Drug testing?

A major study has for the first time identified two stimulants that significantly boost a player’s endurance and ability to concentrate during a match.

Dr Klaus Lieb, a professor of psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University of Mainz, in Germany, says: “There is (sic) lots of data showing that a subject in a sleep-deficient state or exhausted people do profit from an enhancer.   We recommend to introduce rigorous doping controls in chess competitions.”

There’s a detailed article in today’s Daily Telegraph.   At first read, it feels like an April Fool’s joke.

Really?!   It looks as if coffee should be banned, too.

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