the 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.

1.10b

Titles by Application
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 and the federation responsible for the tournament.

2.

Application Forms for titles are annexed hereto. They are:

Title

Norm Forms

Application Forms

Certificate of Title Result

IT1

IT2

Tournament Report Form

IT3

 

2.1

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

2.2

Applications must be submitted to FIDE by the federation of the applicant. The national federation is responsible for the fee.

2.3

There is a 60-day deadline in order for the 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 General Assembly 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 be observed.

2.4

All 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.

3.0.

List of Application Forms

 

1. Certificate of title result IT1.
2. Title Application form IT2.
3. Tournament report form IT3.
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