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    How do your students results make you feel?

    My 700-rated student (and he is not a junior) has beaten somebody ranked about 1500 last weekend. Why? because he is studying chess.

    On top of it, one of my students (rated 1700 or so) won a club tournament, crushing a 2100 rated player in the last round. However, this time around, my joy was short-lived. Why? because the 2100 also happens to be my student. So should i laugh or cry
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    Its always nice seeing lower rated guys beating stronger opposition. It gives hope for us low rated players!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
    My 700-rated student (and he is not a junior) has beaten somebody ranked about 1500 last weekend. Why? because he is studying chess.

    On top of it, one of my students (rated 1700 or so) won a club tournament, crushing a 2100 rated player in the last round. However, this time around, my joy was short-lived. Why? because the 2100 also happens to be my student. So should i laugh or cry
    I get more of a buzz from my students results than my own. In fact I have lost all my zest for playing chess and get a great deal from seeing my students improve.....when a 1000 rated player draws with one rated over 2100 you just got to smile
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    Another update about the 700-rated "champion in making" he was playing someone rated 2265 yeasterday...and gave him a very good game (he claims he was winning but i did not have a chance to have a close look at the game yet) but in any case, i think for the rapidly improving players - sky is the limit
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    sky's the limit?

    Mr Baron, [snip-mod] just doesn't suit you.

    According to you I play crap chess and always will do, despite the fact that I have said more than once that I treat my correspondence chess with the utmost seriousness.

    So the sky is not the limit for me? You just pick and choose people are capable of improvement?

    You are a disgrace and [snip-mod]. You are the reason why I advise nobody to play crossboard chess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qpawn
    So the sky is not the limit for me? You just pick and choose people are capable of improvement?
    There is no OTB evidence that you are a "rapidly improving player".

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    Boris, we've been relegated from the handbags gold medal pplacing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qpawn
    Mr Baron, [snip-mod] just doesn't suit you.


    So the sky is not the limit for me? You just pick and choose people are capable of improvement?
    Your attitude is the limit
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    Quote Originally Posted by qpawn
    Mr Baron,
    You are the reason why I advise nobody to play crossboard chess.
    If i am the reason....a lot of OTB players must be thanking me right now...for freeing the chess scene from you

    Btw, I may also be responsible for the recent tsunami in South East Asia, starvation in Africa and obviously for September 11th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron
    Another update about the 700-rated "champion in making" he was playing someone rated 2265 yeasterday...and gave him a very good game (he claims he was winning but i did not have a chance to have a close look at the game yet) but in any case, i think for the rapidly improving players - sky is the limit
    I don't think rating like 700 (or anything below 1200) can be seriously considered as a strength indicatior, as they (ratings) stop being reliable at that level.
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