I am letting My Guard down a bit Talking about John Healy Because I Have Been There!
(Academics) may Talk about how they learnt Chess from the Great Masters from Books on Strategy & Tactics...But how many learnt the Real Game about life & Chess where one had to Sleep at Night not Knowing if they would Still be Alive in the Morning!
By Experiencing such Situations a Persons Sensitivity becomes Ultra Sharp! Hence the Reasons for the Incredible Genius like Moves Played!
It's One thing wanting to Play a Good Move but when your life depends on it!...then you have to Play the Right Move...Otherwise die!!