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how much food do GMs IMs and chess champions eat b4 a long chess game in a tournament or important game. what are the main components of their diet just b4 the game (day or two) . also , how much do they sleep. are they allowed to take a swim b4 the game ? also do some GMs IMs spent time alone (meditation) b4 the game ?
thank you .
they play hungry ? wont that affect their game ? ok , is there any specific kinda food they eat b4 the game (last meal taken b4 the game)
A recurring nightmare of mine is having to buy Nakamura lunch.
what about the swimming thing, is it advisable to take a swim b4 the game ? GM IM level games.
okay , any idea what they eat afte the game ? are they allowed to take a swim after the game ?
What are you smoking?
Five time US Champ Walter Browne once told an interviewer he'd buy any opponent a big steak dinner one hour before their game. I've read that (some? many?) GMs will eat a light meal an hour or two before playing so that they aren't distracted by being hungry (or light-headed either).
BUT everyone has to figure out what works for them: The fact that IMs and GMs eat this or do/don't do that prior to important games doesn't mean that will work for joe_of_the_jungle or anyone else either. However, Browne's point about not eating a really big or heavy meal (ie a steak) shortly before playing is probably good advice for the vast majority of us!
no , its not for me. i was just wondering what they eat. i play live chess here at chess.com and i was hunger , and there's no food, (food i like lol) . and it affected my game. so i was wondering , what professional players eat b4 their game. thanks for your reply.
smoking salmons for dinner, want some ?
Some people like to chug coca-colas and eat jumbo boxes of Mike and Ikes before and during games, we can call these people fat and disgusting and bad at chess. I would not buy my opponent a steak dinner, I would rather they chug a coca-cola.
Steak dinners? No!
Vegetable curry? Yes!
What kind of subliminal messages are you trying to send? I REFUSE to play the orangutag.
At tournaments, I see people eating while they play. I guess it just depends on the type of person, as mentioned above.
Dued, we hvae smoe graet bananaer peels!
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