Become a Master

sachin4226
One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?
micnshreya

sachin4226 wrote:

One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?

....took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . Which rating are you talking about? Your rating here is below 1300 (blitz)

sachin4226

micnshreya wrote:

sachin4226 wrote:

One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?

....took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . Which rating are you talking about? Your rating here is below 1300 (blitz)

my onboard rating

sachin4226

Here the question is not about me it's my 13 year old friend

Moldova69

will you guys be my valentine??? wink.png 

Pikelemi

No!

kindaspongey

Possibly of interest:

"... the NM title is an honor that only one percent of USCF members attain. ..." - IM John Donaldson (2015)

http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Reaching-the-Top-77p3905.htm

What It Takes to Become a Chess Master by Andrew Soltis

"... going from good at tactics to great at tactics ... doesn't translate into much greater strength. ... You need a relatively good memory to reach average strength. But a much better memory isn't going to make you a master. ... there's a powerful law of diminishing returns in chess calculation, ... Your rating may have been steadily rising when suddenly it stops. ... One explanation for the wall is that most players got to where they are by learning how to not lose. ... Mastering chess ... requires a new set of skills and traits. ... Many of these attributes are kinds of know-how, such as understanding when to change the pawn structure or what a positionally won game looks like and how to deal with it. Some are habits, like always looking for targets. Others are refined senses, like recognizing a critical middlegame moment or feeling when time is on your side and when it isn't. ..." - GM Andrew Soltis (2012)

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093409/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review857.pdf

100 Chess Master Trade Secrets by Andrew Soltis

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708094523/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review916.pdf

Reaching the Top?! by Peter Kurzdorfer

"... On the one hand, your play needs to be purposeful much of the time; the ability to navigate through many different types of positions needs to be yours; your ability to calculate variations and find candidate moves needs to be present in at least an embryonic stage. On the other hand, it will be heart-warming and perhaps inspiring to realize that you do not need to give up blunders or misconceptions or a poor memory or sloppy calculating habits; that you do not need to know all the latest opening variations, or even know what they are called. You do not have to memorize hundreds of endgame positions or instantly recognize the proper procedure in a variety of pawn structures.

[To play at a master level consistently] is not an easy task, to be sure ..., but it is a possible one. ..." - NM Peter Kurzdorfer (2015)

http://www.thechessmind.net/blog/2015/11/16/book-notice-kurzdorfers-reaching-the-top.html

http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Reaching-the-Top-77p3905.htm

"Yes, you can easily become a master. All you need to do is some serious, focused work on your play.That 'chess is 99% tactics and blah-blah' thing is crap. Chess is several things (opening, endgame, middlegame strategy, positional play, tactics, psychology, time management...) which should be treated properly as a whole. getting just one element of lay and working exclusively on it is of very doubtful value, and at worst it may well turn out being a waste of time." - IM pfren (August 21, 2017)

"Every now and then someone advances the idea that one may gain success in chess by using shortcuts. 'Chess is 99% tactics' - proclaims one expert, suggesting that strategic understanding is overrated; 'Improvement in chess is all about opening knowledge' - declares another. A third self-appointed authority asserts that a thorough knowledge of endings is the key to becoming a master; while his expert-friend is puzzled by the mere thought that a player can achieve anything at all without championing pawn structures.To me, such statements seem futile. You can't hope to gain mastery of any subject by specializing in only parts of it. ..." - FM Amatzia Avni (2008)

https://www.chess.com/article/view/can-anyone-be-an-im-or-gm

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kids-fight-stereotypes-using-chess-in-rural-mississippi/

http://brooklyncastle.com/

https://www.chess.com/article/view/don-t-worry-about-your-rating

DeirdreSkye

13 years old and only 2100? Are you kidding me? He better forget it!There is still time to try backgammon.Last champion learned at the age of 15.

autobunny
sachin4226 wrote:
One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?

This is beginning to become spam.   How many topics will you make on the same topic within a day? 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/becoming-grandmaster-1

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/helping-someone-out

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/grandmaster-and-their-hardwork

Also where are you rated at 1800?  The only fide rated Sanjay srivatsava is here:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5069823

sachin4226

autobunny wrote:

sachin4226 wrote:
One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?

This is beginning to become spam.   How many topics will you make on the same topic within a day? 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/becoming-grandmaster-1

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/helping-someone-out

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/grandmaster-and-their-hardwork

Also where are you rated at 1800?  The only fide rated Sanjay srivatsava is here:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5069823

autobunny wrote: sachin4226 wrote: One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?This is beginning to become spam.   How many topics will you make on the same topic within a day? https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/becoming-grandmaster-1https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/helping-someone-outhttps://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/grandmaster-and-their-hardworkAlso where are you rated at 1800?  The only fide rated Sanjay srivatsava is here:http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5069823

sachin4226

autobunny wrote:

sachin4226 wrote:
One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?

This is beginning to become spam.   How many topics will you make on the same topic within a day? 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/becoming-grandmaster-1

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/helping-someone-out

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/grandmaster-and-their-hardwork

Also where are you rated at 1800?  The only fide rated Sanjay srivatsava is here:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5069823

sorry for the above.

sachin4226

autobunny wrote:

sachin4226 wrote:
One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?

This is beginning to become spam.   How many topics will you make on the same topic within a day? 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/becoming-grandmaster-1

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/helping-someone-out

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/grandmaster-and-their-hardwork

Also where are you rated at 1800?  The only fide rated Sanjay srivatsava is here:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5069823

and the Sanjay Srivastav you showed is not me I say I am 1800 rated because I have checked it on elometer

autobunny
sachin4226 wrote:
autobunny wrote:
sachin4226 wrote:
One of my friends is only 13 years old and rated around 1900-2100 and he plays chess for enjoyment for his happiness. He asks me if he can become a master or not.I want you all of my chess friends to answer this please because this was the guy which took my rating up from 600 to 1800 in around 4 months . I constantly kept training with him and now I am able to draw with him.In our first match he said ,"Brother you can play just don't lose confidence because this will affect your gameplay.".He's only 13 and one of the most dominant players I have ever faced. I personally believe he can become a master a young age around 16 but I may be wrong.What is your opinion on this?

This is beginning to become spam.   How many topics will you make on the same topic within a day? 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/becoming-grandmaster-1

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/helping-someone-out

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/grandmaster-and-their-hardwork

Also where are you rated at 1800?  The only fide rated Sanjay srivatsava is here:

http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=5069823

and the Sanjay Srivastav you showed is not me I say I am 1800 rated because I have checked it on elometer

Then I'm not surprised - elometer is misleading. 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/general/elometer