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|Jan-26-14|| ||RedShield: His first name is Jack.|
|Jan-26-14|| ||offramp: Good one. I have a friend who lives in Balham called Ruaraidh and when I see him the first thing I ask is, "What's the story in Balham, Ruaraidh?"|
|Jan-26-14|| ||RedShield: Your comedic impersonations tend toward obscurantism, not to say pretension. I think this a Celtic trait.|
|Jan-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: bbking mentioned by NCFP Sec-Gen as possible prospect. Annual goals muna, step by step. Maybe get to 1800 as interim goal... |
|Apr-08-14|| ||pinoymaster77: All the best to Father-and-Son in forthcoming Bangkok Open set to start this weekend. bbking will be playing in the Challengers.|
|Apr-09-14|| ||pinoymaster77: 5 - tournament swing daw eto for Father-and-son, from Bangkok they will proceed to KotaK. Posted in FB is bbking's courtesy call to Cong. Mark Villar, maybe new/addl patron.|
|May-28-14|| ||pinoymaster77: Sayang wala ulit sa Asian Youth qualifiers, di malaman ngayon sino current top U10 player ng PHI.|
|Aug-17-14|| ||twinlark: Looks like he has an FM title after all. I wonder what that was all about?|
|Aug-17-14|| ||perfidious: Does the U-8 winner receive an automatic FM title?|
|Aug-17-14|| ||twinlark: <perfidious>
The bio explains where it came from. The issue was that after this result, there was a title then there wasn't. Now it's back. Quite strange.
|Aug-17-14|| ||perfidious: <twinlark> In my mind, it devalues the title of FM to award one in an under-eight competition when the requirement otherwise is for a player to attain a rating of 2300.|
|Aug-17-14|| ||Shams: <perfidious> Out of curiosity, do you feel the same way about awarding the GM title to the World Senior Champion? I guess I have a double standard, because that doesn't bother me so much while I share your objection to the U-8 champion being granted the FM title.|
|Aug-17-14|| ||perfidious: <Shams> It is curious, but perhaps two or three days ago, I was thinking of some of the players who are thus GMs: Vladimir Okhotnik and Albert Z Kapengut both ex-Soviet players, came to mind.|
To answer your question, not sure: Okhotnik and Kapengut may well have made GM had they been able to play more events outside Mother Russia, but we shall never know.
My first reaction on seeing the bio of young Alekhine was one of scepticism that a player with such a low rating could possibly be a FIDE Master-figured the article was hyping up another prodigy.
|Aug-17-14|| ||twinlark: I might jump in here.
It's a mystery. If they must award titles directly, there should be some correlation with the general strength of these titles.
Otherwise, if they must award titles to juniors directly, why not CM and WCM titles, as these are the bottom rungs on the title ladder?
I see no justification, other than political (wouldn't that be a surprise?), for the second tier to be awarded to junior players who are way below the 2300 rating standard, and in fact may not even have a rating at all.
|Aug-17-14|| ||twinlark: Here are young player with FM titles who are unrated. Awarded the title on the basis of winning continental U8 championship: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?... and http://ratings.fide.com/advaction.p...|
|Aug-18-14|| ||perfidious: In the case of the World Junior winner, at least, no harm in bestowing GM upon that player--if they have not already made it. The time had long since gone when an automatic IM title was representative of the victor's skill level.|
|Aug-30-14|| ||joeyj: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd....|
|Dec-30-14|| ||mcten: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/11...|
|Jan-04-15|| ||joeyj: Alekhine Nouri wins North American U1900 Blitz
|Jan-04-15|| ||joeyj: also @
|Apr-03-15|| ||macky24: http://globalnation.inquirer.net/12...|
|Apr-03-15|| ||macky24: LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nine-year-old Filipino chess prodigy Alekhine Nouri beat the March 31 deadline and will compete in the 2015 Millionaire Chess Open scheduled in October at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.|
The child prodigy from Escalante, Negros, created a sensation last year when he jumped two sections to finish strongly in the Under 1900 Section. He has moved up to the U2000 this year.
First place offers $30,000 in this section, but focus will be in the Open Section, in which grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So are anticipated to battle for the $100,000 top prize.
After scrambling for a sponsor to help him with the stiff registration fee, Nouri finally made it, thanks to Jeorge Balares of JBS Income Tax & Notary Service.
“Thank God I finally made it,” said Nouri. “Thank you to Sir Jeorge,” he added in a Facebook posting.
Born in Negros on December 12, 2005, and named after the great Russian grandmaster Alekhine, Nouri started playing chess at five under the tutelage of his father, Hamed Nouri, himself a FIDE master.
To give his son full attention, Hamed quit his job and moved the family to Metro Manila, where Alekhine earned a scholarship at Far Eastern University.
In June 2013, during the Asean Age Group Chess championships in Thailand, Nouri earned an outright FM title with his victory in the Open 8-under category, making him the youngest Filipino FIDE Master and the youngest FIDE Master in the world.
He and his father moved to California last year, and his participation in the Las Vegas tournament is part of his preparations for the World Youth championships this year.
The Millionaire Open chess tournament is set for October 8 -12, with a hectic twice-a-day schedule and tie-break playoffs.
|Apr-03-15|| ||macky24: <He and his father moved to California last year, and his participation in the Las Vegas tournament is part of his preparations for the World Youth championships this year.>|
following Wesley footstep:)
|Apr-03-15|| ||lakers4sho: send him to webster|
|Apr-18-15|| ||Dr. Overlord: <following Wesley footstep:)>|
Is he growing up to be a looney cultist too?
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