Sunday, December 15, 2013
A perspective on problem solving.
It often amazes me that as a mind sport we have been unable to solve the simplest problems that have presented itself again and again and again for over 30 years. What we do is to try to shut out the people who dare to raise real questions while we happily say that chess makes you smart.
Now if the people at the top cannot solve simple problems and find improvements, then how can our chess players be any good? And if we still have the same problems 30 years down the road then how can our chess be producing smart people?
Boggles the mind yes?
Personal note: It is my opinion that as a mind sport we should be providing the lead to problem solving skills. And this is something that our Country dearly need at this juncture of our history. But what examples are we setting?