Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1081

    TetsuoShima

    psiphi1 wrote:

    yes,IF,the higher ranked is giving a simultaneous,plays skittles,doesn't take his opp. seriously or gives him odds. But if you mean a tournament game,then the ansswer is still YES,but very rarely. How? Being human we are all susceptible to aberrations,loss of concentration,errors,or just plain didn't see  it,or looking a forced mate 17 moves deep and getting so excited that he plays move 14 for move 13-THE GAME IS LOST.   This actually happened to a player!!

    there was a tournament were a 2700 rated player played a 1300 rated player?????

    what was the tournament called??

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1082

    Atomic_Rift

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1083

    psiphi1

    to be entertained by a chess bookas well as being amazed and reading some neat stories,try to locate:  The Fireside Book of Chess!  The absolute best and most entertaining book upon chess,players,anecdotes,odd but true,short stories,a compilation of the world's most exciting games,and much more. I still have a copy from45 yrs. ago.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1084

    TetsuoShima

    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1085

    Atomic_Rift

    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

    No, LOL! Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1086

    Atomic_Rift

    Atomic_Rift wrote:
    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

    No, LOL! 

    It was this guy.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Howell_(chess_player)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1087

    Atomic_Rift

    HotFlow wrote:
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.


    Playing chess?

    Yes, and because of that most kids on chesskid.com thinks he's a terrible chess player! Frown

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1088

    psiphi1

    tetsuo shima,my apologies;the 17 move forced mate that was lost due to a move out of order was by  two(2) masters,not a 1300 vs. 1700 player. should have made that clear.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1089

    psiphi1

    i mean a 1300 and             2700  layer,enough.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1092

    SmyslovFan

    I really enjoy Nunn's books, especially Secrets of Grandmaster Play and Secrets of Practical Chess. His comments in the latter are piquant and concise and his examples are excellent. 

    Dr. Nunn has won several awards for his books, including the British Chess Federation's Book of the year for Secrets of Grandmaster Play.

    Some of Nunn's games do feel a bit trappy to me, but his books have helped me to think more concretely. 

    And I agree with Pfren that mocking Dr. Nunn for losing to a kid (who just so happened to become the youngest GM in the history of the UK) is completely inappropriate. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1093

    AndyClifton

    lol

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1094

    Knightly_News

    AndyClifton wrote:

    lol

    That's a Nunn-sequitur, dude.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1095

    AndyClifton

    Nunnsense!

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1096

    Grumblesmurf

    Worth noting that in an interview not too long ago Carlsen said Nunn could have been World Champion, except that he was (is) too clever.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1097

    zborg

    Nunn has nunthing to prove.  Even to IM @Pfren.

    It's like saying Ken Rogoff is "only a GM."

    Both Nunn's (and Rogoff's) CVs impress, greatly.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1098

    Atomic_Rift

    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    Dr. Nunn is one of my favorite players.

    I know! He's one of my favorites! His tactic book called "Learn Chess Tactics" is brilliant! (it's not a book for beginners at all despite the title).

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1099

    TetsuoShima

    Atomic_Rift wrote:
    ozzie_c_cobblepot wrote:

    Dr. Nunn is one of my favorite players.

    I know! He's one of my favorites! His tactic book called "Learn Chess Tactics" is brilliant! (it's not a book for beginners at all despite the title).

    his checkmate book is also good, unlike others he really put effort in his work.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1100

    tfulk

    no ..... to the original title question, that is.


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