Any others with high IQ suck at chess.

  • #61
    AndyClifton wrote:

    If chessplaying and IQ were truly correlated, we wouldn't keep seeing this idiotic topic being posted here. 

    Laughing

  • #62
    waffllemaster wrote:
    kborg wrote:

    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. Smile

  • #63

    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

  • #64
    ciljettu wrote:

    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). Smile

  • #65
    Huskie99 wrote:

    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

    I just hope we're not talking USCF ratings... Laughing

  • #66
    AndyClifton wrote:
    ciljettu wrote:

    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.

    **ciljettu is not a rocket scientist. Must google search jockeys** 

  • #67

    I pretty proud of this game.

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game.html?id=50868621#

    I have to say that high intelligence might lead to good chess but their analytical abilities might be extremely poor. 

  • #68
    Huskie99 wrote:

    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

    I guess I am unreasonable sometimes, or am I ....Foot in mouth

  • #69
    ciljettu wrote:

    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 ILaughing

  • #70

    Ummmm.........whats's "IQ"?

  • #71

    IQ is a very complex term. We can not relate it with only one thing.

  • #72
    AndyClifton wrote:
    waffllemaster wrote:
    kborg wrote:

    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. 

    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.

  • #73
    yograjmatrx wrote:

    IQ is a very complex term. We can not relate it with only one thing.

    Well, that doesn't help.

  • #74

    Ah, that's what I call going for the jugular.

  • #75
    TMIMITW wrote:

    Ummmm.........whats's "IQ"?

    And how do you spell it?

    "Can't spell VW but I got a Porsche..."

  • #76
    madhacker wrote:

    Albert Einstein tried to play chess but was hopeless at it.

    What I was going to say.

  • #77

    I know a woman with an IQ of two hundred and forty...but she can't change a car tyre...experts are baffled...

  • #78

    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.

  • #79

    If you can call expert sucking...

  • #80

    Glad to see this thread has some traction now.

    Those prize tires and great lungs (from Chris2212) were outstanding.  Laughing

    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.

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