He is exactly 11 years, three months and four days old today. To break the record of Russian Sergey Karjakin, who became a Grandmaster at the age of 12 years and seven months, he still has nearly 16 months left. Ask Pragga, and he replies confidently: “I think I can do it before I turn 12.”
In a recent Match-up on chess.com, I played against a strong 2250+ player on chess.com in the time control 3 | 0. I had some difficulty winning this game, and in fact, it was resignable for me when I blundered a piece early on. However, I continued to play and eventually went on to win the game because my opponent lost on time.
What are the main obstacles that prevent the majority of adult players to make progress at chess and reach their goals? Let’s take a closer look:
Lack of Motivation:
Lack of motivation, is the biggest progress stopper at chess and life alike. Many adult players are simply not motivated enough to get better at chess. They want to improve their game, but they don’t want it bad enough that they are willing to give up something valuable for it.
Our Chesskid users have been working very hard on their chesskid puzzle ratings! Here are the Top 10 kids for the month of Aug 2016 holding the best performance!