Letter #08 - 2002
Talk on Chess
2/16/02 4:47:20 PM PST
I am doing a talk on Chess, I wish to ask a few questions.
1. How many points do you need to be a Grandmaster?
2. F.I.D.E., where it is based?
3. Are there any other Federation for Chess?
4. How many tournaments a year are there?
5. How young / old can you be to play in a tournament?
Absolute beginner: 000 - 500
Beginner: 500 - 1000
Intermediate: 1000 - 1300
Club player: 1300 - 1600
Tournament player: 1600 - 2000
Candidate Master: 2000 - 2200
Master: 2200 - 2400
Int'l Master: 2400 - 2500
Grandmaster: 2500 - 2600
Elite Grandmaster: 2600 - 2700
World Class: 2700+
The World Chess Federation (Fdration Internationale des checs,
referred to as FIDE from its French acronym) was founded on 20 July 1924 in Paris, France. The FIDE General Secretariat is located in Lausanne, the Olympic City:
Avenue de Beaumont 9
CH-1000 Lausanne 4
FIDE, Australian Chess Federation, British Chess Federation, Canadian Chess Federation and US Chess Federation.
Tournaments per year: Unknown
We believe that age does not count in tournaments but playing strength or rating.
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