17013 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
every game he seems to be struggling, yet somehow pulls it off,wining...... from the unlikelist of posistions... i just dont get it
this is interesting what this guy said on chessgames
Twas not skill that carried Magnus to the top. Let's face it. Magnus is a lucky guy:
1. In terms of sponsorships- that explains his elo.
2. In terms of his opponents performing below par- that explains his wins.
He still has to create his perfect game which would reflect his alleged genius than his propensity to be a beneficiary of wins gifted him due to ill moves and blunders committed by his opponents.
The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
Lucky year after year and staying at the top huh? Sounds like what you sometimes hear against Lasker heh.
i know, do people just like to hate on magnus cause he is young and not a soviet player or something?
Sounds like what you sometimes hear against Lasker heh.
Sounds an awful lot like what you heard about Lasker.
Why so surprised? Paulsen outplayed Morphy many times in the opening, yet his midgame development and endgame was miles better. It is the same here.
hate to break it to you guys, but Lasker jacked chess in a long time ago.
i don't get it either, i don't see many games where he was struggling ?
are you kidding? Paulsen was like one of the worst opening players i ever seen, with the backward pawn blocked by Morphys Queen.
you'll see far worse here. currently there's a bloke trolling the forums with rubbish about openings, really bad for the kids on the site.
let me guess: yereslov ?
why would you think that he's struggling?
lol yeah, hes #1 because he is lucky, righto.
well if the gamblers fallacy is true, then ofc he could be for years number 1 just by luck. Im not saying i dont even know most of his games or anything about him. But if we assume that the gamblers fallacy theory is correct, then he could also be number 1 just by pure chance.
Sure. The day you win a game without your opponent making a single mistake, come back to ask this.
All the art is precisely to push the opponent to make a mistake.
And oh, yes, he could be #1 by pure chance. Unfortunately, it fell on Carlsen and not on me ; and strangely, he has still never scored 0 in a tournament which should happen any time now (after all, he's just a patzer, when he runs ot of luck that's what will happen).
ccording to gamblers fallacy theory it might be possible, anyway i never said he is a patzer though. i mean if in 10000 coin tosses we can get 10000 times head because the past doesn affect the future, then of course we migh have 10000 games were his opponents just played badly or blundered for no apparent reason.
Yeah, but in terms of likeliness for GM opponents to "blunder" it is less than 1/2, and the fact this happens regularly makes that "Carlsen is overrated by at least 500 Elo points" less likely than "the FBI conspired with aliens and Illuminati to rig all his matches to make the path to World War 3", if you see what I mean.
Sure, it's possible - as well as it is possible than you die from suffocation because suddenly all the oxygen particules in the room you are decide to go away from you, leaving you with the nitrogen particles (which are useless to breathe). Or that when mixing an egg suddenly all the white and all the yellow part reform. It's just so unlikely it is not even worth considering.
Sure, it's possible - as well as it is possible than you die from suffocation because suddenly all the oxygen particules in the room you are decide to go away from you, leaving you with the nitrogen particles (which are useless to breathe). It's just so unlikely it is not even worth considering.
how can you predict the likeliness of GMs to blunder?
5/27/2016 - Straight Checks
by sdtmcn a few minutes ago
by BlargDragon 4 minutes ago
by notmtwain 6 minutes ago
Jude Acers' Chessmate
by Crappov 6 minutes ago
by LordTik 8 minutes ago
Your games shallowly and pessimistically analyzed by some guy.
by VG_ 10 minutes ago
Can you play chess without board and pieces, in head?)
by badenwurtca 11 minutes ago
Where are all the computer opponents gone?
by EscherehcsE 12 minutes ago
This is not Sharp, this is Yisus Craist (Najdorf)
by pfren 15 minutes ago
R. RETI, un Genio Olvidado (Estudio Nº 16) Cap. III
by luis_albert 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!