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Why do GMs participate in an "GM norm invitational" tournament?

Grandmasters are financially incentivized to play in GM-norm invitational tournaments. The incentive can take different forms depending on the organisers' choice. Most often, GM are invited (travel, ...
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How is it possible for a player without 2500 ELO to obtain the GM title?

A couple different ways: Winning a tournament like the World Junior or World Senior, which automatically confers a GM title to the winner Having a rating over 2500 after any game. This is to ...
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Can I get FIDE titles (FM, IM, GM) by getting norms in blitz tournaments only?

FIDE describe the rules for titles including in norms in the document FIDE Title Regulations effective from 1 January 2022. The first thing to note is that the FM title only requires reaching a ...
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Does FIDE allow viewing how many IM/GM norms a player has?

Brian Towers' answer covers the part for viewing norms for players who are yet to obtain the title. To view the norms of a player who has already got a title will have the follow the steps Example ...
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Can I get FIDE titles (FM, IM, GM) by getting norms in blitz tournaments only?

No you cannot. FIDE titles are only awarded for classical chess.
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Does FIDE allow viewing how many IM/GM norms a player has?

Is there a way to see through the FIDE website? Only for players who have not yet achieved all the norms they need. You can go to this web page, select the title (IM or GM), select the country of the ...
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How is it possible for a player without 2500 ELO to obtain the GM title?

The regulations for awarding titles are given in FIDE Title Regulations effective from 1 January 2022. There are two routes to getting the GM title: norms and a minimum rating specific results in ...
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2 GM Norms in 24 hours - first time ever?

Well, this was painful. The data inserted by FIDE was inconsistent, there were duplicate entries and some records didn't even exist. Anyways: No, this does not seem to be a new record! Peng, Li Min (...
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Lowest rated player(s) who earned a GM norm

I don't think he holds the record but IM Yochanan Afek was rated 2329 (and already 50 years old !) when he secured his first GM-norm by winning the Paris City Championship in 2002. Putting aside GM-...
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Do players keep getting norms even after obtaining their titles?

Do players keep getting norms even after obtaining IM, GM titles since norms are based on rating performances if I'm not wrong? You are wrong. There is a lot more to getting a norm than a rating ...
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What is a norm factory?

First off: many people think a "norm" is just a very good result with a high Elo performance. This is not the case. The high Elo performance is indeed a factor, but a lot of other ...
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Do players keep getting norms even after obtaining their titles?

First off, a (achieving a) "norm" is a lot more than just a certain Elo performance. @BrianTowers pointed that out (along with detailed requirement information) already in his answer. Still, ...
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What is a FIDE "adjusted rating floor"?

The document says this: b. For the purposes of norms, the minimum rating (adjusted rating floor) for the opponents shall be as follows: Grandmaster norm 2200 International Master norm 2050 Woman ...
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Why do GMs participate in an "GM norm invitational" tournament?

converting comment to answer: I figure because they are more likely to win against non-GMs as opposed to other GMs. so it's a win-win: the non-GMs have a chance to prove themselves to get their norms, ...
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