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- - By ok373 (**) Date 2007-04-01 23:25 Edited 2007-04-01 23:27
Most people think that if you don't a genious you can't be a grandmaster.
This is not true at all!!
I found something nice:
Garry kasparov has an IQ of only 135.In the other hand Fischer has an IQ of 180.
Under the supervision of an international team of psychologists, Kasparov was given a large battery of tests designed to measure his memory, spatial ability, and abstract reasoning. They measured his IQ as 135 and his memory as one of the very best.
That means that you don't have to be   a super genious in order to be a grandmaster. All you need is to work hard and smart!!
Have a good luck!!

By the way,here is a very good IQ test:http://www.iqtest.dk/main.swf
Parent - By onursurme (***) Date 2007-04-02 19:52
would you please show me source of info about the testing of kasparov's iq ?
are you sure about this ?
Parent - - By revengeska (**) Date 2007-04-03 06:28
Heh heh.. I like that.  Only 135.  That still doesn't give much hope to the average person:)
Parent - - By Uri Blass (*****) Date 2007-04-04 12:46
IQ is not static and I believe that people can improve their IQ by solving IQ tests and learning the solutions.
I would like to see a book of many IQ tests when I cannot score better if I learn the solutions for part of the tests.

Uri
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-04-04 14:09
Yes, you are right, there are really guys which train those tests (and think they become more intelligent by this :) )

A single number will never tell us the intelligence of a person, the elo in chess is sth. diffrent, since you get it in a lot of games (chess isn't more than playing games, if you simplify it), but an IQ test isn't the complete life. So you could be a very good writer but your scores in the IQ tests could be quite low since you don't need to solve problems like in the IQ test for writing books.
Parent - - By Michael Waesch Date 2007-04-04 15:31
By definition IQ is static.

Mike
Parent - By ok373 (**) Date 2007-04-04 15:46
according to this reliable article Kasparov has an IQ of 135:

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Lab/7378/iq.htm
Parent - - By Uri Blass (*****) Date 2007-04-04 15:53
If by IQ you mean the score that a humans can get in IQ tests then by definition it is not static.

Uri
Parent - - By Michael Waesch Date 2007-04-05 04:44
Tests can be cheated, so the IQ results there are surely not static, but AFAIK IQ represents the ability of a given human to deal with problems regarding his intellect and leaving aside life experience, trained or aquired solution strategies and so on. May be scientists still argue on that, but who cares, because nowadays puny human wants to measure any idiotic and may not existing things like EQ, SQ, RSQ, WQ and so on.

Mike
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-04-05 10:25
Yes, the IQ should be static, but this shows that the IQ is nonsense. There are so many factors that can change your intelligence. If you e.g. would like to get a lower IQ, just take your head and a hammer... :) . And if you think a lot (like chessplayers) you should become more intelligent. Those guys that say that the IQ is static, also often say that the elo in chess is static. I think I don't need to comment this ;)
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