Originally posted by Eladar
Some people memorize things more easily than others. Some people just pick it up, some people have to study, and some people will never get it no longer how long they study.
I don't have it down yet, but then I've never tried to memorize it yet. I'd say that I could memorize it more quickly than most, but less quickly than most people who achieve rating ...[text shortened]... are able to reach 2000 are fairly intellegent and are gifted with visual ability and recall.
I'd say you were nearly correct.
"but I think it is safe to say that those who are able to reach 2000
are fairly intellegent and are gifted with visual ability and recall."
Drop the words 'fairly intelligent, gifted and recall'.
It's practice, study and more study. There is bit of work involved.
I don't like the word 'work' but can think of no other word.
Enjoyable work is perhaps a better term.
If you want to be good at ches then you must put in the study time.
The gifted ones sail to 2400/2500.
There is no such thing as a bad memory. An untrained memory, yes.
a bad memory no.
(The intelligent one never take up chess in the first place).