Chess for Oldtimers --- Good Idea !

  • #1941

    Today we have a quote from CCC, ie Charles Caleb Colton: " The excesses of our youth are cheques written against our age and they are payable with interest 30 years later. "  

  • #1942

    Good observation.  Of course, in another sense, one tends to be on the receiving end of "interest" much more often during one's youth --- 30 years later, not so much.. ;-D

     

  • #1943

    Thanks for the post Motherinlaw. Yes it seems that time does change us a lot over the years.

  • #1944

    yes, it makes us oldtimers.

  • #1945

    Thanks for the post AlCzervik. Yup that is true. Btw one of my main jobs these days is keeping track of " The List " ( I hate to admit it but it involves the throne room   lol ).

  • #1946

    how's your bucket list (no pun intended)?

  • #1947

    My main problem with myself and my level of play is that I can't seem to play up to the standards I used to set for myself.  But I never was what I used to be, was I?  Nor are any of us.  We evolve our style of play over time, and perhaps that means we should accept new goals, and not hold ourselves to the old goals.  What level of play, for example, does USCF 1700, circa 1978,  mean on daily here?  How can it be compared fairly, if at all?   

  • #1948
    AlCzervik wrote:

    how's your bucket list (no pun intended)?

       ---   Thanks for the post AlCzervik. Well as the years have passed I've reduced plans for doing big things ( or dangerous things   lol ). Mind you I would like to get back to the point where I could look down and see my toes without having to lean way forward.

  • #1949

    Samsara15: Thanks for the post. Good questions ( anyone got the answers ? ). 

  • #1950
    samsara15 wrote:

    My main problem with myself and my level of play is that I can't seem to play up to the standards I used to set for myself.  But I never was what I used to be, was I?  Nor are any of us.  We evolve our style of play over time, and perhaps that means we should accept new goals, and not hold ourselves to the old goals.  What level of play, for example, does USCF 1700, circa 1978,  mean on daily here?  How can it be compared fairly, if at all?   

    setting a goal implies you want to work towards something. are you working towards it? are your goals attainable? 

    my advice (from an admitted hack) is to play. you have an obvious history with the game. patterns will be seen as you saw them previously.

    lastly, everyone here always talks about using the tactics trainer. i myself don't use it, but, i've read it enough to know it must help if you want to improve. 

  • #1951

    Thanks for the info AlCzervik.

  • #1952

    Today we have a quote from a unknown source: " 60 ! Now is the time to make your mark on the world   ---   explore the Antarctic or become an astronaut . Make your mind up to take on exciting new challenges   ---   straight after your afternoon nap. "  

  • #1953

    haha! my dad saved a cartoon that stated that he was able and willing to take on the challenges of the day.

    but, let's start with a nap.

  • #1954

    Thanks for the post AlCzevik.

  • #1955

    A quote from Alexander Pope: " When we are young we are slavishly employed in procuring something whereby we may live comfortably when we grow old; and when we are old, we perceive it is too late to live as we proposed.

  • #1956
    badenwurtca wrote:

    A quote from Alexander Pope: " When we are young we are slavishly employed in procuring something whereby we may live comfortably when we grow old; and when we are old, we perceive it is too late to live as we proposed.

    Wow, that Pope guy sounds pretty smart, but it sounds like he could be kind of a downer sometimes, too.

  • #1957

    Thanks for the post Motherinlaw. Yeah I must admit that item was not a cheerful kind of quote.

  • #1958

    Interesting quote from Fay Weldon: " You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned."

  • #1959

    There's certainly much truth in Fay Weldon's epigram, though there are rare exceptions such as the folks who post here wink.png.

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