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Old men (and women) vs. time
Compiled by SkySports
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A collection of games won by old (70+) GMs against much younger (50-) good players (indicatively with a minimum elo of around 2200). I've generally selected only one game for player, with some notable exceptions. I've also included few interesting games played between old legends. Correspondence and simul games have not been considered.

* Fredthebear has a nice collection about this theme: Game Collection: Senior Citizen Slapshots

** I have also created an Appendix to this collection: Game Collection: Old men vs. time - Appendix

De Beaurevoir vs Domenico Ercole Del Rio (75)
De Beaurevoir vs D Ercole Del Rio, 1798 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

Tassilo von der Lasa (72) vs Horatio Caro
Von Der Lasa vs H Caro, 1890 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

David Janowski vs Henry Edward Bird (70)
Janowski vs Bird, 1899 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

James Mortimer (74) vs Savielly Tartakower
J Mortimer vs Tartakower, 1907 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Joseph Henry Blackburne (73) vs Aron Nimzowitsch
Blackburne vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Isidor Gunsberg (71) vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
Gunsberg vs Yates, 1925
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Rudolf J. Loman (71) vs J. H. Otto van den Bosch
Loman vs J van den Bosch, 1932
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Martin Christoffel vs Jacques Mieses (81)
M Christoffel vs J Mieses, 1946 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

Dirk van Foreest (87) vs Jacques Mieses (84)
D van Foreest vs J Mieses, 1949 
(B44) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

Vladimir Simagin vs Fyodor Dus Chotimirsky (70)
Simagin vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Ossip Bernstein (72) vs Miguel Najdorf
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Milan Vidmar (70) vs Enrico Paoli
Vidmar vs E Paoli, 1955
(E77) King's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

Esteban Canal (71) vs Stefano Tatai
E Canal vs S Tatai, 1967 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Fedor Bohatirchuk (76) vs Lawrence Day
F Bohatirchuk vs L Day, 1968
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 59 moves, 1-0

Lothar Schmid vs Karl Gilg (71)
L Schmid vs Gilg, 1972
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Michael J Yeo vs Philip Stuart Milner-Barry (71)
M Yeo vs Milner-Barry, 1977 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 0-1

Hakan Rothen vs Erik Ruben Lundin (76)
H Rothen vs E R Lundin, 1980
(A28) English, 26 moves, 0-1

John Rodgaard vs Max Euwe (79)
J Rodgaard vs Euwe, 1980 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 95 moves, 0-1

Miguel Najdorf (70) vs Jan Timman
Najdorf vs Timman, 1980 
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Samuel Reshevsky (73) vs Larry Mark Christiansen
Reshevsky vs L Christiansen, 1984 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Sergey Gennadyevich Kudrin vs Samuel Reshevsky (74)
Kudrin vs Reshevsky, 1985 
(B56) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Reuben Fine (72) vs Samuel Reshevsky (75)
Fine vs Reshevsky, 1986 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Laszlo Szabo (70) vs Miso Cebalo
Szabo vs M Cebalo, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Kamran G Shirazi vs Arthur William Dake (78)
K G Shirazi vs Dake, 1988 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 0-1

Miguel Najdorf (79) vs Diego Gustavo Adla
Najdorf vs D Adla, 1989
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 41 moves, 1-0

Arnold Denker (75) vs Maurice Ashley
Denker vs Ashley, 1989 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 39 moves, 1-0

William Mark Duckworth vs Julio Bolbochan (71)
W M Duckworth vs Julio Bolbochan, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Samuel Reshevsky (80) vs Vasily Smyslov (70)
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

Zsofia Polgar vs Yuri Averbakh (71)
Zsofia Polgar vs Averbakh, 1993 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

Georgy Orlov vs Leonid Alexandrovich Shamkovich (71)
G Orlov vs L Shamkovich, 1994
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Mariano Loiterstein vs Miguel Najdorf (84)
M Loiterstein vs Najdorf, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 0-1

Vasily Smyslov (73) vs Vassily Ivanchuk
Smyslov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Michael Shahade vs Leonid A. Shamkovich (72)
M Shahade vs L Shamkovich, 1995 
(A22) English, 48 moves, 0-1

Ludek Pachman (71) vs Sergei Mushegovic Movsesian
Pachman vs Movsesian, 1995
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Efim Geller (70) vs Oleg Korneev
Geller vs O Korneev, 1995 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

David Bronstein (72) vs Alexandre Sulypa
Bronstein vs A V Sulypa, 1996 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

David Bronstein (72) vs Smbat Gariginovich Lputian
Bronstein vs Lputian, 1996 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 30 moves, 1-0

Miguel Najdorf (86) vs Arnold Denker (82)
Najdorf vs Denker, 1996 
(E91) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Alexey Suetin (72) vs Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu
Suetin vs Nisipeanu, 1998 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Robert Eugene Byrne (70) vs Emory Tate
Robert E Byrne vs E Tate, 1998 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Wolfgang Unzicker (76) vs Yannick Pelletier
Unzicker vs Pelletier, 2001
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Ermanno Bozzali vs Enrico Paoli (93)
E Bozzali vs E Paoli, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Vasily Smyslov (80) vs Alisa Galliamova
Smyslov vs A M Galliamova, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 62 moves, 1-0

Dusan Lekic vs Juraj Nikolac (70)
D Lekic vs J Nikolac, 2002
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 0-1

Anatoly Lein (72) vs David Pruess
A Lein vs D Pruess, 2003 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 78 moves, 1-0

Mark Taimanov (77) vs Stellan Brynell
Taimanov vs S Brynell, 2003 
(A20) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Svetozar Gligoric (80) vs Niclas Hjelm
Gligoric vs N Hjelm, 2003
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 52 moves, 1-0

Ratmir Kholmov (79) vs Dusko Pavasovic
Kholmov vs Pavasovic, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Viktor Korchnoi (73) vs Magnus Carlsen
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Janis Klovans (70) vs Vladimir Chuchelov
Klovans vs V Chuchelov, 2005
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 1-0

Dusan Bojovic vs Stanimir Nikolic (71)
D Bojovic vs S Nikolic, 2006
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 52 moves, 0-1

Arthur Bisguier (77) vs Joshua E Friedel
Bisguier vs J Friedel, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Viktor Korchnoi (75) vs Emanuel Berg
Korchnoi vs E Berg, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Bukhuti Gurgenidze (74) vs Maka Purtseladze
Gurgenidze vs M Purtseladze, 2007
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Ivan Morev vs Yuri Shabanov (70)
I Morev vs Shabanov, 2007
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 0-1

Oscar Panno (72) vs Vincent Rothuis
Panno vs V Rothuis, 2007 
(A25) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Aleksandar Matanovic (77) vs Mark Taimanov (81)
A Matanovic vs Taimanov, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pal Benko (80) vs Fridrik Olafsson (73)
Benko vs F Olafsson, 2008
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vugar Gashimov vs Viktor Korchnoi (77)
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

Lajos Portisch (71) vs Andrei Murariu
Portisch vs A Murariu, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

Borislav Ivkov (75) vs Aleksandar M Popovic
Ivkov vs A M Popovic, 2008
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 29 moves, 1-0

Lawrence H Cooper vs Hans-Joachim Hecht (70)
L Cooper vs Hecht, 2009
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 44 moves, 0-1

Fabiano Caruana vs Viktor Korchnoi (80)
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Borislav Ivkov (78) vs Mark Taimanov (85)
Ivkov vs Taimanov, 2011
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Nona Gaprindashvili (71) vs Elisabeth Paehtz
N Gaprindashvili vs E Paehtz, 2012
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 98 moves, 1-0

Valerii Iovcov vs Ivan Radulov (73)
V Iovcov vs I Radulov, 2012
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 0-1

Markus Ragger vs Vlastimil Jansa (70)
M Ragger vs Jansa, 2012
(A04) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Fridrik Olafsson (77) vs Valentina Gunina
F Olafsson vs V Gunina, 2012 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 56 moves, 1-0

Miodrag Todorcevic (73) vs Cyril Soyez
M Todorcevic vs C Soyez, 2013
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Mark Danilovich Tseitlin (71) vs Anna Muzychuk
M D Tseitlin vs A Muzychuk, 2014
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Wolfgang Uhlmann (79) vs Dennes Abel
Uhlmann vs D Abel, 2014 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 116 moves, 1-0

Viktor Korchnoi (84) vs Wolfgang Uhlmann (80)
Korchnoi vs Uhlmann, 2015 
(E70) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Ahmad Al Khatib vs Algimantas I. Butnorius (70)
A Ahmad vs A Butnorius, 2016
(B40) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Daniel Vesterbaek Pedersen vs Heikki Westerinen (72)
D V Pedersen vs H Westerinen, 2016
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 32 moves, 0-1

Vlastimil Hort (73) vs Tadeas Kriebel
Hort vs T Kriebel, 2017
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 80 moves, 1-0

Lev Gutman (72) vs Taylan Guelsen
L Gutman vs T Guelsen, 2017
(A14) English, 134 moves, 1-0

Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Evgeni Vasiukov (85)
V Zvjaginsev vs Vasiukov, 2018 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Stevan Mirkovic vs Dusan Rajkovic (76)
S Mirkovic vs Dusan Rajkovic, 2018
(A15) English, 34 moves, 0-1

Vadim Zvjaginsev vs Vladislav Vorotnikov (71)
V Zvjaginsev vs V Vorotnikov, 2018
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

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