View Full Version : Chess and Tai Chi

06-12-2005, 05:31 AM
Here is a simple curiosity: Joshua Waitzkin is a chess player who was the subject of the book and movie "Searching for Bobby Fisher". Shelby Lyman, a chess columnist, reported yesterday that Waitzkin, who held International Master classification in chess as a teenager, gave up chess for Tai Chi, and now has won World Championships in push hands (fixed and moving steps) in a Tournament in Taiwan.

I think Cheng Manching was said to be strong chess player as well.

It seems likely that the ability to utterly dedicate oneself to a give endeavor is a major component in success in all sorts of things. Bill

06-12-2005, 11:17 AM
Hi Bill:

I think you're right about dedication. Some athletes are certainly born with natural abilities, however; it still requires dedication and much hard work to become successful. After reading your post i guess i better work more on my chess game. LOL

Take care and best wishes.


06-12-2005, 08:12 PM
as in chess,so in life;i play life much like a chess game.
have you been to the cheng man-ching website?
they are slow to update but there is a section there on his involvement w/chess