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MatPlus.Net Forum General Timeline history of FIDE Album, Titles & Honorary Titles?
 
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(1) Posted by Kevin Begley [Sunday, Jun 5, 2011 22:15]

Timeline history of FIDE Album, Titles & Honorary Titles?


The first "GM Composer" titles were awarded (to 4 persons) in 1972.
But, "IM Composer" titles predate this...

The 5th Edition of the Handbook for Chess Composition shows IMC titles starting from 1959:
1959 (Honoris Causa)
André Chéron (Switzerland +)
Arnoldo Ellerman (Argentina +)
Alexandr I. Gerbstman (USSR +)
Jan Hartong (Netherlands +)
Cyril S. Kipping (Great Britain +)
Comins Mansfield (Great Britain +)


It's not entirely clear to whom (or what) "Honoris Causa" points... though, of the 5 "IM Composers" listed, 2 never earned the 25 (required) Album Points.

Chéron André................................ 18,33
Ellerman Arnoldo............................ 28,50
Hartong Jan................................. 52,92
Kipping Cyril............................... 1,00
Mansfield Comins............................ 94,33

The handbook does list, on separate pages (indexed and explained), several "Honorary Masters of Chess Composition."
However, I do not find where it is stated that there are "Honorary International Masters."

Let me be clear -- I am not questioning the merit of these composers (quite the opposite would be true!), nor the value of having honorary titles.
I am merely seeking to understand:
1) If these two were given "honorary IMC" titles, why are they listed here (rather than in the table of "honorary titles")?
2) And, why wasn't André Chéron ever awarded an "official" (read: non-honorary) FMC title?
3) Are there other "Honorary Titles" hidden from view?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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(2) Posted by Hannu Harkola [Monday, Jun 6, 2011 11:49]

The first International Master titles were not based on Album points. (The first FIDE Album (1956-58) was published in 1961.) In the beginning the IM candidates had to submit 25 problems which were inspected by a "jury". The first five titles were granted "honoris causa" to distinguished composers. Just now I do not have the old minutes available and I cannot check all details.

The title of Honorary Master is defined in the Statutes: "This title can be granted to problemists aged more than 70 years, having great merits in problem chess, who did not succeed in getting one of the master titles mentioned above." Usually the title has been granted for other merits than composing, for example organizational activity, editing, publishing, etc.
 
 
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Monday, Jun 6, 2011 22:33]

It might be worth noting that the OTB titles appeared around the same time.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Internationalen_Meister_%28Verleihung_1950%29
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Internationalen_Meister_der_Frauen_%28Verleihung_1950%29
 
 
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