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Illya Nyzhnyk: "On October 1, 2004, just in a few days after my 8th birthday, I got my first FIDE rating - 2119..."
Ratings Progress Chart for Illya Nyzhnyk
Nyzhnyk is currently the world U14 number 1
Oh and ratings progress for Anish Giri are even more ridiculous... Giri is theWorld U16 no. 1
ok, but they are the very best in the world : no one compares to them
Hm, a first rating of 2119...that must've been humiliating.
Yeah, probably still trying to live it down...
He lends credence to the story of Capablanca becoming strong enough to correct his father's errors without any instruction but just by watching the game. Apparently little Nyzhnyk got moderately strong at chess just by watching (for hours at a time) his dad's chess program play itself!
no one compares to them
This statement is almost certainly false. Since "them" is plural and they participate in the same activity, certainly they compare to each other.
the results of being drilled with chess since birth... sometimes I wish I was drilled with it to the extent these kids were
Until one day you're 23 years old and you're "only" 2650 and you go "oh my god, why didn't somebody drill me with something useful like math, science, literature, ANYTHING but chess!!"
Yeah... you know I can think of some super promising young players who left the game, or left off seriously competing and training at I'm going-for-world-champion intensity.
Fine, Reshevsky, Tal Shaked, Gata Kamsky, someone is sure to mention Waitzkin... others? (Reshevsky and Kamsky of course return to the game)
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