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  1. 04 Oct '11 20:55
    This profile got me thinking: http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=640813

    If somebody not even shaving yet can achieve a correspondance rating of 2000, there must be kids out there, somewhere, pushing GM level OTB.

    Can anybody name some of the best teenage players in history?
  2. Standard member usmc7257
    semper fi
    04 Oct '11 20:57
    Bobby Fischer
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Oct '11 00:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by DR85
    This profile got me thinking: http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=640813

    If somebody not even shaving yet can achieve a correspondance rating of 2000, there must be kids out there, somewhere, pushing GM level OTB.

    Can anybody name some of the best teenage players in history?
    Magnus Carlsen. Only the #1 rated human on the planet right now. No bid deal
    Well I guess he is an old man now, 20. But he was close to #1 rating wise for several years.
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    05 Oct '11 03:43
    Originally posted by DR85
    This profile got me thinking: http://www.redhotpawn.com/profile/playerprofile.php?uid=640813

    If somebody not even shaving yet can achieve a correspondance rating of 2000, there must be kids out there, somewhere, pushing GM level OTB.

    Can anybody name some of the best teenage players in history?
    Ray Robson. He ws great even before he was a teenager.
  5. 05 Oct '11 10:29
    Watch Anish Giri - there's a good chance he will be world champ some day. Of the current crop of young players he is the one that impresses me the most.
  6. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    05 Oct '11 13:18
    Alisa Maric. She became a WIM at 15 and WGM at 18. She was among the ten best in the world in six consecutive women's world championships, and twice the third ranked player in the world women's rankings.

    -m.
  7. 05 Oct '11 16:04
    Klaus Junge,among the strongest German masters at age 17 or 18.Now largely forgotten because he died in the last weeks of WWII,aged 21.
  8. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    05 Oct '11 16:43
    Jutta Hempel. Samuel Reshevsky. Nice record for Junge.
  9. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    05 Oct '11 17:44
    Also very impressed with Giri.

    Stateside - Nakamura, Vinay Bhat, Ray Robson, Ilya Gurevich, Patrick Wolfe and now Hess and Shankland I suppose.

    Judit Polgar was quite the player along with Magnus and Karjakin.

    Pretty much you can just search age records for master and and gm and you will have an ongoing list of prodigies.