Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Polgar Story

So Judit Polgar finished last in Argentina with 4.5 points. Put it down to poor form, maybe bad food, lack of sun (some kibitzer on ICC said that she needed a tan, bad); whatever it is, Judit just had once of those tournaments. Ranked number 8 in the world, she is clearly above most men players. Still, she's a rarity amongst the best. How did she get there?

In this lengthy article, Psychology Today discusses exactly this question. Carlin Flora calls it "The Grandmaster Experiment".

See also: Breaking Through, Queen of the King's Game, Judit Polar: The Princess of Chess

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