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  1. 08 Mar '15 17:23
    Vassily Ivanchuk has just won the Petrov's Memorial super-GM Rapid tournament (without a loss). He is 46 yrs. old...his Rapid rating went to 2834.
    It was 11 rounds of play. Amazing---so even all you older guys here on RHP still have a chance for good results....
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Mar '15 22:37
    Originally posted by woadman
    Vassily Ivanchuk has just won the Petrov's Memorial super-GM Rapid tournament (without a loss). He is 46 yrs. old...his Rapid rating went to 2834.
    It was 11 rounds of play. Amazing---so even all you older guys here on RHP still have a chance for good results....
    At 46 he is a youngster!
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Mar '15 12:16
    Originally posted by woadman
    Vassily Ivanchuk has just won the Petrov's Memorial super-GM Rapid tournament (without a loss). He is 46 yrs. old...his Rapid rating went to 2834.
    It was 11 rounds of play. Amazing---so even all you older guys here on RHP still have a chance for good results....
    How old are you Woady?
  4. 09 Mar '15 12:29
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    How old are you Woady?
    I've heard people say that you only grow old on the outside. I'm young at heart, mate....
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    09 Mar '15 13:09
    Originally posted by woadman
    I've heard people say that you only grow old on the outside. I'm young at heart, mate....
    So am I but my ACTUAL heart is 73 years old. How bout you?
  6. 09 Mar '15 13:30
    Forgot to mention that Boris Gelfend (46) tied for second place...Can you name any other sport/game where "older" players are still doing so well ? That's another reason chess is best !
  7. 09 Mar '15 20:53
    Originally posted by woadman
    Can you name any other sport/game where "older" players are still doing so well ? That's another reason chess is best !
    billard,
    bridge,
    petanque,
    bowling,
    poker,
    snooker,
    curling,
    dart poker,
    hazena,
    korfball

    Those sports has that peculiar characteristic, that it's possible to older /and sometime to an amateur/ to vhallenge world champion and - win.

    Unlike top sport for younsters connected with physical skills /and dopping/, chess and other listed sports are for bonvivans, retired people, odd folks who wear funny cloths and speak with themselves...
  8. 09 Mar '15 22:38
    and pickado
    ...
  9. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    11 Mar '15 10:56
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    billard,
    bridge,
    petanque,
    bowling,
    poker,
    snooker,
    curling,
    dart poker,
    hazena,
    korfball

    Those sports has that peculiar characteristic, that it's possible to older /and sometime to an amateur/ to vhallenge world champion and - win.

    Unlike top sport for younsters connected with physical skills /and dopping/, chess and other listed spor ...[text shortened]... are for bonvivans, retired people, odd folks who wear funny cloths and speak with themselves...
    And tittliewinks.
  10. 17 Mar '15 23:23
    Originally posted by woadman
    Forgot to mention that Boris Gelfend (46) tied for second place...Can you name any other sport/game where "older" players are still doing so well ? That's another reason chess is best !
    An ancient Proverb-

    "Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill."

    On a serious note: me being 46 feels old but it is not actually very old!
  11. Standard member Schlecter
    The King of Board
    18 Mar '15 11:04
    Originally posted by woadman
    Vassily Ivanchuk has just won the Petrov's Memorial super-GM Rapid tournament (without a loss). He is 46 yrs. old...his Rapid rating went to 2834.
    It was 11 rounds of play. Amazing---so even all you older guys here on RHP still have a chance for good results....
    Anand is an elderly player of 45 years.
    -
    amazing isn't?