Reshevsky's record?

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:36 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:08 pm
Beating players born 97 years apart, that's pretty impressive.
Though not as impressive as 103.
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Caruana was born in 1992, Levenfish (who Korchnoi beat as a youth) in 1889
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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by Nick Burrows » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:02 pm

Don't you hate it when a maths expert pipes up to shatter your illusions

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:23 pm

It's neither here nor there, I'm now more curious to find out if anyone has faced opponents born more than a century apart.

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:26 pm

Very possibly, but VLK's feat of 1) their both being GMs and 2) beating each of them, may indeed be unique.

Unless anybody can show differently.......
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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by MJMcCready » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:37 pm

Both national champions also

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by Nick Burrows » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:53 pm

Just checked Smyslov who played Botvinnik in 1940 and Spassky in 1999!

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:58 pm

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:02 am

Reshevsky also played Janowksi (and beat him), and in 1917 played Rubinstein. I can't image many players have competed against Rubinstein and Karpov.

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:25 pm

Of course the Rubinstein game wasn't a "serious" one, so arguably shouldn't really count.

Reshevsky almost got to play Kasparov as well (narrowly failing to qualify for the 1982 Moscow interzonal aged 70)
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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by Wadih Khoury » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:26 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:08 pm
Beating players born 97 years apart, that's pretty impressive.

Averbakh must be up there also.
Not really for juniors: My son played someone born in the 1930's (I think there was an 78 year gap), and if he plays himself till he is 90, he'll possibly play a future junior born in 2090, giving a span of 160 years.

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:40 pm

I meant titled players who were also national champions.

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Re: Reshevsky's record?

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:43 am

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