Apparently, there are a few articles proposing that competitive chess players are good at market roles (e.g. trader, PM). One of the MANY examples is Luke McShane, a chess GM, who went on to become a trader at GS.
I used to play chess competitively at elementary school and then took a few years off. I just started playing again, on Chess.com, and got a rating of 1.5k, both blitz and rapid. If I study and play seriously, I feel I can reach 2.0k in the game (probably corresponds to 1.7k OTB).
How many of you actually play chess or know someone in the industry who does? If enough people are playing, I figured it could be a terrific talking point in coffee chats and interviews.