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


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1101

    Suvel

    unlikely

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1102

    houdini1_5a

    Possible if 1300 has 16 pieces and 2700 has a king.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1103

    JoseO

    For a 1300 player to beat a 2700 would require something very unusual to happen. Either a bribe or the 2700 loses on time because they left to watch a more interesting game and did not notice the time slipping away. I guess there is also the threat of bodily harm if the 1300 player is strong and threatens the 2700 if they win. Example would be like in Star Wars where R2D2 had to let the wookie win or else the wookie would tear off his arm.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1104

    pt22064

    It's also possible that the 2700 player is letting the 1300 win - for example, if he is the coach and wants to encourage the student and build the student's confidence. I also know parents that let their kids win at games in general, especially if their kids get upset when they lose. I myself have never purposely lost to my kids or even intentionally made a bad move in a game against them, although I used to let them take back moves ("are you sure you want to make that move?") or pointed out threats. Nowadays, they are better than me -- and they never show me any mercy!

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1105

    SmyslovFan

    Pt, the stipulation was a tournament/match where the 2700 had an incentive to win.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1106

    psiphi1

         simply stated: yes

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1107

    TetsuoShima

    psiphi1 wrote:

    yes,IF,the higher ranked is giving a simultaneous,plays skittles,doesn't take his opp. seriously or gives him odds. But if you mean a tournament game,then the ansswer is still YES,but very rarely. How? Being human we are all susceptible to aberrations,loss of concentration,errors,or just plain didn't see  it,or looking a forced mate 17 moves deep and getting so excited that he plays move 14 for move 13-THE GAME IS LOST.   This actually happened to a player!!

    there was a tournament were a 2700 rated player played a 1300 rated player?????

    what was the tournament called??

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1108

    Atomic_Rift

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1109

    psiphi1

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  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1110

    TetsuoShima

    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1111

    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 · #1112

    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 · #1113

    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 · #1114

    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 · #1115

    psiphi1

    i mean a 1300 and             2700  layer,enough.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1118

    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 · #1119

    AndyClifton

    lol

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1120

    now_and_zen

    AndyClifton wrote:

    lol

    That's a Nunn-sequitur, dude.


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