Can Anyone Become Grandmaster?


  • 2 years ago · #2301

    TheGrobe

    Incidentally to further refine the broad definition that is "Asian", there is:

    Western Asia, which is the Arabian peninsula and Persia

    Central Asia, which are the "-stans" minus Afghanistan and Pakistan (basically the former soviet states)

    North Asia, which is basically the Russian portion

    South Asia, which is Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and a handful of others

    East Asia, which is China, Mongolia, Japan and the Koreas

    Southeast Asia, which is the Indochina peninsula, Indonesia and the Philippines

    So if Asian is not precise enough, but the country is too specific..., just don't say Oriental, it really is outdated and generally considered offensive.

  • 2 years ago · #2302

    Jimmykay

    tubebender wrote:
    chess_gg wrote:

       Mighty big of you, Bubba. Especially since I blocked you weeks ago. You started a thread WITHOUT EVER PROVIDING ANY PROOF that I am a racist, stalked me all over the forums, wrote lies that I sent you salacious emails, had your friends attack me, had one write a fake post putting in ethnic slurs and attributing them to me...

       And, when you started your new troll thread...you couldn't resist but to slam me once more.

        *In all this, the mods never once stepped in to stop you.

       You are just a scumbag, son. There, now I am finished with what YOU started. It has ended.

     

    *They did early on tell you this, but you ignored them and became a self-appointed vigilante:

     No naming and shaming. Please report abuse directly to mods using the Help & Support link @ the bottom of the page. Mod]

    Don`t feel too bad. I was called a racist because I thought that "Oriental" was more specific than "Aisian" . That term is too vague. By the way, the closest I got to dating an Oriental girl was a Filipina--close enough, I guess. That insult was levied at me on Chess.com. Even though I believe in free speech, you still cannot yell "fire" in a crowded theater if there is none.

    Tubebender, as I asked...it is inappropriate to refer to a human being as "oriental". It is offensive.

  • 2 years ago · #2303

    TheGrobe

    It doesn't necessarily make one racist, though, perhaps just ignorant of that fact.

  • 2 years ago · #2304

    Jimmykay

    TheGrobe wrote:

    It doesn't necessarily make one racist, though, perhaps just ignorant of that fact.

    True. That is why I have been patient and not called Tubebender a racist. He just seems poorly educated.

  • 2 years ago · #2305

    brumtown

    great way to start a page...

    lol

  • 2 years ago · #2306

    Dodger111

    Oh my yes anyone can become a Grandmaster, as we all know, if you keep playing and studying you will continue to improve forever without ever hitting some sort of peak, you'll just keep improving to infinity until you are one of the best in the world. 

  • 2 years ago · #2307

    Ubik42

    Dodger111 wrote:

    Oh my yes anyone can become a Grandmaster, as we all know, if you keep playing and studying you will continue to improve forever without ever hitting some sort of peak, you'll just keep improving to infinity until you are one of the best in the world. 

    Dodger and I agree here. I am betting I become the world champion before dodger, though. He can have it after me.

  • 2 years ago · #2308

    TheArtofWar82

    This thread has turned out absolutely ridiculous. 


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