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He points out that there are many chess masters who have practiced much less than the Polgar sisters but are better than they are.
He also points out that even though the sisters themselves have all practiced similar amounts, youngest sister Judit is clearly better than the other two in a way that practice alone cannot explain.
And the contrary claims – like the one that Bobby Fischer’s IQ was in the 180s – are less well-sourced (although Fischer was the son of a Hungarian-Jewish mathematician, so who knows? If it were possible to be a chess world champion with an IQ of 135, then maybe it’s possible to be a “mere” grandmaster with IQs in the high 120s and low 130s.
And it’s just barely plausible that some sufficiently smart people might have three kids who all have IQs in the high 120s and low 130s. 2% of people have IQs in the high 120s or low 130s, but 2% of people aren’t the top-ranked female chess player in the world. “Practice” seems like an obvious part of the picture.
[EDIT: Thanks to a few people who pointed out some problems with my math here (1, 2, 3).
Except that when he trained his three daughters in chess, they became the 1st, 2nd, and 6th best female chess players in the world, gaining honors like “youngest grandmaster ever” and “greatest female chess player of all time”.Their mother and father were both well-educated teachers interested in stuff like developmental psychology.They had every possible biological advantage and I’m sure that helped.J Levitt proposes an equation to estimate a chess player’s IQ from their chess score.It suggests that chess grandmasters probably have IQs above 160.