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How old is old?
You're as old as you feel. Age is just a number. Chess is a game for a lifetime, anytime, anywhere in the world. Mental activity is good for the brain, as long as you don't become obsessed with it at the expense of other life matters.

Here is a fine example:

* SkySports has a fine collection: Game Collection: Old men (and women) vs. time

* Brilliancies: Game Collection: brilliacies

* Some Miniatures of the Champs: Game Collection: Champions miniature champions

FTB scans a variety of games each day, and gradually adds 'em as he comes across such qualifiers. Surely some games are in both collections.

* Did it take?
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Great game by Bird in his mid-60's beating soon to be WC Lasker
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Bad B gets exchanged off
Blackburne vs Rubinstein, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Blumenfeld Attk (C45) 1/2-1/2 80 yrs old vs 64 yrs
J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Agincourt Def. King's Knight (A13) 1-0 26.?
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs A Bannik, 1949 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Tartakower Var (A82) 1-0 Fabulous Q grab
Bronstein vs H Dobosz, 1976 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Countergambit (C23) 1/2-1/2 P fork
E Falkenhagen vs E J Diemer, 1977 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0
Najdorf vs Timman, 1980 
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. ML (D42) 1-0 The Old Lion Strikes Again!
Smyslov vs Ribli, 1983 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Classical. New York Var (A70) 1-0Makin' Threats
Reshevsky vs J Gallagher, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 22 moves, 1-0

p. 85 of IM Marc Esserman's book *Mayhem in the Morra!* (2012)
Tal vs M Neibults, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 24 moves, 1-0

Even in his last days, Tal could show to the whole world
Tal vs V Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Cologne 1992 (zugzwang GOTD)
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1991 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Deutz Gambit (C55)1-0 91-year old handles isolani
Koltanowski vs M Stobbe, 1994 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Analyze Bxa2+
Velimirovic vs Bronstein, 1994 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

The seventy year old Bronstein, playing with the energy and opt
Bronstein vs H Hunt, 1994 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Delayed Exchange (D74) 1-0 DB was 72 yrs old
Bronstein vs Lputian, 1996 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O, 30 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox (E91) 1/2-Mad Rook device forces stalemate
H Lieb vs V Vaisman, 2001 
(E91) King's Indian, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

Frisky game for 85 year-old!
H Strand vs R Wade, 2007 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 0-1

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 0-1Pin action, extra P
I Rotov vs Korchnoi, 2010 
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 0-1

Not bad for a 95-year-old
E Karklins vs J Damocles, 2010 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 29...?
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13)0-1 67 aint old
Kovalenko vs Sveshnikov, 2017 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Catalan Def Accepted (A13) 1-0
O Brendel vs T Chapman, 2017 
(A13) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Mieses was 80 years old at that time. Christofel was 24.
M Christoffel vs J Mieses, 1946 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Mieses Def (C52) 1-0 Cup of Hemlock
Bronstein vs Socrates, 1992 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 51 moves, 1-0

NID: Romanishin Variation (E20) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
S Seltser vs Denker, 2001 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

Reti/King's Indian Attack: Symmetrical Def (A05) 1-0
Y Gusjkov vs V Serebriakov, 2008 
(A05) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated Move Order (D31) 0-1 Bird was 66 yrs
Steinitz vs Bird, 1895 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack (C56) 1-0 89 yrs old
A van Foreest vs J J van Oosterwijk Bruyn, 1952 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Fianchetto Var (A36) 1/2-Birthday
Taimanov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(A36) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Chekhover Variation (B53) · 1/2-1/2
P S Spiller vs M Steadman, 2017 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

KG Falkbeer CG. Blackburne Attack (C31) 1-0 Reinfeld's puzzle
Blackburne vs H E Price, 1906 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 43 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Def (A10) 1/2- Focus on the boradd
H Titz vs H Titz, 2020 
(A10) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller was at the time 64 or 65 years old.
Geller vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1/2-1/2 Black is 90!
Alan Scrimgour vs E Bhend, 2017
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

An old timer (72) slaps Nimzowitsch upside his head.
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Smyslov was 67 years old in this game
Smyslov vs V Eingorn, 1988 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

Brilliant win by Smyslov vs his much younger opponent
Smyslov vs Ehlvest, 1988 
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Smyslov vs Ivanchuk, 1988 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

A most impressive performance by the 64yo veteran in this game
E Torre vs M Ly, 2016 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 90 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 0-1 Remove the Guard
S Telljohann vs Smyslov, 1994 
(A21) English, 28 moves, 0-1

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