Today I read an interesting article about the "hardcore sport" of chess. One participant in a recent high school chess tournament said the following,
"You know that feeling you get after you run for a really long time, and you're just so tired and can't even stand? That's how I feel after a meet like this, except it's my mind and my head. I have to do so much thinking."
I think just as in physical sports, we have to build up our endurance ... our mental endurance in chess.
Here is a post with some pictures of the "Charlemagne" Chess set ... very interesting.
Wow ... what an entry!
Cast-iron chess clock.