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Old 02-18-2019, 01:08 AM   #7026
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Yikes, that is pretty unlucky lol. Try to steer the game into more violent territory?
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:14 AM   #7027
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Firouzja is doing Prodigy Things again, btw.

He started with a dominant national championship win (1.5 points ahead of the field) played between Jan. 24th and Feb 3rd.

Then after one day off he dove straight into a pretty strong open, and won *IT* with a clutch final round win over a 2600 GM. That one was played from Feb. 5th to Feb. 11th (note they doubled up games twice, this was 9 games in 7 days).

Then with no rest he went straight into the Third International Stars Cup which'll give him 8 more games against 2600+ opposition. He opened with a draw.

By my math, his live rating is now 2640. If he were to overperform to the tune of +2 in the Stars Cup, he would crack the top 100 list (remember he's still 15 years old).

Stars Cup ends on Feb. 17th (once again a grueling two games in the same day happen two times in the schedule) at which point he'll have played 28 games in 25 days. Time for a rest?

Sure, he gets the 18th off... from chess. And spends it traveling to Russia, where on the 19th he starts Aeroflot. Insane.

My suspicion is that he'll probably burn out by the end of this crazy schedule, and I don't have particularly high hopes for his Aeroflot results, but if he somehow keeps up his good form there's a hypothetical world where by the end of February he's rated 2650+. And he doesn't turn 16 until June.
This hypothetical world is very quickly becoming reality, since he is now already at 2656 on the live rating list (https://2700chess.com/?per-page=100)! Let's hope he does not burn out in Aeroflot and manages to maintain it (if he even increases it I will be mind blown).
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:20 AM   #7028
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Yikes, that is pretty unlucky lol. Try to steer the game into more violent territory?
Yeah I mean it's my first OTB experience in like 4 years plus I suck but it's still funny. It's been a lot of e4 e5 and straightforward games. I live in an area that doesn't get many rated tourneys so she (~10 year old Indian girl) is almost certainly better than her rating now. Good for her.

I forgot how interesting live tourneys were. All different ages and races getting together for the same competition. Plus everyone has been super pleasant. A+
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Old 02-18-2019, 01:32 PM   #7029
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This hypothetical world is very quickly becoming reality, since he is now already at 2656 on the live rating list (https://2700chess.com/?per-page=100)! Let's hope he does not burn out in Aeroflot and manages to maintain it (if he even increases it I will be mind blown).
I don't see how almost a full month of more than a game per day can be the right way to prepare for an event as tough as Aeroflot, but yeah he's gotten to over 2650 and cracked the top 100. So he just has to maintain at this point, to get that rating published. And it helps (at the margins) that the published rating he's working off of is 2618 not his current live rating. So that probably knocks half a point off of the score he would need to "maintain".

Or who knows, maybe all this really has just been his warm up and he'll actually increase his rating further at Aeroflot. My mind would also be blown if he pulled that off, but... anything's possible? Officially he's seeded 26th but if you give him credit for his live rating he'd be 14th in the starting table instead. Maybe he'll just win the whole ****ing thing.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:47 PM   #7030
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Maybe he'll just win the whole ****ing thing.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:55 PM   #7031
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I meant it to be a Major League reference but that works too
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:16 AM   #7032
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Sure thing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. ��
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:57 AM   #7033
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That's good



More chess talk in this sub
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:06 AM   #7034
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Rei, in case you missed the discussion above:





THAT is also not bad, especially considering that the number 15 in the top right is his age
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:21 AM   #7035
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It does not allow me to embed for some reason, but here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7beMuKOIeRg
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:23 AM   #7036
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:20 PM   #7037
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Magnus is the new Eminem.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:57 PM   #7038
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Carlsen is playing BanterBlitz on chess24 right now. It started an hour ago.
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Old 03-08-2019, 04:26 PM   #7039
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Yeah I'll be watching the replay later
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:26 PM   #7040
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Today someone told about a player he knew from his teenage years. That player had been hovering around 2000 Elo for 10 years and now has gained 350 in the past year. The person telling me clearly thought of this as an impressive feat. I thought this sudden increase is suspicious but I am not the least bit knowledgable about this. It just struck me as odd.
How unusual or common place is such a sudden surge?
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:37 PM   #7041
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Today someone told about a player he knew from his teenage years. That player had been hovering around 2000 Elo for 10 years and now has gained 350 in the past year. The person telling me clearly thought of this as an impressive feat. I thought this sudden increase is suspicious but I am not the least bit knowledgable about this. It just struck me as odd.
How unusual or common place is such a sudden surge?
1650 to 2000 might be achievable in a year but 2000 to 2350 is a meteoric rise.

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Old 03-17-2019, 09:06 AM   #7042
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Today someone told about a player he knew from his teenage years. That player had been hovering around 2000 Elo for 10 years and now has gained 350 in the past year. The person telling me clearly thought of this as an impressive feat. I thought this sudden increase is suspicious but I am not the least bit knowledgable about this. It just struck me as odd.
How unusual or common place is such a sudden surge?
The likelihood of someone improving from 2000 to 2350 after 10 years of being 2000 strength is incredible.

As in, I don't believe it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:13 AM   #7043
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Didn't Axel Smith do something like this?
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:54 PM   #7044
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I don't think Axel had plateued for that long by any means. Link to the person's rating graph?
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:05 PM   #7045
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I didn't pay attention to the player's name. It's an Indian name and I have trouble memorizing those. He showed me a pic of him on his phone. I could ask him for the name next time I see him.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:40 PM   #7046
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I don't think Axel had plateued for that long by any means. Link to the person's rating graph?
Well if the guy Louis is talking about was being an active tournament player during his plateauing period, then that's truly remarkable indeed. But I somehow doubt it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:29 PM   #7047
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I've always thought there was some sort of learning process that takes place in the subconscious when you go away from something for awhile and then come back to it. I'm sure everyone has had an experience like you stop playing a video game because you're not making any progress, and when you fire it up again a year later you immediately break your high score. Maybe it's related to that phenomenon.

Alternatively, it could be some sort of "aha" realization that changed the person's thinking about chess.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:55 AM   #7048
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Fun and very accurate game by BJJ's favorite chess prodigy:



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