Announcement

Collapse

Forum Rules

Forum rules

(1) Posts are to be made in the relevant forum. Users are asked to read the forum descriptions before posting.
(2) Off topic posts are limited to active members who have actually posted on-topic in one of the chess-oriented sections in the past. Any user whose first post does not relate to chess will be banned permanently. Posts in the Introduction section do not count.
(3) Members should post in a way that is respectful of other users. Be tolerant at any time. Flaming or abusing users in any way will not be tolerated.
(4) Discussions on political and religious topics are not allowed. Posts containing elements thereof will be redacted or deleted and a temporary or permanent ban may be placed upon the user.
Discussions on politics in chess organisations and the way politics affect chess are allowed.
(4a) Drug use references are not allowed and discussions on drugs are not allowed.
(5) Members are asked to not act as "back seat moderators". If members have something to report they are welcome to bring it to the attention of moderator either by a PM or in this thread: http://www.chessforums.org/forum-new...moderator.html
(6) If you wish to report a PM please forward the PM to a moderator and leave a post here: http://www.chessforums.org/forum-new...moderator.html. Don't hesitate to report a PM if you believe it violates the forum rules, even if someone else has already reported a (similar) PM by the same user; having more reports makes it easier for the moderators to take action.
(7) These rules apply to forum posts as well as private messages (PMs).
(8) Members should post in a way which is consistent with "normal writing". That is users should not post excessive numbers of emoticons (smilies), large, small or coloured text, etc. Similarly users should not SHOUT or use excessive punctuation (e.g. ! and ?) in topic titles or posts.
(9) Members should use an appropriate, descriptive title when posting a new topic. Examples of bad titles include; "Help me!", "I'm stuck!", "I've got an error!", etc. Examples of good titles include; "New Game: Perseus - SomeOtherPlayer", "Two Knights Defense: Fritz Variation and sidelines", etc.
(10) Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance.
(11) Continuously linking your own website to promote it is not allowed. You may use your signature (which will come up beneath all your posts) for this purpose.
(12) Members should refrain from posting without adding to the discussion. Posting just to increase postcount is not allowed.
(13) Combine your comments into one post rather than making many consecutive posts to a thread within a short period of time. This can be done by clicking the 'edit' button next to your post.
If your last post, which is the last in the thread, is very old you may use the following trick to make sure it's bumped up to the new posts. Click on the 'edit' button of your last post. Copy the content of the post. Click delete and delete your last post. Paste the content of the now-deleted post in a new post, add what you will and click 'submit reply'.
(13a) You are not allowed to make consecutive posts. If you post more than once without a reply from another user, all posts after the first will be deleted.
(13b) Exceptions may be made for specific types of threads.
(14) Warez are intellectual property (software/music/movies/tv-series/tv-shows/etc) either through download, serial, or crack in a manner that breaks its copyright and/or license. You are not allowed to give/link to/ask for/advocate/provide information for obtaining and the use of warez.
Bittorrent links are not allowed.
(14a) The following international treaties apply:
-Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention) (Berne, 1886)
-Universal Copyright Convention (UCC) (Geneva, 1952)
-Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (Marrakesh, 1994)
-World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty (WIPO Copyright Treaty) (Geneva, 1996)
(15) Books published before 1920 are considered free of copyright and e-books thereof are not warez. Books published after 1920 with permission from the author are considered free of copyright and e-books thereof are not warez provided it can within reason be established that permission has been given. All other books are considered copyrighted and e-books thereof are considered warez.
(16) Usernames that contain obscene or vulgar language or denigrate individuals and/or organisations are not allowed.
(17) Users may only delete their own posts on the grounds that they constitute a severe breach of these rules. Even when this is the case, the editing of the post to effect repairs must at all times be considered first.
The emptying of posts (substituting the content by non-content) is explicitely considered a breach of this rule.
Deletion of whole batches of posts harms thread continuity and the forum as a whole and the Moderation team will take action; in the most extreme case an account may be permanently banned to preserve the posted.
(18) Administrators (Admins) and Moderators (Mods) reserve the right to edit or remove any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. is up to them and not to forum members.
(19) Aforementioned Admins and Mods reserve the right to edit this list of rules at anytime.
See more
See less

• A GM is a GM--Right? •

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • • A GM is a GM--Right? •

    This is a great read and an important topic in today’s chess:

    ChessBase News | ‘A GM is a GM’? – FIDE title devaluation

    Elo and title inflation are terms that have been thrown around not for ten or twenty or thirty or forty years but a long, long time. FIDE is well aware of this phenomenon and are working to correct it but until it does, things have gone a bit wonky.

    Obviously, thousands and thousands more competitive players thrown into the same pool is going to do SOMETHING to the water--but what?

    Neat article. I highly recommend the read.
    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

  • #2
    Quite interesting article. I agree the author. Titles should be a reward for hard work and dedication. Thanks for posting!
    Regards.
    Best chess lessons:http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/....php?id=1499_2
    My blog: http://attack-inchess.blogspot.ca/
    Looking for a chess coach?: http://attack-inchess.blogspot.ca/20...s-lessons.html

    Comment


    • #3
      It's going to be highly interesting to watch how this develops, methinks.
      Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

      An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

      My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

      Comment


      • #4
        It's a very interesting read, Skwerly. A great problem, which is debasing the status of the ratings, and thereby the game.

        I have every confidence that The Answer which will inevitably be adopted by The Wizards will be to drop requirements even further, and add more computers into the mix. Perhaps, in the interest of fairness, everyone who has an "R" or a "B" or a "Q" in their name will be granted immediate Grandmaster status, regardless of current rating.

        That'll solve EVERYTHING.
        "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

        Comment


        • #5
          LOL!

          Name, sir?

          Aleksi Boppernov.

          Is that spelled with an n-o-v, sir?

          It is.

          Welcome to grandmaster. The top section is that way.
          Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

          An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

          My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

          Comment


          • #6
            What happened???? I used to be a forum queen.....

            Active Library (updated 07/11/15)
            *I found I needed a change in study material as what I felt there was a difference in 'just studying chess' and 'studying chess for tournament play'.

            The King In Jeopardy
            Perfect Your Chess
            Sharpen your Tactics
            The Middlegame, Book I
            ICC Tactical Trainer bot


            "It's not the book. It's what you can understand and learn from it."

            Comment


            • #7
              You got demoted because your avatar is distracting.
              Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

              An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

              My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

              Comment


              • #8
                How so?

                Active Library (updated 07/11/15)
                *I found I needed a change in study material as what I felt there was a difference in 'just studying chess' and 'studying chess for tournament play'.

                The King In Jeopardy
                Perfect Your Chess
                Sharpen your Tactics
                The Middlegame, Book I
                ICC Tactical Trainer bot


                "It's not the book. It's what you can understand and learn from it."

                Comment


                • #9
                  Haha, I'm kidding; I've no clue why that happened. Maybe they upped the requirements?
                  Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                  An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                  My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Skwerly View Post
                    Haha, I'm kidding; I've no clue why that happened. Maybe they upped the requirements?
                    Confirmed. I changed those a few months back.

                    Currently:

                    0-99 = Pawn
                    100-249 = Knight
                    250-499 = Bishop
                    500-999 = Rook
                    1000-2499 = Queen
                    >2500 = King
                    >2500 + mildly annoying = Moderator
                    >5000 + total pain in the backside = Administrator
                    Have you read the Forum rules?

                    Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
                    Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
                    Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
                    Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
                    Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
                    Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
                    Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
                    --Red Dwarf

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      LOL!

                      Okay. I hadn't even noticed. So I'm an admin. Neat!
                      Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                      An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                      My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I guess you are doing your job. My backside is KILLING me!

                        Active Library (updated 07/11/15)
                        *I found I needed a change in study material as what I felt there was a difference in 'just studying chess' and 'studying chess for tournament play'.

                        The King In Jeopardy
                        Perfect Your Chess
                        Sharpen your Tactics
                        The Middlegame, Book I
                        ICC Tactical Trainer bot


                        "It's not the book. It's what you can understand and learn from it."

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Phoenix View Post
                          What happened???? I used to be a forum queen.....
                          Aren't you paying attention to the topic of this thread. FIDE is adjusting titles because they were inflated.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Perseus View Post
                            >5000 + total pain in the backside = Administrator
                            I foresee a few more Administrators working their ways up the ranks, then! One post at a time. LOL!

                            Some promising candidates, don't you agree?
                            "They work at the pace of amnesia."--M. Bloch

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Perseus View Post
                              Confirmed. I changed those a few months back.

                              Currently:

                              0-99 = Pawn
                              100-249 = Knight
                              250-499 = Bishop
                              500-999 = Rook
                              1000-2499 = Queen
                              >2500 = King
                              >2500 + mildly annoying = Moderator
                              >5000 + total pain in the backside = Administrator
                              They will change the mod/admin reqs as soon as I reach them that way I never become one.
                              I am a proud supporter of the GM Igor Smirnov way of teaching. If you would like to see the system and want to try out his teaching methods please follow this link: http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/...?id=1517_2_3_1

                              If you have questions/want a tutor inquire with messages. I am going to rewrite my web page and it will also go here.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X