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This is nitpicky, I know, but I found it funny that the woman writer reffered to a hypothetical grandmaster as "she". I was surprised as I know chess is male-dominated.

Turns out there are 13 women grandmasters in history, and over 1,300 total grandmasters.

I modeled the article after what I learned about Susan Polgar, the first woman to earn the title of Grandmaster. At least one of her sisters also earned the title after her.

She's particularly remarkable because her father believed "geniuses are made, not born" - and set out to train her himself. His methods are based on chunking, repetition, and study -- like I described. He wrote a book on it called "Bring Up Genius!"




Ta-da! You're right - my use of the feminine pronoun is hilarious!

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