Is chess for smart people?
Nov 30, 2017, 11:57 PM
umm kind of, but not really. If that makes sense?
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As someone else said, chess is for people who like chess. But to become very good at chess, say an IM or GM, probably requires both dedication and a great cognitive prowess.
No. If chess were just for smart people, chess.com would have far less than its almost 20 million members, and I might not even be here.
Chess is for smart people. Chess is for average people. Chess is for dumb people too.
[quote @cubronzo @LeonSKennedy992]
Chess is for people who
[quote @isabela14 ]
In the world of chess players, anyone below their ratings are dumb and anyone above "feels" smart. For non-chess players, yes they see us as look smart for seeming to be thinking and solving complex puzzles.