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two different scales... IQ is not, in any way, related to "game" points.
Based on the aggregate, we can come across something that is considered the norms for a given IQ group, and so there you have a correlational relationship, not a causal one. I do agree however that attempts to create an equation that directly comes to ones' exact rating as if these two scales are interchangeable is going to be a waste of time. Still, a correlational relationship, although a limited one, is a relationship nonetheless.
When you start examining correlates, you run into all the quirks that accompany population studies.
Here, I think you'd see something resembling a bell curve, one that had its peak in the gifted, but far-from-genius range.
That guess is based upon a couple things. One, that the rules which govern good chess play, taking into account positional ideas, and the vast amounts of memorization that have to be done, particularly in the endgame (and to some extent in the opening, as well), will tend to rule out those with below-average intelligence. Though, I don't think there's anything so complex in chess that it demands genius to comprehend.
Two, that over a large population, those with genuinely elite intelligence will foul the sample by tending to gravitate toward more rewarding pastimes. Starting empires, winning Nobel prizes, that sort of thing.
Those at the peak of the bell would be those gifted enough to grasp chess in all its nuaced glory, while still finding merit in devoting their lives to the study of something most of their species considers trivial.
I think you're right about who sits in the peak of the curve. "Geniuses" are rare in nature, and it's unlikely we'll see a bunch of geniuses representing the bulk of who good chess players are. We'll probably get more people who are "gifted" in chess but not necessarily the Einsteins of the world. Great observation.
With sampling, this is why groups can't be randomly assigned. It must consider experience and IQ.
Oh, that's neat for the 8 queens. I did the knight thing and when it didn't work wasn't sure what to do.
why is Einstein considered to be the epitome of genius?? maybe Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, a dictator or some evil guy were much much smarter then him??
second why couldnt the smartest person in the world not be a chess player? do you think Einsteins theory is for everyone more interesting than chess??
I doubt it..
yes i know Einstein did a lot of stuff, but still what does it all mean??
Einstein was only used as a general personification, not that you must be Einstein or have specialized in Einstein's theoretical orientation to be a genius.
Nobody, at least I didn't, say you must be a high iq individual to be a good chess player or vice versa. Correlations in this example takes a look at how chess ratings are normalized across relative IQ and experience levels. Nothing more.
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