Experience with successfully helping 2700+ chess GM.

I use evidence-based practices of optimal performance and turn them into an actionable plan you can follow and benefit from.


  • Sleep monitoring and sleep hygiene.
  • Nutritional best practices – including game day nutrition.
  • Jet lag management.


  • Personalised sports programme.
  • Bespoke periodised training plan to tackle long and difficult mind sports tournaments.
  • Endurance and/or strength training programme.


  • Practical, evidence-based mental preparation tools.
  • Breathwork, Mediation, Mindfullness.
  • Degree from the Sports Science department of the University Paris-Saclay: Techniques of Mental Optimisation (2021).

Latest from the Blog

High-performance environments in chess

This post was originally published on my lichess blog on 2022-09-19. Here it is on the website for sake of housekeeping. Enjoy! How to think about performance and organise teams and individual environments. How high-performance environments are built in traditional sports Damien Comolli is the Director of Football at Toulouse FC. Before this, he helped…

Reflections on Mental Toughness

Musings and reflections on two modern models of Mental Toughness. What is mental toughness? Intuitively we know the great champions are mentally tough (Magnus is much more likely to win after a loss as Nate calculated) and players that faced adversity and collapsed aren’t.  Mentally tough people achieve their challenging goals consistently when confronted with…

Understanding mental fatigue

If you’re going through hell, keep going. Churchill As chess players, we get tired as we play long games, and are more likely to make mistakes when tired. What is fatigue? How to slow down the onset of fatigue? Let’s have a look at the bio-psycho-social model of endurance performance. Bio-psycho-what? How we act when…

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