Chester Santos The International Man of Memory

 

Memory in a pill

Memory in a pill
Everybody wants the "miracle" fix. Whether it's six-pack abs while sitting on the couch, to weight loss while you sleep, to great libido in a little blue pill. With memory, it's no different. People want one pill that will make you remember everything in a breeze. While that's unlikely, Chester Santos, the 7-time U.S. Memory finalist and 2008 Champion, believes that a healthy mind when combined with proper memory techniques can definitely make an improvement. The great news is that most of what you need can be found at your locally grocery store. No informercial "power packs" necessary. "I am a firm believer that a healthy...
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When Harry Met Chester

When Harry Met Chester

Harry Villegas came to Chester Santos, a.k.a. The International Man of Memory, unable to remember even three numbers in a row. He asked Chester to help change that. One year later Villegas competed alongside the 2008 U.S. Memory Champion in NYC and memorized 76 random numbers and 40 cards.
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Ice Man almost moonwalked with second championship

Moonwalking_with_Einstein_The_Art_and_Science_of_Remembering_Everything-69230.jpgIn 2008, Chester Santos, the International Man of Memory, hoisted the trophy as the champion. But what people don't know about the 7-time finalist is that he very nearly won the 2006 crown as well. Instead that went to Joshua Foer, who later wrote the book "Moonwalking With Einstein," which became a New York Times Bestseller. "Literally, if he and I were seated in different seats, I would have won," Chester said. "Instead he did and ended up getting the big book deal. It was the luck of the draw." Chester was eliminated in a challenge called "Three Strike and You're Out," where contestants had to...
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