Achieving playing norms

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Garvin Gray    (2011-12-25)
Achieving playing norms

I have just started playing in tournaments on here that are able to earn norms and looking at the score for getting a norm, they seem rather high.

For getting a FEM norm, with a field of 2200+, the score is 4.5/6. Considering how many games are actually won between players over 2200, achieving a score of 4.5/6 seems very difficult indeed, unless someone forfeits all their games, or some games are somehow otherwise affected.

I am wondering, do others think that score is too high and 4/6 might be more realistic for one norm.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-26 15:14:54)
Achieving playing norms

I did not invent the process, that's just unlucky for this tourney... In another tournament with a slightly higher rating average, it will be easier...

Alvin Alcala    (2011-12-26 18:07:46)
Achieving playing norms

I wonder how Scott manage to have so much norms. His very near to his goal now of becoming a ficgs master.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-26 18:15:15)
Achieving playing norms

Now that you reached 2200 it shouldn't be long for you guys :)

Alvin Alcala    (2011-12-26 18:17:34)
Achieving playing norms

This is my goal for 2012 :)

Garvin Gray    (2011-12-27 08:52:26)
Achieving playing norms

Is there a table to see what it takes to get the titles?

Fide has tables for what it takes to qualify for different playing norms:

so I am wondering if there are similar ficgs tables.

Of most interest is at what average rating does the score move from 4.5/6 to 4/6 and so forth.

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-27 18:52:14)
Achieving playing norms

It is all explained here :

Scott Nichols    (2011-12-27 19:50:26)
Achieving playing norms

As soon as Class_M__000044 finishes I should get my third FEM norm, :)) I needed 4.5 of 6 and I finished 5.0 of 6. I think it is my style Alvin, I go out on many limbs trying for the win instead of draw. I have went 6/6 in M class, but on the other hand I've went 2/6 and maybe lower. The titles are HARD to get and something to be proud of.

Alvin Alcala    (2011-12-27 19:52:09)
Achieving playing norms

Congratulations!!! I'm proud of you man. Well done! :)

Don Groves    (2011-12-28 06:45:31)
Achieving playing norms

Way to go Scott !

Jimmy Huggins    (2011-12-28 12:22:45)
Achieving playing norms

Thib how many people have ever gotten a FICGS GM norm?

Thibault de Vassal    (2011-12-28 14:30:49)
Achieving playing norms

3 ... and not the least : Eros Riccio, Michael Aigner & Peter Schuster !

You can find the full list of norms at :

There's a link (just fixed it) to :





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