The Chess Angle is the official podcast of the Long Island Chess Club in NY. We discuss all topics related to chess and tournament play at the amateur and club level. New episodes biweekly. Web: www.thechessangle.com. Support us at: www.buymeacoffee.com/thechessangle
Ep. 7: Draw Offers, Slumps, & Ego
In this episode, I discuss the psychology of draw offers, dealing with slumps, and the role of ego as they relate to chess tournaments.
Ep. 6: Why "The Amateur's Mind" is the Best Chess Book...
Here, I make the case that "The Amateur's Mind" by IM Jeremy Silman is the most important instructional chess book.
Ep. 5: Local Chess Clubs vs. Major Tournaments
I discuss the pros and cons of playing at your local chess club vs. entering major chess tournaments.
Ep. 4: The Flaws of the Swiss System Pairing Method
This episode make a case that the standard method of pairing players for chess tournaments, the Swiss System, is flawed, and that the random pairing variation is a better option.
Ep. 3: Thoughts on Internet Chess & the Pandemic
Musings about online chess and its increased popularity due to the pandemic.
Ep. 2: Catching a Chess Cheater
We discuss cheating in chess...