I wanna become a GM

Technical questions regarding Openings, Middlegames, Endings etc.
soheil_hooshdaran
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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:47 pm

What does CSC stand for?

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by John McKenna » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:37 am

CSC - Chess in Schools & Communities

http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:42 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What does CSC stand for?
John McKenna wrote:CSC - Chess in Schools & Communities

http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/
My apologies, Soheil, I should have explained.

The London Chess Classic Festival is organised under the supervision of Chess in Schools and Communities.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:22 pm

David Sedgwick wrote: The London Chess Classic Festival is organised under the supervision of Chess in Schools and Communities.
It's a series of tournaments that run alongside the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. It's always been in the same venue at Olympia, is that confirmed for 2017?

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:29 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:What does CSC stand for?
John McKenna wrote:CSC - Chess in Schools & Communities

http://www.chessinschools.co.uk/
My apologies, Soheil, I should have explained.

The London Chess Classic Festival is organised under the supervision of Chess in Schools and Communities.
You're welcome

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:43 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
David Sedgwick wrote: The London Chess Classic Festival is organised under the supervision of Chess in Schools and Communities.
It's a series of tournaments that run alongside the final leg of the Grand Chess Tour. It's always been in the same venue at Olympia, is that confirmed for 2017?
Not to my knowledge. I am sure that it will take place, but I don't know the exact dates or the venue.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:54 pm

GCT website
DATES November 29 - December 11, 2017
LOCATION Olympia Conference Center
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:44 pm

Mick Norris wrote:GCT website
DATES November 29 - December 11, 2017
LOCATION Olympia Conference Center
Further down the page:
* Dates and times subject to change.
I'll check and post further if I can.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by Mick Norris » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:58 pm

Thanks David
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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:08 am

So it should take much money to become a GM....

as I understand it, at least 1600 pounds has to be spend just on London Classic per person
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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:26 am

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:So it should take much oney to become a GM....
And on top of that, a bit of chess skill. Not looking good.

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Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:12 am

NickFaulks wrote:And on top of that, a bit of chess skill. Not looking good.
I me4an you need time and money to acquire those skills.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by Brian Towers » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:25 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:And on top of that, a bit of chess skill. Not looking good.
I me4an you need time and money to acquire those skills.
With no guarantee that if you spend the time and money you will acquire those skills.
I would suggest the most important requirements are psychological, although as somebody who is about as far away from being a GM as is possible without being a complete patzer it may be presumptious of me.
I suspect the prime requirement is a deep unconditional love of chess and that it is that which makes the effort required seem like fun rather than work.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by Nick Grey » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:12 pm

Soheil - 99.9% of chess players with time & money & talent will never become grandmasters but can still love the game.
It is OK to have ambitions and dreams but you may want to aim your sights lower. Try to become a candidate master or fide master first.
Even if you do not reach those heights you can settle on being a chess addict like most of those posting on this forum.

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Re: I wanna become a GM

Post by Brian Towers » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:37 pm

Nick Grey wrote:Soheil - 99.9% of chess players with time & money & talent will never become grandmasters but can still love the game.
Not true.
According to the FIDE ratings site - https://ratings.fide.com/advaction.phtm ... &line=desc - there are 1556 players with the GM title. If that were even 0.1% of all chess players that would give 1,556,000 chess players. I suspect the figure is not far off 1% of all FIDE rated players have the GM title. Note we haven't even got round to trying to filter for time, money and talent.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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