I wanna become a GM

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby David Robertson » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:49 pm

David Clayton wrote:My grade has been as follows:-

July 2016 - 123
Jan 2016 - 115
Jul 2015 - 109
July 2011 - 97
July 2008 - 78
July 2005 - 57

If my grade trajectory continues, how long will it be before I become a GM?

If these are your Elo numbers, I'd guess some time

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby Paolo Casaschi » Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:30 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What should I do to become a GM?

Not a guarantee, but wasting less time on internet forums and similar could be a good start.
Instead working on chess and practicing might be your best chance to improve.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 pm

How wou; you continue this position? I wwas Black
[FEN "r7/p4k1p/1p3pp1/2p5/8/3N3P/PBP3P1/6K1 w - - 0 1"] [SetUp "1"] *

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby IM Jack Rudd » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:47 pm

1...Re8 2.Kf2 Re4 looks a promising start. You probably want to harass those queenside pawns a bit.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:05 am

Is the book
'What it takes to become a chess master' by GM Soltis
a good book? Does it show me the way to chess mastery?

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:49 am

He says your difference with a GM is in knowing of what is the favourable position, You only need to calculate 2-3 moves ahead, etc

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby Nick Burrows » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:56 pm

This book will not make anyone a chess master. It's title is designed to sell copies. Rowson points out that increasing your knowledge about chess is not the same as becoming better at playing the game. Serious improvement takes discipline and lots of hard work at the edge of your comfort zone. Few people really have the drive to do it.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:58 am

But it can show you the path, right?

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby Roger de Coverly » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:06 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:He says your difference with a GM is in knowing of what is the favourable position, You only need to calculate 2-3 moves ahead, etc


Soltis was a GM, but never a top one. Titled players vary as to what they see. Some never seem that confident on their assessments but analyse to a much greater depth. You get a flavour sometimes at post game interviews. When asked why they didn't play x, they reply with a stream of moves and an assessment of a resulting position, often an ending, which is far further forward than two or three moves.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:17 am

He also has a grandmaster one, but I better go step-by-step

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:40 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:You're 31 or 32 with a rating of 1824. It's a tall order.

My advice would be: play in lots of tournaments of the required level. It'll probably end up improving your play significantly, even if you don't manage to make it to GM.

You nneed not be excellent to start, but you need to start to be excellent.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Fri May 05, 2017 4:06 am

IM Jack Rudd wrote:You're 31 or 32 with a rating of 1824. It's a tall order.

My advice would be: play in lots of tournaments of the required level. It'll probably end up improving your play significantly, even if you don't manage to make it to GM.


What do you meann by 'the required level'?

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby Roger de Coverly » Fri May 05, 2017 7:41 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What do you meann by 'the required level'?


I expect he means tournaments where you meet and beat players with the IM or GM title. The formal requirements for a GM title are a rating of 2500 and sufficient Norms. Norms are based on sufficiently high tournament rating performances including playing against IMs and GMs.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Fri May 05, 2017 9:37 am

I know the requirements.
My freind IM Donaldson wrote about it.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Postby soheil_hooshdaran » Fri May 05, 2017 9:42 am

Is there many such events in the UK?


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