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    our third GM

    ever since Johansen joined Rogers, in getting the highest official chess title, the GM title, it has been a long time for someone else to join these 2 grandmasters.

    At one moment it was Wphl who was tipped to be the third GM, and he went overseas, but it seems that he is still no nearer to the GM title. Smeardon wanted to use the Australian Chess Champs, to see if he should make a serious tilt at the GM status, but his results in the ACC has not been very spectacular. Zhao was also at one time touted as the 3rd GM in our history, as was the very talented jean paul wallace - but they too seem to not have come close to the elusive GM title.

    From the current group of top candidates, I think that IM Gary Lane is the strongest australian to have the chance of getting the GM title. IM Lane has been an IM for some time, and his great win in the Aust Chess CHampionship is testamount to his great playing abilty.

    Or will Gary like others before him also not get the GM title, and we have to wait for another bunch of talented youngsters (Song and Ikeda) to get our third GM?
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    I'm surprised no one has posted on this thread up till now... it's a very interesting topic. I have to say Zhong-Yuan Zhao's looking pretty good at the moment

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    Does anybody know how many norms, if any, anybody has? (I have a vague recollection jammo has one from 1974, but has it expired?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout
    Does anybody know how many norms, if any, anybody has? (I have a vague recollection jammo has one from 1974, but has it expired?)
    I didn't know norms could expire?

    I would agree that Zong would be the closest at this stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Dickinson
    I didn't know norms could expire?
    My understanding is that until recently you had to get all your norms within a certain period (meaning that in effect they expired), but that this has been repealed.

    I could be wrong on either or both points as it isn't of a lot of direct concern for me.

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    This was talked about on the old BB and I said then and I will say now. It will be the first Australian with enough talent who goes overseas for an extended period of time with the aim of becoming a GM. There is a number of players in Australia who I believe have the talent to become a GM. These would include, but certainly not limited to Wallace, Smerdon, Zhao and Tao. I have doubts any these are going to put in the committment in the near future.
    The other way we might get a GM is if one decides to move here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottColliver
    The other way we might get a GM is if one decides to move here.
    Or AR manages to woe and wed Judit Polgar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    Or AR manages to woe and wed Judit Polgar.
    Woe? Woe? Smart as.s. bas.tard!

    Anyways mate, I got one fave. Check out this chick: Vera Papadopoulou





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    And check out the fishnet on this number





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    plz devote a new thread to your kiddy porn thanks ar

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    plz devote a new thread to your kiddy porn thanks ar
    You have a sense of humour after all gray. They're all over 18 man . . . I think!

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    Didn't Sasha Kosteniuk make the short list?

    On second thoughts, perhaps you're right. She might want to recite some of her poetry to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    You have a sense of humour after all gray. They're all over 18 man . . . I think!

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    i do have a sense of humour ar, didnt you notice the

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Rout
    My understanding is that until recently you had to get all your norms within a certain period (meaning that in effect they expired), but that this has been repealed.

    I could be wrong on either or both points as it isn't of a lot of direct concern for me.
    norms now go on forever

    in theory you can get a norm in your teens, another one at middle age and the third when you are retired. Unlikely to ever happen, but they all count
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    Quote Originally Posted by chesslover
    norms now go on forever
    In the past that was not always true.

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