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by Phil Makepeace
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

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
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

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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: 41
Views: 4453

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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: 10
Views: 1095

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: 41
Views: 4453

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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
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

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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
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

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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: 41
Views: 4453

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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?
by Phil Makepeace
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:09 am
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Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

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...
by Phil Makepeace
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Episode 20 is upon us. Featuring cafés in St Andrew’s, Russian politics, and the London Underground. Enjoy!
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

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?
by Phil Makepeace
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

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Episode 19 features Leonard Barden, World Champion monuments, and a distinct lack of recall.
by Phil Makepeace
Thu May 28, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: The Chess Pit Podcast
Replies: 41
Views: 4453

Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Episode 18 is one giant citation. Women's chess gets covered in depth as well as another undercelebrated master. Our erstwhile Rules feature also makes a triumphant return.
by Phil Makepeace
Sun May 24, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

Here's the full replay of the night shift I just pulled: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/630266460
by Phil Makepeace
Sat May 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Checkmate Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1044

Re: Checkmate Covid-19

I'm doing the graveyard shift (1am - 4am) over at https://twitch.tv/chesspitpod. Please keep me company.