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I've been playing endless blitz, mostly online, since I was 38. For several years, my rating hovered around 1400 (Chess-net and ICC). Now my USCF blitz is 1939, which should put me on the USCF Top 100 blitz players over age 50 list next month. I am inspired enough by my own performance that I reached a new peak in Tactic Trainer (iOS app) this morning.
I have to say that intelligence have something to do with it and memory capacity as well. I'm not saying that you have to have 115+ QI to have a chance to get really good at chess, but people with this kind of QI tend to need less time to learn things. I'm almost 21 and finally taking chess seriously (as a kid I was introduced to piece moviments only), one thing i'm sure, it's not going to be fast, but we can do it, if other people did it (improved)... I mean we have a lot of years of life left, how hard it can be?
At least I don't have a wife or kids if I stay this way maybe I can be a 2000+ someday with hard work!
Btw I have heard of a coach of one member that started playing late and he had a title... I wish i had more information about him. Sorry for the bad english.
I'm almost 21 and finally taking chess seriously (as a kid I was introduced to piece moviments only), one thing i'm sure, it's not going to be fast, but we can do it, if other people did it (improved)... I mean we have a lot of years of life left, how hard it can be?
Your english is fine!
Regarding how hard it can be, pretty hard! But, not impossible with hard work and time. :-)
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