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by Phil Makepeace
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:10 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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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.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:26 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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For the third bite at our December Interview Season cherry, we invited former junior international and sextech entrepreneur Stephanie Alys on for a natter.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:54 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 46 is the second in our December interview season. How does chess processing fit within other creative industries? Can it? Should it? Writer, musician, poet, DJ, campaigner, and human, Chris T-T joins us for a lovely chat about his career and chess interest.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:20 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 45 is the first of four interviews we’re doing in December with leading people in their respective fields, who also just happen to be a little chessy. The first one is a cracker as musician and football writer Philippe Auclair joins us for a discussion of chess romance, aesthetics, and part...
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 44 sees us salute Magnus Carlsen’s sportsmanship, celebrate inspirational junior coaches, and invent our own novelty chess set!

Available on all podcast platforms. And join our lichess team if you want to take part in our ongoing correspondence game against our listeners.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:12 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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This week we wonder whether the ongoing chess boom can be sustained, discuss prodigies throughout history, and dispute why some famous cartoon turtles decided to deliver pizza.

The brand new Episode 43 is available on all podcast platforms.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:12 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 42 is here! This week we respond to feedback on ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, celebrate Mikhail Tal, and go a little bit Hasselhoff. The Chess Pit is available on all podcast platforms.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:40 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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We’re planning a Twelve Interviews of Christmas feature, or something maybe a little less ambitious. Who do you think we should try to get?
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:04 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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We've been up all night watching CNN and there's a somewhat political slant to this week's offering. But there's still room for bad Hungarian pronunciations, a geographical analysis of the world's Top 100 women, and more thoughts on 'The Queen's Gambit'. Enjoy!
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:13 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 40 discusses the sliding scale of activities to do in the rain, the Netflix sensation The Queen's Gambit, and we delve quite literally into the 1953 Zurich tournament book for this week's Christory segment. Enjoy!
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:47 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 39 comes swerving and skidding at you from the turn of the millennium. And 1993. We wonder why a Short boom didn’t materialise to the same degree as the Fischer-Spassky boom, analyse Aronian’s distractions with a dollop of Firouzja’s panic, and the quiz gets all linguistic. The Chess Pit is...
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:00 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 38 is here! The sorry tale of Isa Kasimi dominates proceedings this week but what can be done about game integrity when the world governing body doesn't seem to care? In more cheerful news, we cover the stalemate rule, try to fix the perfect chess dinner party, and discuss streaking (specif...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:04 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Episode 37 is here! It's time to talk as we start a conversation on chess and mental health. But there's still room for other nonsense, including a brief roundup of Altibox Norway Chess, the pointed chess musings of President Gerald Ford, and whether Alex Holowczak is or was an Olympic boxer. The C...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:14 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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Why did Britpop die? When did chess hustling start being a thing? Is Toy Story 3 a good allegory for how children's chess books can be useful for adults? These are august questions, but it's October now, so we only partially answer them in Episode 36.
by Phil Makepeace
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:22 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12712

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This week in Episode 35 we discuss the evolutionary prowess of pandas, devote some more time to the mechanisms of adult chess improvement, and engage in cancel culture. Available on all podcast platforms and please do spread the word if you enjoy what we get up to. The Twitch streams are also coming...