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The Child Prodigy

The Child Prodigy

Jun 24, 2009, 2:26 PM 1

It’s been said that there are child prodigies in only three categories: Music, Mathematics, and Chess. Some of the most well known prodigies in Music include: Yo-Yo Ma, Charlotte Church, and Wolfgang Mozart.

The definition of “prodigy” is someone who, at a very young age, shows tremendous talent for something. Usually something that is very difficult for even adults to master.

Scientists are still researching what makes a prodigy tick, but it is believed that it has a lot to do with the child’s upbringing, and genetic makeup.

In Bobby Fischer’s case, it was most likely his genetics, or perhaps he was just an oddball. He became grandmaster at age 15.

But we all know about Bobby Fischer. He was a great chess player, no doubt about that, but I don’t think there’s much to say about his personality. Everything I’ve heard about him is rotten. He was in disdain of the entire world!

But we don’t love him, or look up to him for the person that he was, but because of the brilliant mind that he had, and the great chess player that he was.

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