What are the different chess titles?

If you've been playing on Chess.com for a while, you've probably seen several players with some red letters next to their name like GM or IM. What do these mean? 

These letters are titles that chess players can earn from FIDE by playing in chess tournaments. 

There are many different chess titles, and you can read about them here. 

The titles that Chess.com acknowledges are listed below: 

GM - Grandmaster

WGM - Woman Grandmaster

IM - International Master

WIM - Woman International Master

FM - FIDE Master

NM - National Master

CM - FIDE Candidate Master

WFM - Woman FIDE Master

WCM - Woman FIDE Candidate Master

If you have one of the above titles and would like it shown on your chess profile, click here to see the process. 

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