Here, I’ll Make it Easier for You

Above is a scene from the (great) movie Searching for Bobby Fischer, where the demanding chess tutor is teaching the chess prodigy wunderkind how to see the board. The actual, concrete position of the pieces┬ákeeps the boy from engaging his creative vision to see where they could be.┬áHe needs the pieces to be more abstract, more conceptual, so the teacher More …