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A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus
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PostPost subject: Re: A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus    Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:51 pm Reply to topic Reply with quote

Dann, I share your interest in the topic of savant abilities. After reading the article Ted linked to, I once again marvelled at the remarkable potential of the human brain. Isn't it a shame that most of us will never be able to tap into whatever area(s) in the brain the savants tap into?

Unfortunately, from what I've read it appears that many savants are socially inept or worse, but the young man in the article who played 39 moves against Carlson appeared to be quite well adjusted. Good for him, and I suspect we'll hear more from him in the future as he continues to set and reach his amazing goals.

I also found interesting his insistence on getting eight hours sleep every night as well as his habit of taking an hour long walk every day to clear his head. I was seriously sleep-deprived during my working years and it's hard to describe how much better I feel now that I'm retired and can go to bed when I want and get up when I want, which usually accounts for about 8.5 hours of sleep every night on average. Like him, too, I walk two to six miles every day, also to clear my head, as well as to enjoy sunshine and fresh air.

On another note related to the article, I'm still smiling over the fact that Magnus mated Bill Gates in nine moves. Given all the aggravation Gates' operating systems have given me over the years, this was a nice bit of revenge. Doing a little reading about the Carlson/Gates game, I found an article that others may find worth reading at:

http://chessimprover.com/9-lessons-to-learn-from-bill-gates-9-move-loss-to-magnus-carlsen/

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A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Ted Summers Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:45 pm
      Re: A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Chet Day Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:39 pm
            Re: A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Dann Corbit Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:05 am
                  Re: A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Chet Day Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:51 pm
      Re: A Chess Novice Challenged Magnus Terry McCracken Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:26 am
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