Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Age and Experience vs Youth and Enthusiasm

The annual Rising Stars v Experience match is currently running in Amsterdam and at the halfway point, it is Experience holding a 2 point lead (13.5-11.5). In looking at this lineups I was first surprised to see Peter Svidler on the Experience team (as he isn't that old) but of course these days a lot of the top 40 year old players already have 30+ years of chess experience under their belts. Nonetheless the team does contain two real veterans in the shape of Beliavsky and Ljubojevic.
Full coverage including live audio coverage (by GM Larry Christiansen and Mig Greengard) can be found at

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