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Benjamin Hamp highest rated 5 year old by USCF.


  • 5 months ago · Quote · #21

    Mr_Norm

    I'd like to thank Kingdom_Hearts for the insightful and kind words about Benjamin. As his first teacher I encouraged his parents to keep him in Scholastic unrated tournaments, but there was little competition for him in them. His parents enrolled him in a professional chess club and school and in his first 2 months his rating peaked. He was thrown into games with teenagers and he just gave up. I told his parents to wait until he wants to play again. I am happy to report that he is enjoying playing Chess once again, but it is not an all consuming obsession and for that I'm happy. Benjamin is fluent in three languages and also possesses a gift for music. I am as proud of him as I ever have been.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #22

    PearlFey

    Yeah, well, I could still beat him up.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #23

    learningthemoves

    Good job Benjamin.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #24

    GeniusKJ

    @PearlFey, don't be so sure.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #25

    Conflagration_Planet

    What's his rating now?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #26

    Conflagration_Planet

    What's Justin Fieldlander's rating?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #27

    SocialPanda

    Benjamin Joel Hamp Rating:

    His last tournament was in January 2014.

     

      Current Published
    Rating (September Supplement)
    Regular Rating 914   2014-03  
    Quick Rating 890   2014-03
  • 4 months ago · Quote · #28

    Conflagration_Planet

    Since this thread is 20 months old, I guess he's an old man, pushing seven now. G-night. Smile

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #29

    Jion_Wansu

    This is strange because my USCF rating never went below 1315 and I've only been in like 25 or so tournaments...

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #30

    MuhammadAreez10

    He was lucky because he went in tournaments. I am 10 and still haven't played a rated OTB game.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #31

    MuhammadAreez10

    It is just that I am very unfortunate. I love the game and can beat most CMs and FMs.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #32

    MuhammadAreez10

    But no one acknowledges my talent. My dream to become the youngest World Champion is tarnishing.CryFrown

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #33

    MuhammadAreez10

    GavishChotani wrote:

    awesome

    Really? So an 1191 rating is awesome?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #34

    Conflagration_Planet

    MuhammadAreez10 wrote:

    He was lucky because he went in tournaments. I am 10 and still haven't played a rated OTB game.

    You haven't played on here either. Why?

     
     
     
  • 4 months ago · Quote · #35

    tubebender

    ArtNJ wrote:

    You did the right thing yyoochess.  Kids need help pursuing their passions, but friends and a normal life are way more important.  Chess may be helpful to development in some ways, but there are plenty of life fail types that are very good at chess.

    Painful but true.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #36

    MuhammadAreez10

    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    MuhammadAreez10 wrote:

    He was lucky because he went in tournaments. I am 10 and still haven't played a rated OTB game.

    You haven't played on here either. Why?

     

     

     I shall soon.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #37

    Conflagration_Planet

    OK. Smile

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #38

    Superqueen500

    Ridiculous.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #39

    Mr_Norm

    I appreciate some of the comments, but I'd like to give a word of warning and encouragement to all. Be careful what you say about a fine young chess player. For those of you interested in playing Chess in tournaments, I'll tell you what my coach told me before most of you or your parents were born, "You're going to loose a thousand games before you will be an expert." Natural ability is fine for those who play for fun or not at all and dismiss it as a game. But to become an expert at anything it takes 10,000 hours of study and practice. The question you should ask yourself is, 'Are you willing to invest that much of your life to Chess?' If you are you will succeed!" Good chess to all who want to learn and appreciate the game.
  • 3 months ago · Quote · #40

    Mr_Norm

    I wore my wife out tonight, she and Benjamin's Mother went to a movie and when they returned home we ere still doing the lesson. Whenever he makes a move not recommended by Bruce he wants Nero show him why it isn't mentioned. Well I warn all of my students that their score will be effected if I give them more information than what Bruce gives, but somewhere along the way through there are harder positions to explain and somehow the test evil olives into a true lesson and that's ok, but I can't give them their approx rating. Or if I did it's inflated. Ben is ready to be able to use all the resources chess.com has. I showed him chess mentor and explained to only go the lessons that have already been scored, but when I came back my 2390 rating had increased to 2394:-) happy coach. I think his parents will upgrade his membership to Diamond. He starts or drift in the middle game, but when he gets 4-6 moves away for a checkmate he's all over it and sometimes faster Thani can calculate it myself. I'm as proud of him as I ever have been. He's ready to work at it and put in the study time.


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