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Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1101

    Atomic_Rift

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1102

    psiphi1

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1103

    TetsuoShima

    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1104

    Atomic_Rift

    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

    No, LOL! Laughing

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1105

    Atomic_Rift

    Atomic_Rift wrote:
    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

    No, LOL! 

    It was this guy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Howell_(chess_player)

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1106

    Atomic_Rift

    HotFlow wrote:
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.


    Playing chess?

    Yes, and because of that most kids on chesskid.com thinks he's a terrible chess player! Frown

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1107

    psiphi1

    tetsuo shima,my apologies;the 17 move forced mate that was lost due to a move out of order was by  two(2) masters,not a 1300 vs. 1700 player. should have made that clear.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1108

    psiphi1

    i mean a 1300 and             2700  layer,enough.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1111

    SmyslovFan

    I really enjoy Nunn's books, especially Secrets of Grandmaster Play and Secrets of Practical Chess. His comments in the latter are piquant and concise and his examples are excellent. 

    Dr. Nunn has won several awards for his books, including the British Chess Federation's Book of the year for Secrets of Grandmaster Play.

    Some of Nunn's games do feel a bit trappy to me, but his books have helped me to think more concretely. 

    And I agree with Pfren that mocking Dr. Nunn for losing to a kid (who just so happened to become the youngest GM in the history of the UK) is completely inappropriate. 

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1112

    AndyClifton

    lol

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1113

    Knightly_News

    AndyClifton wrote:

    lol

    That's a Nunn-sequitur, dude.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1114

    AndyClifton

    Nunnsense!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1115

    Grumblesmurf

    Worth noting that in an interview not too long ago Carlsen said Nunn could have been World Champion, except that he was (is) too clever.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1116

    zborg

    Nunn has nunthing to prove.  Even to IM @Pfren.

    It's like saying Ken Rogoff is "only a GM."

    Both Nunn's (and Rogoff's) CVs impress, greatly.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1117

    Atomic_Rift

    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    Dr. Nunn is one of my favorite players.

    I know! He's one of my favorites! His tactic book called "Learn Chess Tactics" is brilliant! (it's not a book for beginners at all despite the title).

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1118

    TetsuoShima

    Atomic_Rift wrote:
    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    Dr. Nunn is one of my favorite players.

    I know! He's one of my favorites! His tactic book called "Learn Chess Tactics" is brilliant! (it's not a book for beginners at all despite the title).

    his checkmate book is also good, unlike others he really put effort in his work.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1119

    tfulk

    no ..... to the original title question, that is.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1120

    TetsuoShima

    zborg wrote:

    Nunn has nunthing to prove.  Even to IM @Pfren.

    It's like saying Ken Rogoff is "only a GM."

    Both Nunn's (and Rogoff's) CVs impress, greatly.

    was Ken Rogoff really a GM?? 


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