Originally posted by Fat LadyIndeed. The story reeks of human interest journalism with a lot of claims, no real facts. Some drunk in the park that plays chess a lot are the only two facts you can count on. "15th in the world blitz championship" ?? Right.Murphy has won several chess tournaments and finished 15th in the 2005 world blitz championship.
I find this very difficult to believe. I can't find any reference to the 2005 World Blitz Championship on the internet, does anyone have any more details?
Originally posted by Fat LadyGood job. All his wins were against 1800 players, he's rated 2100. No doubt he's king of the park and can crush all the casual players that show up.
OK, it turns out that the event that Murphy was reported to have finished 15th in was the Blitz Championship held at the 2005 World Open. He was actually 18th and didn't beat anyone of note:
Originally posted by ouwe belgmeh......he's a 50 year old expert that plays fish in the park, hardly a wasted talent. Pillsbury was a wasted talent. Morphy was a wasted talent. This guy impresses all the n00bs that barely know how the pieces move.
The full article with a video:
He does appear to be another wasted talent.
Originally posted by Sam The ShamOf course not! The word genius, and similar ones, is thrown a lot nowadays and most times it's just a pathetic use of the word. But let's give the man his credits too. Given his current state of life I think that chess-wise is doing a good job on himslef.
But let's not call this guy something he's not.
Originally posted by adam warlockWonder what his rating on RHP would be?
Of course not! The word genius, and similar ones, is thrown a lot nowadays and most times it's just a pathetic use of the word. But let's give the man his credits too. Given his current state of life I think that chess-wise is doing a good job on himslef.