68 episodes

A weekly podcast where three guys talk about chess… occasionally

The Chess Pit Jon Mackenzie, Phil Makepeace, Chris Russell

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

A weekly podcast where three guys talk about chess… occasionally

    You're Tearing Me Apart, Policer

    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.

    • 54 min
    Struggling Down The Back Nine - Candidates roundup special

    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.

    • 51 min
    Just A Very Bloodthirsty Day - Candidates update special

    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.

    • 26 min
    About To Hit The Skids

    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.

    • 47 min
    Water Squirts and Towel Action - Candidates preview special

    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.

    • 56 min
    Funny and Biting and Meaningful - with special guest Jonathan Levitt

    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.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Piers C ,

Top board

Entertaining and informative. Well worth the time to listen in, learn stuff and have a laugh along the way.

ch_ldn ,

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

Benji_147 ,

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.

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