Chess and Fitness is nothing new for members of the SPICE team. If one wants to be a top notch chess player, fitness will for sure play a very important role. While we train extremely hard in chess, we also pay a lot of focus to physical training.
In the US, most Swiss Open Chess Tournaments consist of 2 games a day, and sometimes even 3. Therefore, a player can technically plays 8-10-12 hours with very little rest in-between. Unless a player is fit mentally, emotionally, and physically, the playing level will diminish dramatically after a certain amount of hours…Read more.