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Title: Relative age effect in mind games : the evidence from elite chess
Authors: Breznik, K
Law, KMY
Keywords: Chess
FIDE
Gender differences
Rating list
Relative age effect
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Perceptual Motor Skills
Source: Perceptual and motor skills, 2016, v. 122, no. 2, p. 583-594 How to cite?
Journal: Perceptual and motor skills 
Abstract: Numerous studies have attempted to investigate the factors affecting superior intellectual performance, and it has been proposed that a possible biological marker for superior intellectual performance is the month of birth. In this study, birth details of chess players were obtained from the official international chess federation website. The rating lists of top junior female chess players ("Girls" category), top junior male chess players ("Boys"), top female chess players ("Female"), and top male chess players ("Male") were collected between July 2000 and August 2015. The birth months of each player that appeared in the top rating list were categorized into quarters. Additionally, relative age of chess players was calculated. Results supported the existence of the relative age effect in chess in all categories although a "reverse" RAE was found in the "Male" category.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/61856
ISSN: 0031-5125
DOI: 10.1177/0031512516640957
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