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Age-related Cognitive Decline – A Thing of the Past?!

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Male gymnasts who win Olympic gold medals have a short career. Their strength peaks at an average age of 21½ years. Some may be surprised that brain power follows a similar pattern to gymnastic excellence. That is best exemplified by top chess players, rated above 2800 – a level only a few players achieve. Players… read more

Can Anand Improve his Chances for the World Chess Championship?

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The World Chess Championship has reached the halfway point. After six games, 22-year old chess wonder, Magnus Carlsen leads with two wins to zero for the current world chess champion, 43-year-old Viswanathan Anand. In the first four games Anand showed his excellent preparation: He forced Carlsen away from his slow, grind-the-opponent-down strategy to the tactical… read more