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Left-handed GMs


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #81

    The_Ghostess_Lola

    (Jrmld) Actually I would think most chess players are right handed because chess demands logic, not creativity. That is why a lot of artists are left handed because they are more creative. That is also why most people are right handed because it takes logic to function properly during the day.

    Are you sure ?....Smile....

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #82

    Jrmld

    The_Ghostess_Lola wrote:

    (Jrmld) Actually I would think most chess players are right handed because chess demands logic, not creativity. That is why a lot of artists are left handed because they are more creative. That is also why most people are right handed because it takes logic to function properly during the day.

    Are you sure ?........

    About what?

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #83

    Irontiger

    Jrmld wrote:

    Actually I would think most chess players are right handed because chess demands logic, not creativity. That is why a lot of artists are left handed because they are more creative. That is also why most people are right handed because it takes logic to function properly during the day.  

    That is, if you ascribe to the left/right brain = creativity/logic theory that none of the available research supports. (If you want some links, just ask - I have the weakness to believe google can work fine).

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #84

    thechesschanakya

    there are 2 GMs who play with left hand

    Controversially 

    • Kasparov is lefty

    when u c him playing deep blue match he moved with left hand

    • Mikhail Tal(he held his cigarette in his left hand)
    • Vladimir Kramnik(he always holds his tea cup in left hand)

    and to the worst part

    even i am a lefty and not a GM

    Yell

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #85

    isayoldboy

    Went back to the beginning of this thread and saw that it's truly a vintage one indeed. At seven years old, it's almost as stale as the left brain/right brain theory, lol.

  • 5 days ago · Quote · #86

    sirrichardburton

    lol... I honestly don't think you know the first thing about it (Jrmid). To begin with since left handers are only about 10% of the population of course there will be more right handed chess players (or nearly any other catagory you want to pick). But percentage-wise left-handers come out way ahead in nearly all areas of achievement. As far as why people are left-handed they really don't know. It seems to be a marker that indicates that something is different about the person (both good or bad). There is a higher percentage of geniuses who are left-handed BUT there is also a higher percentage of left-handers who are morons. There are a large number of grandmasters who are left-handed and i doubt if anyone would say these people have no logic. (yes btw i am left-handed as well).

  • 4 days ago · Quote · #87

    Irontiger

    sirrichardburton wrote:

    (...) But percentage-wise left-handers come out way ahead in nearly all areas of achievement. (...). There is a higher percentage of geniuses who are left-handed BUT there is also a higher percentage of left-handers who are morons. (...)

    [CITATION NEEDED]


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