Biochemistry and Psychology of Chess and Classical Physical Exercise: Concurring or Conflicting Evidence?

  title={Biochemistry and Psychology of Chess and Classical Physical Exercise: Concurring or Conflicting Evidence?},
  author={Sighart W. Golf},
  journal={Journal of Sports Medicine \& Doping Studies},
  • S. Golf
  • Published 25 March 2015
  • Education, Biology
  • Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies
Chess is a competitive sport in the classical meaning of the word. One of the most important factors for chess and sport competence is the accumulated time of training. In order to obtain a high level of competence, chess players and athletes alike must spend up 10 years of specific training. In chess and classical sport energy needed for brain activity is first derived from glycogen stores in brain, muscles and liver and later from adipose tissue. Both, chess and classical sport rely on shared… 

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