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by Phil Makepeace
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:20 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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In Episode 61 we delve into various greasy trades, build the perfect chessy five-a-side team, and get a little musical.

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by Phil Makepeace
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:18 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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In Episode 60 we discuss the UEFA Champions League possibly moving to a Swiss pairing system, how not to deal with facing an online cheat, and this week's Christory section is all about Nimzowitsch. Enjoy!
by Phil Makepeace
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:20 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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After a false start to Episode 59 we mark International Women's Day by celebrating Koneru Humpy and Vera Menchik while bemoaning the lack of equivalent opportunities for contemporary British female players. Otherwise, Jon is svelte, Phil is triumphant, and Chris is silent.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:00 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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This week in Episode 58 we cover Hybrid Chess, ponder the nature of federation transfers with particular reference to Messrs. Aronian & Firouzja, and wonder what the perfect chess stadium would look like.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:01 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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This week in Episode 57 we ponder the effect PogChamps might have on the game, start a bidding war in Oxfordshire, and celebrate C. H. O'D. Alexander. Enjoy!
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:52 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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In Episode 56 we ponder chess in a velodrome, celebrate South American Grandmasters, and ask whether the Dubai World Championship match is just another case of 'sportwashing'.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:56 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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For Episode 55 we investigate how many elite chess players can fit in a Mini, celebrate Koneru Humpy's BBC India sportswoman nomination, and ponder whether Crewe railway station is romantic or not. Enjoy!
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:19 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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Chess podcasts collide this week as we have Perpetual Chess Podcast host Ben Johnson round for tea. How well will he cope now the interview tables are turned? We also round up Wijk aan Zee and make some Candidates predictions. Enjoy!
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:26 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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Episode 53 is - as the title suggests - more than a little focused on the current Wijk aan Zee tournament. We also celebrate Mary Rudge and ponder which cereal packet characters resemble English football managers.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:25 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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Episode 52 is here! We're joined this week by Robin Sarfas, a club player for Hammersmith, who's jumped several hundred rating points during the pandemic. Find out his improvement secret(s), and marvel at our Olympiad knowledge in the quiz...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:11 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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The brand new Episode 51 is your regular hotchpotch of topics, from the longest possible chess game to the somewhat meta concept of whether you'd prefer to play against yourself with white or black. The quiz is sponsored by Google, and we also wonder how events like Caplin Hastings Online and Wijk a...
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:39 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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We're back in 2021 for Episode 50! This week Jon has raging ennui, Phil is sick of screens, and Chris is all snuggly. Also includes centrist dads, odds chess, and Just War Theory.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Everington 1946-2020
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: David Everington 1946-2020

David was my captain for a few years up there. A tenacious player who could more than hold his own against 200+ players well into his sixties, but more importantly always the loveliest man in the room. A huge loss to Shropshire chess.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:24 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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The final episode in our December Interview Season sees us in conversation with New Yorker columnist Rachel Syme ! Rachel's great-grandfather Harold Meyer Phillips was a leading American player and organiser, whose achievements included running the famous 1924 tournament in New York. She tells us ab...
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:10 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12609

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Do you like laboured puns? Yes? Tremendous! You'll love our Christmas special, then. This week we discuss the open letter to lichess, decide who the biggest winners and losers of 2020 are, and the quiz covers 70 years of Christmas music.