Friday 2 July 2021

Oldest and youngest

 While the chess world is taking notice of Abhimanyu Mishra, who is about to become the worlds youngest GM at the age of 12 (when the title is confirmed) I am also impressed by Salvador Dias Carias, who has been awarded the FM title at the age of 88. In the case of Carias, the title was awarded for his achievements in the 1960's and 1970's, when he achieved a published rating of 2300. 

Both achievements are newsworthy, and should give some hope to both younger and more senior players.

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