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Old 08-24-2016, 11:07 AM   #6051
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Also, how am I in the list of players for the prodigy watch?!
You are? Link pls
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:09 AM   #6052
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Btw, all of this prodigy watch is cute but is completely meaningless since Xiong will take over from Magnus in ~7 years and then have a 20 year world champion reign. Gotta move on to watching parents who are strong at chess who may give birth to the next strong chess talent given this new ~25 year horizon.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:15 AM   #6053
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https://chessnumbers.wordpress.com/p...h/all-players/ here, CTRL+F my name

With regards to parents, I heard Ruifeng Li's dad is pretty prodigous at stalking his son's opponents throughout the game, might be worth including in the Parent Prodigy Watch.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:42 AM   #6054
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Wow, that is impressive indeed! No wonder you often complain about being on a trajectory similar to some GM sickos and lament your comparative progress. Although, I mean, there is such a thing as life and being a non top 10 chess professional kind of completely sucks unless chess is for sure your #1 passion. Seems like you dodged a bullet. You get to be very strong at chess, have a real life, aren't super aspy and can have normal conversations with people, etc.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:45 AM   #6055
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With regards to parents, I heard Ruifeng Li's dad is pretty prodigous at stalking his son's opponents throughout the game, might be worth including in the Parent Prodigy Watch.
Also, more about this? Like he stares them down standing in the urinal next to theirs in the bathroom? Ruifeng seems like the type of kid whose dad could be capable of that. If I had known I would have looked into this at the National Open and stalked his dad during the tournament for the benefit of this dead forum.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:49 AM   #6056
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Wow, that is impressive indeed! No wonder you often complain about being on a trajectory similar to some GM sickos and lament your comparative progress. Although, I mean, there is such a thing as life and being a non top 10 chess professional kind of completely sucks unless chess is for sure your #1 passion. Seems like you dodged a bullet. You get to be very strong at chess, have a real life, aren't super aspy and can have normal conversations with people, etc.
No no, my progression was teeeeeeerrible compared to the real prodigies. I think my initial rating was around 1950 at the age of 13, or something like that. At the peak "prodigousness" I was around 2300 at 16, which is still incredibly lol-worthy compared to other guys on the list.

I think BJJ just secretly stalked me and forgot to delete me from the list
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:54 AM   #6057
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Also, more about this? Like he stares them down standing in the urinal next to theirs in the bathroom? Ruifeng seems like the type of kid whose dad could be capable of that. If I had known I would have looked into this at the National Open and stalked his dad during the tournament for the benefit of this dead forum.
There was a recent post on facebook by an acquintance (not going to name him, since the post got deleted I think so maybe he got into trouble for that) saying that during a recent tournament Ruifengs dad literally went in to the bathroom every single time my acquintance did throughout the game, went in to the next stall and just silently stayed there till my acquintance would finish up his business and leave, then the dad would leave right behind him. He said something else of the stalking kind, but my memory is hazy as to what it was now.
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Old 08-24-2016, 11:54 AM   #6058
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Motherfu-..... i missed my 6666 post because of you.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:04 PM   #6059
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Wow, I was joking about following them into the bathroom. Kind of. That is impressive.

Lol post 6666. Just post more in this forum to reach 66666.
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:10 PM   #6060
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Also, how am I in the list of players for the prodigy watch?!
I looked up a few players of personal interest once. Theoretically the list would someday just include all players ever, so never unflagged you
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Old 08-24-2016, 03:14 PM   #6061
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I think BJJ just secretly stalked me and forgot to delete me from the list
"Stalked" is probably fair, but not secretly! It would be secret if I *had* deleted you.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:22 PM   #6062
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God, I love f7 so much.

1.e4 e5
2.Nf3Nc6
3.Bc4Bc5
4.b4 Bxb4
5.c3 Bc5
6.d4 exd4
7.O-O Nge7
8.cxd4 Bb6
9.Ng5 O-O
10.Qh5 h6 {Oh, you thought you could escape the f7 sac by 0-0!}
11.Nxf7 Rxf7
12.Qxf7+ Kh8
13.Bb2 Qg8
14.Qxg8 +Nxg8
15.d5 Nd4
16.Nc3 d6
17.Na4 Nc2
18.Nxb6 axb6
19.Rac1 Nb4
20.a3 Na6
21.Bxa6 bxa6
22.Rxc7 Nf6
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:24 PM   #6063
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1.e4 e5
2.Nf3 Nc6
3.Bc4 h6
4.d4 exd4
5.O-O Bc5
6.c3 dxc3 [yesssss]
7.Bxf7+ Kxf7
8.Qd5+ Ke8
9.Qxc5 cxb2
10.Bxb2 d6
11.Qc4 Nf6
12.Re1 Qe7
13.Qc2 Bg4
14.e5 dxe5
15.Nxe5 Nxe5
16.Rxe5 Be6
17.Nd2 K f7
18.Rae1 Rhe8
19.Rxe6 Qd7
20.Rxf6+ gxf6
21.Qh7+ Kf8
22.Qh8+ Kf7
23.Qxf6+ Kg8
24.Qh8+ Kf7

Not the best opposition, but then I'm terrible at blitz [10m]. It always amuses me when people use 2-3 mins for the whole game.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:29 PM   #6064
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3... h6? 1-0 already. It's always nice to see the opponent fall for a tactical trap, though.
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Old 08-27-2016, 05:08 PM   #6065
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Actually, Black's main opening mistake seems to be 9... cxb2? (helping White fianchetto the bishop for free). After 9... d6, returning the pawn to catch up in development, Black is actually not that lost.
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:42 PM   #6066
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Actually, Black's main opening mistake seems to be 9... cxb2? (helping White fianchetto the bishop for free). After 9... d6, returning the pawn to catch up in development, Black is actually not that lost.
Yes. However that does allow Qh5+ Kf8 followed by Nh4 with a later Ng6+ winning the exchange also. Or just Nxc3 with big lead in development, white can't castle, and his K-rook is hemmed in.

But yeah, blitz errors. Mine are worse so I don't show them.
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:16 PM   #6067
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Signed up for another 9 rounds of pain in the IOM chess masters section. Go me.
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:41 PM   #6068
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The US heavyweights are confirmed for that tournament. Def keep us posted if you get a nice pairing with a top 10 player in the world.
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:13 PM   #6069
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This is easily the best thing ever.

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Old 09-02-2016, 06:17 PM   #6070
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This is easily the best thing ever.

It was okay.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:38 PM   #6071
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One of these days you should consider making a post worth reading.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:15 AM   #6072
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One of these days you should consider making a post worth reading.


Ouch, that hurts.


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Old 09-05-2016, 10:50 AM   #6073
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David Smerdon is such a tricky player. He gets positions that should just be worse and then just creates resources
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Old 09-06-2016, 04:18 PM   #6074
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I just witnessed two different people refer to Chess as a sport, and it's tilting me for some reason. Does anyone here consider it a sport? If so, why, and is there any game or activity that isn't a sport?

Edit: not counting something like Bullet chess where you might need the mouse skills of an elite first-person-shooter player.
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:37 PM   #6075
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I call it a game, but lots of stuff in the Olympics shouldnt be called sports as well. If shooting a gun or training a horse qualifies, they might just as well add chess and bridge.
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