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.
In 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...