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Even in Russia, all the students of the Botwinnik School do not become Super GMS, neither all students of top russian coaches. Why? Most of the chess players have only presumptions about themselves. Only a few talented come up. So talent definitely counts.
What about Vishy Anand? He had no coaching at all! I know this cos at one time we lived in the same town, and we played the same tournaments.
You're too obsessesd with talent,You unintetionally discourage many people!You should be a little more considerate about his feelings.
Drink a beer and chill! That's my Motto, Fo Sho !
hahaha..... but beer IS NOT suitable for young audience PERENTAL GUIDANCE IS ADVISED !
Parental Guidance is advised?Lol,Yeah.If you wanna go to jail it is.
hehehehe....... im 13.
wait, you drink beer at 14 ! men.........
I don't!It wud be illegal,duh.
@Ilikiht kahka rahenwala hay yaar tu bhraratme?kaunsa rajya?
under age drinking, what a heinous, unthinkable crime!!!
Eat your spinach.
sali ka sa pangasinan leg noh?? :P
How are we supposed to know how to become a grandmaster if we are NOT grandmasters? :D
Josh Waitzkin said it best, " The opening is pretty much memerization and familiarity. The middle and end game are where the tactics begin!
Yeah, but Waitzkin doesn´t know which is the proper training to become a grandmaster.
First of all, 12 hours/day is excessive. No need to work that much.
Secondly, having a good coach is important. While it is relatively easy to create a training program for candidate master players and below, master level is something that needs tailoring. There is no single article/book that can help someone become a master.
Thirdly, reaching 2200 from 1900 in a year is hardly realistic. I don't know a single person who progressed that quickly (except for cheaters). That gets us back to point #2 - consult a chess coach.
Fourthly, there is no proof that anyone can achieve the GM title. Try to focus on one goal at a time. First 2000+, then 2100+, then CM, then FM, IM, GM, etc. Goals need to be realistic and attainable, otherwise they are intimidating and not motivating enough.
WGM, please explain #4 better. can you atleast give some study methods for First 2000+, then 2100+, then CM, then FM, IM, GM, etc.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !
For that, you can check her coaching services and see if you can afford it.
Time and practice. Coaching from a former GM . Nothing is impossible with mathematical precision. Probability theory applies to everything except human minds. I met a GM many years ago. Eugene Torre of the Philippines. He practices a lot (plays with excellent GM- wanna be). Practice, practice, practice ad infinitum. Time and resources combined. The game of Chess is analysis and quick/precise thinking. I met this engineer from Asia - He equates chess with advance trigonometry and calculus . A friend of mine who teaches physics said, "quantum physics is like chess, you need time to think a lot, plus you need to get funding for your expirements. I am not a master of chess because I mastered something else. If you live in Massachusetts it would be easy for me to arrange coaching from people I know at MIT and Harvard. I respect Chess. I just don't have the time to practice. Dreaming and reality - go together. Theory and praxis !
Further, focus, passion, articulation - key ingredients of success.
Winners never stop trying to win. Losers never wins because they are afraid to lose. If you are in school (grade,highschool,college etc.) never quit your studies. You can make chess a lifelong hobby not your only livelihood. If you choose to make chess your professional direction, make sure you mastered the 33 degree move. Thomas Edison said, " 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration."
Intellect plays a bigger role in chess than so-called ''raw talent.'' You will find academics will be able to pick up a chess game quicker than someone who is not well-versed in the mental fields. For instance, someone good at math will probably be better at chess than someone who... plays football. I don't wish to steriotype, but math and chess have very good links.
maybe you are right, maybe thats why i suck so bad in chess.
I was one of the best if not the best soccer player at one point in my school, and highschool chess champion.....I suck at math....
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