Originally posted by KevinMWHMso you wanna be mikhail tal?
You guys are weird...
I want to be 10 times the player Fischer was just in my sleep. I want to bring chess to the same level as heavy metal and be the first grand master to show up wasted with groupies and when my hand goes to move E4, the screaming masses put up their lighters and fist pump/headbang in unison.
After that, I guess I'll just sell out ...[text shortened]... o/conditioner untill VH1 and the History Channel air my "where are they now" special.
Originally posted by icantwriteif you are a grown up person, it's very unlikely that you'll become a GM, if you're not talking about 10 years or something. (and even that would be hugely optimistic.)
I've been playing chess on and off since I was young. Up until the age of about 12 I played in lots of tournaments, but for some reason I gave it up. I've started to get back into the game and since I've got a GM in my families past I'd like to attain that level or near it.
I realise that I'm probably not gonna get there for many years, but that's my ultimate goal, now that I've grown up and come back to chess haha
Originally posted by diskamylYep, that's fine by me I used to have a rating of about 1600 when I played a few years back for a few months. I'm 25 now, so as long as I hit GM status by 40 I'll be happy.
if you are a grown up person, it's very unlikely that you'll become a GM, if you're not talking about 10 years or something. (and even that would be hugely optimistic.)