Egemen Ermiş, Necati Alp Erilli


In chess, in order to determine the status of chess players and their ranks in classification, World Chess Federation awards players with titles - provided that they fulfill certain criteria. The greatest title that can be earned is the title of Grand Master. In this study, age of becoming Chess Grand Masters has been studied. The factors which have caused the age of becoming a Great Master to fall rapidly in recent years have been researched. It has been found that birth dates close to our day and other social opportunities are influential in the fall of the age of Grand Masters.


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