|Feb-08-07|| ||Tam Lin: http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...|
He's on British TV right now - say's he wants to be World Chess Champion. Apparently there's a 'five in one million' chance AGAINST it happening.
|Feb-08-07|| ||cruiseyleemorph: Just saw this kid on TV about child geniuses! He was 9 in the programme but not sure how long ago it was, he is UK under 11 champion!|
|Feb-08-07|| ||cruiseyleemorph: Dam someone beat me to it getting in 1st! Well good luck peter with your dream of world champio. Maybe you could post on here as I am sure you will check after the tv programme! Would be honoured to play you!|
|Feb-08-07|| ||cruiseyleemorph: http://www.brianmicklethwait.com/ed...|
|Feb-08-07|| ||mack: If he's such a bloody genius, why didn't he say 'one in two hundred thousand', eh?|
It was a nice unpatronising programme, much to my surprise. An awful lot of hot tripe gets spewed out when it comes to prodigies etc, not least on mainstream tv, so it was quite a breath of fresh air.
|Feb-08-07|| ||cruiseyleemorph: Lol, well mack I take it your IQ is nowhere near 170! Read what it says again about his chances! Its 5 in 1 million 'AGAINST!!' Meaning he thinks he will be!|
|Feb-08-07|| ||mack: My IQ is 142, which is apparently the same as, erm, Madonna.|
|Feb-08-07|| ||cruiseyleemorph: That was meant to be a little joke mack! IQ means nothing without common sense ;-)|
|Feb-08-07|| ||Shams: even with common sense, IQ is pretty much discredited.|
|Feb-10-07|| ||cruiseyleemorph: Come on peter make a comment m8, or his dad! Thought they might come on and say a few words.
They must know about this forum on a aplyers name, or do we have the wrong peter williams?|
|Feb-10-07|| ||KingG: If this kid is a genius with a rating of ~1800 at the age of 10, what does that make Illya Nyzhnyk?|
|Feb-10-07|| ||alexmagnus: Magnus Carlsen's rating at 10 war 1907 (and at 9 just 904 lol). Everything depends on when he started playing chess. Nyzhnyk started playing at 5 and got over the 2000 mark at 7, but are you sure Williams even knew how to play chess when he was 7? (Carlsen,f.x., played his first tournament game at 8)|
|Feb-10-07|| ||KingG: Well, i would guess that his rating is in reality quite a bit higher than 1800. Maybe the games he plays in England don't count towards his FIDE rating or something. I have trouble believing that there would be so much hype around a kid with a rating of 1800. Anyone know what his BCF rating is?|
|Feb-10-07|| ||JointheArmy: <Apparently there's a 'five in one million' chance AGAINST it happening.>|
I'm pretty sure no statistician would ever consider this.
Leko was 2300 FIDE by the age of 10 I believe and there is a good chance he will never be a WC. What does that say about a kid 1800 FIDE?
|Feb-10-07|| ||alexmagnus: <Well, i would guess that his rating is in reality quite a bit higher than 1800. Maybe the games he plays in England don't count towards his FIDE rating or something. I have trouble believing that there would be so much hype around a kid with a rating of 1800.> My third favourite player, Hanna Marie Klek, is rated 1872 at the age of 12. I wouldn't say there is a big hype around her but under Germans who are interested in youth chess, she is known. Though it may be becuse she is German U12 (girls') champion.|
|Feb-12-07|| ||cruiseyleemorph: This peter is a genius in intelligence terms! Not in chess terms. He is no child prodigy if your talking world stage but with work could make Uk top 10 1 day but I doubt he will make top 10 in world. But in saying that if this kid has very high IQ which he does 170 I believe then he could make very quick progress and get better alot more quicker. I had just over 2000 rating at 10 so its not that amazing. My highest being 2163 and then gave chess up. Very sad story. But once again good luck peter!|
|Mar-04-07|| ||ChesterTheJester: I drew with Peter when he was 7 in a competative tournament and I was 1800ish ELO. His ECF actually equates to 2000ELO, 1816 doesn't do him justice.|
|Nov-23-08|| ||splatty: Sergey Karjakin was a GM at age 12 years and 7 months, Peter Williams is rated about 1900 at age 11. He definitely isn't a prodigy. In fact I started playing chess when I was 20 and have been playing 1 year less than Peter, yet his grade isn't that much higher, and I've improved quite fast but nothing amazing. There are loads of kids under 10 performing around master level around the world; note that Kasparov used to just love playing and didn't get competitive until his teens when he was competing for the first time in serious competitions, so talking about playing for the money and trophies is the wrong attitude from a very early age. Also there is hardly any money to win in chess. I consider Peter a decent junior player, but he isn't the strongest in the country for his age and it's doubtful whether he can ever be an IM or GM, only time will tell, and he definitely won't be one as young as most of the top GM's are nowadays, e.g. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.. probably would not be until 20 at least.|
|May-31-12|| ||twinlark: The TV show referred to below about kid geniuses has been screened as a repeat on one of our Aussie channels, and just for interest I looked up how Peter was going.|
He's not setting the world on fire but his ratings and achievements started rising nicely after that event. Nowadays he's about Candidate Master level with a rating of 2200+, and is the top U16 in England: http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev...
At least he knows how tournaments work now and the FIDE page has a photo of him with a swag of trophies and a happy smile: http://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?ev...
I suspect he's doing well in other activities.