How a 10 year old beat my ass at chess

How a 10 year old beat my ass at chess


– Why and how can a 10-year-old
beat my ass at chess? I am top 1% in the world, I been doing it for over a decade, the
kid hasn’t been doing it for a decade, what is going on? I wanna share that with
you, and I also wanna share from a perspective of how does that relate to your life as a developer,
as a Python developer, and how you can be that
kid who’s 10 years old and beating all these
other developers’ ass at programming, at earning
a high level income, at being irreplaceable, and at even getting these job opportunities. So with that said, let’s
jump right into it. Hey guys, this is Papa Python,
also known as Rafeh Qazi, or Qazi from cleverprogrammer.com. Let’s talk about this topic. How did a 10-year-old kid beat my ass at chess, beat me at chess, okay? And this kid, his name is
Awonder, he’s not 10 any more, he’s probably 12 now,
and he’s a grand master, he’s really good now, but
when he was playing me, he was so little that he
actually had to stand up on his table to move his
queen to actually deliver checkmate against me, and I
was super strong at that time. I was highly rated and I was playing at a competitive tournament,
so it just blew my mind how such a young kid could
actually accomplish this feat. And I wasn’t joking around
either when I said I was good because I was putting in
about four hours a day since I was 14 into
chess until I was 19, 20. So, how does this kid be able to beat me? How does this kid do this, okay? Well, when you look past the
surface level, one is maybe he put in more hours than
me, which could be possible, but I kinda doubt it ’cause
he has so many other things he’s doing and he’s just a kid, right? But what is it that is actually going on? I think what’s going
on is that he’s working with his dad, all right, who
is pretty good chess player. And his dad is coaching him,
and what is his dad doing? His dad was able to
install these frameworks and strategies in his brain that allow him to learn at a much more rapid pace, that allowed him to excel
and improve his skillset at a much, much, much faster pace than anybody else, including myself. That’s how this kid was
able to actually get better than me without actually
spending more time into chess. Whereas I might have been
doing the wrong things, practicing and learning the wrong things, he was practicing the right things. When we come to the world
of coding and programming, this is what happens
when people spend decades and they have all this
information on Google, like this is what it
takes to be a developer and this is how much
money they’re earning. A lot of the times, the people
who can’t get these jobs or the people who are giving
you advice that might be wrong, the reason is that they
might be more like me. They might be good, but they don’t have the best strategies and
frameworks that help them excel. They basically have a poor framework, and they’re too focused on
being self taught, okay? I was focused on being
self taught and even though I learned pretty fast, it
still wasn’t that great and I didn’t make that much of a progress and now I’m stalled at my rating, whereas this kid is now about to get grand master pretty soon
if he isn’t already. So, what is the point? The point is if you are
looking to become an amazing developer, earn a higher income,
you don’t necessarily need a decade of experience
to be able to do that. You don’t necessarily need a high level degree to be able to do that. But, what you do need
is a right framework, right strategy, to actually
be able to learn these skills so that you can improve at a fast pace, not spend years, sometimes even decades, making these mistakes that stall people, make them earn a low income, or sometimes not even be able to get their first job, because I imagine most of you are trying to break in and get your
first job, all right? So, what you need to
understand from this video is what you need to focus on,
all right, is being able to get the right strategies and framework that allow you to learn at a faster pace. What makes a developer
an amazing developer are not actually the
skills that they know, though those are helpful, is their ability to learn new technologies, frameworks, and learn them really, really fast. So if you are a developer
and you go to a job, your roll is gonna change,
you’re gonna be required to do new things, and you
have to figure them out quick. How do you actually
develop that, all right? What are the things you
need to do to be able to build that strong foundation, where you can learn any new challenge that’s thrown at you, you
can learn those things. For example, when people
are looking to hire, they might look at a
project, your Python project, but the job actually might
be a Java language job, but they see that you
understand the concepts so they bring you in
and they’re like okay, we imagine you could learn this job and then we imagine you
could do this project, how fast would you be able to do it? So, focus on developing
those tools and strategies for yourself and focus on
increasing your ability to actually learn things
and learn things faster so if there’s a system that
you could develop, right, it would be, I would
suggest for you to focus on your problem solving
ability and your ability to develop a framework
for learning much faster. And one of the ways to do
that is to find outside help and to get mentors in your life. You can even do that
through local meet ups and find mentors who can
help you, who can see your weaknesses and they’re
essentially like coaches, right? A boxing coach can be watching a fighter from the outside, and you know
it’s like if you’re throwing punches, to you they look
normal, but to the coach he can actually spot, and you’re like hey, you’re telegraphing, you’re
throwing your right hand down as you throw your left, okay? So they can look from the outside and find what’s wrong and help you fix it, that’s essentially what you need. So make a note of that, and I do wanna say that in the next few days, oh, also, this is video nine, day
nine of the challenge that I have been doing,
which is super cool, so again if you wanna keep
up that 30 day challenge with me, you could choose to
code for 30 days in a row, you can follow all of my
behind the scenes action on Instagram, my handle is cleverqazi, so that would be super cool, you could do this challenge with
me, and with that said, I also did wanna let you know
that my Earn 1K with Python course will be coming out very soon. And in that course, what I wanna show you is how can you go from
being a complete zero to earning your first 1K,
and with your first 1K I wanna help you focus on
building a strong foundation where you could go on to
become a six figure developer. This is gonna be a shorter
course, but it’s again focused on more transformation
rather than information so it’s very simple and
it has the eight steps that I used and I leverage to become a software developer in a
very short amount of time and started getting freelancing clients and be able to eventually be able to hire other developers to work for me. It’s not easy but it is simple and it is very step-by-step,
and for example, in one of the weeks, I
do give you a challenge and a task to go and find a mentor. And I even show where you can
go and what you need to do. There is an action step, there is a group that will hold you accountable,
as well, alongside you, and you go week by week, all right? So hopefully the eight steps
you’re gonna do in eight weeks. So, with that said, thank
you so much for watching. Lastly, go below and click on the links, either cleverprogrammer.com or the Earn 1K course page if we
have made it by that point. Pop in your email and I
will not only send you this epic master class I
have, I will also send you, as soon as that course opens up, you will be the first one to know, okay? So again, thank you so much for watching. I love your beautiful face. We’re gonna keep going as always. I’ll see you in the next video.

42 thoughts on “How a 10 year old beat my ass at chess

  1. Papa Python looking good as always, really like your everyday video challenge, keeps me motivated during the final days of exams, keep it up!.. Btw the new style with the eyewear is lit, lookin fresh man

  2. Bhaiya I'm 17 years old , And want to be a programmer . Where should I start and what should i learn first . I don't have any programming baground . Can I earn 30-40k Indian rupees per month after 1 year of learning . I just don't want to do a job . Please help me bhaiya .

  3. https://youtu.be/o6o_6R2lbE4
    See this first and try to beat him if you can
    This will define your future growth Mr.QaZi

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