Hello, my name is Daniel, I´m 28 years old and from Austria.
If there are some active players from Austria/Germany, let me know.
I have known memory techniques for many years (after I read a book from Dr. Gunther Karsten), but I just used them to learn phone numbers with the major system or things like that. I also had a system for cards, but never really trained it. Then I forgot nearly everything, until:
When I moved to a new apartment a few months ago, I randomly got that memory book in my hands again and decided to give this thing a new chance.
I want to compete with other memory athletes at a local tournament and get/give some advice here on this platform. It´s nice to be part of this great community. Watching the best of the best at the online tournament a month ago was a big inspiration.
My next short term goal is to memorize a deck of cards under 2 minutes (current record is 3:24).
My biggest challenge at the moment is creating memory palaces (for the memory league).
For example I reached Level 7 at cards with only 4 palaces - and I also use them for images, numbers or 5 minutes binary. I would like to train more often, but it´s difficult with that amount of palaces (and yeah I read the wiki, I also read many topics about this and also watched videos on youtube).
It´s worth an extra topic.