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by Phil Makepeace
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:11 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Episode 34 is a fun romp through years of failure, decline and ineptitude. We recap Chess 9LX, muse over what correspondence players do in their spare time, and ask what the topical Rule of Six could look like in chess. Enjoy!

The Chess Pit is available on all podcast platforms. For your health.
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:01 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12770

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Who enjoyed Chess or Cheese from the latest episode? Anyway, Frankie Mitchell has made us some brilliant new artwork for all our social bits. We're dead happy with them and you should definitely hire her for all your design needs. https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_banners/1223206774343438340/1600101282/...
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:54 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Thanks, Nick!

Episode 33 has been unleashed and sees us get a bit grumpy about having our ideas stolen but then brazenly come up with yet more original material. Which will probably be stolen.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:08 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Thanks, David!

We’ve just published Episode 32 as well. We pay tribute to Wolfgang Uhlmann, as well as to FIDE being clowns. Hugh has views on jeans, and Jon has a sing-song. Available on whichever podcast platform you choose!
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:16 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Episode 31 is here! We speculate whether elite online chess is completely oversaturated, whether chess can learn anything from franchise cricket, and discuss a sad missing persons case.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:21 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12770

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Thanks, Loz!

Please do rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice if you like what we’ve offered over the past seven months.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:30 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 97
Views: 12770

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Episode 30 is an interview with English WFM Kanwal Bhatia about her careers in chess and machine learning. We also discuss the state of the game in the country with particular reference to women and girls. Kanwal's a thoughtful and engaging speaker and well-placed to make such judgements.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:00 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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And here is Episode 29! How comparable are chess analytics to other sports, and should comparisons even be drawn?
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:31 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12770

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Episode 29 will be out this evening and features special guest Thom Lawrence, CTO of StatsBomb, who was able to bring a broader analytical spectrum to our usual waffle about the current state and future of chess. Here's a little preview.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:00 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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We're still on holiday so in Episode 28 I've been talking to John Ashworth, CEO of Caplin Systems who sponsor the Hastings International Chess Congress. John talks about how he came to become a patron of our game, and his general journey in chess.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:46 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Episode 27 catches us all on holiday, so Chris has this week interviewed PokerStars integrity king, and 2300-rated player, Li Wu.

This position features in the episode too. What should white play? (It's from a segment on machine learning...)
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:01 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12770

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And here is Episode 26! There’s a particular emphasis on classism in chess this week together with speculation on the top speed of a bear.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:32 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12770

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Episode 26 is out tonight. Here's a little preview, which involves some horsing around...
by Phil Makepeace
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:15 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Well, quite. But adjudication is new to blitz as far as we know, and an evaluation of +0.01 is enough for a win. One of the games was curtailed at move 11.
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:37 pm
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
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Views: 12770

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In Episode 25 our host Jon Mackenzie suggested a new variant of chess where the game stops after a predetermined number of moves and the result is entirely based on the computer evaluation at that point. It was originally called 20-100 , then 20-60 , but we've settled on 10-40 . Here is its debut , ...