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Chess in Iran


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    zukertort70

    I was looking at some chess news about Iran on Chessbase the other day and was surprised by the large number of GMs and IMs Iran possesses nowadays.  What could account for this rapid development in Iran's chess?  Some claim that Iranians have special chess talent since it was them who invented the game ( according to the latest archeaological findings) and some put it down to superb organisation and large government investment.  Which one could be the secret of Iran's success in chess? 

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    rich34788

    "Some claim that Iranians have special chess talent since it was them who invented the game"

    I doubt this is true - we invented cricket in England but seem to have no special talent for that!
  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    Tricklev

    Anyone who believes that people born in a specific country has special talents is stupid, the end.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    zukertort70

    Not only in chess, the Iranians are the best at maths and physics nowadays, but is this a matter of innate talent or special type of education and training?  We all need to do more research to find the answer.  For my part I'm going to do a search on Iranian scientists in top places such as NASA, medical research centres etc.  I may find the answer to this enigmatic question there.  I couldn't believe when I heard Iranian chess genius Ehsan Ghamemaghami had beaten the former world champ Karpov.  Absolutely unbelievable!!

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    Tricklev

    How can someone who's 40 years old believe that being born in a couple of lines somehow gives you innate special abilities?

    Genetics does play a role, but it's safe to say that in this case, it's education and society values.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    Avig123

    Tricklev wrote:

    Anyone who believes that people born in a specific country has special talents is stupid, the end.


    I agree with your answer.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    TonicoTinoco

    rich34788 wrote:
    "Some claim that Iranians have special chess talent since it was them who invented the game"

    I doubt this is true - we invented cricket in England but seem to have no special talent for that!

    Not mentioning football as well... Cool


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