What's the effect of significant WL play on a person's existing chess rating? Please, share your experience (including before/after chess elo).
There's been some discussion comparing WL to chess as an AI problem here:https://www.warlight.net/Forum/145427-chess-warlight
There's even a lengthy 2013 thread about an informal chess league/tourney for WL players here: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/5859-warlight-chess-tournament?Offset=160
There are not nearly enough responses to draw any conclusions, but the anecdotes below are interesting.
One player reports no change, another reports a decrease in chess rating, and another claims a very high chess elo that has not yet translated into a high WL elo.
So a preliminary guess is that extensive training and achievement in either game provides little or no benefit to the other. A proposed explanation is that achievement in either depends heavily on accumulation of domain specific knowledge (and less on development of 1 or more forms of brain fitness) that is non-transferable.
Edited 6/2/2016 18:46:08