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Odd Lots: One of the World's Top Chess Players Talks Chess, Computers and Options Trading

What chess and trading have in common.

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Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics.

On this week's episode of the Odd Lots podcast, we talk to Hikaru Nakamura, one of the best chess players in the world. Currently rated in the top seven, Nakamura achieved grandmaster status at a younger age than Bobby Fischer. In addition to chess, Nakamura actively trades options, and on this episode he talks about the similarities and differences between the two pursuits. We also discussed poker, what it takes to be a pro chess player, and how computers and artificial intelligence are changing everything.


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