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If chessplaying and IQ were truly correlated, we wouldn't keep seeing this idiotic topic being posted here.
IMO, anyone can make USCF 1600 with a little sweat and a touch of O.C.D. And they can do it in 1-2 years, at most. Otherwise consider taking up bridge instead.
At most? Ouch, guess I was riding the short bus for quite a long time.
lol...well, once again we seem to have run into one of those arbitrary "The Level Which Any Reasonably Intelligent Person Can Be Expected To Achieve" statements.
I thought these questions had been settled a long time ago:
Reasonably intelligent person: 1800
Unreasonably intelligent person: 1700
Reasonably unintelligent person: 1500 (I've maxed out my talent - hurray!!)
Unreasonably unintelligent person: 1400
Although it might not be pc to admit it, yes, there certainly is a correlation between IQ and chess strength.
There is a correlation between IQ and doing anything well. This ain't exactly rocket science. And btw you're hardly likely to find anybody less PC than I am (to me that acronym still, and always, refers only to computers).
I just hope we're not talking USCF ratings...
There is a correlation between IQ and doing anything well. This ain't exactly rocket science.
**ciljettu is not a rocket scientist. Must google search jockeys**
I pretty proud of this game.
I have to say that high intelligence might lead to good chess but their analytical abilities might be extremely poor.
I guess I am unreasonable sometimes, or am I ....
Honestly trysts I'm not getting you. Could you speak in plain English?
It was a joke about you being about an inch shorter than I
IQ is a very complex term. We can not relate it with only one thing.
Yeah, I thought it was a silly statement too. I would dare to say most US tournament players don't make 1600 in "at most 2 years" In fact the average adult tourney player is under 1600 anyway, and the core of adult players has been around for quite a bit longer than 2 years.
Well, that doesn't help.
Ah, that's what I call going for the jugular.
And how do you spell it?
"Can't spell VW but I got a Porsche..."
Albert Einstein tried to play chess but was hopeless at it.
What I was going to say.
I know a woman with an IQ of two hundred and forty...but she can't change a car tyre...experts are baffled...
i think that to reach anything higher than low master, we need to have learned and gotten serious about the game in our formative years. expert is probably all i have hopes for and i've been playing for ten years. just desitined to suck.
If you can call expert sucking...
Glad to see this thread has some traction now.
Those prize tires and great lungs (from Chris2212) were outstanding.
Come on guys, any nominally intelligent person with a B.A. or B.S. degree can "teach themselves" into the USCF B Class (1600 rating), by imbibing the rather small body of knowledge it takes to get there.
Surely all the Brainiacs on this chess site could get there (eventually). But only if they're committed to systematic study, and practice. They might also need to stop playing bullet-chess, until they become stronger chess players.
Getting above USCF 2000, however, all bets are off. IQ notwithstanding.
And what do raw IQ scores have to do with it anyways? You might just as well speculate on the correlation between idiot savants and chess prowess. You'll get equally far (or not) in that discussion too.