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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:56 pm
by Phil Makepeace
Episode 19 features Leonard Barden, World Champion monuments, and a distinct lack of recall.

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:18 pm
by Phil Makepeace
Here's the preview for Episode 20, which will be unleashed upon a probably-somewhat-suspecting world overnight. Why on earth is Chris talking about Babe?

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:47 am
by Phil Makepeace
Episode 20 is upon us. Featuring cafés in St Andrew’s, Russian politics, and the London Underground. Enjoy!

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:09 am
by Phil Makepeace
It would appear that every single thread that’s ever been posted on this forum is in the process of being dredged up, thus ruining the entire meaning of ‘topics’. So forgive me if I bump this a few more times this week than I generally might.

Our Twitter has been aflame this evening with reaction to the above episode, including a further addition to the loopholes thread from here.

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:30 pm
by Phil Makepeace
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?

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:15 am
by Phil Makepeace
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

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:40 pm
by Phil Makepeace
Here's the preview for Episode 22! What could Jean Alesi possibly have to do with chess?

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:52 am
by Phil Makepeace
And here is Episode 22 itself! Contains bringing chess into disrepute, incidents which stopped play, and a smattering of Romanian.

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:48 pm
by Phil Makepeace
Episode 23 is an Adult Improvement special, which will no doubt prove controversial. Anyway, here's a little preview!

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:33 am
by Phil Makepeace
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!

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:38 pm
by Phil Makepeace
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 a sense of the mood but we’d welcome your thoughts here too.

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:46 pm
by Roger de Coverly
Phil Makepeace wrote:
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:38 pm
If you found yourself paired against someone you know has been banned from an online server, how would you feel?
A slightly different question if you aren't privy to all the detail gossip would be:-
If you found yourself paired against someone you knew had been part of a squad one of whose members had been banned from an online server, how would you feel?

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:35 pm
by Phil Makepeace
The Episode 24 preview manages to combine chess hustling and the orientation of racetracks...

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:01 am
by Phil Makepeace
Episode 24 discusses standardplay chess online, Ennio Morricone, and the Soviet Politburo under Khrushchev.

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:33 pm
by Phil Makepeace
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.