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.

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