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    • Pegeen
      ScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      Who knew?!!! Fascinating read! Extreme!

      • Karenz
        Scribe
        2 months ago

        A TOTALLY fascinating read!! I was surprised to discover I was reading about chess and not some amazing weight loss process! Well it IS an amazing weight loss process but secondary to a skill I cannot imagine possessing. As a therapist, this demonstration of what stress can do to your body will come in handy with helping my clients. Readup never disappoints!!! If anybody told me I’d love an article about chess, I’d think they were nuts. However, I’m also watching pro golf on TV!!!

    • thorgalle
      Scribe
      2 months ago

      Fascinating! After watching The Queen's Gambit, I've been more open to reading/hearing about chess.

      Meanwhile, players also eat less during tournaments, simply because they don't have the time or the appetite. "The simple explanation is when they're thinking about chess, they're not thinking about food,"

      This is like me, generally, when programming 😂 It's a problem.

      The sleep & other health issues in this whole article resonate, albeit in a less world-class-master-intensity way. Got conscious about my craning neck while reading!

      • Pegeen
        ScoutScribe
        2 months ago

        OMG, I LOVED The Queen’s Gambit! That really captured my interest in Chess even more also which is why I was crazed for this article. Who knew?!!!

    • Ruchita_Ganurkar
      Scout
      3 months ago

      India's first grandmaster, Viswanathan Anand, does two hours of cardio each night to tire himself out so he doesn't dream about chess; Kasimdzhanov drinks tea only during tournaments and plays tennis and basketball every day. Chirila does at least an hour of cardio and an hour of weights to build muscle mass before tournaments.

      • Pegeen
        ScoutScribe
        3 months ago

        This was SO unexpected and fascinating - loved it! And I love the mystique of chess but never encountered this background info. Thanks for posting!

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      Excellent Read.

      Too Legit 2 Quit:

      "Even if he doesn't lose substantial weight like his peers, Magnus understood early on that his nervous system is stressed after every tournament and takes weeks at a time regaining that balance," Henrik says. "He understands his body well enough to know when he's achieved equilibrium before he goes out to play for another title."

      Brilliant:

      (It's only paranoia if they're not out to get you.)