A weekly podcast where three guys talk about chess… occasionally
You're Tearing Me Apart, Policer
This week we celebrate chess variants, chess-themed burgers, and ask whether the pandemic will undermine the integrity of the FIDE rating system.
Struggling Down The Back Nine - Candidates roundup special
This week the guys round up the Candidates, discuss Nepo’s chances in the title match, and wonder what the Candidates field will look like in 2023.
Just A Very Bloodthirsty Day - Candidates update special
It's been a big day for chess in Yekaterinburg so Jon and Phil recap Rounds 10-12 of the Candidates and preview what's left to come.
About To Hit The Skids
The Candidates has resumed, so we give our initial impressions on Rounds 8-10. We also mark the brief distraction of the European Super League by discussing the Professional Chess Assocation and the twin World Chess Championships from 1993-2006.
Water Squirts and Towel Action - Candidates preview special
The Candidates resumes on Monday so naturally the boys ask which of the chess elite would be favourite in a cage match. May also include sofa fury.
Funny and Biting and Meaningful - with special guest Jonathan Levitt
This week Jon and Phil are joined by Grandmaster Jonathan Levitt who has a book out! Hear the guys discuss the holy trinity of 'c' words: comedy, cricket, and chess.
Entertaining and informative. Well worth the time to listen in, learn stuff and have a laugh along the way.
Very accessible and fun chess podcast
Having started chess in the chess boom and wanting to learn more, this is a great glimpse into the chess world, unpretentious and interesting
Strikes a perfect balance
Fantastic dynamic trio of complementary hosts. Great balance of being informative and diving into the curious world of chess, both current and historical. A must listen for casual and fanatical a chess players.