The PlanLet me be a guinea pig on my very own plan experiment...is it possible for ordinary Joe (read:me!) to be a chess Grandmaster in 20 years without sacrificing my normal working, family and social life (as if i got one)
Current statusMy current rating is 1994 though i believe my current strength is ‘this year’ aka 2012 (ah, aren’t we chess player always believe our rating is grossly understate).
I have access to few of the strongest chess player ever...ever ready to discuss chess with me 24/7 as long as there is electricity...also access to million, maybe billion... who knows, of chess games via virtual library called internet..not to mention many chess books that i have bought but read only the first few pages..
And thanks God i stayed at Kuala Lumpur where basically there is tournament on every weeks and FIDE rated tournaments on average one in every 3 months ...
If Paul Morphy still alive surely he will accused me of chess crime for did not fully utilised chess ‘support’ around me to improve my chess...in which with all clear evidence, i clearly have no choice but to admit guilty.
Chess Master (CM) before year 2017 (age 43)
FIDE Master (FM) before year 2022 (age 48)
International Master (IM) before year 2027 (age 53)
And Grand Master (GM) before year 2032 (age 58)
Hmm, how nice if this plan works to perfection...retire from rat race and enter Caissa race!
Chances?I don’t know but having sort of like already tell the whole world about it...Ilham, you better makes sure you achieved it (or maybe at least achieved half of it)
Ok, let’s the journey begin!