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

  • #1081

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

  • #1082

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  • #1083
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

  • #1084
    TetsuoShima wrote:
    Atomic_Rift wrote:

    John Nunn lost to a kid.

    was his name Magnus Carlsen??

    No, LOL! Laughing

  • #1085
    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)

  • #1086
    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

  • #1087

    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.

  • #1088

    i mean a 1300 and             2700  layer,enough.

  • #1089

    Dr. Nunn is one of my favorite players.

  • #1090

    I am no fan of dr.Nunn, his books, or his play, but this doesn't mean that ultimate patzers have the right to mock at him.

  • #1091

    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. 

  • #1092

    lol

  • #1093
    AndyClifton wrote:

    lol

    That's a Nunn-sequitur, dude.

  • #1094

    Nunnsense!

  • #1095

    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.

  • #1096

    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.

  • #1097
    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).

  • #1098
    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.

  • #1099

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

  • #1100
    zborg wrote:

    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.

    was Ken Rogoff really a GM?? 

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