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Senior Citizen Slapshots
Compiled by fredthebear
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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.

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

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.

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.?
Dus Chotimirsky 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

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 Neibult, 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 Akopian, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Cologne 1992 (zugzwang GOTD)
Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(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

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Delayed Exchange (D74) 1-0 DB was 72 yrs old
Bronstein vs Lputian, 1996 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd 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

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

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

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

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

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