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How this is possible (He is super talent, but still)?

  • #21
    skinnypurpleducks wrote:
    AdamRinkleff wrote:
    skinnypurpleducks wrote:
    s_palin1984 wrote:

    Yes Aborigines -- a people still living in the stone age -- with an overlay of the worst felons of England and Ireland.

    A Charming mix.

    reported mate...

    I don't think this is racist, its basically true, and not offensive in any way whatsoever. Anthropologists go to Australia to study aborigines, who ARE living in the stone age. Is that racist? No. Australia was founded as a prison colony, is it racist to acknowledge that? No.

    quite wrong.... since i actually live in the history class u r teaching ill answer your akward and wrong statement... aborigenes arent living in the stone age..that was 300 years ago..dont actually believe what u read.. and its quite racist to state to somebody that they are living among stone age people and the worst kind of felons... it was stated in the present as its happening right now....

    Yeah skinny........lol

  • #22

    He secretly call up, and gets advice from me.

  • #23
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    He secretly call up, and gets advice from me.


  • #24
    mhchess13 wrote:

    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    He secretly call up, and gets advice from me.

    Which you got from me


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  • #26
    mhchess13 wrote:


    lol. ok : )

  • #27

    Karpov was decades past his peak, and speed chess is easier for young players.  And even if these 2 things weren't true, almost anyone can beat anyone in 1 game.  Carlsen wasn't a top player yet.

    But his rise was meteoric, just like all the current top 10 players.  Masters who were still being put down for nap time by their parents.  GMs before puberty.  That's how it goes for them.

  • #28
    jempty_method wrote:
    Chessplayer6464 wrote:

    >>I do think it is interesting to ask when (what age) Carlsen started scalping top-flight Grandmasters

    Magnus is the No. 1 ranked player in the world (2013). His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history. Seems to me, he already done "scalping" top Grandmasters?

    I think 100 points needs to be chopped off everybody's FIDE rating's.  No way Carlsen is 100 points stronger than Fischer who "only" acheived 2785. Given Fischer's phenomenal opening preparation, given an engine, I think Fischer would be clobbering Carlsen, who is known for compartively lax opening preparation, in lots of game, by move 20/25

    Ratings compare a pool of players.  You can't compare Fischer's 2785 with Carlsen's 2872 by means of subtraction.  5 elo points has no standard like 5 grams.

    Besides, chopping 100 points is too arbitrary.  And you note Carlsen has the benefit of computers but then note he doesn't make use of them (no deep opening prep).

  • #29

    Players keep getting better... Carlsen has almost 40 years more chess material to study on and to improve on.  Fischer may have been a marvelous chess player 40 years ago, but today, he would not be able to contend with the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, or Vishy Anand.  It's hurting me to say that, because I don't particularly like the hyper-modern playing styles of Carlsen or Anand, but it's true.  Modern chess champions are simply better, which is evident in how some games can be predicted up to move 20 by simply knowing which two players are playing and their colors.  Opening theory is ridiculously extensive these days.

  • #30

     Trying to compare players historically is impossible, the Chessmetrics site is tremendously entertaining if you like numbers but the ratings have to be taken with a pinch of salt. However, I think what can be said is that if you gave players like Fischer or Alekhine access to todays information they would be up there with the best because of their phenomenal memories and appetite for hard work. Capablanca on the other hand might be much lower rated because he really couldn't be bothered to study much.

  • #31

    I'm hoping that before my birthday my rating will at the very least be a minimum of 2000. I know I am going to have to pay a little attention and play some extra games, but eh...!

    I have decided to make it my personal gift to me.


  • #32

    With respect to all Fischer fans (me inlcuded) whatever is good for his opponents is bad for him. So he tries to get into their heads before and even during battle (spassky, reshevsky, petrosian, karpov). But against a guy who just plays to win also without the "getting into your head" thing its another story.

  • #33
    skinnypurpleducks ha scritto:

    I have been only playing for 4 months chess.. 4 months ago I started To play I got to a 400 blitz rating... And 4 months later I am 1570 blitz trying to get to 1600... I improved more than 1150 points in 4 months.. Some people just learn quicker than others....

    Blitz games are totally different from long games. Blitz aren't real chess.

  • #34

    Karpov was born on May 23, 1951 at Zlatoust in the Urals region of the former Soviet Union, and learned to play chess at the age of four. His early rise in chess was swift, as he became a Candidate Master by age eleven. At twelve, he was accepted into Mikhail Botvinnik's prestigious chess school, though Botvinnik made the following remark about the young Karpov: "The boy does not have a clue about chess, and there's no future at all for him in this profession."[5] Karpov acknowledged that his understanding of chess theory was very confused at that time, and wrote later that the homework which Botvinnik assigned greatly helped him, since it required that he consult chess books and work diligently.[6] Karpov improved so quickly under Botvinnik's tutelage that he became the youngest Soviet National Master in history at fifteen in 1966; this tied the record established by Boris Spassky in 1952.


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