Saturday, 7 March 2009
Chess Quote - Child Prodigies - Chess - Mathematics - Music
Chess, like mathematics and music, is a nursery for child prodigies.
-- Jamie Murphy (Time Magazine Monday April 21st 1986)
From article about the Polgar sisters (Susan 16 years old / Sophia 11 years old / Judit 9 years old) describing their exceptional performance at New York Open Chess Tournament in 1986.
(Time article link - Don't Play Around with the Polgars)
Caricature of child prodigy composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, at the piano, surrounded by (from left) Siegfried Wagner, Max Reger, Artur Nikisch, Richard Strauss & Eugen d'Albert.