What is an IM in chess?
The title International Master is awarded to strong chess players. Instituted in 1950, it is a lifetime title, usually abbreviated as IM in chess literature. Normally three norms in international tournaments involving other IMs and Grandmasters are required before FIDE will confer the title on a player.
What does FM mean in chess?
FIDE MasterThe minimum rating for the IM title is 2400. FIDE Master (abbreviated as FM). The usual way for a player to qualify for the FIDE Master title is by achieving a FIDE Rating of 2300 or more. Candidate Master (abbreviated as CM).
What are the titles in chess?
Every chess player has the chance to gain a FIDE chess title. Titles are Grandmaster (GM), International Master (IM), FIDE Master (FM) and Candidate Master (CM). Titles are Woman Grandmaster (WGM), Woman International Master (WIM), Woman FIDE Master (WFM) and the Woman Candidate Master (WCM).
How do you get a chess title?
Aspiring chess players earn titles through a combination of rating (Elo) and performance benchmarks earned in tournaments with other titled competitors (norms). For example, a player hoping to earn the Grandmaster title must achieve a rating of at least 2500 and perform as a GM would across three different events.