Alex Shabelov - American Chess Grandmaster, U.S. Champion Chess Player ["...I know that I have a secret weapon - my Q-Link!"]

Alex Shabelov - American Chess Grandmaster, U.S. Champion Chess Player [

"My mental coach introduced me to Q-Link in April 2007, a couple of weeks before the US Championship. At that point, my chess had been in a slow but steady (and extremely frustrating) decline for a few years. So I felt that to wear some weird device just to please the old man couldn't hurt. I felt no difference in my physical or psychological condition until, a month later, I found myself getting the winner's check and the 2007 US Champion's bracelet! Although I was not a stranger to winning big events throughout my career, things were completely different this time. Normally it would take me months to recover from a tournament of this magnitude, to calm my nerves. But this time, although I was physically exhausted, I felt emotionally unscathed. Now that I have my groove back and my concentration is stronger than ever, I'm enjoying one of the best years of my chess career. Does Q-Link have anything to do with that? I don't know, but guess if I care! There are two World Cups for me to play, classical chess in November in Russia and rapid chess in January in Ukraine I know that I have a secret weapon - my Q-Link!"

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