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|Feb-13-19|| ||Penguincw: (spelled Alireza Firoozja here)
Anyway, he wins the Fajr Cup Championship.
|Feb-18-19|| ||aliasniamor: And now has cracked the top 100 with a live rating of 2656.5 after having played 28 games in 25 days !!|
He'll next play the Aeroflot Open if I understood correctly. Hope he'll post a good performance there as well :)
|Feb-20-19|| ||Penguincw: Yes he has. Also first time ever Iran has had 2 players in the top 100 live ratings. At age 15, he is the youngest player in the top 100.|
|Apr-24-19|| ||The Rocket: This boy might be the next world champion. I was totally wrong about Giri, though, so who knows. |
Alizera impressed me greatly, even in bullet chess. He is a force to be reckon with. Supreme tactical player with lots of ingenious concepts.
|Apr-27-19|| ||MissScarlett: I hear he got beat by a girl. If he'd lost to a Jew, that would be serious.|
|Jun-13-19|| ||rcs784: Forgive me if I'm a little late to the game here, but what do you think the odds are that this kid is the one destined to finally take down Magnus in the WC eventually?|
Also, you left off Caruana on your list of youngest (men's) national champions; he won his first Italian championship in 2007 at age 15.
|Jun-13-19|| ||moronovich: <rcs784: Forgive me if I'm a little late to the game here, but what do you think the odds are that this kid is the one destined to finally take down Magnus in the WC eventually?>|
Odds 33-100.1-3 % and that is actually a high chance.
|Jun-17-19|| ||alexmagnus: At world number 55 (live) he is the highest ranked teenager now (since Wei Yi turned 20 on June 2).|
Think of it: there are no teenagers in the top 50. Strange. Often there is one in the top <10>. So much for chess getting younger.
|Jun-20-19|| ||gokusano: Nearly made it. There's the next time for a youngster like you. Those approaching 3o and above may bid goodbye with their ambition to dethrone Magnus. The younger ones have the greater chance.|
|Jul-15-19|| ||Xenon Oxide: So he beat Carlsen on lichess at least|
|Jul-15-19|| ||parmetd: Chess is getting younger. Deny if it you want but it annoys the rest of us.|
|Jul-22-19|| ||alexmagnus: <parmetd> It is not. See the cited number of teenagers on top, or, say, the average age of the top 10 (which is always getting back ad forth around 30 plus or minus 2).|
The perception of chess getting younger comes from chess having been exceptionally old in the 70s (when most of the top 10 was over 40). Which, in turn, was due a full generation of players never making it to the top. Go a decade back and you see "young" chess again.
|Jul-22-19|| ||alexmagnus: <which is always getting back ad forth around 30 plus or minus 2>|
For example, 29.2 now if you average the ages in full years. If you average exact ages, it will be a bit higher.
|Jul-22-19|| ||alexmagnus: For comparison, in July 2000 the average age (in calendar years - which means, in full years it would be even slightly lower) was 28.7|
|Jul-22-19|| ||alexmagnus: I picked July 2000 as a random point as it is the earliest list on the FIDE website|
|Jul-22-19|| ||alexmagnus: Another decade earlier, in January 1990, it was 32.2 in full years on Chessmetrics,so high mainly due to the 58-year-old Korchnoi (the second oldest top 10 player was Karpov at 38!).|
|Jul-22-19|| ||alexmagnus: In 1960 it was 33.7. With Botvinnik and Keres pushing it high (but so did Anand in our era recently).|
|Jul-24-19|| ||fisayo123: The kid is coming.|
|Jul-28-19|| ||fisayo123: He just became the 2nd player of all to cross 2700 and he doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon.|
|Jul-29-19|| ||SugarDom: Future world champion.|
|Jul-31-19|| ||dwavechess: He is getting close..is he going to hit a wall like Wei Yi? Seems probably a danger to Magnus in years|
|Jul-31-19|| ||SugarDom: He got beaten by Wei Yi in the Chess.com speed chess championship, but Firouzja is 4 years younger.|
|Sep-19-19|| ||OrangeTulip: Firouzja has my sympathy, coming from the land of Zarathustra ( how does one spell that?).
Unlike the friends of Trump, S Arabia and Qatar, Iran does not finance the extremist salafist in our country ( the Netherlands) and other countries in Europe. The fury against Iran has all to do with oil and weapons, in my humble opinion.|
|Sep-19-19|| ||Nietzowitsch: <OT> 'Thus' spoke Zarathustra|
|Sep-19-19|| ||Nietzowitsch: Become who you are!|
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