Congratulations to Manningtree’s Adam Taylor, who has achieved his first title – FIDE Master!
At a recent tournament in Barcelona, his ‘live’ rating went over 2300, although it has subsequently dropped to its current 2292. The ‘magic’ number of 2300 is required for the FM title and it doesn’t need to be a published rating.
As recently as January this year, Adam’s rating was only 2048. So his rating increase in just nine months has been meteoric. Now it’s onward and upward to his next target, that of International Master. Adam will require a rating of 2400, as well as three IM ‘norms’, i.e. performances in rated tournaments of at least 2450.