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You're Great at Chess and Math Because You're Really Smart, or Visa Versa?

You're Great at Chess and Math Because You're Really Smart, or Visa Versa?

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Apr 5, 2017, 3:16 PM 0

What defines "great at chess." Certainly, a rating at or above 2000.  Greatness at math perhaps can be defined with a school degree, certifications, and honors.  Are "really smart" people just gifted enough, knowing the basic rules of chess, that they can defeat others who played and perhaps studied for a while?  Conversely, does the practice of doing math and chess make one "much smarter" than others.  Can the two practices chess and math be compared and contrasted in a controlled and scientific fashion.  Do IQ tests really have  indications for general intelligence as applied to everyday life, school, chess, etc.  Finally, is it intelligence that players are relying on in 1 minute games of chess?

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