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Chess Players & Autism Quotient


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #101

    Jion_Wansu

    I agree with TetsuoShima. If chess relates to autism then so does poker and magic the gathering...

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #102

    bobmacambob

    Wow. These are really interesting results!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #103

    sapientdust

    Jion_Wansu wrote:

    I agree with TetsuoShima. If chess relates to autism then so does poker and magic the gathering...

    I agree. I suspect it's actually that some autistic traits either:

    1. confer an advantage in chess -- and many similar games like go, magic the gathering, etc.
    2. make it more likely that one will enjoy chess more and/or play chess more and for longer

    I suspect that probably both 1 and 2 are factors (and they aren't independent, since people generally enjoy and do more of things that they are relatively good at).

    This informal poll is obviously very far from any kind of scientific study that anybody should put any faith in the results of, but even if the results did hold in real studies, I would expect any influence on chess rating by 1 and/or 2 above to be quite far down the list of factors correlated to chess rating in terms of importance. Far more important would be things like amount of deliberate practice, amount of tournament play, formal study with a coach, etc.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #104

    Winnie_Pooh

    Well, I can´t tell about magic and poker players, but I know for sure that chess players are quite a queer folk Wink

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #105

    TetsuoShima

    Winnie_Pooh wrote:

    Well, I can´t tell about magic and poker players, but I know for sure that chess players are quite a queer folk 

    ofc if someone comes that it years above others in knowledge he probably would look weird too.

    seriously i personally believe those people who say authism are just folks who are jealous and thats why they have to invent stuff to comprehend the incomprehendible.

    dont we have all those nice inventions for people that are superior??

    one with a cool car has only a small one, other people who had success were just lucky.

    other people are just good in one thing but in not others...

    which is weird considering how many languages some top players speak and how well they can talk and convey others.

    ITs just hilarious!! I personally if i wouldnt see it with my own eyes i would think those people who say autism dont even play chess and are just random folks that like to talk about stuff they have absolutly no clue about... well obvious most people are higher rated than me, but still thats would be what i believe

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #106

    TetsuoShima

    and as jon mentioned, its remarkable how formidable some chessplayers are in poker

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #107

    Seb_UK

    I got 34

    I am pretty sure it's unrelated, how good a chess player is will be done to many factors such as how hard they work/study, maybe even IQ, idk


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