Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mashafizul GM Norms Requirement

As we all know, IM Mashafizul Helmi is having another shot for his first GM norm at The 2008 Dubai Open. So far he has achieve a good result by collecting 4 1/2 points

Round

Name

Rating

Federation

Points

Result

1

Arellano Robert

2023

Philipines

1

1

2

GMPantsulaia Levan

2617

Georgia

0

0

3

FMSaed Ishaq

2174

UAE

2

1

4

Jobanne Tabada

2333

Philipines

3

1

5

Zhou Weiqi

2560

China

3.5

0.5

6

GM Rasul Ibrahimov

2535

Azerbajan

4

0.5

7

GM Negi Parimarjan

2514

India

4.5

0.5

8






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However i'm not really sure how to calculate his GM requirements. Let looks what can we get from FIDE Website. (unfortunately at the present time of writing this article, FIDE website hd a problem with it server). So i search for other source and get this one from Internet Chess Club (ICC) the online playing server.

ICC Help: norm

This is a brief explanation of the current FIDE requirements to achieve official FIDE titles, such as GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM and WFM.: (These titles are not awarded for online play--only face to face events with an arbiter present count.)

In order to achieve a GM norm in a 9 round tournament, you have to do the following:

1)  Play at least three GMs and five titleholders, no more than two players may
be without a FIDE-ELO rating (including yourself)

2) Play against players from at least three federations, and no more than six from
the same federation
(including yourself)

3) Score at least 7/9 against an ELO-average of at least 2381, 6.5/9 against
at least 2435 or 6/9 against at least 2476. Eventually, opponents without
FIDE-ELO
are counted as 2250 (previously 2000).



Players can also obtain norms of more than 9 rounds, provided that they achieve a 2601 performance rating.

The normal way of getting the GM title is by getting three of these norms, in at least 27 games, (three 9 round tournaments usually). You will also need a FIDE rating of at least 2500 on some point after the first GM norm was achieved. A GM norm (or any other norm) will be awarded if the 2500
(2400) border was passed during a tournament. This is to avoid withdrawals during the tournament, if a norm already was achieved. You can also become GM directly by winning the World Junior Championships, or by getting a GM norm based on 13 games in the Olympiad.


[EeEk, revised 03/14/05]




IM Mashafizul Helmi (top)

For FIDE GM title norm requirement, I found this rather complicated and difficult
to understand source


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