At the age of 41, Jaromir Jagr should not have been playing in the Stanley Cup final and keeping up with the fast skating hockey players. At the age of 45, the Israeli chess grandmaster Boris Gelfand should not be winning major chess tournaments ahead of young talented players and world champions. But sometimes age doesn’t matter. Gelfand in deep thought. The chess magician Mikhail Tal is on the poster behind him. Last Sunday Gelfand won the prestigious Tal Memorial in Moscow ahead of the world’s top-rated chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen. The next day he turned 45. He was the oldest participant, a chess relic, reversing the odds that favor much younger chess players. At 22, Carlsen is half Gelfand’s age. When he wrote his first chess …

Source: GameKnot online chess news