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Perpetual Chess features weekly conversations with the Chess World's best players, promoters, and educators about their lives, careers, current projects, and best practices. Learn more at PerpetualChessPod.com

Perpetual Chess features weekly conversations with the Chess World's best players, promoters, and educators about their lives, careers, current projects, and best practices. Learn more at PerpetualChessPod.com
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Perpetual Chess features weekly conversations with the Chess World's best players, promoters, and educators about their lives, careers, current projects, and best practices. Learn more at PerpetualChessPod.com

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English


Episodes

EP.104 - GM Joel Benjamin

12/11/2018
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A giant of US Chess, GM Joel Benjamin, joins me this week. In addition to being a 3 time US champion, and hosting a weekly chess show on the Internet Chess Club, Joel has just published his fourth book, Better Thinking, Better Chess. Naturally, Joel and I began our conversation by discussing some topics covered in the book such as: Joel and I also discussed the following: Joel Benjamin has had a long and storied career, so needless to say, this was an entertaining conversation. Thanks to...

Duration:01:32:50

EP.103 - GM Jóhann Hjartarson

12/4/2018
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GM Jóhann Hjartarson is a legend of Icelandic Chess and has a firm place in the chess history books. He is best known for defeating GM Viktor Korchnoi in a match during the 1988 Candidates Cycle (before succumbing to Anatoly Karpov), but he is also the 6 time champion of Iceland, and the 2 time Nordic Champion. Jóhann took some time out from his duties at the World Championship in London, and we discussed the following: This interview was quite a treat for me as a fan of chess history, and...

Duration:01:07:33

Bonus Episode - IM Mark Dvoretsky (2004 Interview with Fred Wilson)

11/27/2018
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I am off this week, but I have some awesome bonus content for you. Have a listen to the January 7, 2004 interview that Fred Wilson conducted with the now-deceased, legendary chess trainer, author, and player IM Mark Dvoretsky. This is one of the many great historical chess interviews that I am posting on the Perpetual Chess Patreon page for those who donate $3.50 per month or more. Fred WIlson's archive will also feature old interviews with GMs Andy Soltis, Arthur Bisguier, Maurice Ashley,...

Duration:01:40:35

EP.102 - World Championship report with IM Eric Rosen and IM Kostya Kavutskiy

11/20/2018
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On a rest day (after Game 8) for the World Championship in London, friends of the podcast (and previous guests) IMs Eric Rosen and Kostya Kavutskiy were nice enough to take some time and give Perpetual listeners a taste of what its like to be attending, reporting, and photographing the dramatic, ongoing World Chess Championship between GMs Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana. This episode is meant to have more of a "breaking news" feeling than your typical Perpetual Chess interview, so it's a...

Duration:00:33:37

EP.101 - GM Pontus Carlsson Returns

11/20/2018
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Almost 17 months after his first visit to Perpetual Chess, GM Pontus Carlsson returns to discuss his latest projects and the recent developments in the chess world (including the World Championship). Among the topics we talked about are: Business meets Chess and Kids This guest is always entertaining, with plenty of wisdom to share, so there is lots more to enjoy from our conversation. You can reach Pontus via his website here. If you would like to buy a limited edition Perpetual Chess...

Duration:01:36:20

EP.100 - Carsten Hensel (Author, Former Manager of GM Vladimir Kramnik)

11/13/2018
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My guest this week is Carsten Hensel. He is a chess organizer and author who has also spent time as the manager for two elite players- GMs Vladimir Kramnik and GM Peter Leko. Much to the benefit of chess fans, he has written a book about his experiences managing GM Kramnik, called Vladimir Kramnik - The Inside Story of a Chess Genius. The English version of this book will be published by Quality Chess later in November. The published excerpts and this interview suggest that this book will be...

Duration:01:13:16

EP.99 - Chessable CEO and Co-Founder David Kramaley

11/6/2018
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This week I talked to 31 year old programmer, chess player, and entrepreneur David Kramaley, who is the co-founder and CEO of Chessable, a fast growing chess-educational start up. During our conversation,David and I discuss IM John Bartholomew Of course we also get chess and business book recommendations which can be found here. You can email David here. Some other events/opportunities that came up during our conversation are linked below. heremeet-up in LondonCarlsen-Caruana move by...

Duration:00:54:57

EP.98 - GM Michael Rohde

10/30/2018
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Venerable American GM Michael Rohde has been one of the top 100 players in the world, and he still competes actively on the American chess circuit. Mike writes frequently for US Chess Online, and American Chess Magazine and is also a practicing lawyer, and chess teacher. Here is what Mike and I discussed: - What psychological dynamics come into play when he plays another strong chess grinder, such as IM Jay Bonin, whom he has played hundreds of times in tournament games? - Are there any...

Duration:01:12:40

EP.97 - USCF Master Alex King

10/23/2018
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Alex King is a 29 year old Memphis,Tennessee based USCF Master. He is also a full time chess teacher, an adult improver, and a talented musician. We covered many topics on this week's podcast such as: Alex's recent return to the U.S. after traveling to Prague in order to board the fabled "Chess Train," through Central Europe. Alex told us a bit about the history of this unique chess vacation, shared the highlights of his trip and gave us the recap of his 11 round tournament on the...

Duration:01:30:37

EP.96 - Cristobal Cervino (Adult Improver series)

10/16/2018
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The Perpetual Chess Adult Improver Series charges onward this week with another inspiring tale of chess improvement. This week's guest, Candidate Master and economist Cristobal Cervino, wrote some popular blog posts detailing how he made a 170 ELO point jump (from 1935 to 2102) in a fifteen-month span a few years back. For background, you can read the posts that Cristobal wrote about his approach here, here and here. Cristobal and I discussed: Cristobal was glad to share some of his...

Duration:01:11:26

EP.95 - USCF Master and Cognitive Scientist Christopher Chabris

10/9/2018
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This week Perpetual Chess features an interview with USCF Master and renowned Cognitive Scientist Christopher Chabris. In the world of psychology, Christopher is best known for his collaboration with Daniel Simons regarding "inattentional blindness". This was most famously demonstrated in the viral Youtube video called "Invisible Gorilla." Professors Chabris and Simons later published a book expanding on their research and Christopher has published many more interesting studies related to...

Duration:01:17:16

Ep. 94- USCF Master and Author Elliott Neff

10/2/2018
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Elliott Neff, my guest this week on Perpetual Chess comes to us direct from the Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. Elliott is a USCF Master who founded the thriving Chess4Life chess education organization. He is also a chess trainer who will be releasing his first book, A Pawn's Journey: Transforming Lives one Move at a Time, on October 9. Elliott and I discussed: Queen of Katwe Thanks to Elliott for joining me. You can reach him via Chess4life here, or at his website here. If you would...

Duration:00:59:33

EP.93 - Tarjei Svensen

9/25/2018
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Norwegian reporter, chess player, and photographer Tarjei Svensen is a frequent correspondent at elite chess tournaments and a popular and indispensable source of information on “chess Twitter.” Tarjei joins me this week to discuss the following: - How he gets scoops and manages finances as a chess reporter who is often working independently. - His plans for covering the 2018 World Chess Championships and some info on whether his friend and collaborator, GM Jonathan Tisdall, will be...

Duration:00:47:00

EP.92 - Grandmaster Lev Alburt

9/18/2018
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This week on Perpetual Chess my guest is the 3 time champion of both the US and Ukraine, GM Lev Alburt. Lev is also a very popular chess author and teacher. He has co-authored books, such as World Chess Championships: Karjakin-Carlsen (with Jon Crumiller and GM Vladimir Kramnik,) The Comprehensive Chess Course (with Roman Pelts,) plus many others. Lev also writes the popular Back to Basics column in Chess Life Magazine. I hope you will enjoy our conversation about: How Lev decided on the...

Duration:01:34:06

EP.91 - Grandmaster Andy Soltis

9/11/2018
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This week on Perpetual Chess I am joined by the acclaimed and prolific chess author, columnist and historian, GM Andy Soltis. GM Soltis and I discussed the following: 365 Chess Master Lessons: Take One a Day to Be a Better Chess Player, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi: A Chess Multibiography with 206 Games. Of course, GM Soltis also had great stories to share about the likes of Bobby Fischer, Viktor Korchnoi and Mikhail Tal.Thanks so much to Andy for joining me, it was an honor to...

Duration:01:19:30

EP.90 - International Master V. Saravanan

9/4/2018
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V. Saravanan is an International Master, a chess journalist and a voracious reader of chess books. Saravanan resides in Chennai, India, but joined me from St. Louis where he had just concluded covering the Sinquefield Cup for Chessbase. We discussed: YouTube video Thanks to Saravanan for an entertaining and informative conversation. Follow him on twitter here To support the podcast go here.

Duration:01:11:02

EP.89 - International Master Kostya Kavutskiy Returns

8/28/2018
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This week on Perpetual Chess, one of my earliest guests returns for an update on his life and travels. Twenty-five year old IM Kostya Kavutskiy is an active chess player, teacher, writer and content creator. We catch up with him after his busy summer of traversing 3 continents while playing and coaching chess. Kostya discusses the highlights of his trip, and the primary chess lessons he derived from his summer of high level competitive chess. (This includes a discussion of a position where...

Duration:01:04:20

EP.88 - Grandmaster Yannick Pelletier (hosted by Macauley Peterson)

8/21/2018
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Today's show was recorded in Switzerland: Biel to be exact, home of the 51st International Chess Festival — which included a GM tournament won by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov ahead of Magnus Carlsen — and also the birthplace of today's guest, Grandmaster Yannick Pelletier. In chess, he's the Tournament Director in Biel as well as an accomplished player and commentator, but also polyglot and soon-to-be art/design/lifestyle media entrepreneur. Check out his YouTube channel and new magazine project...

Duration:00:58:47

EP.87 - Stacia Pugh (Adult Improver Series)

8/14/2018
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This week on Perpetual Chess, the popular adult improver series makes its triumphant return, with another great guest. I am joined by Stacia Pugh. Stacia has only been playing tournament chess for a few years but has seen her rating rapidly rise to 1777, including a 300 point rise in the past year. What's her story? How did she do it? Stacia joins us to discuss exactly that. tonshere To reach Stacia and/or track her progress, you can follow her on twitter here, or contact her and read her...

Duration:01:02:29

EP.86 - USCF Master Fred Wilson

8/7/2018
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This week's guest on Perpetual Chess is USCF Master Fred Wilson. Fred is a chess author, teacher and for forty-five years, he has run a business, selling used and rare chess books! He also still competes actively, and he recently became one of the oldest US chess players to attain the USCF Master title for the first time, at the age of 71. How did he do it? Fred joins us to tell us just that, as we discussed the following topics: Thanks to Fred for joining me, check out the books he has...

Duration:01:28:16