Monday, March 22, 2010

Too smart for chess

The world's top-rated player says you can be too smart to play chess.

"Being too intelligent" can "get in your way," Magnus Carlsen, the 19-year-old Norwegian super-GM, told the magazine Der Spiegel.

He cited the case of Britain's John Nunn, who at 15 became the youngest student at Oxford in 500 years. Nunn had considerable chess talent and became a solid grandmaster but never got close to the world championship.
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3 comments:

The Happy Roadie said...

Milan --

Where do I find you email address, so I can write to you?

Joesheppe

Milan said...

kolotecina(at)gmail(dot)com

Tom Chivers said...

Science suggests the same.