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  1. 03 Jul '07 16:29
    what is considered the prime age of chess... when a player is considered to be at his/her peak..?

    thanks
  2. 03 Jul '07 16:33
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    what is considered the prime age of chess... when a player is considered to be at his/her peak..?

    thanks
    about 25-40, best guess
  3. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    03 Jul '07 16:35
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    what is considered the prime age of chess... when a player is considered to be at his/her peak..?

    thanks
    13 years after one starts playing (total bull, just wanted to say something )
  4. 03 Jul '07 16:47
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    what is considered the prime age of chess... when a player is considered to be at his/her peak..?

    thanks
    u can't go by age...there's been cases of people becoming cgm's 60+ years old...just depends on the work you want to put into it
  5. 03 Jul '07 17:19
    the best age for playing chess is dang any age
  6. Standard member Ramned
    The Rams
    03 Jul '07 17:23
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    what is considered the prime age of chess... when a player is considered to be at his/her peak..?

    thanks
    There's a chess master at age 14 or so. There's one at 35 or so, and at 50 and at 60. So....
  7. 03 Jul '07 17:45
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    what is considered the prime age of chess... when a player is considered to be at his/her peak..?

    thanks
    For once an interesting question in the forums.
    The peak is when the mental agility of youth and the experience of age juxtapose to create the best performance a player can deliver. With some greats like Kasparov, the mental agility bourne of a great mind and rigorous training meant he was winning from his teens, but the consensus is he kept getting better with age.
    I think that whilst in business / politics / science etc where experience and knowledge are more important than mental agility, in chess the latter is what matters the most. This explains the sudden decline in late middle age of so many champions / masters. They are still stupidly good, just not as stupidly good.
    Surely the answer is therefore ..... 42
  8. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    03 Jul '07 17:47
    Originally posted by Policestate
    For once an interesting question in the forums.
    The peak is when the mental agility of youth and the experience of age juxtapose to create the best performance a player can deliver. With some greats like Kasparov, the mental agility bourne of a great mind and rigorous training meant he was winning from his teens, but the consensus is he kept getting bet ...[text shortened]... re still stupidly good, just not as stupidly good.
    Surely the answer is therefore ..... 42
    .. what a stupid movie.. the book is so much better.
  9. 03 Jul '07 17:51
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    .. what a stupid movie.. the book is so much better.
    Agreed
  10. 03 Jul '07 18:04
    Originally posted by Restless Soul
    u can't go by age...there's been cases of people becoming cgm's 60+ years old...just depends on the work you want to put into it
    so why have so many great players retired in their 40's?
  11. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    03 Jul '07 18:05
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    so why have so many great players retired in their 40's?
    because they have 139 million dollars and want to go back to bed.
  12. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    03 Jul '07 18:20
    Originally posted by eatmybishop
    what is considered the prime age of chess... when a player is considered to be at his/her peak..?

    thanks
    30-35, because thats when I peaked and it has been downhill ever since.

    That was 20 years after I started playing.