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Forgive me for my curiousity..I keep posting "stupid questions" about grandmasters..I am just fasionated by this "phenomenon".
-Do they all have a university degree for example? Was there ever a grandmaster "from the streets", a true autodidact , maybe a garbage man who made it to toplevel? Or is being a grandmaster equal to being a scientist?
Or is it also a matter of talent, like a soccerplayer who is really skilled but he "just can't help it".
I'm don't know about their education, but I'm pretty sure they can all fly likke Superman!
Why the fascination? They are just normal people.
Off course they are..just like Messi , or Micheal Jordan. I dont ask this becasue I am curious how they would solve the crisis in Syrie, but when you really get into something, I think it's normal to be fasinationed by major players and their achievements. Whether that would be chess, soccer or gardening.
Neither did Magnus Carlsen.
Lasker was a professor of Mathematics, and Alekhine had X - Ray vision. Hubner took a walk on the wild side, and Andersen never bathed.
Is Ben Finegold as big a jerk as he seems in his videos?
by xx_Smudge_xx a few minutes ago
One word to sum up your perception of chess?
Bobby Fischer Lacked Creativity ?....How Dare Me !
by The_Ghostess_Lola a few minutes ago
Giving Opponent the Iniative.
by Bishop_g5 3 minutes ago
why is ruy lopez considered the strongest
by Reb 3 minutes ago
Hurt/Heal World Top 10
by Monarch1066 4 minutes ago
Geller and Tal had positive records against Fischer. Why? Explain.
by chessmicky 4 minutes ago
Reti Accepted - 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4 and now 3.Na3
by pfren 4 minutes ago
Am i a positional player
by Lord-Canoso 4 minutes ago
7/31/2015 - Slow Progression
by ngm01301 6 minutes ago
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