MICHAEL ANDREW, GOLD MEDAL OLYMPIC SWIMMER
“I’ve been working with Seth Makowsky from Poison Pawn, and it really ties into the training and the elite mindset of things,” the Minnesota native told Olympic Channel via video link.
“It’s pretty cool. I train every week with him, and there’s so much strategy that goes into it, like learning how to think quickly and how to see steps ahead, which I translate into my sport.
“There are three main rules: control the centre, develop the players and protect the king. If I go into a race and I know Caeleb Dressel is next to me, then he will go out really strong. I see him with his pieces out in the front and he’s got the centre. If I panic and I forget how to develop my own race, I’ll put my king – or my chances of winning – in danger. It’s about remaining calm, assessing the situation in front of me, and attacking when I’m ready.