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Is a Genius Made, not Born?

A discussion about chess, creativity, and trainability

Photo by Alex Mihai C on Unsplash

Raising chess world champions

László Polgár was born in 1946, and his three daughters are still alive today. He fathered not just one, but three world-class Chess players — one of whom (Judit) is considered to be the greatest female chess player of all time (someone who would give…

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James Gordon

James Gordon

MFA in Creative Writing. Enjoys music, writing, and spending time with his wife and son. Writes about mental health, movies, and other topics.

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