Grandmaster achievement in Battle vs. Chess

Grandmaster

Reach an online rating of 1200

Grandmaster-0.6
1 guideOnline Game ModeVersusOnline Skill

How to unlock the Grandmaster achievement

  • Flopsy86Flopsy86490,775
    01 Aug 2012 03 Aug 2012
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    This achievement must be done online, ideally with just one other person. Once you finish a game with 1200 or more rating on the leaderboards, you will get this achievement.
    This achievement must be done in Ranked matches to affect your rating.

    Luckily this game starts you off at 1000 rating for your profile, this rating is stored on the servers and cannot be reset.

    Now the servers on this game will take a few hours to update, but once you have been updated for the first time, you should be able to pop the online achievements as and when you earn them. When I did the online on this game, I could not pop any online achievements in the first few hours and you'll have to re-earn them when the servers update. But once they update for the first time, the achievements pop fine.
    I believe it is because your rank needs to be established before you can earn any achievements and this takes a few hours.

    There is an easy 2 or 3 move checkmate (3 if you're white and 2 if you're black).
    White to Win
    White: 1. P-e4 Black: 1. P-f5
    White: 2. P-d3 Black: 2. P-g5
    White: 3. Q-h5 checkmate!
    Black to Win
    White: 1. P-f4 Black: 2. P-e5
    White: 2. P-g4 Black: 2. Q-h4 checkmate!

    Of course you can play out the games as you wish, not in the way I described, you could even pop the following achievements while playing online.

    Battle vs. ChessSlayerThe Slayer achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 21 pointsCapture 100 pieces (not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessSprinterThe Sprinter achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 22 pointsWin a game in less than 5 minutes (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessFighterThe Fighter achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 17 pointsWin a Classic Game by Checkmate (not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessImmortalThe Immortal achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 43 pointsCapture 5 pieces with the same piece during a single game (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessPersecutorThe Persecutor achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 19 pointsPlace your opponent in Check 10 times in a single game (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessSacrificeThe Sacrifice achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 27 pointsWin a game while possessing 2 pieces less than your opponent (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessAnnihilatorThe Annihilator achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 23 pointsCapture all enemy pieces and then checkmate the king (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessPromoterThe Promoter achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 25 pointsPromote your Pawns to every possible major piece (not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessGod's BelovedThe God's Beloved achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 48 pointsPromote 3 Pawns in a single game (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessRecklessThe Reckless achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 22 pointsMove your King to the opposite side of the board (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessTravelerThe Traveler achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 48 pointsPlay over 1000 turns (not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessBewilderedThe Bewildered achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 36 pointsPlay a game to Stalemate (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessStrategistThe Strategist achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 27 pointsWin a game in less than 30 moves (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessTorturerThe Torturer achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 24 pointsPlace your opponent in Check using 5 different pieces in a single game (Classic, not Head2Head)

    Battle vs. ChessCatcherThe Catcher achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 31 pointsCapture a Pawn 'En passant' (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessRevolutionistThe Revolutionist achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 31 pointsPlace your opponent in Check by Castling (Classic Game, not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessUniversal SoldierThe Universal Soldier achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 74 pointsMove an opponent into Checkmate using every piece (not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessAdventurerThe Adventurer achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 66 pointsPlay 100 games (not Head to head)

    Battle vs. ChessExplorerThe Explorer achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 103 pointsWin a single game in every game mode (not Head to head)

    (it should be noted that Explorer requires Single player modes aswell, this will only cover the multiplayer side of that achievement - see my achievement solution for details)

    Each game should take 1-2 mins to do because you'll have to set them up each time but the online is dead and you should find the match your boosting partner has set up by pressing Quick Match.
    You're looking at about 30 matches to your rating from 1000 to 1200.

    When you first start out boosting with someone else who is also an 1000 rating, you should gain around 12-13 rating per game, this will gradually decrease over time eventually dwindling to just 1-2 rating as you get near 1200 (because your boosting partner will be getting lower towards 800).
    Then swap around, and let your boosting partner beat you and get them to 1200 rating, which will take a lot more games than it took for you because there is 400 rating for your opponent to gain instead of 200 which you needed.

    There are also other online achievements which can be earned and will be gotten in the course of you doing Grandmaster.

    Battle vs. ChessRising StarThe Rising Star achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 35 pointsWin online game against the player with a higher rating

    Battle vs. ChessOvermindThe Overmind achievement in Battle vs. Chess worth 76 pointsWin 20 games online (not Head to head)


    Any questions, please leave a comment and I'll try and help.
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