Concentrate! | Curio
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18 mins | Jan 12, 2020
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What life lessons can you gain from playing chess? The challenge of chess - learning how to hold complexity in mind and still make good decisions - is also the challenge of life. Grandmaster Jonathan Rowson reflects on his time playing competitive chess and why he misses the experience of concentration the most.

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