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|Nov-21-11|| ||Albertan: Jonathan Rowson now his his Doctorate degree and leads leads the RSA Social Brain project.|
"After degrees from Oxford and Harvard, his Doctoral research was an examination of the concept of wisdom, including a detailed analysis of the challenge of overcoming the psycho-social constraints that prevent people becoming 'wiser', similar to what the RSA terms the 'social aspiration gap'."
The Homepagpe of the RSA project is:
http://www.thersa.org/ I hope the administrators of Chessgame will include this update concerning Dr. and GM Rowson. I wonder how many people in the World have a doctorate degree in some academic field (or Medical field) and are also a Chess Grandmaster? I know that Robert Hubner also holds both distinctions. Hubner is a papyrologist (an expert in Egyptian hieroglyphics).
|Nov-21-11|| ||Albertan: I saw GM Rowson win this game at the 2000 Canadian Open in Edmonton,Alberta:|
P Wells vs J Rowson, 2000
I talked with him and I also had him autograph my copy of his book, "Understanding the Grunfeld (1998). Gambit Publications."
|Feb-23-12|| ||whiteshark: |
"Improvement begins at the edge of your comfort zone."
|Feb-23-12|| ||AlphaMale: In other words, you gotta get out of bed first. Nobody ever became a GM in their pyjamas.|
|Apr-16-12|| ||wordfunph: "I am aiming to be 2600 before I am thirty."
- GM Jonathan Rowson
Rowson's peak at 2599 :)
|Apr-18-12|| ||wordfunph: "Affirm your mistakes; don't deny them. Try to appreciate them and learn from them because they are inevitable. Observe yourself carefully before you play and enjoy the experience of
playing. And, of course, buy my books!"
- GM Jonathan Rowson
ok, will buy your books :)
happy birthday, GM!
|Apr-14-13|| ||voyager39: Read your article http://chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211...
Wish you could come up with a more educated analysis of Kramnik's interview
|Apr-18-13|| ||Everett: Player of the day has written some very enjoyable books: The Seven Deadly Chess Sins and Chess for Zebras. Never got my hands on his Grunfeld book, though I never could wrap my head around that opening anyway.|
Happy Birthday and thank you Mr. Rowson.
|Nov-30-13|| ||RedShield: < Jonathan Rowson @Jonathan_Rowson|
Hugely grateful, very excited & suitably nervous to be 'the wild card' @londonclassic Inspired by Magnus, I'm going to prepare some endgames>
|Nov-30-13|| ||jancotianno: I hope he will have some good results in the London chess classic.|
|Dec-22-13|| ||RedShield: <Jonathan Rowson has a golden collection of academic qualifications, having got himself a first class honours in PPE, spent a year at Harvard and got a PhD from Bristol. Oh yes, and he's a chess grandmaster.|
Rowson, like so many of people who venture into the climate debate from the social science side are unashamedly ignorant about what the climate debate is about. It doesn't matter how many articles you write about climate sensitivity, with all that implies; to the Rowson's of this world you are a denier. This failure to engage with the actual arguments made suggests a highly developed sense of intellectual cowardice or the kind of casual dishonesty that we see so often from greens.>
|Aug-24-14|| ||MissScarlett: Tired of being on the losing side of one debate, Rowson plunges headlong into another:|
<If the case for independence is so strong, why isn’t Yes winning?>
Expect him to announce his candidacy for the 2018 FIDE presidency soon.
|Sep-10-14|| ||kellmano: I follow Rowson on twitter and he is fiercely behind the 'yes' campaign for independence. Perhaps this page might be a nice place to discuss it - I'm sure he'd approve.|
I've tried to see what people think on the Rogoff page but no-one seems interested. Surely this is not the case? Perhaps it is just posts there get swallowed up by other things.
Anyway - anyone care to offer their tuppence-worth?
|Sep-10-14|| ||offramp: It is being discussed in its proper place, Scotland.|
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess no longer seems important, but it remains extremely interesting, and though it may never again feel meaningful, it will always be beautiful> - Jonathan Rowson (New In Chess#2, 2012, page 11).|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <If you want to become a better player, you need better habits, and you cultivate better habits through training. The best training is the kind that pushes you up against the edges of your comfort zone, where you force yourself to take responsibility for difficult decisions. It is so much easier to read books that give strategic guidelines, hints and tips, etc., but what you need is ‘know how’ and that means learning by doing> - Jonathan Rowson.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <Playing good chess usually means that clear-cut solutions are quite rare, and that when they exist they won't necessarily follow any logical argument> - Jonathan Rowson.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <The main function of chess trainers should be to guide the training of their students, rather than teach them directly. The best thing you can do for a student is to select interesting positions for them, and analyse them carefully so you can see the kings of things that the student is missing> - Jonathan Rowson.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <Many players get into trouble because they have definite assessments and vague ideas when what you want is clear ideas and revisable assessments - almost the exact opposite!> - Jonathan Rowson.|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <I strongly believe that your practical results will improve once you are more willing to sacrifice material - not for attack (we can all do that) but for defensive and psychological reasons> - Jonathan Rowson.|
|Oct-30-15|| ||offramp: He is known as the Tarrasch of the Trossachs.|
|May-25-16|| ||wwall: I listed all the doctors (PhD or MD) in chess at http://billwall.phpwebhosting.com/a...|
It may be outdated by a few years. I will need to update it soon.
|Jun-24-16|| ||MissScarlett: <Jonathan Rowson @Jonathan_Rowson 8h 8 hours ago|
I've never felt less British than I do this morning, except for the strong feeling that I need to apologise for what just happened.>
|Jan-01-18|| ||Penguincw: Jonathan Rowson after Michael Adams crushed him in a match in 1998: < "I was amazed at how little he saw." >|
I read this quote when reading an article, regarding how AlphaZero was able to defeat Stockfish in a match (recently as of this timestamp).
|Feb-06-18|| ||Kapmigs: Jonathan Rowson
Gosh. I just saw how Magnus Carlsen defeated Wesley So.
So many beautiful notes.
Such fluency between forms of quality.
Such confidence in transitions.
Such abundant harmony.
You would think he is World Champion or something...
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