Checkmate Chess Supplement Formula

Checkmate Formula

Our product is completely unique and distinct from other pre-workouts and brain supplements.  Checkmate was created by chess players, for chess players, using a combination of chess and supplement expertise.  No other product meets the unique psychological and physical needs that come with high-level chess performance. We have combined the most effective ingredients for chess players, and our ingredient-list is short and easy to understand; we want to make sure everyone can appreciate all of the benefits that Checkmate offers. Our all-natural formula creates a relaxed cognitive clarity that benefits spatial creativity, memory recall, problem solving, and mental endurance.  Let’s take a closer look at the science behind our unique formula.  


Checkmate includes 200mg of theanine, an amino acid which is primarily in tea leaves.  It has been shown, incredibly, to increase focus while simultaneously decreasing levels of stress and anxiety.  In studies, theanine has improved cognitive performance and attention, decreased blood pressure, and decreased resting heart rate.  It increases alpha-frequency brain waves to reduce stress without inducing drowsiness.  For more information, see the scientific studies below:

Five randomized-controlled trials with 104 participants found theanine reduced stress and anxiety

Theanine increases relaxation and lowers heart rate without inducing drowsiness

Theanine boosts alpha waves and promotes alert relaxation

Ginkgo Biloba Extract

This is another ingredient that you will almost never find in other “pre-workout” products.  Ginkgo Biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is one of the most ancient of any living species, tracing back 175 million years to the Jurassic era. Ginkgo Biloba extract reduces blood pressure and cortisol release (the primary chemical responsible for stress), helping the brain to be resilient during tough situations.  It has also been shown to improve memory, recall, and blood flow to the brain.  

Ginkgo Biloba decreases blood pressure rise and cortisol release in stressful situations

Ginkgo Biloba increases blood flow to the brain

Double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study showing Ginkgo Biloba improves recall and memory

Ginkgo Biloba supporting memory 


Caffeine needs almost no introduction.  Caffeine is the most popular stimulant in the world, and it has been used to enhance performance in nearly every physical and mental activity.  Specifically though, caffeine has been shown to have synergistic effects with theanine, another Checkmate ingredient, and is made more efficient by the presence of Checkmate’s total formula.  In the world of chess, one study of over 3,000 games found that rated chess players played 9% better after taking caffeine.

Caffeine enhances Chess performance

Caffeine improves memory consolidation

Caffeine and theanine together improve cognitive performance, attention, and alertness


Choline (in the form of choline bitartrate in checkmate) is a nutrient similar to b vitamins that can be found in meat, beans, nuts, fish, vegetables, etc.  It is a classic, powerful brain supplement that improves attention, memory, and cognitive ability by increasing the number of important neurotransmitters in the brain.  Choline is beneficial both for your one time chess performance and your long-term brain health.  

Choline improves attention, working memory, and cognitive ability

Choline improves memory and learning ability

And that's it! We want to make sure the proper dosages fit in our pill, and that you know exactly what you're getting when you try your first Checkmate.  Use our formula to take your game to the next level.