David Shenk on Epigenetics

The implications of this lecture eclipse the pedantry of those who need ever more evidence that playing chess improves the mind (including combating Alzheimer’s). But one must not think like a pawn to join the dots, and it sometimes seems that only brilliant minds, such as those of Garry Kasparov, Susan Polgar and Raymond Keene, can intuit the direction of existing evidence.

Nigel Davies


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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: