The news that Red Bull is sponsoring Hikaru Nakamura might get people wondering if this drink might be good for your chess. Here he is with a can of the stuff by his side:
So is it true, can Red Bull help? Well be warned first of all, caffeine can get you banned by FIDE if there’s 12 micrograms per millilitre in your bloodstream. Plus the fact that it might not help, personally I’ve found beverages with caffeine in just make me nervous during games.
Of course it’s as well to test this for yourself, plus other approaches like staying well hydrated. But stay within the legal limit if you’re likely to be dope tested.