Is it becoming more difficult to have your rating reach your year of birth?

evert823

E.g. The number of people born in 1870 reaching 1870, and the number of people born in 1990 reaching 1990, is that relatively comparable or not? Would people born in 3000 easily reach 3000?

HolographWars

I haven't reached the 2000s yet...

evert823

In my previous life I was 1685

togepi2468
Uhhhhn
AlFiziro

shooting your age in golf is a big thing; with each passing year the chances are less likely you will reach that rating; you will never be as young as you are tonight/never b as young as u r tonite

Heather_Stephens

It is easy for me as I was born in Ancient Rome before I met a doctor. 227? Pah! Easy peasy.

Timey wimey, wibbly wobbly. (It got away from me there.) 

Anyway, Best Wishes from Newest New York 2320! (Or the Old Coffee House pub London 2019.) Difficult to tell which but Cheers anyway. I'm beginning to think that I've drunk too much prosecco but it's very hard to tell. I may need another couple of glasses to think about it and decide.

Heather_Stephens
AlFiziro wrote:

shooting your age in golf is a big thing; with each passing year the chances are less likely you will reach that rating; you will never be as young as you are tonight/never b as young as u r tonite

Gee. True but depressing. Although I'm looking forward to being a grown up.

When do your years matter - very young / over 40?

huntwabow

Heather_Stephens

"When do your years matter - very young / over 40?"

When you are about to get your drivers license and when you are about to retire. wink.png

 

DENVERHIGH

Hm . . . I wish I was 1937 ! ! ! I'm never going to get even near it . . .

I'm 300+ away . . .

DENVER

AlisonHart

Years always matter....they just get shorter. I took care of my grandmother at the end of her life, and she said that everything was pretty great until she hit 70 "Then ya get old, kid." Some people get much sicker much younger, but that's a luck-of-the-draw thing. Assuming you'll make your country's life expectancy, you aren't going to see your quality of life diminish until mid to late 60s.

 

Circus history is replete with people who did highly demanding acrobatic acts into their 50s (cigarettes dangling from their mouths)....if an overweight smoker can walk the tight rope at 55, you'll be able to play chess for the foreseeable future.

 

Whether you'll hit International Master, write books, and be draped in wreaths of flowers every time you sit at a chess board??? Well, for the most part, players drop off in their 20s (even very good ones), and I think it's more to do with how bad it is to try and make a career in chess than whether they were capable of hitting a higher rating.

 

Hou Yifan - highest rated woman in the world - is studying at Oxford and not really playing chess anymore. Even at 2700, she wasn't winning the big events or making a huge amount of money, and chess takes a massive commitment. So, instead, she's probably going to get herself a nice degree, go into some nice profession, and the world of chess loses its best female player.

 

At some point, you have to decide whether you want to actively choose to make no money, travel all the time, and be dependent on quick n' dirty teaching gigs supplemented by winnings. Most people want to have stable relationships, stable jobs, and a house they live in more than 3 weeks at a time. 

Ziggy_Zugzwang

I worked my way through a collection of Petrosian's games. I enjoyed his style. Curiously I felt a little smug when I learnt I am older than he was when he died. When/if I get past 64 I will have lived longer than Fischer. In the longevity stakes I think I must have outlived Morphy and Pillsbury and a few other notables.

AlFiziro

doesn't matter how long you've lived when haven't done nuffin

autobunny

This might well replace the Hollywood line, 

"Why don't you act your age,  not your shoe size?"

With

"Why don't you play chess at the strength of your year of birth,  not your real rating?".

Or maybe not. 

evert823

Sure, for each person individually, the older one becomes the harder it will be to play your birth yearth's strength. Someone born in 2000 might not play that well anymore in 2098.

autobunny
evert823 wrote:

Sure, for each person individually, the older one becomes the harder it will be to play your birth yearth's strength. Someone born in 2000 might not play that well anymore in 2098.

That well or at all?  There's also mortality to consider 

Brinerot

I don't know, being born in 1999 it would be relatively easy (journey from intermediate to expert level). But it should get easier as time goes by. If chess is still a thing by year 3000, we'll have augmented humans playing at ratings of 8000 or something.

melvinbluestone
The total potential here must be nothing less than astronomical.
Nothing less. The number 10 raised almost literally to the power of infinity.
DrSpudnik

I used to be in the future, and now I'm in the Reconstruction Era.

blueemu

I'm good for another couple of centuries.

evert823

Did Jesus play chess?