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Yes, chess can give u more patience and thats usefull in math.
I'm not saying that in the name of entire human race, but a relatively large part of it - which is me.
Although, now that it's brought up, cats may have something to do with it...
made my day!
No it doesn't. I really like math and i do a lot of competitive math but i still hate chess and for the time i've been playing, i suck. i've been playing for about 5 years and im still a 1000 something, my highest rating being 1198.
If you've been playing five years with little progress, you need instruction. It's alot of work. If you truly hate it, quit!. But when you start improving you won't hate it!
A little instruction from someone who can show you not only new chess ideas but, more importantly, how to teach yourself from all available - sources - books, magazines. youtube videos, watching stronger players, playing alot of games using your new information and then reviewing your games for mistakes and areas for improvement. You can gather several games and have the instructor review them and provide feedback.
Just so you know, my case is kinda wierd in terms of chess. Things like books, puzzles etc. has helped my brother a lot. for me, it doesn't really work. I've taken classes which i felt were next to useless, all we did was play chess for practice. the there was chess club, still next to useless. Summmer camps? same deal. Books and puzzles? I thought they were boring and useless still. I've done about 2000 chess problems and i either already knew what to do in the position or i would never again encoutner the position in my games. i don't really know why, but i just learn differently than everyone else in chess. Also, i think watching other people play is stupid, you might as well play someone yourself, and even practicing doesn't really do anything.
I am absolutely convinced playing chess from an early age develops a very strong sense of logical thinking as I have a classmate who has been playing chess from since he was 5 years old and now he's 15, he is always the first to find the solutions to exercises which require logical and creative thinking and ways to solve the problem. I think playing chess creates paths in the brain which help you think wider and further of a problem. And when you play chess, you have the ticking time which forces you to think far beyond your normal thinking level and that will help you analyze more different possible solutions in a smaller time range. So I would say chess will speed up your thinking process which helps in every area of your life.
But as someone said we will not have a real fact in the near future and all we can have is assumptions and blind guesses.
If you're good at chess, you most likely have a mathematical mind.
I don't entirely agree with your statement, I think it would be more accurate to say "if you're good at chess, there is a strong possibility you have a reasonable grasp of logical truth and memory..", that is simply by making an observation of master level players.
Kasparov oncce alluded to an experiment in germany.
Two groups of students of similar strength - were enrolled in the same math class. one group was also taught chess principles.
When the exam was taken, the group with the chess lessons clearly did better in the same meth test.
The video is on youtube where kasparov speaks about the virtues of chess (low cost, improves analytical skills etc) and pushes to popularise it in schools
The video is on youtube where kasparov speaks about the virtues of chess (low cost,
improves analytical skills etc) and pushes to popularise it in schools
Thing is there are a lot of other ways to improve analytical skills that are more direct, and therefore usually mor effective.
Btw, when I opened this thread I saw this ad next to it:
Interestingly, I've never seen this ad on chess.com before. Is it a conicidence that it's on this thread?
And now that I look at the problem again, I suddenly realized that it's not a valid problem. In the original ad there was a space after "5 +," and you were supposed to fill it out. Which I just realized is impossible with just the information given.
Even if something were plugged into that space, it is still unsolvable, being one equation with two unknowns.
3 variables & 1 equation.
That's why you need to go to their website and pay lots of money!
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