FIDE title hierarchy?

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John McKenna
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Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

Post by John McKenna » Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:35 pm

While freely acknowledging the veracity of the comments, posted above, we all know that covert 'centaurs' must exist in cyberspace. And, in my estimation, from that spawning ground, some have emerged alive and kicking - certain otb GMs still bear the scars

As for the FIDE titles - they're not what they used to be.Then again, in today's world, precious little is, either.
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Adam Ashton
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Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

Post by Adam Ashton » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:44 pm

Ah yes, the mythical correspondance player who would be really good at otb chess really if he had time and inclination. Of course...

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Re: FIDE title hierarchy?

Post by Paul McKeown » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:54 pm

Happy to believe that some correspondence players can be 200 or 300 points better than otb. One need only think of CJS Purdy, for instance. A decent IM for the time, otb, but the first correspondence world champion. Certainly no computer assistance, back then.

It's not however credible if they are 500, 800 or 1,000 points better, which some are.

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