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by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

The preview for Episode 25 is here! The full shebang will be published at 1am.
by Phil Makepeace
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Every week I give our host Jon Mackenzie a little lesson. We've just streamed the fourteenth instalment of Let's Grill Jon and the entire playlist can be found on our YouTube channel here.
by Phil Makepeace
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: neurosis!
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: neurosis!

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:03 am
Hello
What to do when some chess players become neurotic?
There’s a reset button behind the right ear. Next question.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL Online
Replies: 908
Views: 52845

Re: 4NCL Online

I think this is easier to avoid with ECF events as players will know each other. A couple of names of potential participants in the British Championship and Division one 4NCL have escaped. There may be more. What's the likely reaction to their future involvement? Mixed, if this poll is to be believ...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Episode 24 discusses standardplay chess online, Ennio Morricone, and the Soviet Politburo under Khrushchev.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

The Episode 24 preview manages to combine chess hustling and the orientation of racetracks...
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: SCCU Individual Champions?
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: SCCU Individual Champions?

You mean this? One of my very few achievements is on that page.
by Phil Makepeace
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

In the latest episode we ask the following question, which is one that will arise more and more for various reasons when we return to over-the-board play: If you found yourself paired against someone you know has been banned from an online server, how would you feel? We’ve done a twitter poll to get...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

The entire genesis of the podcast itself was someone new to the game, Jon Mackenzie, being guided into the chess world by two experienced players and coaches in myself and Chris Russell.

We probably should have done an Adult Improvement special long before Episode 23... but anyway, here it is!
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Episode 23 is an Adult Improvement special, which will no doubt prove controversial. Anyway, here's a little preview!
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: National Online Club Championships
Replies: 11
Views: 1791

National Online Club Championships

...started this evening. And what's that? John Nunn in the Minor?

Edit: Strange, it worked earlier. Anyway, I've changed the link to the team page.
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

And here is Episode 22 itself! Contains bringing chess into disrepute, incidents which stopped play, and a smattering of Romanian.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Here's the preview for Episode 22! What could Jean Alesi possibly have to do with chess?
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Episode 21 comes from the harshness and obscurity of Mercury and discusses, amongst other things:

- More loopholes in the FIDE laws
- Various invitationals
- Elitism in chess
- Alireza Firouzja
- Iranian sport
- Ice hockey rinks in Qatar
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 96
Views: 12597

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Here's the preview for Episode 21 which will be released at 1am. Why did I have Wolf Hall on the brain? And who is Lou Paul?