Originally posted by ogb
dream on..Garry is all washed up and doesn't stand a chance against younger players.. Why doesn't he just fade away like all the other ex- ex-ex-ex champions..
I don't know.
In last year's "Ultimate Blitz Challenge" tournament he scored 9.5/18 points to take third place ahead of Caruana in a field of four. He scored wins against Caruana, Nakamura and So. That doesn't seem too washed up to me. Playing under classical time controls might be a different matter, though. He might tire too easily in the long stretch.
Anyways, former world champion "Vishy" Anand (age 47) is currently number 9 in the world!
And former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (age 42) is the world's number 2 player!
They are both middle aged players. Kasparov is still middle aged himself. Give him a break.
Let's allow age diversity just like we do cultural diversity.