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Being aware of that now, I will raise Bessel functions (of the 2nd kind) next time we play.
My math teacher always said that he never really appreciate complex numbers (i squared = -1) until he learned how to use them to become a better chess player. I never figured how he could use them in chess...
hsbgowd wrote: Oh ya understanding complex numbers helps in chess. My rating jumped 200 points after i learnt to solve a few complex equations.
If R = 5 and B = 3, what is the √-K?
If I knew the answer, I would have won my last game. Tough one. lol.
Two of the strongest players in our club have doctorates in English. Of course we also have strong players that are more into math. How many people here are posting in a second language and what does that tell you?
I bet they talk a good game.
Is Math American for Maths?
Both math and chess require significant intelligence. This is the source of the correletion. It is in no way a casual relationship.
I guess, When we shorten Mathematics we drop the s. Do the math, meaning to do the work too come to an answer. Saying "Do the maths" implies plurality which to me is incorrect.
I dont know how it is viewed elsewhere however.
I agree. Both math and chess require similar intelligence. But that doesn't mean math and chess always goes side-by-side.
Nope, maths is British for math.
Go ahead. I will reraise your Bessel functions (and go all-in).
No, chess and math is not connected at all. Chess is only about chess playing ability.
Bobby Fischer the Kurt Gödel of Chess.
This completely depends on the person. I am good at math, but I sometimes doubt my ability as a chess player. Sometimes, I'll come up with a plan only to see a piece or pawn that I have to deal with but doubt that I can. Sometimes, I'll completely miss a move that wins a critical piece or square. I can play somewhat well otherwise. Half the time, I face players at my high school's chess club, and since I started studying, I can beat any of them. When I play at the Amarillo club, however, almost all the players are from B to Master, and out of a few games, I've drawn one (which I should have won claiming time) and lost the rest. Only the Amarillo club is USCF rated, so unless I win somewhat often, I have doubts about how my first rating will turn out.
Maybe I will ask the question otherway. How many good chess player are NOT good in math?
what connect math and chess are the geeky people who show interest in these type of things (in my opinion).
however not all intelligent people are interested in math ;) some are interested in art,music, philosophy, psychology etc
I think analytical/logical people will do well in chess (in my opinion)
lol...yeah, that about sums it up...
i dunno...in atlanta at least most of the people who frequent the chess center are distinctly non geeky. Theres a lot of blue collar black people, a few creepy schizophrentic people, and a fair number of regular middle aged guys. pretty rare to see a genuine geek, honestly.
I guess I'm mainly thinking of high school and college clubs.
I would probably enjoy going to the chess center more if it were like a college geek fest.
I do not believe that you have to be good in Maths to be good in chess but I can quote one thing that for maths and for chess you need intelligency and attention.
There are 3 areas that prodigies exist. math music and chess.
there is strong evidence that chess, math and music are all related in that they all pattern recognition based skills. granted someone at chess doesnt have to be skilled at the others but generally a high degree of skill in one of them coorelates to good pattern recognition. There is sometimes overlap with strong logical skills etc but its really just pattern recognition.
there is quite a bit of research if people do a google search. for pattern recognition studies chess
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