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|Nov-23-17|| ||aliasniamor: He most likely needs 2 wins if he wants to become the World junior champion which would grant him the GM title. He already had a great event and a first GM norm is something he can be proud of. I'm sure he can grab a second norm before march and the deadline for the record, but to get the third as well could prove harder. GL anyway to him|
|Nov-25-17|| ||LucB: Excellent performance at the World Junior! Almost 2690 (2nd highest after A. Tari), and a half-point behind the leaders.|
That DOES qualify for a first GM norm, yes?
|Nov-25-17|| ||markz: Yes, he get a 11-game GM norm, which is better than the 9-game one.|
|Dec-04-17|| ||ketchuplover: please enlighten us grasshopper. thank you|
|Dec-06-17|| ||Whitehat1963: This kid might have a bright future indeed, in about four or five more years. By then, he might break the world’s top 20 or even top 10. Who holds the record as the youngest player to break into the world’s top 10. I’m assuming it belongs to Carlsen or Fischer. Kramnik and Kasparov might also be high on that list. But I can’t help wondering at what age people like Capablanca, Morphy, Reshevsky, Tal, and others might have broken into the world’s top ten. Anyone have a clue?|
|Dec-07-17|| ||sac 4 mate: Chessmetrics has a pretty handy tool for ranking players by age for the pre-Elo eras if you're interested in "youngest-ever" type of records. If we're talking about official FIDE lists only, Carlsen first cracked the top 10 on the April 2008 list aged 17 years and 3 months, and seems to be the youngest to achieve that distinction. Before him, it was Kramnik, who hit the top 10 in January of 1993 six months before he turned 18, and might still hold the record if FIDE had computed its rating lists as frequently as they do today (they only did them twice a year back then). A year earlier, Kamsky also made the top 10 a few months before his 18th birthday.|
|Jan-12-18|| ||todicav23: According to Wikipedia "Fischer became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Candidates (8 players) and the youngest ever grandmaster at 15 years, 6 months, 1 day". So we can assume that Fischer was top 10 (or at least very close) at 15 years and 6 months.|
|Jan-24-18|| ||alexmagnus: Qualifying for a single event doesn't make one a top player yet. Just as becoming a challenger in 2016 didn't make Karjakin world number two.|
|Jan-24-18|| ||todicav23: <alexmagnus: Qualifying for a single event doesn't make one a top player yet. Just as becoming a challenger in 2016 didn't make Karjakin world number two.>
There was no accepted Rating System in 1958. "Qualifying for the Candidates" was probably the best criteria at the time for determining top 10 players. And it was not a single event. There was a complete cycle to determine the challenger for the World Title.|
The Elo System is not an absolute measure of strength. In a sense, Karjakin was in Top 2 at the time because he won a tournament where all strong players, except the World Champion, were present.
|Jan-24-18|| ||alexmagnus: <In a sense, Karjakin was in Top 2 at the time because he won a tournament where all strong players, except the World Champion, were present.>|
But it was <one> tournament. It's like saying Caruana was #1 when he played at Sinquefield 2014. And don't say the one was for WC and the other one wasn't, good form doesn't care about which tournament it is, it just happens.
And I'm not saying Elo is perfect. But determining position based on one event (and a full WC cycle is still one event, just a longer one) is even less perfect.
|Jan-26-18|| ||ketchuplover: Looks to me like Mr.P will not set a new record for youngest GM so far.|
|Jan-26-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Hmm.. I guess he's overworked.|
|Jan-27-18|| ||alexmagnus: It looks like he just draws everyone (one win and four draws at Gibraltar now. The win against a 2152, the draws against players rated between 2340 and 2681).|
|Jan-31-18|| ||ketchuplover: He has until March 9 (Fischer's birthday) to set a new record.|
|Feb-01-18|| ||ketchuplover: Today's loss does not help :(|
|Feb-01-18|| ||alexmagnus: Well, he performed at Gibraltar just as expected by rating (gained 0.1 points).|
|Feb-08-18|| ||ketchuplover: What is his upcoming schedule? tyia|
|Feb-20-18|| ||ketchuplover: Best wishes at the Aeroflot Open|
|Feb-26-18|| ||ketchuplover: At least he's not losing too much lately :)|
|Feb-28-18|| ||SueursFroides: After a hard loss against GM Lysyj in round 2, Praggnanandhaa has been very solid to make 4/9 in a very strong "Aeroflot open".|
|Feb-28-18|| ||alexmagnus: He won't become GM by drawing all games :D|
|Feb-28-18|| ||SueursFroides: ketchuplover, that's right, but maybe he needs to draw a lot of games to improve later ;) "Aeroflot" is not the easiest way to won a lot of games for a 12 yo kid^^|
|Mar-01-18|| ||moronovich: Seems to me the little guy needs a break.|
|Mar-01-18|| ||whiteshark: With -1 he played a Rp of 2,530, so he earned +3 Elo points.|
|Mar-14-18|| ||SueursFroides: Good perf by Praggnanandhaa (and Sarin) during "Bobby Fischer memorial", a GM norm is not far I think.|
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