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|Apr-03-18|| ||alexmagnus: And who said you should become GM young to become a top player anyway?Mamedyarov got his title at 17.|
|Apr-03-18|| ||saffuna: I hope he looks to improve his game rather than watch his ELO or earn GM norms. When he's an adult nobody will care how he played when he was 14 or 15. They'll care about how he's playing at that moment.|
Peter Leko was extremely careful and risk-averse as a teenager, drawing game after game rather trying to win if it involved some chance of losing. I wonder if that had a negative effect on his later career.
|Apr-03-18|| ||alexmagnus: <I wonder if that had a negative effect on his later career.>|
Did it? He didn't become world champion because he was <not> able to <draw> the final game of the WC match..
|Apr-03-18|| ||Sally Simpson: Vincent is possibly gifted at music as well. His dad in a concert pianist, mum plays in an orchestra and he plays the piano.|
Maybe best to follow the musical path and join a rock 'n' roll band. He will meet a more stable bunch of people than chess players. :)
|Apr-03-18|| ||FSR: <alexmagnus> No one said it. Becoming GM at an extremely young age is neither necessary nor sufficient to become a great player.|
|Apr-03-18|| ||keypusher: <alexmagnus: And who said you should become GM young to become a top player anyway? Mamedyarov got his title at 17.>|
What a geezer! Did they test him for Geritol?
|Apr-03-18|| ||Solon: Sally, you donít think Peter Leko is stable? No, but I know what you mean, but still, If you are so good at chess as Vincent is you donít want to switch to a career in music where the competition is potentially much harder.|
If he continues to improvebI think he will stick with chess.
|Apr-04-18|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Solon,
..."to switch to a career in music where the competition is potentially much harder."
Have you heard the latest pop/rock music, there is no competition now The Beatles are gone.
Drugs, sex and more money than a horse has ass and all he has to do is bang out three chords on his dad's piano. A gift he has already mastered.
Or days and days in front of a computer screen listening to Peter Leko telling him how to draw games and then off to some 2nd rate hotel, where smashing up a room would be an improvement to sit opposite a smelly, spotty, scratching human who is trying to trap, trick and humiliate you.
Chess is the preserve of people like you and me and everyone else here. We are just no good at anything else.
|Jul-29-18|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: 7Ĺ/10 at this year's XtraCon Open in Denmark, which finished today, netted the young lad his 2nd GM norm.|
|Oct-27-18|| ||ndg2: He has 5/8 in the Isle of Man open. Can he reach a 3rd Norm before he turns 14? I think 5.5./9 should be enough in this field, but i'm not sure. He Drew L'Ami and won against Gelfand there. In the last round he will play against Sutovski.|
|Oct-28-18|| ||Octavia: <jeff>the good thing about chess is you shake hands with lots of people but don't have to talk to them . I'm rooting for Akardy who successfully hides his German residency|
|Dec-20-18|| ||jphamlore: If he needs another GM norm, Vincent Keymer is not being given any help at Sunway Sitges 2018 in the pairings:|
After 7 rounds he has a 4.5 score and has only played one GM, <and> is paired against an IM the 8th round.
I am wondering if Keymer might have to win all 3 final games to get a GM norm at 7.5, while others have a path to get a GM norm at 6.5.
|Dec-22-18|| ||jphamlore: Unbelievable, the pairings at Sunway Sitges 2018 <mathematically eliminated> Keymer from achieving a GM norm with 2 rounds to go because he can't possibly play 3 GMs this event.|
But of course we all know the event's organizers were more interested in getting Gukesh the record for youngest GM.
|Dec-22-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: <jphamlore> How can you know this was deliberate? The pairings in a tournament are usually determined either by the players' ratings or chosen at random (or a combination of both). This sounds like pure speculation on your part. No need to have so much distrust in the Sunway Sitges organizers.|
|Dec-22-18|| ||rogge: An attention whore, and always wrong.|
|Jan-13-19|| ||Messiah: He has a very annoying face, it disturbs me very much. He might become an elite super-GM tho!|
|Jan-13-19|| ||ChessHigherCat: <Messiah: What's annoying about this face? Does he remind you of that little kid in "The Shining"? https://www.google.com/search?q=the...|
|Jan-13-19|| ||Messiah: <ChessHigherCat> I generally feel deep and boiling hatred towards kids. It is difficult to explain.|
|Jan-13-19|| ||zanzibar: "boiling hatred" is a catchy phrase, but not that often used:|
although it does have a card all its own!
|Jan-13-19|| ||ChessHigherCat: <Messias>: Here's the photo of Danny Torrance I was looking for: http://stephenking.wikia.com/wiki/D...|
Speaking of deep and boiling hatred, I just watched "Lobster" on Netflix, which is about an afterlife experience where you only get 12 days to find a life partner or else you get transformed into an animal (the protagonist chooses to be reborn as a lobster, who had better stay out of your way!)
|Jan-13-19|| ||Messiah: <ChessHigherCat> that is a truly annoying face, too! I didn't watch that movie ever, probably I should.|
|Jan-13-19|| ||wordfunph: Germany's future --- Keymer!|
|Apr-20-19|| ||Diademas: <alexmagnus: And who said you should become GM young to become a top player anyway?Mamedyarov got his title at 17.>|
Jacques Mieses got his at 85... :)
|Oct-20-19|| ||ndg2: With the draw yesterday at the IOM grand swiss 2019, Vincent now has all three necessary GM norms and becomes Germany's youngest grandmaster at the age of 14.|
|Oct-20-19|| ||Messiah: <ndg2> Wow! Nice achievement!|
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