Shelves: nonfiction Not a terribly informative read, unless you are specifically interested in the Polgar sisters and even then, I think there will be better biographies. The book is presented as the transcript of an interview with Endre Farkas, seemingly reordered somewhat into chapters. This presentation means that Polgar does not manage to clearly set forth his system, instead responding only briefly on each of several points, with seemingly off-the-cuff answers that breezily dismiss certain topics. It is Not a terribly informative read, unless you are specifically interested in the Polgar sisters and even then, I think there will be better biographies.
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He later recalled that "when I looked at the life stories of geniuses" during his student years, "I found the same thing They all started at a very young age and studied intensively. He concluded that if he took the right approach to child-rearing, he could turn "any healthy newborn" into "a genius.
When a child is born healthy, it is a potential genius. In reading those biographies, he had "identified a common theme—early and intensive specialization in a particular subject. Chess is very objective and easy to measure. I liked the chessmen; they were toys for me. I became defensive, and not very sociable. Thousands of chess books were stuffed onto shelves.
Trophies and boards cluttered the living room. A file card system took up an entire wall. At age 12, she "got a letter, with a picture of my father with his eyes [gouged] out; and very nasty words. In , Judit told an interviewer about the "very special atmosphere" in which she had grown up. My father and mother are exceptional pedagogues who can motivate and tell it from all different angles.
Later, chess for me became a sport, an art, a science, everything together. I was very focused on chess, and happy with that world. I was not the rebelling and going out type.
I was happy that at home we were a closed circle and then we went out playing chess and saw the world. My parents spent most of their time with us; they travelled with us [when we played abroad], and were in control of what was going on. With other prodigies it might be different. It is very fragile. Judit has been described as "without a doubt, the best woman chess player the world has ever seen.
She understood that life is not only about chess, and that all the rest would fall on her lap. But the key is hard work, because hard work creates luck; work plus luck equals genius; and a genius is more likely to be happy.
Only then, if they have time, can they be clever. By far the most famous of these is Chess: Problems, Combinations, and Games, which "includes 5, different instructional situations--many taken from real matches--including problems for checkmate in one move, 3, mates in two moves, mates in three moves, miniature games, simple endgames, and tournament game combinations, plus solutions, the basic rules of the game and an international bibliography.
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Jular Views Read Edit View history. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mohamed Mansy rated it it was amazing Dec 16, It is quit Not a terribly informative read, unless you are specifically interested in the Polgar sisters and even then, I think there will be better biographies. I liked the chessmen; they were toys for me. Also his daughter, Judit, could defeat him at chess when she was just five. Refresh and try again. This was a short read and consisted of a question and answer style interview of two parents who decided to raise their children to be a genius in a chosen subject.