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i played an 8 yr old rated 2035 last weekend; i only won totally outplaying him in a worse endgame for me. top young players know chess theory and tactics and patterns well. i lost to 11 yr old 2270 max lu in the same event but i'm not posting that one because a young (top in the nation for his age) chess friend and i came up with some novel ideas that i used in the game (and i'm not going to spoil his prep) in which i went up an exchange but i missed several opportunities before to kill his play earlier and later and win the game and thus he outplayed me in a position easier to play for him.
two students of mine aged 10 now hit 1600 + and 1700+ in a year of playing and they did not study much ever chess but playing at local blitz plus executing the fundamentals well, if you use your resources well, like the lessons on this site and enjoy what you do and learn from the players around you, significant improvement is normal. not saying it requires a coach (i never had private coaching) but you do need to get the ideas somewhere and review your games to improve how you think during them for future games.
She also bangs the clock after making what she thinks is a good move.
I'm awfully sorry for laughing at you the way I am, but this is hilarious. She obviously got to you. There will be times when you have no choice whether to win or lose against a young girl who is a stronger chess player, but you will still have a choice whether to comport yourself with dignity and grace under these difficult circumstances. You must cultivate imperturbability, pretend that nothing is happening, even so far as imagining that you are on an entirely different planet from the one in which you are losing this game.
Since you obviously didn't pay much attention in school let me tell you that the alphabet has 26 letters and English language is rich in words.Try to learn some so that you don't have to repeat one letter only all the time.
Interesting game. I can also relate cause I once lost a crucial game in a tournament in Chicago to a 9 year old! So don't feel too bad. Even though I haven't played any games on this site in a while to reflect my improved rating I've been learning a lot from reading and studying games online from sites like this chess.com, chesstempo.com, and chessbounty.com!
Abhimanyu is probably going to be a GM within a couple years. could you show the rest of the game with him?
"Probably"? He could, but you never know. Getting to 2000 is one thing. Anyone can do it. I did.
You can never tell how far a kid will get in chess until they actually do. There was once a time when Bacrot and MVL were up-and-coming chess prodigies in France. MVL was a very strong player for his age, but no one in France had ever seen anything like Bacrot. Bacrot was destined to be the one to get to the elite level and challenge for the WC...but he ended up stuck in the second-tier.
Now as for NM? Yeah, I bet in two years or so, maybe a little less, he'll get there. But GM is incredibly hard for anyone. No one's "probably" going to be a GM, at least until they're already earning norms.
if you are studying with GMs 7 hours a day at the age of 7 you will probably make it to GM. it depends on the motivation and resources. easier to get better when younger.
The latter is of course true. But the former's a bold assertion. I guess we'll see!
i was talking of one specific case that i know about although quite a few of the very top juniors in the nation study/ have studied with GMs fairly regularly but they have achieved a level where such instruction would be useful for them (generally 2200+). i think it's a bit crazy, as someone who was 1300 at 20 yrs, there's so many other things to do. but if they get to playing at an international level or able to qualify for the st louis events then such an investment makes a lot of sense if the motivation is there.
Were you 1300-rated, or 1300 strength? Or both