Originally Posted by Rafa4Ever
lol, you guys have no idea. Any top junior or even a decent one would decimate a 5.0. We go through so much training and are sick of hearing old men talk about how they are a 5.0 and must be super good. If you are actually good you don't need some number to say so. Go and play matches at an open level and see how you do. I don't care how you were 30 years ago, guess what?, you're old now and you CANT do that anymore so it doesn't matter. You are probably putting whatever memory you had of yourself on steroids as well. So please when it comes to Junior players and how we talk about the adult 5.0 super gods please just don't event comment.
There are also a lot of juniors who overestimate their skill and have no chance in open. You might be "top ranked" in your state but that certainly doesnt mean you will clean house in an open. Most juniors dont have the temperament to survive in the open class too. Your typical 5.0 is not going to be an "old man" either.