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Are you good for your age?


  • 13 months ago · Quote · #141

    bcoburn2

    With little blues That divide my age by 3.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #142

    Dargone

    Most players that play/study chess seriously are much, much better than causal players. Considering that, even though I'm a humble class player, I am good for my age. 

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #143

    geminicricket

    Better than who?  At 51, I'm better than the median, and average, rated USCF player, and in my opinion I'm a weak player with much room to improve.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #144

    MoonlessNight

    I am in the 95th percentile for US juniors, which means for every 19 USCF juniors, I am rated better then 18 of them.

    I still aim to improve, my goal being a NM.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #145

    Phylar

    3 Medals and a Trophy. However, this was only for the WSCA. At a guess, back five or six years, I would have been rated around 1050-1100 if I look at my old opponents and make a rough estimate. Now if I played in tournaments I am sure I could break and hold 1200-1250.

    Am I strong for my age? Nope.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #146

    Krestez

    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    There's a 17 year old on here, who made IM at 16.

    There's a guy Sergey Karjakin who made GM at 12.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #147

    cheesfreak

    when i was younger i was good but then i stoped for about 3 years and now i suck

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #148

    Markle

    I'll be 52 in September and my USCF rating is 1894 which i guess is ok but my game could use a lot of improvement

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #149

    TetsuoShima

    im probably not even good for someone twice my age. I bet 99 year old chessplayers would beat the hell out of me. Probably 6 year olds could beat me too.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #150

    macer75

    Krestez wrote:
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    There's a 17 year old on here, who made IM at 16.

    There's a guy Sergey Karjakin who made GM at 12.

    There's also some guy named Magnus Carlsen who broke 2800 elo at 18.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #151

    Roeczak

    FIDE 1538 as of Aug 2013

    #49 in Greece U14

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #152

    Conflagration_Planet

    Krestez wrote:
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    There's a 17 year old on here, who made IM at 16.

    There's a guy Sergey Karjakin who made GM at 12.

    So? He's not on this site.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #153

    DrSpudnik

    He's out of this world! Cool

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #154

    stanhope13

    Does it matter.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #155

    purezen

    My girlfriend says I am.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #156

    Spelbnder

    I would ask..."Are you as good as you think you can be?"Age doesnt matter so much in chess.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #157

    Krestez

    Conflagration_Planet wrote:
    Krestez wrote:
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    There's a 17 year old on here, who made IM at 16.

    There's a guy Sergey Karjakin who made GM at 12.

    So? He's not on this site.

    What relevance does it have, whether he's on the site or not?? The thread is about age and one's level. I just pointed out that Karjakin made GM at 12.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #158

    solskytz

    Is the purpose to drive everybody but 0.0000001% of the population into depression and despair?

    I'm 41 years old. I play at around FIDE 2050 level, and I'm very happy and proud to be there - as ten years ago my playing strength was only around 1900, and before that it was never higher than 1800s. 

    If you always find joy and pleasure in the game, and can even keep improving, which is never an easy task - then you play very well for your age, indeed!

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #159

    Conflagration_Planet

    Krestez wrote:
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:
    Krestez wrote:
    Conflagration_Planet wrote:

    There's a 17 year old on here, who made IM at 16.

    There's a guy Sergey Karjakin who made GM at 12.

    So? He's not on this site.

    What relevance does it have, whether he's on the site or not?? The thread is about age and one's level. I just pointed out that Karjakin made GM at 12.

    That doesn't mean guy on here isn't good. He didn't ask "Are you the best ever, for your age?"


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