Relationship between Chess rating and I.Q?

  • #621

    The Principia was published on 5 July 1687 btw. Newton was 45, probably some kind of dementia for his age.

    I found his later life curious

  • #622

         Anecdotally, I used to play someone who had a Ph.d and despite his high intelligence, he was a  weak player, probably in the 1350 range. 

  • #623
    Skinnyhorse wrote:

         Anecdotally, I used to play someone who had a Ph.d and despite his high intelligence, he was a  weak player, probably in the 1350 range. 

     

    My opponents always play someone with a Ph.D, which anyone who is not retarded can get with a little work. ;-)

  • #624

    $$ to pay for the Ph.D. is often times the reason for lacking that degree.

    After 18-years old, many folks are on their own, financially.

  • #625

    Chess is a performance based game, not a knowledge based one. You need a lot of qualities to be able to play chess well, like endurance and concentration. Lots of high IQ people lack both of those.

  • #626
    zborg wrote:

    $$ to pay for the Ph.D. is often times the reason for lacking that degree.

    After 18-years old, many folks are on their own, financially.

    haha! 

    so right. there are other factors that would keep one from attaining a ph.d, and none have any relevance to one's potential.

  • #627

    in singapore, the 18 year old male gets drafted & the military provides.  in return they take part of your brain.  so that doesn't really help either ...

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