Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lecture on Chess Psychology at Marshall CC

Please join us at the Marshall Chess Club for a lecture by Dr. Roy Shapiro on "The Psychology of Chess Competition."  Dr. Shapiro has been a lifelong chess player and a competitive bridge player.

Sports psychology will not make you a better chess player. Only diligent devotion to the game characterized by long hours of practice, dedication to chess, working with your teacher, being active in competition, and studying your errors will over time improve your play.

Sports psychology can offer you techniques used by successful athletes that will assist you in being able to play at the best level more frequently. It will help play the best chess you are capable of playing.

We invite you to come to the lecture and demonstration. Find out how sport psychology techniques can work for you.

In this lecture, you will learn the following:

1) The difference between playing a winner's game and a loser’s game.

2) Living with fear and the “Amygdala hijack.” How hard should I play? (You will be asked to participate in an activity to create fear and then to let it go.)

3) An introduction to developing your stance which is a three part process that consists of controlling your thoughts, dictating how you will move and act, and determining emotions that you will foster during play.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Lecture fee: members free, non-members $10.

Roy Shapiro, Ph.D., is a practicing psychologist with 35 years of experience helping individuals achieve excellence in their personal lives, at work, and in competitive activities. He will lecture and demonstrate the basic aspects of sports psychology as it applies to chess.

Roy Shapiro, Ph.D.
80 University Place
New York, NY 10003
Phone 212-475-8899

Marshall Chess Club
23 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011
Phone 212-477-3716
Fax 212-995-9281