I shellacked Magnus (well, 9-year-old Magnus, at least)

psherman31

Magnus age 9 is the bane of my existence. I beat him maybe once out of ever 15 games. I can usually outplay him into the late middle game, but almost inevitably I can't come up with a plan and I end up blundering or allowing him to achieve equality. Last night, though, I beat him soundly with Black in the Ruy Lopez, and I had to share.

psherman31

Two more weeks and I've beaten him at age 9.5. If I can keep up this pace, I'll be a grandmaster by April (that's how it works, right?).

psherman31
Thanks! I’m trying to beat age 10 now. I almost eked out a draw in another Ruy Lopez, but ended up in a lost king and pawn endgame.
Ziryab

Me too, but ten y.o. is tougher.

gf3

he is beatable now.

gf3

aura myth.  Just another guy.

Ice_God

Where are you finding these???

psherman31

These are from the Play Magnus app.

Ice_God

ok, thanks

MatthewFreitag

age 9 took a while to beat. Age 10, if you can get to an endgame with equal footing (which means not falling for his one out of 300 trap lines he somehow knows) then you'll do fine.