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Two wars???

blueemu
chesssblackbelt wrote:

Oh yeah I heard of them GMs.

GM Non and GM Existent were really good GMs.

Enrico Paoli was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1996, at the age of 88. The title was awarded based on his past achievements, though.

The oldest person to be awarded the FIDE Grandmaster title based on their current tournament results was Yuri Shabanov, who was awarded the GM title in 2003 at the age of 66.

chesssblackbelt
blueemu wrote:
chesssblackbelt wrote:

Oh yeah I heard of them GMs.

GM Non and GM Existent were really good GMs.

Enrico Paoli was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1996, at the age of 88. The title was awarded based on his past achievements, though.

The oldest person to be awarded the FIDE Grandmaster title based on their current tournament results was Yuri Shabanov, who was awarded the GM title in 2003 at the age of 66.

his wiki says he started playing chess at 13-14. try again

BringBackDemon1
Azuresretrogambit wrote:
chesssblackbelt wrote:

You can improve at chess just not to FM or above

then thats not improving.

That’s literally improvement

WongEthanLY
BringBackDemon1 wrote:
Azuresretrogambit wrote:
chesssblackbelt wrote:

You can improve at chess just not to FM or above

then thats not improving.

That’s literally improvement

what r u talking abt

BringBackDemon1
WongEthanLY wrote:
BringBackDemon1 wrote:
Azuresretrogambit wrote:
chesssblackbelt wrote:

You can improve at chess just not to FM or above

then thats not improving.

That’s literally improvement

what r u talking abt

You don't need to improve past FM for it to be called "improvement"

wishiwereficher
yyselocan1106316 wrote:

hi guys,
i am 37 years old, i am playing chess over 22 years but not seriously, in 2023 summer , i decided to take chess seriously,i applied licance and participated 12 tournements until now, 2 of them were elo tournements, rest is national rating ukd, like uscf of turkey, my starting fide elo after 2 tournements 1738, my chess com rapid is 2140 around right now, my lichess rapid is 2260 around, my question is am i underrated, and should continue fide tournements, to reach above 2000 fide classical, or am i quite old and it is not a realistic goal?
thanks, my best regards

37 isn't old at this point. Cognitive ability doesn't even start to decline until well into your 60s.

chesssblackbelt

37 is about midway through life. It's not exactly young.

wishiwereficher
chesssblackbelt wrote:

37 is about midway through life. It's not exactly young.

True, but that would leave 30 yrs minimum of chess play, perhaps even more in a healthy adult. I think we will see a bigger pool of older GM level players in the future.

chesssblackbelt
chesssblackbelt wrote:

Oh yeah I heard of them GMs.

GM Non and GM Existent were really good GMs.

Nobody has provided any examples of people who started playing as adults who became GMs yet...

WongEthanLY
BringBackDemon1 wrote:
WongEthanLY wrote:
BringBackDemon1 wrote:
Azuresretrogambit wrote:
chesssblackbelt wrote:

You can improve at chess just not to FM or above

then thats not improving.

That’s literally improvement

what r u talking abt

You don't need to improve past FM for it to be called "improvement"

True

bumpa329
Azuresretrogambit wrote:
chesssblackbelt wrote:

You can improve at chess just not to FM or above

then thats not improving. and that also mans chess is pointless to adults just starting.

that might be the single dumbest comment on his entire thread. congrats to you, @azurestrogambit!

blueemu

I'm sure he can top it.

BaphometsChess
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