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Off Topic => The Pub => The Sporting Life => Topic started by: Wowbagger on July 06, 2017, 08:37:50 am

Title: Kasparov come-back
Post by: Wowbagger on July 06, 2017, 08:37:50 am
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/06/king-back-chess-legend-garry-kasparov-comes-retirement/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em

After 12 years in retirement, Kasparov has decided to play in a tournament at St. Louis.

I hope this doesn't turn out to be a big mistake. Chess players' abilities tend to lessen past the age of 30. Kasparov is generally regarded as the greatest player of all time and it would be a shame to reappear as an also-ran. The last time I looked, Nigel Short was the oldest player in the World Top 100, and he's about the same age as Kasparov.

https://ratings.fide.com/top_files.phtml?id=400025

There's Short's record in recent years. If he doesn't play a few games soon he will be dropping out of the ranking lists.