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


  • 7 weeks ago · Quote · #2661

    Till_98

    Yes there is a chance but only if the 2700 wants to lose and thats normally not the case...

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2662

    cookiemonster161140

    Many years ago in a galaxy far away active in OTB play, as a 1600 player I beat a 2230. As an 1800 I beat a 2300 but in each case in subsequent rounds I lost to lower rateds.

    Also while an A player I beat a 2500 IM (in an 18 board simul) and drew with Fritz on full strengh and drew vs a super-gm.

    Is it possible for a 1300 player to beat a 2700 player? Yes. But not likely. They'd have a better chance winning the lottery.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2663

    TheGrobe

    Only there's no way to use computer assistance to win the lottery.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2664

    JoseO

    Not entirely true since there are wheeling systems that help improve the odds of winning a lottery but essentially your statement is correct.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2665

    bigpoison

    Way back in the day, I knocked Joe Louis to the canvas.  Then only a couple years later, I for some reason, had dropped two weight classes and knocked out Jake LaMotta.  Somehow, though, after both of those fights, I lost to club fighters in little towns.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2666

    Jimmykay

    JoseO wrote:

    Not entirely true since there are wheeling systems that help improve the odds of winning a lottery but essentially your statement is correct.

    If you implying that wheeling systems give you positive EV, I would like to see the mathematical argument.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2667

    TheGrobe

    When I was 17 I convinced myself that there must be an advantage to a wheeling strategy.  I was convinced enough (and probably bored enough) that I ran the combinatorial probabilities thoroughly.  Conclusion?  Your odds per dollar spent are exactly the same.  Not a little better, not a little worse, exactly the same.

    I'd never heard of a wheeling strategy until just now, though.  I thought it was something I'd invented.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2668

    cosmicharmonic

    bigpoison wrote:

    Way back in the day, I knocked Joe Louis to the canvas.  Then only a couple years later, I for some reason, had dropped two weight classes and knocked out Jake LaMotta.  Somehow, though, after both of those fights, I lost to club fighters in little towns.

     

    "Joe Louis was a gentleman; a real gentleman."

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2669

    Jimmykay

    TheGrobe wrote:

    When I was 17 I convinced myself that there must be an advantage to a wheeling strategy.  I was convinced enough (and probably bored enough) that I ran the combinatorial probabilities thoroughly.  Conclusion?  Your odds per dollar spent are exactly the same.  Not a little better, not a little worse, exactly the same.

    I'd never heard of a wheeling strategy until just now, though.  I thought it was something I'd invented.

    That is impressive to come up with on your own, but I agree with your math. There is no advantage to be gained. Might as well ask the oracle.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2670

    AlCzervik

    bigpoison wrote:

    Way back in the day, I knocked Joe Louis to the canvas.  Then only a couple years later, I for some reason, had dropped two weight classes and knocked out Jake LaMotta.  Somehow, though, after both of those fights, I lost to club fighters in little towns.

    I was one of those club fighters. I got myself pumped up 'cause I heard you had trashed some legends.

    Then, of course, my head got big and I started losing bar brawls.

  • 5 weeks ago · Quote · #2671

    Ziryab

    I've beaten Magnus Carlsen several times.

  • 9 days ago · Quote · #2672

    tliu1222

    What about winning on time? 

  • 7 days ago · Quote · #2673

    Xathan

    Only on time.


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