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Study Links Intelligence and Chess Skill

by Zach Hambrick, Alexander Burgoyne, Andy Henion, MSU Today

Intelligence – and not just relentless practice – plays a significant role in determining chess skill, indicates a comprehensive new study led by Michigan State University researchers.

The research provides some of the most conclusive evidence to date that cognitive ability is linked to skilled performance – a hotly debated issue in psychology for decades – and refutes theories that expertise is based solely on intensive training. Continue reading Study Links Intelligence and Chess Skill