After a long time of badgering (I shall not mention any names – Miao…), a month or two ago I was finally talked into signing up for an admissions test to Mensa in order to see if I could get in. I took the test last week and I received the results today. I got 44 out of the 45 questions correct, corresponding to an IQ performance in the top 1 % and an IQ of 135 (using a standard deviation of 15). So I’m in if I want to be.
This is of course a great opportunity for me to expand my social network and meet new people, and I’ll give it a try.
In unrelated news, currently the FIDE World Cup 2013 is being played in Tromsø, Norway. Official site here, live coverage here. Of particular interest I think is the young Chinese player Yi Wei. He’s only fourteen years old, yet he’s defeated both Ian Nepomniachtchi and Alexei Shirov – outplaying Shirov completely yesterday – and he has now moved on to the third round. This is crazy! He won’t win this event, but I’m thinking this is a player who’ll go far.
Update – documentation added below, in case some readers are skeptical (people often lie about such things, especially online…). It’s in Danish, but at least you can verify that all the numbers reported above are in the document (44, 45, 1 %, 135, 15):
(The ’empty box’ I added in MS Paint in order to obscure my name and birth date).