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Equal problem: Trying to find the best chess player trough friendly conversation about chess.

We could talk all day, but I could not pick Magnus Carlsen over any other professional chess player in conversation. Worse. I can't even differentiate someone below my level from grandmaster level if they are huge chess enthusiasts.

If you want to find programmers who are better than you or rank people close to your level, only the actual work shows the differences. I can recognize someone who is better programmer than me only from the code they write.

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