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Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website This week the guys discuss how they could tutor a child in the ways of chess righteousness, while also offering adults tips on their first serious tournament games. A full lifespan in one episode! Also includes curry etiquette. You lucky people. Here's part two of Martin Justesen's chess boom substack we talk about: https://saychess.substack.com/p/is-the-chess-twitch-boom-over-looking?s=r
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website This week the guys plumb new depths of dorkery while wondering whether the chess boom is diminishing. Silly questions are back, and the Rookbusters clues might be somewhat familiar... Here's the article by Martin Justesen that we discuss.
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website This week Robin is a reasonably-established adult, while Phil and Jon are both nervous about football. We discuss the Candidates qualification process, being accused of being elitist, and the demographics of our listenership. 
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website 0:00 Intro 3:40 Phil has a quiz 5:01 Online chess as a gateway drug 14:11 Robin played a tournament 22:15 Mandatory women's/girls' boards in national league teams 34:37 Phil has quiz answers This week Robin has seven friends, Jon misses composing crosswords, and Phil seemingly casts aspersions on great mathematicians. The guys ponder encouraging female participation from the bottom up, and declare themselves to be far too busy for online chess.
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website 0:00 Intro 7:37 Phil has a quiz 8:30 Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding 15:44 Player pronunciations 19:52 Russian Exodus 32:56 Robin has a tournament 51:22 Phil has quiz answers The guys are back together for the first time in a month and get straight down to it with the nonsense this week including Spanish restaurants, triple jumping, and boring names for pets. We also build on our visit from the chessfeels podcast to pep Robin up for his tournament this week. In the spirit of this week's Rookbusters, you can find Robin's lichess account for correspondence games here.
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website Jon and Phil are joined by chess analytics human and resident Frenchman Benji Portheault to discuss chess on film, snooker, and whether Phil's French Rookbusters are better than Robin's English ones. 32:19 Rookbusters
This week Phil is still yanking around the US of A, so Robin and Jon welcome a couple of very special guests: JJ and Julia of the chessfeels podcast.  We kick off with some nonsense about names before talking about the psychology of chess. Julia gives Robin some chess therapy and… just how good are Robin’s Rookbusters? Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website This week Phil is yanking around the US of A, Jon is hibernating during football's international break, but Robin is here in his cave to hold the fort. He's joined by his good pal Jim Stevenson to talk about Jim's new Chessable course on Alexander Tolush, a little-known (by Jon at any rate) Soviet Grandmaster. Enjoy!
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website This week Phil has been to the seaside, Robin has been in a moving van, and Jon has simply stayed at home. Hear the guys discuss the latest FIDE sanctions against Sergey Karjakin, the latest from the Grand Prix, and... what is the English Chess Capital of the World? 0:00 Intro 4:43 Phil has a quiz and feedback 11:32 Grand Prix 19:01 The Batman 25:07 Robin's on a drawing streak 36:17 Phil has quiz answers
Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website When we heard that Jennifer Shahade would be in London to promote her new book 'Chess Queens', we jumped at the opportunity to get the whole gang in the studio to record an episode with her. So here it is! In the studio again! With Jen! You can find a beautiful hardback copy of Chess Queens here! Jennifer's website contains details of all her projects and socials, including her very active Twitter.
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Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website You can find Nate's twitter here and his Zwischenzug substack here
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Twitter Facebook Twitch YouTube Website 0:00 Intro 6:07 Phil has a quiz and the news 15:07 The Chess Pit guide to (not) succeeding in 2022 58:25 Phil has a quiz answer Danny Gormally's article https://theabysmaldepthsofchess.blogspot.com/
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