a chess player of high ability but below the level of International Grand Master, as determined through specified types of international competitions.
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chess the second highest title awarded by the FIDE to a player: won by obtaining a certain number of points during specific international chess tournamentsOften shortened to: master Compare grandmaster (def. 2)
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