15716 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
awesomechess I asked for two child prodigy savants. Because a child may be a progidy does not mean he or she is a savant.
Didn't you just read my previous posts? Read The Immortal Game and the encyclopedia entry I included (which somehow was formatted strangely) - the encyclopedia entry says that savants are not considered prodigies, but there are savants who are very talented in chess.
The problem is that IQ is basically how much easily measurable data do you know, and it assesses problem-solving to some extent.
But chess is just another animal. There have been uneducated, illiterate chess players who have a natural talent for the game. Mir Sultan Khan did not know how to read or write, and so read no chess theory, but is often called the most naturally talented player of all time. He even beat Capablanca.
There are savants who are very good in chess but "very good in chess" does not equate to prodigies is all I am saying. "talented in chess" also does not mean "prodigies"
I have a relationship with chess ratings and IQ...it is a crazy love triangle
Looking for Defensive Tactics Resources....
by SilentKnighte5 a few minutes ago
Post You're Chess Sets
by Jack_Burton 3 minutes ago
7/25/2014 - Sahovic - Karolyi 1986
by randomuser101 10 minutes ago
Only a 40 year break...
by kayak21 10 minutes ago
Position in the Dragon Sicilian
by Douginator 19 minutes ago
a query about kga
by pfren 21 minutes ago
Ponziani: Impractical in non-computer Correspondence Chess?
by johnmusacha 24 minutes ago
by xntric30 31 minutes ago
Time Control Changes?
by Jameswalton101 33 minutes ago
How to analysis game on chromebook
by notmtwain 55 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!