"I have always had a slight feeling of pity for man who has no knowledge of chess."
- Siegbert Tarrasch Check?
Can 10,000 hours of practice really make you an expert at anything?… The psychologists reanalyzed data from six previous studies of chess competitions (1,083 subjects in total) and eight studies of musicians (628 total) for correlations between practice and success, and found huge disparities in how much chess grandmasters and elite musicians had practiced. One chess player, for example, had taken 26 years to reach a level that another reached in a mere two years. Clearly, there’s more at work than just the sheer volume of hours practiced. New study confirms the idea that the “10,000-hours rule” is a myth. (via explore-blog)
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