"Where the Pin is mightier than the sword" - Fred Reinfeld
Friday, October 23, 2009
Bicentennial 199 chess match up
Just saw this one from Mig Greengard's Daily Dirt Chess blog. 100-year-old Aaron Schwartzman plays an exhibition chess match with 99-year-old Francisco Benkö in Ajedres chess club in Argentina. This two actually combine a total of over 200 years, with months and weeks counting since the day of their birth. It maybe, yes maybe, the unofficial oldest exhibition match up, in terms of participants, in any sport. The game however ended in a very short draw which is quite understandable. You don't want to spend the remaining few years of your life agonizing over a recent defeat from an old rival. I was thinking if Kobe and Shaq can do their own one-on-one bicentennial match up on the basketball court if ever they reach their hundreds many years from now. That is even more interesting.