Here, for example, H. Short, English International Master since 1980. He soon began playing chess, many engaged in theory, yet in his native Bolton School, he had even to war for the right to learn Greek. (This elective actually possible, but other hunters it was not.) A little over Short - born in 1948 - a German chess player Robert Hubner. Four Robert fought for the chess crown, did not prevent him to learn Greek and Latin. And so thorough that the deepening of linguistic knowledge him a scholarship to travel to several countries was highlighted. It happened in 1980, it was time to once again claim the title - and Robert ... refused. Do you think he devoted himself to chess? Imagine the surprise of his second, Grandmaster H. Hecht, when Hubner approached him with a notebook and asked him to check whether he had learned Finnish and Hungarian slova.Takih examples from our lives today can be called quite good enough, but we look at the chess player of the last century and . Zukertort - simply because it is interesting as a person. With heart disease went to the front of the Austro-Prussian War, he was wounded many times, received 9 awards and medals for bravery - and was fired for calling for peace. I got carried away sessions blindfold chess and blew on it's health - was defeated in a match for the world title in 1886 with a brilliant Steinitz. But how has suffered! Opponent named one of Zukertort combinations played out, "maybe even the most beautiful of all, ever created on a chessboard." In this busy life, he took the time to master 13 languages ??- Russian, German, Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English ... Oh, no, mechanical work of each of these players were in abundance, and anyone that did not stop to love and to know at 1-2 to the language.