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Chess tournament shows you really burn a lot of calories whi

时间:2018-11-02 作者:admin

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Technology made its way to the world of chess, and it’s confirming something that we were hoping for a long time: thinking hard really does burn a lot of calories.

Burning calories with chess

The Isle of Man is currently hosting the biggest open chess tournament of the year, attended by some of the world’s greatest players as well as young, up-and-coming prodigies. The tournament has already produced some spectacular games and remarkable upsets (no spoilers), but one of the most interesting things to come out of the tournament is not chess-related at all.

In the tournament, organizers asked some of the players to wear heart and calorie monitors. The players can, of course, decline (some feel that they could give away significant information by revealing their heart rates during a game), but most accepted — and the data looks quite interesting.

For instance, Grandmaster Mikhail Antipov burned 560 calories during two hours of play — the equivalent of running around 8 km (5 miles) or swimming for one hour. Full disclosure: the number of calories you burn in different activities depends on your own physique and although Antipov’s height and weight are not public, he seems to have a fairly normal distribution, so we’ll go with that.

We burn calories all the time, just by breathing, but AnAAAov’s rate is truly remarkable. It’s like he’s having a brisk walk, or even a light swim, for the duration of the game — but he’s sitting down. As the event’s photographer FM Maria Emelianovva noted, the stress of chess was making Russian GM Mikhail Antipov‘s heart pump, which made him consume more calories — a higher heart rate requires more breathing, which increases the number of calories you burn.

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