Questions tagged [international-master]

For questions about the International Master (IM) title, awarded by the FIDE.

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What are signs of achieving Master strength?

Although even Masters can play very badly at times, especially against other Masters, and apart from ELO ratings, how to you get the feeling that you are definitely of "Master" strength, and no longer ...
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What is the average age to become a grandmaster?

On average, what is the age of people when they obtain the title of international master or grandmaster? I also wonder how the age distribution looks like.