Funny how, even though you’ve developed the mental skill and discipline to be the World Chess Champion, you can make a simple mistake. But what’s much more intriguing is how, once you’ve actually made the mistake, you immediately know you’ve made it – as Carlsen did when he made this move, and as Anand did the moment he replied to Carlsen’s game losing move, with a game losing failure to notice the mistake, until that is, until immediately after he made his move!

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Phil Clark
Phil Clark
7 years ago

I wonder if this is because Chess is counter intuitive to real life where we unconsciously accept through assumption unknown factors driving the events around us where as with Chess all the possibilitis and related probabilities are encapsulated on the board. In short, you drop the ball because your so focused on the complex you miss the simple.