The Chess Pit Podcast

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Phil Makepeace
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Post by Phil Makepeace » Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:52 am

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We've now started to put some bonus material up on our Twitch channel. Today brings a beginners' guide to Nepomniachtchi - Ding from today's Candidates.


And I’m going to be doing daily streams of standardplay matches from now on. If you’d like to play me at a time control of 15+15 or 30+15 drop me a line at chesspitpod@gmail.com and we can sort out a time. Here’s the first one (yes I know there’s an echo).

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:41 pm

Episode 11 includes goalkeepers, synethesia and being paid to not play.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:55 pm

We've been very active on our Twitch over the last few days, and we're actually now #1 for Hobbies in Norway!

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Here is coverage from the Middlesex League blitz battle, won by Hammersmith, from Saturday night.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:13 pm

Blimey
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:36 pm

Episode 12 is a Carlsen Invitational preview but also features a decent chunk of cricket.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:27 pm

Episode 13 is a cheery affair involving Oscar winning films, an album launch, and a visit to your high street.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:24 pm

We've now had two clock simuls and it's going to become a regular Saturday morning feature from now on. This morning I managed 50% against a strong Downend & Fishponds lineup and next weekend I'll be facing the best and brightest from Ealing. Here's the replay from the Downend event: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/602155309

If you would like a lichess clock simul for your club or school, please get in touch via chesspitpod@gmail.com.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:30 pm

We’ve just recorded our Tony Miles Special which should be out on Thursday. As preview material, here’s a replay of a stream looking at Ligterink - Miles, which I got to know first through Geoff Chandler’s wonderful obit.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:51 pm

Episode 14 is our long-awaited Tony Miles special!

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Thu May 07, 2020 1:50 pm

Episode 15 includes pies and communists!

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Mon May 11, 2020 10:35 pm

Every Monday at 9pm on Twitch we're doing a First to Four Charity Blitz Challenge, where I'll take somebody on in a best-of-seven match on lichess. The winner donates £7 to a charity of their choice. So far I've lost both and the Alzheimers Society and the Trussell Trust have each benefited. The stream from tonight's match is here.

In addition we've got streams every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 10pm where I take on allcomers. Episode 16 is out Thursday!

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Thu May 14, 2020 3:41 pm

Episode 16 contains a small preview of the Steinitz Memorial, visits gangland Norway, and asks how one should choose a chess coach.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Thu May 21, 2020 6:40 pm

Episode 17 is largely on the small screen this week and includes chess computers in human tournaments, and being infamous for coming second.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Fri May 22, 2020 5:34 pm

We’ve also started a new team over on lichess. Join to participate in some tournaments and simultaneous exhibitions we’ll be running over the summer, and to keep up-to-date with Blitz Album Parties and other streams! Here y’are.

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Re: The Chess Pit Podcast

Post by Phil Makepeace » Thu May 28, 2020 5:56 pm

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.

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