Wins vs. Titled Players Before They Were Titled Players

BryanCFB

This forum is for those fortunate enough that they can say they defeated a titled player, although before the titled player became a titled player!  Preferably the winners of any posted games are non-titled and the games are played at slower time controls (over the board or online).  Correspondence games welcome as well.

BryanCFB

 

BryanCFB

I believe my opponent in the game above was around 8 years old at the time of this game, which would make him around 15 years old now.  He is now an International Master with a FIDE rating of 2487, a USCF rating of 2567 and I think is the highest rated IM in the United States.  In addition to this, of course, he is at the top of his age group/groups in many categories.  Needless to say, I faced him at the right time! 

shivam2627

Check out this #chess game: shivam2627 vs shriyanasmallya - https://www.chess.com/daily/game/265697262

Hey! I am trying to post a game here this is my first or second time so i am trying to do this correctly 

BryanCFB
shivam2627 wrote:

Check out this #chess game: shivam2627 vs shriyanasmallya - https://www.chess.com/daily/game/265697262

Hey! I am trying to post a game here this is my first or second time so i am trying to do this correctly 

Well played!

shivam2627

thanks

mauro63428

ppopo

 

BryanCFB
mauro63428 wrote:

ppopo

 

Si!

chessdoran

I won a game against Shernez Kennedy after her WIM title. I have 2 draws against Asa Hoffman USCF senor master.  Does USCF master count as titled player?

BryanCFB
chessdoran wrote:

I won a game against Shernez Kennedy after her WIM title. I have 2 draws against Asa Hoffman USCF senor master.  Does USCF master count as titled player?

Yes USCF Master is definitely a titled player.  I'm even going to post a win here against a current USCF Expert (technically a title but, as you know, not a title for life) from back when they were rated USCF 1083.  

I have no authority to make rules on Chess.com (comment #4 is a win vs. a titled player but not before they were titled) but if you go by my preferences feel free to post any games here where you defeat a titled player before they became a titled player.  So if you beat a current USCF Master before they became a master that would be fine to post here.  I would also prefer if you only post "qualifying" wins when you were untitled.

So based on my preferences if you regain your USCF Expert rating I can post all of my wins against you here.  But based on my preferences you will unlikely be able to post your wins against me here as I sincerely doubt I will ever reach expert.

Also you are obviously free to create your own forum and post whatever games you'd like there.  If you need help posting games let me know.

BryanCFB

I won this game when my opponent was rated USCF 1083.  He is now a USCF Expert and was also the 2017 US Amateur East Champion!

 

markusha2013731

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Fast_OODA_Loop
markusha2013731 wrote:

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boom!

Laskersnephew

BryanCFB: I believe Brandon Jacobson just achieve his final GM norm, so your victory has become even more valuable. I have a friend who also defeated Brandon in the 2013 New Jersey Open, and another friend who beat Nakamura just after Naka became the youngest master in America. So I guess the moral is: Get 'em while they're young, because we won't be able to touch them once they get their growth!

The_nail

One of my coaches has apparently played a young Fabiano!

Laskersnephew

Checkout Brandon's ratings graph. It doesn't look quite like mine

http://www.uschess.org/datapage/ratings_graph.php?memid=14160065

chessdoran

If I understand the does and don'ts here I cant post any of the games I played against myself until I get my uscf rating over 2000.  I actually think this is a great forum. Lots of fun. 

BryanCFB
Laskersnephew wrote:

BryanCFB: I believe Brandon Jacobson just achieve his final GM norm, so your victory has become even more valuable. I have a friend who also defeated Brandon in the 2013 New Jersey Open, and another friend who beat Nakamura just after Naka became the youngest master in America. So I guess the moral is: Get 'em while they're young, because we won't be able to touch them once they get their growth!

Yes, thank you for the information.  I checked it out and he has earned his final GM norm.  So yes it does make my victory over him even more valuable and further reinforces that I played him at the right time!

Strangely enough I also had a friend who beat Nakamura, and I didn't realize this till I just checked, but apparently he beat him shortly after Nakamura became a master as well, in the 1st Sunday of the Month Quads in New Jersey on March 1, 1998.  Do we have the same friend?

BryanCFB
The_nail wrote:

One of my coaches has apparently played a young Fabiano!

These days perhaps the only thing better than for someone to be able to say they played a young Fabiano is for someone to be able to say they played a young Magnus!  That is unless they could say they drew or even won.

 

BryanCFB
Laskersnephew wrote:

Checkout Brandon's ratings graph. It doesn't look quite like mine

http://www.uschess.org/datapage/ratings_graph.php?memid=14160065

Quite the steady climb!