Questions tagged [talent]

Talent refers to a chess player's natural gift for chess.

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Between chess and music

Among the world champions, at least Capablanca and Tal have suggested that chessplayers sit closer to musicians than logicians.
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Can playing blindfold chess be learned or is it a natural skill?

Any blindfold players here? Just wondering if blindfold chess is a skill that can be learned by amateurs like me or a natural skill by chess GM's, IM's, etc.
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How come chess prodigies seem to start at a young age?

I started looking into the history of a few grandmasters such as Fischer and Carlsen, so I wondered: why does it seem that chess "kings" and queens" start playing the game from a young age? Can anyone ...
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What is it about Magnus Carlsen?

It seems every where I read, Magnus Carlsen is involved in a discussion on if he is or will be the greatest chess player of all time. It also seems as if some are crowning him world champion even ...