Why chess masters win

Chess is one of the oldest – and most popular – board games. Yet what is the secret of successful chess players? Cognitive scientists have been investigating this question for the past year in the project “Ceege” by recording players’ eye movements and facial expressions. Now, the researchers are revealing their preliminary results and explain why Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen again earned the title of world chess champion at this year’s tournament….

Chess is one of the oldest – and most popular – board games. Yet what is the secret of successful chess players? Cognitive scientists have been investigating this question for the past year in the project “Ceege” by recording players’ eye movements and facial expressions. Now, the researchers are revealing their preliminary results and explain why Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen again earned the title of world chess champion at this year’s tournament….