Golden Age of US Chess, for players ages 50 and older

Photo: Alex Yermolinsky The women’s numbers have increased slightly over the last three years. There were 164 women ages 50 and older on the 2017 annual list and 159 in 2016. There may have been other older women who played regular-rated games who were either not coded as female or for whom US Chess does not have a birthdate. Nolan stated that US Chess has around 94,000 members and more than 2900 of them are not coded for gender. Establishing a US Chess regular rating and being correctly coded as a woman ages 50 and older puts one on the top 100 list for women ages 50 and older. As of the latest list posted (February 2019), an 1800 rating makes the top 10. Read more here >>>

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