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From Quora: What was Bobby Fischer's IQ? (2018): Short answer: In 1958, when Fischer sat a Stanford-Binet test at the age of 15, his score was 180-187. But in today’s terms, Bobby Fischer’s IQ should be 148–155 on the Fifth edition of the Stanford-Binet test, and 150-160 on the WISC-V/WAIS-IV tests administered by Mensa. The only reference provided for ...


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The most comprehensive and recent publication I've found related to this question is The relationship between cognitive ability and chess skill: A comprehensive meta-analysis. It's behind a paywall, but you may be able to find copies of the PDF by googling the title. Also here's a less technical overview of the article from ScienceDaily. The bottom line is ...


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So far, studies I‘ve seen mentioned in newspapers making a claim either for or against a correlation between chess and intelligence strike me as highly dubious in their methodology. That‘s not surprising, since the concept of a “general intelligence” is itself dubious. (And it’s not even entirely clear in every context what “intelligence” actually means.) ...


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The closest I've come to finding an answer is this research paper - Does chess need intelligence? - A study with young chess players from 2006. Unfortunately you need a login to see the full paper, but the abstract is provocative: The present study investigated the chess skill of 57 young chess players using measures of intelligence (WISC 111), ...


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No. I met Fischer twice at age 11 and 13. He displayed nothing at all, which indicated he was not any sort of genius. Back then, his chess was still only good, not outstanding. He was more an idiot savant who exceeded at one thing and was quite average at best at so many other, more important, things than chess.


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The folks at Lumosity.com got into trouble by claiming that expertise in their brain games would translate to expertise in other related brain experiences. That said, I feel that my experience with chess has helped me understand some core life principles that may or may not be related to general intelligence. Life lesson 1: arrogance gives birth to ...


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As a psychologist, I don't see how he possibly could have scored a 180 IQ on the Stanford-Binet. He was a notoriously lousy student at anything other than chess and that test measures knowledge across a broad spectrum. On interview shows later in his life, his vocabulary was equivalent to an average eighth grader. (He read in several languages but spoke all ...


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Indeed Chess promotes several skills in you: Memory, and especially photographical memory. Getting used to calculate and move the pieces several moves ahead can really give your head a boost! Creativity, yes the Tactical thinking in chess, finding combinations and showing your art on the board will make you more creative. Strategical thinking, Chess is a ...


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Chess is game between two Intellectuals, two Wills & two Egos. ~~ Garry Kasparov. Now when you ask that Chess improves your intelligence ?? This answers is just the two sides of the Coin. A direct answer is Chess does not increase your IQ . If you are hoping that Chess would increase your Intelligence Quotient then please note that there is no such ...


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