Chess is a mind game, still, you need to be physically fit to work long. Everyone has their own formula…focus on making the right moves, rather than on winning the game, says Tania Sachdev
HYDERABAD, Sep 21 (BNC Network) Talent alone does not work as success is a combination of many things such as mental agility, self-discipline, everything put together, it is a package, according to Narain Karthikeyan, India’s first Formula One driver.
He was participating in a FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) Hyderabad's online interactive session “The Winning Strategy” along with Tania Sachdev, Arjuna Awardee, International Master and Woman Grand Master. Over 80 FLO members took part in the session, moderated by Usharani Manne, Chairperson, and Priya Gazdar, Hon. Secretary.
Tania Sachdev said there is no simple, ready or easy-to-follow the recipe for success. There is no substitute to hard work. Chess is a mind game, still, you need to be physically fit to work long. Everyone has their own formula, she quipped. She advocated focusing on making the right moves, rather than on winning the game.
When asked about online chess versus Classical versus Traditional chess, Tania said, when tournaments are not happening, this is the good way to engage fans. It caters to the fun aspect of the sport. I prefer a board game online. Online no doubt is an exciting format. Slowly some players are also adapting to it, but differently. Artificial Intelligence is playing a big role. It is man versus machine. But it is not the competition between the two. Working with AI makes one a strong player, she opined.
Speaking on the IQ aspect she said there is no doubt chess players have high IQ. Players develop certain intelligence, set of mental skills. But high IQ is not required to become a Chess Player. “You need to have control over your nerves. It is not an emotional sport,” she said.
Both the internationally acclaimed players spoke in unison on gender bias and said sports break gender bias. Gender doesn’t matter much in motorsport, though it is right now dominated by men, said Narain.
Quoting Saul Miller, Priya Gazdar said Formula One is "like playing chess at 150 miles an hour."