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I think I confused myself. I meant GM Korchnoi might have been using an impaired brain to judge other impaired brains by viture of him being a GM, given the supposition by the OP that a GM is not normal. I didn't mean as a result of his age.
We should all be as fortunate as GM Korchnoi in terms of productivity.
Morphy,Fischer? You think they were a little off. How about those who do chess puzzles,play chess games, and roam the chess forums all day, every day.Normal ?
what did the banana say to the apple ?
"i get the feeling you're not a banana"
Korchnoi was a great player but he was never a smooth talker...
he had to make it because he didn't always have a point to start with
he did look cool in the mirror-fronts.
"So, well... no! Well, but, no chess grandmaster is normal, and that is what I want to say."
Well, Calamity, I'm a patzer (as you know) and I've rarely been called normal!
it's just that you and i are type AB normal.
i mean we do exist somewhere on the normal distribution, don't we ?
even if it's wayyyyyyy out on the tails!
I fully agree. But as for the topic of this thread, what is "normal" ?
To paraphrase a psychiatrist I once met: Being normal means that you have the same abnormalities as the majority of the population.
This sounds about right. The "majority" of avid chess players share the same "abnormalities." Check out any large tournament for verification.
Whether GMs have more of less of these traits seems largely beside the point.
korchnoi spoke his truth and didn't care what anyone thought. alas he had incredibly wealthy and powerful enemies so the picture he developed was only ever recognized by the intelligent.
help-mate in 4 (hard)
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