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Uri Blass
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Records in losing chess games

Post by Uri Blass » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:26 pm

I wonder what is the record of losing more chess games in a row.

I think that the following 6 year old girl is a candidate for having the record and maybe girls are stronger than boys in the ability to lose without giving up chess.

https://ratings.fide.com/chess_statisti ... t=30962501

She lost 83 blitz games in a row in 2019 and it seems that she was lucky to get a draw from a strong player in the last round of one tournament when the opponent did not need more than a draw for the second place.

After this draw she lost again 84 blitz games in a row and only after these losses won 2 games.
She continued to play in blitz tournament for fide rating and usually lose.

I found also that she started playing for uscf rating when she was 4 years old(not for fide rating) and also had a lot of losses when she started.

http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_jooml ... p?16768447

Note that I found her as one of the players with the lowest universal chess rating.

http://universalrating.com/ratings.php

The following player has even a lower universal rating.

https://ratings.fide.com/chess_statisti ... t=21047553

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Re: Records in losing chess games

Post by Collingwood » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:19 am

I'm a little surprised they have blitz for little children.
Is this good for them?

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Re: Records in losing chess games

Post by Ovyron » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:36 am

Collingwood wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:19 am
Is this good for them?
Yes, chess is a game that teaches little children a lot of things, so it's highly advisable to teach them the game.

Surprisingly, one of the most important lessons from chess is "agency", the fact that your decisions have an effect on the world just like your moves have an effect on how a chess game develops. Adults that never learned "agency" in early childhood are more prone to believe in fate, that an omniponent being decides what will happen to them, predestination, determinism, and fatalism.

Some even will support scientific theories for this (that time is an extra dimension that already contains the future and one just lives what was going to happen).

People that learned about agency in early childhood tend to believe that they can achieve anything they want and are generally more successful in life, because it turns out freedom of choice is something that has to be taught.

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Re: Records in losing chess games

Post by Collingwood » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:39 am

Chess, fine. But blitz??

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Re: Records in losing chess games

Post by Uri Blass » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:45 pm

Little children usually do not use their time so there are cases when they are not going to play better at longer time control.


https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=10235361
The girl in the link played standard time control but I do not think that in her first tournament more time could help her to play better.

You can see games in the first tournament that she played to see how weak she was when she started(She improved significantly from that time and could get fide rating later)

https://ratings.fide.com/view_pgn.phtml?code=183606

examples:





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Re: Records in losing chess games

Post by Ovyron » Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:49 am

Collingwood wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:39 am
blitz??
Blitz has lessons to teach when it comes to decision making. There's a thing called "decision paralysis", where people are overwhelmed with too many options, and they can't choose one, and they don't choose any, or they choose too late EVEN when choosing the worst option would have been better.

If a young kid has a winning position and they lose on the clock because they couldn't choose a move, learning about not being paralyzed in those situations can help them in decision making in their life.

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