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

• 3 years ago · Quote · #182

In theory, there is the possibility that the 2700 will play pathetically enough to be beaten by the 1300, but the real likelyhood is not one representable by numbers. You can play as many games as you want against a 2700, but the gap in tactics, positional play, combinational play, and opening/endgame knowledge is close to insurmountable and the 2700 is pretty much guaranteed to win every game.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #183
RetiFan wrote:

There is a big difference between 0 and 0.000125

Only in mathematical terms. In practical chess terms there is no difference.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #184
Tmattb86 wrote:

Our planet orbits a single star, our star is 1 in a billion in our galaxy. Our galaxy is 1 in a billion in the observable universe.

Your estimates are a bit off. Our galaxy has somewhere between 200 billion and 400 billion stars, and the likely estimate of galaxies in the observable universe is close to the same number. The universe is around 13.75 billion years old, with an observable sphere diameter of close to 100 billion light years (expansion places galaxies much further away than we observe them).

• 3 years ago · Quote · #185
FirebrandX wrote:
Tmattb86 wrote:

Our planet orbits a single star, our star is 1 in a billion in our galaxy. Our galaxy is 1 in a billion in the observable universe.

Your estimates are a bit off. Our galaxy has somewhere between 200 billion and 400 billion stars, and the likely estimate of galaxies in the observable universe is close to the same number. The universe is around 13.75 billion years old, with an observable sphere diameter of close to 100 billion light years (expansion places galaxies much further away than we observe them).

Not to mention, our universe might be just on of a countless number of em.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #186

possible i am rated 389 JCL but i defeated a 800~ player in an OTB tournament today (not to mention that my rating is now probably above 400

• 3 years ago · Quote · #187

Ultimately though, if a 1300 player beats a 2700 player, has he really 'beaten' him? Really it would just be probability and incredible luck, the 1300 player certainly wouldn't appreciate the actual depth of the moves he made by chance.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #188
Conflagration_Planet wrote:

Not to mention, our universe might be just on of a countless number of em.

Perhaps that 'multiverse' is only one of a countless number of 'multiverses'

• 3 years ago · Quote · #189
Conflagration_Planet wrote:

Not to mention, our universe might be just on of a countless number of em.

Perhaps that 'multiverse' is only one of a countless number of 'multiverses'

Might be the case. :)

• 3 years ago · Quote · #190

And perhaps that... oh never mind

• 3 years ago · Quote · #191

And perhaps that... oh never mind

Could be a hacker just like you, making that same statement in another universe far FAR away.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #192

By your hypothesis, in a countless number of far away universes.

If there are other universes, would they be theoretically accessible through the conventional dimensions of X Y Z and T? Or would they exist on some mysterious 'other plane'?

Weird stuff - I don't know a lot about physics but it's interesting and sort of makes your head explode trying to think about it.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #193

Weird is right. It's not my hypothesis, and I know little about it, but other universes would never be accessible to us.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #194

NO.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #195

A 1300 player can beat a 2700 player only if the 2700 intentionally loses.  It is virtually impossible.  It is even more ulikely than a 6 year old beating a competitively trained Nigerian Marathon runner in a 26 mile marathon. Those guys are really good. I believe they can run the whole marathon runnng an average of less than 4 minutes a mile. Same concept.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #196
kennethlopez wrote:

A 1300 player can beat a 2700 player only if the 2700 intentionally loses.  It is virtually impossible.  It is even more ulikely than a 6 year old beating a competitively trained Nigerian Marathon runner in a 26 mile marathon. Those guys are really good. I believe they can run the whole marathon runnng an average of less than 4 minutes a mile. Same concept.

Not quite....... 120 minutes has never been broken

• 3 years ago · Quote · #197
kennethlopez wrote:

A 1300 player can beat a 2700 player only if the 2700 intentionally loses.  It is virtually impossible.  It is even more ulikely than a 6 year old beating a competitively trained Nigerian Marathon runner in a 26 mile marathon. Those guys are really good. I believe they can run the whole marathon runnng an average of less than 4 minutes a mile. Same concept.

You're insane. Nobody has done that for 3 miles, let alone 26.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #198
kennethlopez wrote:

A 1300 player can beat a 2700 player only if the 2700 intentionally loses.  It is virtually impossible.  It is even more ulikely than a 6 year old beating a competitively trained Nigerian Marathon runner in a 26 mile marathon. Those guys are really good. I believe they can run the whole marathon runnng an average of less than 4 minutes a mile. Same concept.

They average about 5 miles per hour, but that's still damn good. Update. I meant 5 minute mile. About 12 miles per hour.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #199
Conflagration_Planet wrote:

They average about 5 miles per hour, but that's still damn good.

I don't know about that. I think I could beat 5 miles per hour.

• 3 years ago · Quote · #200

actually, they do 12+ mph. An it's the Kenyans and Ethiopians, not so much Nigerians.