Grandmaster: Men Are Better at Chess Because It Requires Logical Thinking
A female chess star fired back at a male grandmaster’s suggestion that men are just better at chess than women.
Nigel Short claims that men are hardwired to be better at chess because it requires logical thinking.
“I don’t have the slightest problem in acknowledging that my wife possesses a much higher degree of emotional intelligence than I do. Likewise, she doesn’t feel embarrassed in asking me to maneuver the car out of our narrow garage. One is not better than the other, we just have different skills. It would be wonderful to see more girls playing chess, and at a higher level, but rather than fretting about inequality, perhaps we should just gracefully accept it as a fact.”
But Judit Polgar, the strongest female chess player in history, disagrees. She said that being good at chess isn’t a matter of gender – it’s a matter of being smart.
Polgar said that her parents raised her and her sisters to believe that women can succeed as much as their male competitors if they are given the same possibilities.
Today on “Outnumbered,” Kirsten Powers called Short a jerk.
“What a horrible and stupid thing to say,” she said of the male chess player's remarks.
Harris Faulkner remarked that she heard Short lost earlier in his career to a female chess player, calling him “a little disgruntled.”
#OneLuckyGuy Steve Hayes said that Short’s comments were absurd.
“My 10-year-old daughter I’m confident would beat me in chess if we were to play when I got home,” he said.
Watch more from “Outnumbered” above.