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Nicholas Nip
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 2007 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2147
Highest rating achieved in database: 2150
Overall record: +5 -1 =4 (70.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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NICHOLAS NIP
(born Mar-10-1998, 16 years old) United States of America

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Became the youngest USCF Master ever, a few days before his 10th birthday.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Nip vs E Schiller ½-½31 2007 CalChess ChampionshipB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. E Schiller vs N Nip 0-143 2007 MatchA15 English
3. N Nip vs E Schiller ½-½38 2007 MatchB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
4. M Aigner vs N Nip  0-161 2007 Carroll Capps MemorialC50 Giuoco Piano
5. N Nip vs E Schiller 1-027 2007 MatchC41 Philidor Defense
6. E Schiller vs N Nip 0-128 2007 MatchB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. E Schiller vs N Nip 1-033 2007 MatchA04 Reti Opening
8. N Nip vs E Schiller ½-½47 2007 MatchC41 Philidor Defense
9. N Nip vs Z Bayaraa ½-½52 2008 United States Chess LeagueA07 King's Indian Attack
10. N Nip vs M Askin 1-033 2008 TNM WinterC18 French, Winawer
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Mar-18-08  timhortons: naka in his blog mention about nips calculated manuever to get the title
Mar-26-08  dasp3edd3m0n: I think this article sufficiently sums up the conflict at hand: http://nezhmet.wordpress.com/2008/0...
Apr-18-08  Resignation Trap: Nip will give a ten-board simul on national television on <Live With Regis & Kelly> on Monday morning, April 21: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie... .
Apr-21-08  Whitehat1963: Playing right now on <Live with Regis & Kelly>.
Apr-21-08  Strongest Force: Yeah,, Resignation, i am watching Nip on the Regis show as i write. The kid waved to everybody near the beginning of the show and then started pounding 10 fish as Regis began his usual BS.
Apr-21-08  Whitehat1963: <started pounding 10 fish> One of those "fish" is the armed forces chess champ. I'm sure he's not bad, certainly better than most of us here.
Apr-21-08  Strongest Force: Whitehat1963, i missed that; i'll try to check that out...must be dude in West Point uniform. He did have a rather smug self-assured look on his face. :)
Apr-21-08  Strongest Force: The kid has some stuff on 7th ave against military dude.
Apr-21-08  Whitehat1963: 9 wins and 1 draw.
Apr-21-08  Whitehat1963: Beat the West Point kid.
Apr-21-08  Strongest Force: The kid stomped that military champ. :)
Apr-22-08  fromoort: Does anyone know if these games have been / will be uploaded here?
Apr-22-08  Riverbeast: The military champ, as far as I know, isn't even a master....FM Emory Tate used to be armed services champion, but for the most part they tend to be weak masters or experts

One year, I think the armed services champion was an 'A' player!

Apr-25-08  jon01: Here is a fun video of him playing a simultan against 10 players and afterwards giving an interview to the hosts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvd...

Sep-29-08  Whitehat1963: He's just okay now, but how good will he be in three years? If he's a GM by then, look out, we may have another Karjakin/Radjabov/Carlsen. Don't hold your breath, but we'll see what happens. I'd like to see more of his games.
Jan-31-09  cruiseyleemorph: That Armed forces guy was only rated 1400 odd!!1 I checked the armed forces championships and that guy wasnt even in the top 10! He finished 19th 2 years ago and I cant see him in the 2008 tournament, shame they have to lie in these tv shows. LARRY R LARKINS won it 2 years ago and is rated 2100 ish,

http://main.uschess.org/assets/msa_...

Anyway I played Nicholas 3 years and a bit back, I think he was 7/8. I won but he fought well. Here it is.

http://www.chess.ac/analyzemygame.p...

Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: I have never played this person.
Mar-10-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!!
Jun-11-09  MrMelad: This guy can be the revenge of all NN in history!! :)
Oct-05-09  theagenbiteofinwit: I can't wait to see what NM NN accomplishes when he's in his teens.
Apr-16-10  rapidcitychess: Absolutely nothing. I played him when he was six. He beat me, but he doesn't play any more.
Apr-16-10
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  Tabanus: <jon01: Here is a fun video of him playing a simultan against 10 players and afterwards giving an interview to the hosts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvd...;

After that inferno, no wonder if he stops playing for a while.

Dec-21-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Sam Sevian beat his prodigy master record by ten days, or something. They're getting younger ...
Jul-25-11  poorpatzer: What happened to Nicholas?
Jul-26-11  dx9293: According to his MSA history, he hasn't played an event since December 2008, and that was the only tournament he played after achieving 2200 in March 2008.

Yet another kid who apparently stops playing once they get the "youngest ever" National Master title.

I remember Jordy Mont-Reynaud and Vinay Bhat, being roughly the same age as them and reading about them in Chess Life. At least Bhat continued playing and fulfilled some of his potential by earning the GM title.

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