Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Chess and the Expert Mind

"I see only one move ahead," Capablanca is said to have answered, "but it is always the correct one."

Great article from Scientific American on studies of the mental processes of chess players. Reminds me of Ford Prefect's advice to Arthur Dent on how to fly: just forget to hit the ground. With chess- just forget the bad moves!

p.s. great bauhaus chess board here.

1 comment:

  1. see malcolm Gladwells outliers for a expansion....seems that genius really is just good practice....practice does not make perfect as my golfing experience of fourth year medical school can attest to....perfect practice makes perfect..diligence, effort....shame really


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