bmihura: I love how human minds work. Any modern computer can beat him, but he can do better than any human. Nice!I try to be the same way in my field, but just try.
wildsnowllama: But did he get his certificate?
God-is-a-Taco: Mugato: Asian?+10 racial bonus to memorization and rote performance
puffy999: It still amazes me that the human ego is driven by such trivial achievements, and that people equate intellect with mastery of a game whose movements against laymen can easily be predicted.
Fausts Fist: Also, if I remember correctly America uses their own 'metric' which I know little about except that it uses a variable to account for superior performances which results in higher scores than FIDE would award - but since it's still ELO based I'm assuming that their cutoff to what constitutes a master is lower than the international standard. So the kid might be a national master or an international expert at best.
EchoMike: wildsnowllama: But did he get his certificate?Here's your certificate. Fill it out. It doesn't mean anything. It's just a piece of paper. It's a xerox of a piece of paper. Do you want another one?... Do you want 10?... Do you want 20?... 30?... I've got a whole briefcase full of them. They don't mean anything though.
durbnpoisn: I'm quite sure that this kid is simply playing by memorizing the opening book. If you can memorize the 1st 5 moves perfectly (which admittedly is a lot), you pretty much will never lose.I've played against guys like that before. Like, they aren't really even playing the game using any skill other than a ridiculous memory. Doesn't make them good players. But it does make them annoying jerks.
RobSeace: EchoMike: wildsnowllama: But did he get his certificate?Here's your certificate. Fill it out. It doesn't mean anything. It's just a piece of paper. It's a xerox of a piece of paper. Do you want another one?... Do you want 10?... Do you want 20?... 30?... I've got a whole briefcase full of them. They don't mean anything though.Get out of my house!
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