Like many traders before him, Mr. Agus has a fondness for brain-challenging games, in his case, chess. Susan Polgar, a grand master, was recently invited by Mr. Agus to take on some of Goldman’s top traders in a match and she says it is no surprise that the best traders are also skilled chess players.
“You need an organized mind, lots of focus and you need to know when to start to attack and when not to,” she said. “He was sharp — I would say he is in the upper 1 percent of all the people who play chess in the world.”
The full article can be read here. Thanks NY Chess Mom for sending me the link.