Brain Food = Better Chess !

FM Boorchess

Hello Everyone!

I am happy to annouce the release of my first (coauthored with my wife) chess ebook !

"The Chess Player's Recipe Book: 20 Brain Enhancing Meals, Snacks and Drinks"

For readers I would like to share a recipe and puzzle but first let me give the description of the book.

This book to the best our knowledge is the first of its kind: A cookbook specifically tailored to the needs of chess players! Studies show that the cognitive benefits of super foods can have a positive impact on brain performance. 

At the end of each recipe there is a puzzle for you to enjoy with your food. These positions are a Smorgasbord of dramatic king hunts, endgame studies, and little known combinations. The difficulty of the positions is wide ranging; we have done our best to actually match a suitable puzzle with the given entree or snack.

On to the first course !

Grilled Salmon Avocado Double Attack


avocados - peeled, pitted and diced

clove garlic, peeled and minced

1 tablespoon Greek-style yogurt

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

2 medium  salmon steaks

3/4 teaspoon dried dill weed

3/4 teaspoon lemon pepper

salt to taste


Preheat the grill for high heat. Sparingly oil the grate.

In a medium sized bowl, combine avocados, garlic, yogurt, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Rub salmon with dill, lemon pepper, and salt. Place on the prepared grill, and cook 15 minutes, turning once, until fish flakes to the touch. Serve with the avocado mixture.

"The standard advice is that before a game you should  eat a large meal no more than two or three hours in advance. In the American chess tournament standard of two long games a day this often means that we often need to bend this rule by eating light, high protein, brain friendly meals. The quick preparation Grilled Salmon Gambit with Avocado compensation is just what the doctor ordered in a time crunch." Carl


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