Originally posted by wormwoodblitzmaniac is supposed to be Gopal Menon:
blitzmaniac claims to be a young untitled guy, whose name I unfortunately forgot. I'm not absolutely convinced though, mostly because of his continuously extremely quick solving times. (I simply can't move my mouse that fast even ignoring success rate, but some say they can.)
nakamura was presumably smallville, and had the GM tag at the time. but I guess ...[text shortened]... will probably rocket, as they'll be just iterating through the same relatively small set.
Originally posted by Fat Ladyyeah, that's the guy. I remember seeing that photo on the blog before...
blitzmaniac is supposed to be Gopal Menon:
He's clearly pretty good, but I'm afraid I find it hard to believe that someone of his playing strength can achieve the rating he does on CTS without a little help from his electronic friend.
Originally posted by heinzkatI meant the ratings of problems, not ratings of tacticians. of course it'll be a huge penalty getting low rated problems wrong. but there's only a handfull of high rated problems to memorize, where as on lower levels you have thousands of 'peer level problems' to memorize.
That is not entirely true; even if you're 2500 on CTS you would get served 1585 rated problems all the time. (which is pretty annoying)
Originally posted by diskamylThe "chess Internet" is full of beginners, but somehow GMs are unretrievable. Somehow you'd expect to stumble on more GMs sitting behind the computer, considering the general nature of chess players ...
so any ideas about morpy? is shirov an internet-friendly guy?