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Oct. 1, 2021

Benjamin Portheault - Understanding chess and becoming a better athlete

Episode 5!!

In the following episode, I had the pleasure to sit down with Benjamin Portheault, a Performance coach for mental athletes, specializing in chess. Benjamin shared his experiences within the coaching field, alongside how this translates for Esports athletes.

The following episode includes;

  • Chess background - Entry into the scene
  • Data science passion
  • Intimidation in chess - Mental tactics for success
  • Online chess vs Offline chess
  • Mental fatigue on long games
  • Queen's gambit + content creation
  • Calories?!
  • Physiological variables impacts
  • Focusing on the present 
  • Replay analysis importance
  • Finite vs infinite game