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I'd still be willing to bet 10k that I could beat a 2700 once in a hundred games.
No. Bad chance.
P.S.: He doesn't have 10k, either.
Yes. He might have a heart attack and lose on time.
Dream on. This is "hope" for losers. Hope is not a strategy nor a tactic. It is mostly poop.
You're right. I have way more than 10k. Which is why I could afford to lose it.
If it was up to you, teams like the Buffalo Bills wouldn't even exist. You're like the worm in the apple pie!
Either way a 2700 would be too EZ. I've moved on to challenging 3000s.
You are getting me all wrong. Hope is a good thing. Hell has a sign at the entrance: "Abandon all Hope, ye who enter here". Now that is a very bad thing.
What I said is that hope is not a plan. Hope by itself will get you nowhere. Have a dream. Make a plan. Work to make the plan come into fruition. That's what winners do.
Losers? They sit and "hope"...hope they'll win the lottery, hope they'll get an inheritance, hope they'll beat a 2700 when they are a 1300.
I like ice cream sandwiches.
That's the most on topic remark that I've seen in 125 pages (yes, I've read every post), inasmuch as the original question was ludicrous beyond measure (even though there have been efforts to measure things, even with the requisite math).
If the super GMs phone is ringing!
I have not read through all 125 pages of the topic, but first fw made me interested...
In any case I think you might see some huge ELO differences once in a blue moon only when one player is underrated for some reason. I for once do not have any official ELO rating nor do I have a local category since I have never played on classical time controls in an official FIDE event. So with my "official" rating of 1000 I recently managed to beat a FM who was almost 2300.
A much stronger example was brought to the table by Jeff Sarwer, a former chess prodigy (likely the most talented child in US in the 90's) who quit chess very early. He reappeared in 2007 still having no ELO rating (or having a very low rating) where he beat several grandmasters.
In general I think that the original question posed in the name of the topic is not accurate, since 1300 can never beat a 2700 given sufficient time controls and, more importantly, given that ratings are representative. The weaker player might have improved, the stronger player might have become weaker. I don't think anyone really believes in a normal game when those ratings are representative a 1300 can beat a GM...
Well, then, this settles everything. We can all go home now.
And, here in the good ole USA, eat some turkey with family and be thankful for all our good fortune...especially that Mr. Whatshisname invented chess and chess.com has provided such a splendid venue in which to play it.
Is there a chance this thread will end.
Kind of weird that two posters who think this thread is stupid and that people should stop posting in it have more posts than anyone in the thread and keep bumping it.
Or is it really cause you really like this thread? You WANT people to post in it. You NEED people to post in it!!!!!
Hahaha so true
Like I NEEDED to post this :P
I've been reduced to only commenting "lol" on other comments...
That's "Mr. Sonny" to you.
Nope. You are a lot younger than me, sonny boy.
If you prefer, I'll just call you "kid".
But, you know I'm just kidding (was that a pun?).
So, junior, do you think you'd have a chance of winning against a 2700?
Not in a million years, gramps.
Yes there is, as long as you have a really strong engine! :)
THIS THREAD IS STILL GOING?!?!?!?!
Duh...you just added to the "still going ".
And why are you so outraged? You are getting all this for free. Besides, at 16 you are supposed to get a car and go find a girl friend. Instead, you hang around an internet site and play a stupid board game.
Tsk...tsk...these kids, nowadays.
No Dungeons and Dragons, either. Unless it is with girls.
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