Ram and Josh mentally prepare before the start of the round

Each competitor will have two decks of cards and just five minutes to memorize all of the cards in order

Josh Foer concentrates before the recall period begins

Ram Kolli gets wired up for sound

Josh tries to recall one of the cards

Ram shows his years of experience in his total relaxation

Josh and Ram dueling it out

Josh trying to conjure up an elusive card image

Ram gets up after Josh correctly recalls the card that Ram could not

The 2006 and 2005 US Memory Champions

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