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2013-07-05 07:42:14 AM
That's the most annoyed International Chess Master I'll see all day.
 
2013-07-05 07:52:50 AM
I wouldn't call it "casually" drinking.  His constant swigging gave me agita.  Also, seems like a hidden plug for 7-up
 
2013-07-05 08:37:36 AM
is it just me? or did anyone else wanna cock punch that smarmy little twat
 
2013-07-05 08:46:02 AM
Stop knocking the pieces over!
 
2013-07-05 09:10:02 AM
You can tell by the haircut and the sweater that he's a home-schooled genius. He also gets beat up a lot.
 
2013-07-05 09:15:48 AM
All the kids in that video looked exactly like kids who are chess prodigies.
 
2013-07-05 09:44:05 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: is it just me? or did anyone else wanna cock punch that smarmy little twat


do you think he's autistic? or just a punk-ass kid?

either way, that was pretty fantastic. and the chess master had a pretty good attitude about it.
 
2013-07-05 09:45:20 AM

michaelgvh: You can tell by the haircut and the sweater that he's a home-schooled genius. He also gets beat up a lot.


By the other kids in class?
 
2013-07-05 09:52:33 AM
That was awesome!
 
2013-07-05 09:54:42 AM
Back in my early 30s, I played in a big chess tournament in Kansas City.  I ended up paired against a 7-year old in one match.  He stomped me.  I felt horrible afterwards, but not really because he beat me so bad (he was really good).  What really stung was that he looked so incredibly bored while he did it.  This was back in the day before handheld video games... today he probably would have been playing his PSP between moves just to fill the time.
 
2013-07-05 10:35:50 AM

OldRod: Back in my early 30s, I played in a big chess tournament in Kansas City.  I ended up paired against a 7-year old in one match.  He stomped me.  I felt horrible afterwards, but not really because he beat me so bad (he was really good).  What really stung was that he looked so incredibly bored while he did it.  This was back in the day before handheld video games... today he probably would have been playing his PSP between moves just to fill the time.


I miss my old chess tournament days. In middle school I ended up going to the chess national tournament in NYC. While there, one of my teammates got paired with Kurt Russel's son. After that match we were hanging in the lobby when Kurt came to see his kid. I got to shake his hand and personally thank him for the movie Overboard.
 
2013-07-05 11:17:19 AM
I miss my old chess tournament days. In middle school I ended up going to the chess national tournament in NYC. While there, one of my teammates got paired with Kurt Russel's son. After that match we were hanging in the lobby when Kurt came to see his kid. I got to shake his hand and personally thank him for the movie Overboard.

I dream of having moments like this - meeting a celebrity, and complimenting them on something inconsequential to their career.

I met Ron Glass at Gencon a few years ago.  I thanked him for Barney Miller (instead of his much more awesome Firefly/Serenity).  I regret not going with Houseguest.
 
2013-07-05 11:50:04 AM
It's Chess Mother Farker!  Do you know how to play it?!
 
2013-07-05 12:15:08 PM
What is the purpose of the timer?
 
2013-07-05 12:16:10 PM
The IM should have called out the kid on his violation of touch-move at 0:51
 
2013-07-05 01:57:43 PM
That kid has *exactly* the kind of personality that is going to lead to him being a major coke and/or meth-head in the future.
 
2013-07-05 02:05:11 PM

Software2: Stop knocking the pieces over!


I was wondering about that... I usually don't see them knocking over pieces left and right.  Then again, I usually don't watch people playing chess.
 
2013-07-05 02:35:29 PM

Beerguy: What is the purpose of the timer?


You have a certain number of minutes to make either make so many moves, or to end the game.  Once your opponent moves, he hits a button which starts your clock, and your button starts his clock, etc.  There is a little flag on the clock face that falls when your timer runs out.  If that happens to you, you lose, no matter if you are ahead on pieces or not.

In a regular chess match you might have to make 40 moves in 2 hours, or something, or finish the entire game in 3 hours, etc.,   However, they are playing speed chess (blitz chess, whatever).  Usually you have only 5 minutes for the entire game in speed chess.
 
2013-07-05 02:36:16 PM
Or in their case they are using digital clocks, so I'm guessing there's a "ding" or something
 
2013-07-05 05:05:25 PM
Haha... the kid was hustling the guy the moment he sat down.
 
2013-07-05 05:14:23 PM
i78.photobucket.com

"You've lost.  You just don't know it yet."
 
2013-07-05 05:22:56 PM

Beerguy: What is the purpose of the timer?


Something to smack the hell out of after you knock over the pieces, I guess....
 
2013-07-05 05:32:07 PM
I think the danger is that many people see chess as a microcosm of life; whereas the truth, that it's an artificial mental exercise with a very limited number of rules, is almost the exact opposite.   That's probably why those good at one are almost never good at the other.
 
2013-07-05 05:51:00 PM

trippdogg: I think the danger is that many people see chess as a microcosm of life; whereas the truth, that it's an artificial mental exercise with a very limited number of rules, is almost the exact opposite.   That's probably why those good at one are almost never good at the other.


You sound like you're making excuses for you not being good at chess.
Plus, you're kinda wrong:  http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1021587
 
2013-07-05 06:52:37 PM

trippdogg: I think the danger is that many people see chess as a microcosm of life; whereas the truth, that it's an artificial mental exercise with a very limited number of rules, is almost the exact opposite.   That's probably why those good at one are almost never good at the other.


i2.listal.com
 
2013-07-05 07:02:48 PM

Rann Xerox: [i78.photobucket.com image 500x324]

"You've lost.  You just don't know it yet."


Came her for this.  Leaving satisfied.
/Josh wrote a book 10 years later, and he essentially gave up chess and moved over to martial arts, with similar results.
 
2013-07-05 07:14:42 PM

FlashHarry: Bit'O'Gristle: is it just me? or did anyone else wanna cock punch that smarmy little twat

do you think he's autistic? or just a punk-ass kid?

either way, that was pretty fantastic. and the chess master had a pretty good attitude about it.




He was farked right away and knew it.

Fun vid.

/used to have to give up pieces to play family
 
2013-07-05 08:28:04 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: is it just me? or did anyone else wanna cock punch that smarmy little twat


If you're a 10 year old beating an international chess master you've EARNED the right to be cocky.
 
2013-07-05 09:17:10 PM

T.rex: trippdogg: I think the danger is that many people see chess as a microcosm of life; whereas the truth, that it's an artificial mental exercise with a very limited number of rules, is almost the exact opposite.   That's probably why those good at one are almost never good at the other

You sound like you're making excuses for you not being good at chess.
Plus, you're kinda wrong:  http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1021587


I would class myself as a fair player - but if I were bad at chess, I could think of no reason to make excuses for it, any more than I would for being bad at Ping Pong or Gin Rummy - after all, it is only a game.  Which in fact was my point (although perhaps poorly stated) - that chess is often seen as some sort of ultimate test of general intellectual capability - which anyone who's spent time around the game knows is definitely not the case.

Yes, 288 billion possible outcomes after 4 moves does seem like a lot (even though the practical number is perhaps a millionth part of that) but there are 3.1388937 x 1036 possible positions after the first 4 plays in Gin Rummy - which, of course, proves absolutely nothing about the players ability to maintain personal hygiene or exercise reasonable social skills.
 
2013-07-05 10:29:52 PM

rkiller1: Rann Xerox: [i78.photobucket.com image 500x324]

"You've lost.  You just don't know it yet."

Came her for this.  Leaving satisfied.
/Josh wrote a book 10 years later, and he essentially gave up chess and moved over to martial arts, with similar results.


So he was never that great at martial arts either?
 
2013-07-06 07:41:52 AM
Further proof that chess is a game of chance
 
2013-07-06 07:48:12 AM
Samuel Sevian is an American chess prodigy of Armenian descent. He is from Corning, New York. On December 5, 2010, he became the youngest National Master in USCF history with a rating of 2206 at the age of 9 years, 11 months and 9 days. Wikipedia Born: December 26, 2000 (age 12), New York

He qualified for the International Master title this year and played in this year's US Championship, the youngest person to ever do so.

View his games on Chessgames.com
 
2013-07-06 12:16:05 PM

T.rex: Haha... the kid was hustling the guy the moment he sat down.




Reminded me of Turkey. Little hustlers.
 
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