24 executives who are exceptional at chess

Scott Tortorice

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24 executives who are exceptional at chess

Bob Rice, author of Three Moves Ahead: What Chess Can Teach You About Business, wrote: "The more you look at the business world, the more you see that successful companies and the people who run them use chess strategies routinely (whether they know it or not)."

While many chess masters play the game full time, we tracked some exceptional players who also excelled in business. Let us know who we missed and we'll add them too.


Patrick Wolff, rating 2564, Director of Grandmaster Capital, was the US chess champion in 1992 and 1995. In 2005, he was hired by Peter Thiel as an analyst. Wolff later started his own hedge fund, Grandmaster Capital, with $50 million under management, much of it coming from Thiel.
I remember him!