### Kvark161's blog

By Kvark161, 4 years ago, translation, ,

There is a list of the youngest chess grandmasters. What about codeforces? Let's make a list of the youngest codeforces grandmasters! =)

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 » 4 years ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   +16 How about 16?(TooSimple, PrinceOfPersia, M.Mahdi, AliB and AliA before the last round) :DP.S: (16 is when we first became grandmaster)
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 tourist :D (i dunno the actual time he reached GM but i bet it was like when he was 12 or something) but i didn't know you guys were 17 i thought you had hit GM when you were 16
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +1 I was talking about present time, and yes we were 16 :D
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 keyvankhademi also became red at 16-17 i think didn't he?
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +9 You are 17 o.O O.o
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 No. when we became GM, we were 16.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +6 tourist became a grandmaster in 16 (5856 days).
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +53 I was 16 when I become grandmaster on Codeforces too.
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   -9 and tourist became an international grandmaster in 17
•  » » » 3 weeks ago, # ^ |   +8 Putting it in days makes it sound like tourist was on a speedrun :P
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +50 Great !! When i was 19, I didn't know about Competitive programming, now i am 20 :D
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   -8 how old are you PrinceofPersia?
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 You've gotta be kidding :|
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 17
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +2 You must be in high school, then. And here I am, already completed my second year in engineering with Computer science and I am only blue :(
•  » » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 That's what we call exposure!!!
 » 4 years ago, # |   0 Tourist was 15 years old when he reached grandmaster in codeforces
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +12 good to know seems i have lost the "bet"
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +39 Well it's simply because codeforces was created 5 years ago and tourist was 15 back then. I'm sure he was as good as a grandmaster in codeforces when he was 12 ;)
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 that's sad because he could break a record
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +13 Codeforces Beta Round #1 was in 2010 so he was at least 16. yutaka1999 was probably 15 when he became red in Zepto Code Rush 2014.Edit: just found that tncks0121 achieved it at 14 (source).
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 sevenkplus probably became red at-14-15 because at first vkcup final he was 15-16.
 » 4 years ago, # |   0 May be KAN?
 » 4 years ago, # |   +8 sublinekelzrip told me about his age few months ago. He was 13 or 14! (I don't remember the exact number)
 » 4 years ago, # | ← Rev. 4 →   +16 Maybe fk2012? He was 14, when he become grandmaster.
 » 4 years ago, # |   +17 OK seems like there are a lot of young red programmers. But what about the oldest red programmer in codeforces!? Are there any reds here over 40 years old!?
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +4 bmerry should be around 35, as he participated in IOI'96.Edit: Oh, but he also participated in 2001, so he is more like 32 or so :)
 » 4 years ago, # |   +204 Tfw when I was 16, I was unable to write a working code...
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 How old are you now?
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +15 Twenty-one. I didn't really get into coding until I was 17.
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   -41 It literally takes 2 minutes to google his name, find out that he is an IOI medalist and calculate his probable age based on the years he took part in IOI.
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +166 Or he just simply tell his age
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 I am 24 now and I am unable to write a working code
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +38
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +45 It was 4 months ago
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +58 Maby this code doesn't work, just weak tests
 » 4 years ago, # |   +10 He is 15 or 16 years old yutaka1999
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 Maybe its the year that he has started coding
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 No. yutaka1999 was an IOI medalist last year.
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0
 » 4 years ago, # |   +37 I think an interesting related question would be What is the smallest period it took someone to be a grandmaster from the time he started to learn coding.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +50 I know I_love_Tanya_Romanova became IGM for 10 minutes. :D
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +22 Is this of any relevance to the question :p?
•  » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +53 How to know if the comment is written by Swistakk without looking at the author ? (is ":p" a suffix of that comment) ? 1 : 0 ; :p
•  » » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   +1 This doesn't hold here ;)Btw, if you will examine this: http://codeforces.com/comments/with/Swistakk then you will see that among my many last comments I used it only in previous comment, one time ":pp" and 42 times ":P", so your algorithms is getting WA on almost all existing testcases :P.
•  » » » » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +33 Modified theory just like Fermat's little theorem if ":P" is a suffix of any comment on CF then it's probably written by Swistakk :p
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +18 I am going to stay there for a longer timespan next time :) And about AmrMahmoud question (which is completely irrelevant to your answer) — I think that person with a good experience in math contests will reach red fast:) Learning how to write a code sounds easier than learning how to solve problems.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   -42 I started participating in programming contests in February, 2011 and became GM on my twentieth birthday, 19.11.2013. That's about two years and nine months.But this result may be unfair, because I first tried to write some code in 2005, that was JASS, a programming language for writing scripts for Warcraft 3.
 » 4 years ago, # |   +82 Alex_2oo8, Now he is only 7 years old, isn't he?
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +3 probably not 7 :))) I don't know exactly, but he studies at 12 grade
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 No, he is only 4 years and 0 months old :)))
 » 4 years ago, # |   +15 First found red point for me is 28.12.2010. It's 15 years old for me.
 » 4 years ago, # |   +16 overtroll has become GM when he was 15.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 4 →   +5 He become GM when he was 14. (round when he become GM was 2013-12-29, he was born 1999)
 » 4 years ago, # |   +3 geniucos has become a grandmaster at 14-15,i don't how much he was but last year he participated at jboi.
 » 4 years ago, # |   +59 I'm 15
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +8 care, overtroll is coming :D
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +19 Is jskhirtladze your older brother?
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +6 Yes he his ^_^
 » 4 years ago, # |   +6 izrak :- Ishraq Huda, Perfect score in IOI 2014 he's 17 now and became grandmaster last year.
 » 4 years ago, # |   +41 From the comments here, it seems becoming a GM at 16 is nothing special :D
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 Yes, because people try to participate in IOI.
 » 4 years ago, # |   -13 I'm 21.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   -45 waits for downvotes *
 » 4 years ago, # |   +5 This compares with an ELO chess? I think so you can compare. Then tourist = 3407, Carlsen = 2876, the programming is going ahead.
 » 4 years ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +24 So we already concluded from this subject that becoming red in primary school is no problem. What about youngest international grandmaster?I do not know exact their exact birth dates (nor even approximate in most cases), but I guess few good examples of young IGMs are here: tourist (surprisingly :P), yeputons, TooSimple, WJMZBMR, scott_wu, PavelKunyavskiy, jcvb, Alex_2oo8. Can someone tell how old were they when they became IGMs?
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   -34 you forgot haghani
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   0 I was 17 during Codeforces Round #136 (Div. 1), when I first became IGM. I oscillated between GM and IGM for some time. My last change to IGM was year after (Codeforces Round #198 (Div. 1)), in 2013, when I was 18.
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +11 First IGM point is Codeforces Round #104 (Div. 2) I was 16 (17 month later)
•  » » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +29 From Div.2 directly to IGM :D? That's impressive :D.
 » 4 years ago, # |   +4 I'm 13 now. When do you think I can become grandmaster?
•  » » 4 years ago, # ^ |   +18 when you will be 1337 years old (never)
•  » » 3 weeks ago, # ^ |   +92 in 4 years
 » 3 weeks ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +78 it is not about age, it is about circumstances, I was trying to understand programming at high and prep school but my dad was punishing me by destructing my PC I was so sad, right now I am trying to get back to my passion, but I am upset, I have no good community at university to direct me to the right way in competitive programming, I will do it, Good Luck for all GMsplease guys don't gimme negative vote, all I said is true.
 » 3 weeks ago, # |   +3 djq_cpp is only 14!!
•  » » 3 weeks ago, # ^ |   +9 djq_cpp was only 13 when he first became GM.
•  » » » 3 weeks ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 3 →   -26 Yes.And only 14 when he first became IGM(In Hello 2019).
 » 3 weeks ago, # |   0 300iq ))