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(CTV News)   9-yr old Carissa Yip becomes the youngest chess grandmaster in US history, still calls the knight "the horsey guy". Dude. She's 9   (ctvnews.ca) divider line 60
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2013-07-28 05:39:35 PM
FTFA: She has risen so far up the rankings that she has reached the expert level at a younger age than anyone since the chess federation began electronic record-keeping in 1991, a new level she reached in recent weeks.
Her father, Percy, who taught her until she began beating him within a year, said she could reach master level in as soon as a year.


So not even close to a Grandmaster yet. I guess it's too much to think that subby should read his own article, or otherwise know what he's talking about.
 
2013-07-28 06:48:46 PM
Fark: 9-yr old Carissa Yip becomes the youngest chess grandmaster in US history

Headline: Mass. girl, 9, becomes youngest U.S. chess master

TFA: She has risen so far up the rankings that she has reached the expert level  [...] could reach master level in as soon as a year.
 
2013-07-28 06:49:49 PM
Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

www.ctvnews.ca
 
2013-07-28 06:59:21 PM
For those of you who don't follow chess (like subby), you may not know that getting the "Grandmaster" title is not strictly a function of rating. You  have to compete in tournaments with other grandmasters and win the tournament or at least achieve a certain score (depending on how many grandmasters are in the competition and their own FIDE ratings.)

Per wikipedia, "In order to qualify for the title of Grandmaster of chess, a title awarded by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, a player must achieve three or more grandmaster "norms" in events covering a minimum of 27 games. Norms can only be gained in tournaments that fulfill FIDE's strict criteria; for instance, an International Arbiter;must be officiating and the entry must include at least three GM (Grandmaster) titled players from different countries playing over a minimum of nine rounds, with no less than 120 minutes thinking time per round. There are a number of other more minor stipulations."

/This girl is doing great, but as pointed out, she is miles away from becoming a grandmaster.

//Do you have any questions about how the pieces move, subby?
 
2013-07-28 07:12:40 PM
Major props to the girl.

subtard should lose his story submission privs for six months until he's demonstrated basic reading comprehension skills.
 
2013-07-28 07:12:56 PM

Relatively Obscure: Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]


Those are a rough 9 years.
 
2013-07-28 07:13:06 PM
I'm just here to pile on the <b>subby</b> for his dumbass headline.

/e4.
 
2013-07-28 07:13:15 PM
"But she also set a goal for herself this year to reach 2,100; an expert is anyone over 2,000. Anyone at 2,200 is a master. She also wants to one day become the first female to win the overall championship -- not just in the female category, her father said."

In other news, chess has a female category.  What the fark?
 
2013-07-28 07:15:42 PM
thumbs.anyclip.com
 
2013-07-28 07:15:50 PM

Relatively Obscure: Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]


When I first looked at that pic I was thinking, that's a 9 year old girl? Then I read the caption. Is it to much to ask for an article to include a pic of who the story is about?

www.theepochtimes.com

See, not very difficult.
 
2013-07-28 07:17:03 PM

van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category. What the fark?


I'm sure there is a mansplaination for that.
 
2013-07-28 07:17:14 PM

van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category. What the fark?


The pieces are pink.
 
2013-07-28 07:18:28 PM

ReapTheChaos: Relatively Obscure: Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]

When I first looked at that pic I was thinking, that's a 9 year old girl? Then I read the caption. Is it to much to ask for an article to include a pic of who the story is about?

[www.theepochtimes.com image 676x450]

See, not very difficult.


agreed, My first thought was is she 9 years old like their gymnast are 16
 
2013-07-28 07:20:15 PM

ReapTheChaos: Relatively Obscure: Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]

When I first looked at that pic I was thinking, that's a 9 year old girl? Then I read the caption. Is it to much to ask for an article to include a pic of who the story is about?

[www.theepochtimes.com image 676x450]

See, not very difficult.


With everyone piling on subby, you're forgetting that CTV "News" is just as deserving if not more so.

I'm constantly amazed that there are enough people in a persistent vegetative state out there to keep CTV's viewership numbers up.
 
2013-07-28 07:23:09 PM
Doesn't everybody call it "the horsey guy?"
 
2013-07-28 07:23:17 PM
Unimpressed:

media-1.web.britannica.com
 
2013-07-28 07:23:41 PM
Fark headline : grand master
story headline : master
story: expert

WTF?
 
2013-07-28 07:25:35 PM
Yip
s17.postimg.org
Yipyip
 
2013-07-28 07:25:44 PM
i670.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-28 07:27:40 PM

Relatively Obscure: Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]


But it's got, that whatlike checkers-polo game init.
 
2013-07-28 07:28:32 PM

Gwyrddu: van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category. What the fark?

I'm sure there is a mansplaination for that.


Please don't use that stupid word as if men alone can be condescending assholes.

It *is* pretty stupid, though. I've been playing shogi (Japanese chess) lately, and discovered that it too has a female league. The pro league is open to both sexes, but in practice almost entirely male.

Also, check out shogi and Tamerlane chess if you want to get into some much more interesting variants.
 
2013-07-28 07:28:38 PM
So much win and fail in one article.
 
2013-07-28 07:33:03 PM

Relatively Obscure: Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]


She's Asian, the girl's Asian, chess is involved... how hard do you expect them to work?
 
2013-07-28 07:42:11 PM

aagrajag: Also, check out... Tamerlane chess


???
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-28 07:43:04 PM
She might be able to beat me at chess, but I could still smack her around with two feet of rebar. So what good are her chess powers?
 
2013-07-28 07:43:31 PM
I play chess almost daily and I am amazed someone who can do what she does. I have quite a few books called "idiots who play chess and village idiots guide to chess" and really I can't imagine someone at her skill level. I'm almost convinced even on the first move they have me figured out.

/my wife is asian and I beat her, so its not genetics
 
2013-07-28 07:43:43 PM

ReapTheChaos: Relatively Obscure: Also, here's a picture of a person not involved in the story in a location not really involved in the story.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]

When I first looked at that pic I was thinking, that's a 9 year old girl? Then I read the caption. Is it to much to ask for an article to include a pic of who the story is about?

[www.theepochtimes.com image 676x450]

See, not very difficult.


Remember, the NSA has your image search history.
 
2013-07-28 07:54:13 PM
Either it is fake or she is actually Carl Yip because no woman can play chess well.  Grandmaster, not Grandmistress.  Science says so.
 
2013-07-28 08:00:18 PM

oryx: Fark headline : grand master
story headline : master
story: expert

WTF?


She is not an expert.
She is a Class A player, that is someone whose rating is between 1800-1999.
Her rating is 1959

which is a great rating, especially for someone that young.
 
2013-07-28 08:09:39 PM

Misconduc: I play chess almost daily and I am amazed someone who can do what she does. I have quite a few books called "idiots who play chess and village idiots guide to chess" and really I can't imagine someone at her skill level. I'm almost convinced even on the first move they have me figured out.

/my wife is asian and I beat her, so its not genetics


==============

Me so chess-y.
 
2013-07-28 08:26:17 PM

van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category.  What the fark?


Yeah, it's unfortunate, but I found out all of this by reading  the Wikipedia entry for Judit Polgar.

Was at one point the #8 chess player in the world (her two sisters are also chess masters).

Was the only woman to beat Kasparov.

And (this is the point at which she became my hero), refuses to play women's only tournaments.
 
2013-07-28 08:27:17 PM
i309.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-28 08:47:02 PM
Misconduc:

/my wife is asian and I beat her, so its not genetics

No wonder she lets you win.
 
2013-07-28 08:48:07 PM
Darn it,  Got all enthusiastic that we might have another Fischer-like prodigy.  Only to find out subby doesn't know the difference between not even master yet and grandmaster.
 
2013-07-28 08:51:34 PM

Six_By_Nine: van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category.  What the fark?

Yeah, it's unfortunate, but I found out all of this by reading  the Wikipedia entry for Judit Polgar.

Was at one point the #8 chess player in the world (her two sisters are also chess masters).

Was the only woman to beat Kasparov.

And (this is the point at which she became my hero), refuses to play women's only tournaments.


She also played in an infamous game in which it was the only time that Kasparov was accused of cheating.
 
2013-07-28 08:53:18 PM

antron: aagrajag: Also, check out... Tamerlane chess

???


Its like chess boxing, but with explosives.
 
2013-07-28 08:54:21 PM
They had to go all the way to China to get a decent chess related photo?
 
2013-07-28 08:54:46 PM

aagrajag: Gwyrddu: van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category. What the fark?

I'm sure there is a mansplaination for that.

Please don't use that stupid word as if men alone can be condescending assholes.

It *is* pretty stupid, though. I've been playing shogi (Japanese chess) lately, and discovered that it too has a female league. The pro league is open to both sexes, but in practice almost entirely male.

Also, check out shogi and Tamerlane chess if you want to get into some much more interesting variants.


Most games have a female division or female only tournaments. The World Series of Poker has one. Hilariously, a couple of years ago, during the Women's tournament, a woman won the other tournament that was run concurrently, because she refused to play in female only events.

I believe that reasoning is they give women a chance to play without worrying about getting hit on. Which, I assure you, they would otherwise. I remember taking my then-gf to events back when I played some games competitively. She was 19 and got hit on by guys from 13 to 31.
 
2013-07-28 08:59:25 PM
She must annoy the Hell out of the other players when she calls the Knight, the "Horsey Guy". That could be an advantage--a lot of the game of chess is memory, but a lot of the game is psyching out your opponent. Being a little girl is a really powerful advantage.

It would be like playing poker with a woman or man who calls the suit of clubs "doggy foots". Irritating.
 
2013-07-28 09:10:40 PM

Misconduc: I play chess almost daily and I am amazed someone who can do what she does. I have quite a few books called "idiots who play chess and village idiots guide to chess" and really I can't imagine someone at her skill level. I'm almost convinced even on the first move they have me figured out.

/my wife is asian and I beat her, so its not genetics


Its amazing when you play someone of this caliber. My elementary school won nationals twice, and we had some truly amazing kids on our team. Some of them were very normal some had zero social skills because their parents made them eat sleep and breathe chess. Anyways playing someone above your level of skill is usually not that much fun. That's why they use the ranks and age groups to break things up. Kids on our elementary team won the highschool division at most of the tournements we went to. I enjoyed playing chess but never had a desire to learn and take master classes. Got to meet some amazing masters and grandmasters. Josh Waitzkin was probably the nicest grandmaster I ever met. Probably because he did other things than just play chess. Most of the really good players tend to have a crippling lack of social skills.
 
2013-07-28 09:20:10 PM

BKITU: FTFA: She has risen so far up the rankings that she has reached the expert level at a younger age than anyone since the chess federation began electronic record-keeping in 1991, a new level she reached in recent weeks.
Her father, Percy, who taught her until she began beating him within a year, said she could reach master level in as soon as a year.

So not even close to a Grandmaster yet. I guess it's too much to think that subby should read his own article, or otherwise know what he's talking about.


Nothing about a horsey guy either.
 
2013-07-28 09:54:47 PM
A 6 yo in Auckland NZ chess tournament

i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-28 09:59:01 PM

Gwyrddu: van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category. What the fark?

I'm sure there is a mansplaination for that.


Biatches demanded it.
 
2013-07-28 10:26:22 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Six_By_Nine: van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category.  What the fark?

Yeah, it's unfortunate, but I found out all of this by reading  the Wikipedia entry for Judit Polgar.

Was at one point the #8 chess player in the world (her two sisters are also chess masters).

Was the only woman to beat Kasparov.

And (this is the point at which she became my hero), refuses to play women's only tournaments.

She also played in an infamous game in which it was the only time that Kasparov was accused of cheating.


She's also the only woman to break 2700, and has the highest female rating by an enormous margin. Her highest rating was 2735 I think, which although astronomical would still mean that there are 20 currently active male players rated higher right now, peak rating aside. The second highest rated woman is rated 2607 and putting someone with that rating in a super tournament, male or female, would be a joke. There's a female league because they aren't as good as men for the simple reason that less girls play chess than boys. If equal numbers of 4 year old girls learned chess as seriously as 4 year old boys then I doubt there would be any difference. But there is, and it doesn't require men to be sexist. Although most players I used to play against in tournaments were pretty awful, disgusting guys.
 
2013-07-28 10:42:07 PM
no comments about the name of the person interviewed?  Mirijanian ?? ... no funny comments about hippie parents?

for shame farkers
 
2013-07-28 10:43:05 PM
I remember going to a chess tournament when I was 9. I called the rook the ashtray because I was a smartass.
 
2013-07-28 10:47:09 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-28 10:55:16 PM

Neeek: aagrajag: Gwyrddu: van1ty: In other news, chess has a female category. What the fark?

I'm sure there is a mansplaination for that.

Please don't use that stupid word as if men alone can be condescending assholes.

It *is* pretty stupid, though. I've been playing shogi (Japanese chess) lately, and discovered that it too has a female league. The pro league is open to both sexes, but in practice almost entirely male.

Also, check out shogi and Tamerlane chess if you want to get into some much more interesting variants.

Most games have a female division or female only tournaments. The World Series of Poker has one. Hilariously, a couple of years ago, during the Women's tournament, a woman won the other tournament that was run concurrently, because she refused to play in female only events.

I believe that reasoning is they give women a chance to play without worrying about getting hit on. Which, I assure you, they would otherwise. I remember taking my then-gf to events back when I played some games competitively. She was 19 and got hit on by guys from 13 to 31.


That seems like a rather minor consideration. Any serious player would be concentrating on the game, not your GF's tits. And if they are, they're only giving her a competitive edge by distracting themselves. :)
 
2013-07-28 11:02:13 PM

DerpHerder: Misconduc: I play chess almost daily and I am amazed someone who can do what she does. I have quite a few books called "idiots who play chess and village idiots guide to chess" and really I can't imagine someone at her skill level. I'm almost convinced even on the first move they have me figured out.

/my wife is asian and I beat her, so its not genetics

Its amazing when you play someone of this caliber. My elementary school won nationals twice, and we had some truly amazing kids on our team. Some of them were very normal some had zero social skills because their parents made them eat sleep and breathe chess. Anyways playing someone above your level of skill is usually not that much fun. That's why they use the ranks and age groups to break things up. Kids on our elementary team won the highschool division at most of the tournements we went to. I enjoyed playing chess but never had a desire to learn and take master classes. Got to meet some amazing masters and grandmasters. Josh Waitzkin was probably the nicest grandmaster I ever met. Probably because he did other things than just play chess. Most of the really good players tend to have a crippling lack of social skills.


Josh never made grandmaster

He is a very nice person, approachable and generous with his time.
 
2013-07-28 11:10:43 PM
aagrajag:  Any serious player would be concentrating on the game, not your GF's tits.


Not true.

I heard serious players get their kicks above the waistline, sunshine.
 
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