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Did Fischer really have a 180 IQ?

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 ...
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Is high IQ necessary to become a GM?

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, ...
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Does chess improve our intelligence?

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 ...
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Is high IQ necessary to become a GM?

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, ...
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Did Fischer really have a 180 IQ?

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 ...
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Did Fischer really have a 180 IQ?

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 ...
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Does chess improve our intelligence?

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 ...
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