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but Finegold was already a master by the time he was in high school, plus he comes from a major chess-playing family. A lot easier getting from master to GM at age 30+ than starting from 0 to GM at age 30+.
Of all the USA coaches at the World Youth championships last year he was by far the most fun to talk to. (DeFirmian, Matikozyan, Ramirez, Benjamin, Federowicz, and so on...)
I had the displeasure of speaking to him once. About 25 years ago. Arrogant SOB. He lucky I didn't smack him.
Interesting! Could you tell us about it, please?
Was brand new to tournament chess. prolly my second or third tournament ever. Was a 1200 player. Still hanging rooks. Had just beaten a player 300 points higher rated than me. Was going over the game with my coach. Meanwhile Finegold is sitting there (prolly 17 years old at the time) heckling my play, laughing. Saying junk like "Oh, he couldn't have played Bc4! That woulda won too fast!"
Maybe he has matured sinse then, idk.
You tend to remember that sorta thing. Ya know?
Thanks for sharing :)
"Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe." – Indian proverb"I might add that if a gnat studies in the right way, he may eventually become an elephant." – Nigel Davies
Well they said the world was flat.
They said no way can man fly.
They said no way can we make it to outer space.
They said no way man can walk on the moon.
They say a certain team is can not be beaten in the playoffs.
They say a person without legs could not be in the Olympics.
They say you can not be rich.
They say you can not say.
They say it has never been do before and never will.
What do they say when you do it?
I can't believe he fell for it?
whos nigel davies
A big and clever gnat
i always thought it was chess is a sea were a gnat may bath and an elephant may drown
It's definitely "a gnat may drink". There's even a book named after the saying...
I have to say, I am tickled by the image of a gulping gnat.
My friend is 10 (like me) and he has a IQ of 148 and is in calculus
Oh yeah? Well, my IQ is 178 and I'm in analysis!
Well my name's Peter Gabriel and I'm in Genesis.
My names Caine and I'm in the Book of Genesis.
You can get better money by becoming a software engineer.
You can get better money by becoming a Lionel engineer.
Remember the Ark? Yeah, well I built that, actually.
The guy who built the ark ended up as a drunk. Sorry to hear that about you, T-Misha.
He became a "streetbum" actually
Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis - when I was dead broke man I couldn't picture this.
Biggie? That you?
At least you started before 35. After that age it's not even possible to wrap your head around how the horsie moves if you don't already know.
castling should be banned, explanation inside
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Which file gets the most pawn promotions?
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