March142014
“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)

(via npr)

March132014

vizual-statistix:

When I started this blog, one of my first posts addressed chess square utilization by Bobby Fischer. At the time, several people asked me how his move distribution compared to other GMs. So I finally decided to revisit the topic and do some additional exploration.  Here are the results for square utilization for 12 masters, playing as white and black. In generating these, I calculated some other interesting stats that I thought were worth a few bar charts. Who knew queenside castling was so unpopular?

Data source: http://www.pgnmentor.com/files.html#players

(via enpasant)

June232013

inallthingsbalance:

Food VS Trash Chess

4AM
spencestar:

Shot glass chess!

spencestar:

Shot glass chess!

May292013

(Source: yodiscrepo)

2PM

(Source: chess-soul)

May262013

goodtypography:

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(via clawedrockdawg)

May172013

(Source: sexual-passion, via warwife)

March182013
chessmoveslikejagger:

That’s rough. :/

chessmoveslikejagger:

That’s rough. :/

February52013
dailychess:

3D chess.
It’s pretty tough.

dailychess:

3D chess.

It’s pretty tough.

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