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.
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.