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I am done trying to become a Grand Master.

StormCentre3

Clearly the OP does not enjoy playing the board game, but rather holds some mystical ideas about it’s worth and value. Get out ... sooner the better. Save all the wasted time. His girlfriend might forgive him if he’s not the best.

lfPatriotGames
TheNameofNames wrote:

A 10 year old became a grandmaster recently

Thats amazing. If it's true. What is their name?

blueemu
lfPatriotGames wrote:
TheNameofNames wrote:

A 10 year old became a grandmaster recently

Thats amazing. If it's true. What is their name?

AFAIK Karjakin still holds the record at 12 years old. An Indian boy recently moved into second place, though, at 12 years and a couple of months... perhaps that's what the above poster is thinking about.

RamKaushal
blueemu wrote:
lfPatriotGames wrote:
TheNameofNames wrote:

A 10 year old became a grandmaster recently

Thats amazing. If it's true. What is their name?

AFAIK Karjakin still holds the record at 12 years old. An Indian boy recently moved into second place, though, at 12 years and a couple of months... perhaps that's what the above poster is thinking about.

He's talking about Tani. But he is a NM not a GM. 

pfren
RamKaushal έγραψε:
blueemu wrote:
lfPatriotGames wrote:
TheNameofNames wrote:

A 10 year old became a grandmaster recently

Thats amazing. If it's true. What is their name?

AFAIK Karjakin still holds the record at 12 years old. An Indian boy recently moved into second place, though, at 12 years and a couple of months... perhaps that's what the above poster is thinking about.

He's talking about Tani. But he is a NM not a GM. 

 

At his age, Tani is US #6, and World #49.

World's #1 at this age is a FM from Czech Republic, and rated +550 rating points from Tani.

StormCentre3

2000–2200 forever was an Expert rating. Changed to NM by USCF. Master is 2200. 
NM for 2000? Inform the janitor he is now a DRT. (Dirt removal technician.)

ponz111

biue. review your statement--I was responding to your statement/

blueemu
ponz111 wrote:

biue. review your statement--I was responding to your statement/

I was responding to this post:

"A computer can calculate the winner of any game with perfect play from any position."

I even quoted the erroneous claim, in full, in my reply post.

What you posted "in rebuttal" isn't a game. It's a position from a tablebase. I replied with another position from the same tablebase.

 

BroiledRat
“I am done trying to become a GrandMaster.”

Good, now focus on goals that you actually have a realistic chance of accomplishing in your lifetime.

I hope to be 2000 OTB, either USCF or FIDE, within my life.

A difficult goal, but a doable one with enough hard work and dedication.

Set goals more along those lines, difficult but doable.

If you live in a cheap apartment, better to work toward a nice house in the suburbs, as opposed to a multimillion dollar mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

Having ambitions is perfectly normal, but setting unrealistic goals only brings about bitterness when you inevitably fail to achieve them.

If you are passionate about chess, continue improving.

Although I am still a weakling, I appreciate the richness and depth of the game far more now as opposed to when I was an 800.

With each passing day, I learn a bit more, and enjoy the game just that much more.

Many casual players see a tactical combination as a means to an end, while I can now watch it and find it to be beautiful.

That in itself is a good reason to continue your growth in chess.



AunTheKnight
BroiledRat wrote:
“I am done trying to become a GrandMaster.”

Good, now focus on goals that you actually have a realistic chance of accomplishing in your lifetime.

I hope to be 2000 OTB, either USCF or FIDE, within my life.

A difficult goal, but a doable one with enough hard work and dedication.

Set goals more along those lines, difficult but doable.

If you live in a cheap apartment, better to work toward a nice house in the suburbs, as opposed to a multimillion dollar mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

Having ambitions is perfectly normal, but setting unrealistic goals only brings about bitterness when you inevitably fail to achieve them.

If you are passionate about chess, continue improving.

Although I am still a weakling, I appreciate the richness and depth of the game far more now as opposed to when I was an 800.

With each passing day, I learn a bit more, and enjoy the game just that much more.

Many casual players see a tactical combination as a means to an end, while I can now watch it and find it to be beautiful.

That in itself is a good reason to continue your growth in chess.



Deep.

Zluid

Even if someone doesn't play chess lots to be competitive, they should still play for fun if they like it.

tistime
blueemu wrote:
tistime wrote:

... but honestly who cares because engines are always gonna be better than human brains...

Sure.

And athletics is also completely pointless, because cars will always be faster than human runners, and motorboats can go faster than swimmers, and sledgehammers can hit harder than boxers.

So what's the point?

yep

AussieRookie

There comes a day when your dreams are shattered and you say to yourself, "tis time to give up, Kost rub of the green is against me".