Sunday, February 6, 2011

GM at 26

IM (or WGM) Nadezhda Kosintseva (from Russia) just earned her 3rd and final GM norm in the Gibraltar Masters. No surprises there as it was long forthcoming. Let it be known that her older sister, Tatiana had earned the celebrated title two years earlier in 2009.

I would just like to point out that with the kind of advantages that Nadezhda (i.e. from Russia, plays chess full time, etc), it still took her all the way up to the relatively ripe age of 26 to achieve the GM title.

For those of you who are aiming to get there, perhaps it is time you start studying the success of other people and learn from what they did right and what they did wrong. This would be far better than the trial and error method or listening to half-baked and vague ideas that has been circulating around lately.

More details of Nadezhda's results in Gibraltar here.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Up to IM level thres no need for technical but just use psycho. So if you are just 18 or 20 u need just 5 years for the IM title. So by 26 the GM is at yr door.
    2. But if you already 40 its too late because you have no psycho talent
    3. BTW this Anand is arrogant fella, He thinks GM is big deal. It is more important to win tournament than to just collect rating.With FGM psycho a 1700 rating like my freind marko can be IM, or why not GM. Its all in the mind