Saturday, April 21, 2012

The John Wooden of chess

Elizabeth Spiegel is a teaching dynamo who is absolutely devoted to her students at Brooklyn's I.S. 318.  She says she isn't a genius, she just works hard.  Hard work is a form of genius....

She's in town this weekend with her students at the All-Girls National Championships at the Swissotel.  Last night, Keith Ammann and I had the pleasure of congratulating Elizabeth and trying to learn from the master.

1 comment:

Frederick Rhine said...

Thomas Edison said, "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-
nine per cent perspiration." Similarly, the Spanish violinist Pablo Sarasate is quoted as saying, "A genius! For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius!"