Overtheboard Play

FIDE uses a complex but flexible formula to detemine eligibility for OTB titles Basically the average rating of a qualifying event is used to determine how many points a titled player — a grandmaster for example — would be expected to make Players who score that number of points achieve a "norm" toward that title To earn a title, a player must make several such norms and fulfill other requirements, such as maintaining a minimum rating The international arbiter title is awarded to tournament directors on the basis of applications submitted to FIDE

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