Increasing intellectual performance and chess play

Aug 13, 2012, 11:48 AM |

You’ve studied your openings and maybe you have worked with the tactics trainer here at Perhaps you’ve even taken a lesson or two. What will help you get from being a patzer to an accomplished player? That’s a question I ask when I study chess, but it’s also a question I ask when I think about brain physiology and how best to increase intellectual performance capabilities, which have a direct bearing on the outcome of the game and just about anything you want to be good at.

At, we have good insights about that. Recently, we posted about how a thought process can be committed to long-term memory:

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Now, livingthecrway teleconferences include experts on brain improvement. This month’s authority is David Shenk, author of many books on cognition including the Genius in all of Us and a must read chess book, The Immortal Game.