Beautiful women should take up chess

This mention reminded me of a study where men experienced difficulties remembering the news when the speaker was a beautiful woman.

Beautiful women should take up chess. Anna Dreber, Christer Gerdes and Patrik Gransmark wrote a Stockholm University working paper in which they found that male chess players pursue riskier strategies when they’re facing attractive female opponents, even though the risk-taking didn’t improve their performance. Social Science Palooza | NYT

My experience is many women know and try to exploit this.

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