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hey i was just wondering if it was impossible to become a GM in one year because my friend was betting that he could be a GM in one year and i said that it would be impossible because i am trying to be one and i can tell you that its is hard so what do yall say
Lets say you learn chess today, is it possibile to be a Gm in one year from now? Yes I think it is you only need three norms and the rating which would come with three norms if you've never had a previous rating.
Only? I wouldn't call it "only." Sure it's POSSIBLE to become a Grandmaster in 1 year, but with the amount of time you would need to study, you would be severely lacking sleep, and how would you have time for a job to feed yourself? For that matter, how would you have time to FEED yourself!
In a word, no. Even exceptionally gifted players take many years of training and play. Five to ten years would be more realistic, if you have the talent, dedication and the right training.
Is it possible to win Wimbledon in a year if you've never held a tennis racket before?
I wouldn't say impossible because its not. However, it does not seem feasible to accomplish...
Etienne, that's why chess is so frustrating for me sometimes. Being an adult, and only learning how to play chess two years ago I get upset when I see a seven year old, who has been playing chess longer then i have (in some cases many years more), get a rating of 2000 or more. But wait..
This pretend seven year old, has been playing and studying chess for say four year. So if in another two years I am 2000 rated I will no longer be so upset about all these good kids.
Chess has been used in many a study on the human mind. One study, or actually many, and I'll need to find something to confirm this, is that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of study to become an expert/master at the game of chess, and other areas of life as well. One is not an expert craftsman the day they pick up a hammer?! When you look at the many so called experts of golf, or tennis, and or even chess you will find that each of these professionals spent close to this amount of time before reaching their full potential. Based on this calculation, and that there are only 24 hours in a day, and 365 days in a year, the answer is no, a person could not master the game of chess in just one year.
So after they have memorized some medical text books, you'll be happy with them performing surgery on you, right? Memorization does not equal understanding.
No sorry not in this universe the only way you automaticly can become GM is if you beat a World Champion or become World Junior Champion in a World Title Match and don't already have a GM title. To become GM you first have to earn two other titles then to qualify for the GM title you need to have a rating of at least 2500 Fide and then compete and beat a field of very strong Grandmasters in Tournaments for norms you need 3-4 before they will award you the title. All in 1 year? no way.
Richard, you've obviously never known a person with a true photographic memory..these people are amazing. A person with a TRUE photograhpic memorie does understand what he/she reads instantly. Gerenally though these people want nothing to do with their gift-or are otherwise incapable of putting it to the best use(mostly from complications due to physical disabilites).There are those who can memorize quickly and then gain understanding, but that is not a true photograhpic mind.
Butthese people will still not become masters (or grandmasters) at any art or sport orcraft,etc. without some experience (they might pick up the experience faster however, due to their faculties). Because all the books in the world won't make you a GM, they will help, but they will never make a GM by themselves.
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