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  • #261

    I have won the Bubble-Headed Booby Prize! ;-) https://www.chess.com/blog/OldChessDog/the-bubble-headed-booby-prize

  • #262

    I just ended a 41 game win streak and before that I had a 27 game unbeaten streak. I've eecieved praise from plenty experts and NM and they expect I'll be expert within a year. GM Kaidanov once said I plays a perfect game at a tournament he was giving free analysis at (Thinkers challenge) I actually free that game by offering a draw around move 30 when my time was getting low (kind of cowardly back then)

  • #263
    I will now add "became an Associate Editor for American Chess Magazine" to my list.
  • #264

    I won more than 4000 games in a row without a loss or draw. Played against hundreds of opponents.

    However my chess abilities were only about Class A at the time. Still it was quite a feat for someone with only about a Class A chess ability...

  • #265

    What were their ratings ponz ?

  • #266

    > Made a young opponent cry in the 2014 British Championships after winning a pawn ending which he didn't understand and thought was winning for him

    > Kicked a sizable hole in the wall after blundering a piece in a local league match, which remains to this day apparently

    > Won a game with a 23-point handicap

    > Won a game with a queen handicap against a reasonable 1300ish player

    > Got in the local press for having a go at a guy from my chess club

  • #267

    Oh and also

    > Caught a passed pawn with my king that couldn't be caught by moving my king through check and my opponent didn't notice until after the game. This was in a serious long game and the guy was 1900.

  • #268
    chessmaster102 wrote:

    What were their ratings ponz ?

    More than 99% were unrated. At age 15 and 16 I was hired as Chess Instructor for the city of Decatur Illinois. This was for the summers when kids were out of school. Usually would play 10 kids at a time and win all 10 games.

    Their ages ranged from 7 to 13.

    This was in 1956 and 1957 when there were no tournaments in Decatur and no chess in the schools. 

    They were mostly not very strong players but winning more than 4000 games in a row was not easy.

  • #269

    You should be tarred and feathered for the humiliation caused. How many young, bright kids never went on to play chess because of your wanton, selfish, brazen display of  someone beating very young kids who had no inkling of how the game is played? You taught them a lesson alright. How good sportsmanship is to be disrespected.

  • #270
    ProfessorPownall wrote:

    You should be tarred and feathered for the humiliation caused. How many young, bright kids never went on to play chess because of your wanton, selfish, brazen display of  someone beating very young kids who had no inkling of how the game is played? You taught them a lesson alright. How good sportsmanship is to be disrespected.

    i played as many kids as possible so they all would be able to play against me. But i also explained chess to them, it was a combination.

    When i first learned chess i lost 100 games in a row to my dad. This taught me that chess is a very tough but very good game and helped me improve.

    What did you want me to do throw the games? throw some of the games?

    not play games with them? My purpose was to instruct and that is what i did. Me being there caused more and more kids to play chess.  

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