Friday, September 26, 2008

How achieve a FIDE rating

To achieve a FIDE rating, you need to play in an official FIDE rated event, and play at least 9 games with opponents with an official FIDE rating. The performance in these games, must be at least 1600 since that’s what the lowest possible FIDE rating is. If you play in a 9 rounds tournament and all your opponents have an official FIDE rating, and if you at the same time score a performance of above 1600, one “FIDE norm” is enough to receive a rating at the next list. If not 9 rated opponents,you need two norms, and at least 3 games with FIDE rated opponents, and a performance above 1600. Still you will have to play a total of 9 games to get the official FIDE rating.