54 episodes

The C-Squared Podcast is an in depth weekly discussion about the chess world with your hosts, Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana and Cristian Chirila. Bringing the biggest news and chess stars to your doorstep!

C-Squared Podcast Fabiano Caruana & Cristian Chirila

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The C-Squared Podcast is an in depth weekly discussion about the chess world with your hosts, Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana and Cristian Chirila. Bringing the biggest news and chess stars to your doorstep!

    Is Freestyle Chess The Future? Team Battle V.S. Anish & Danny Gets HEATED!!

    Is Freestyle Chess The Future? Team Battle V.S. Anish & Danny Gets HEATED!!

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    00:00 Intro
    01:14 Fabi got food poisoned
    03:20 Fischer Random OR Freestyle Chess
    05:26 Tournament Branding
    08:38 Fabi on the Tournament's Format
    15:05 Freestyle Chess In The Spotlight
    17:20 What's Happening to Ding Liren?
    20:40 Difference between Normal and FreeStyle Chess
    22:05 Fabi VS Gukesh
    23:20 Fabi Vs Levon
    28:30 Fabi suggested a few ideas for the Tournament
    30:14 The Final VS Magnus
    37:07 New Chess Tour
    47:02 Team Chess Battle
    1:00:00 Top Juniors
    1:07:40 Young guys are fighting back

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Hans Niemann Ban, Late Night Chess Battles, Freestyle Chess Challenge

    The Hans Niemann Ban, Late Night Chess Battles, Freestyle Chess Challenge

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    The boys react to the St. Louis Chess Club issuing a one year ban for GM Hans Niemann, after the former was accused of vandalizing a hotel room during the 2023 US Championship. Fabi recounts a recent story of a late night chess party, and more!

    00:00 Intro
    00:30 Fabi Gets A Haircut
    08:45 Secret Event In Germany
    13:39 Freestyle Chess
    17:00 The GOAT Debate is Back
    18:35 The Tournament
    23:44 Hans VS STL Chess Club Drama
    44:14 Open Chess Tournaments
    51:51 India No.1
    52:15 Hans YouTube Journey

    • 55 min
    It's Over | Tata Steel Winners & Losers, New Generation Has Arrived

    It's Over | Tata Steel Winners & Losers, New Generation Has Arrived

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    00:00 Intro
    00:26 Freestyle Chess
    03:34 Tata Steel Chess
    10:50 Crazy Round 12
    18:30 Who's India's #1
    20:50 Close Rating Range at the Top
    21:37 Wei Yi is Back
    24:24 What's Happening With Ding?
    26:10 Why Chinese players Retire Early
    28:22 Tata Steel Chess Tiebreaks
    33:50 Old Memories
    35:10 New Generation of Chess Players
    41:00 Cheating Discussion for the one last time

    • 46 min
    Is Chess Dead?? Our Honest Reaction To Hikaru...

    Is Chess Dead?? Our Honest Reaction To Hikaru...

    The boys react to @Hikaru's reaction to Fabi's cheating analysis during his latest interview with Greg Mustreader . GET MERCH AND SHOW YOUR LOVE 👕 https://c-squared.shop/
    Fabi's Interview with Greg Mustreader▶️https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMPYFf1iLo&t=151s
    Hikaru's Reaction ▶️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0VsS0viu7I&t=6s
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    🐦TWITTER FABI https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana
    📸INSTAGRAM FABI https://www.instagram.com/fabianocaru...
    🐦TWITTER CRISTIAN https://twitter.com/CristianChirila
    📸INSTAGRAM CRISTIAN https://www.instagram.com/crischirila
    #chess #fabianocaruana #cristianchirila #magnuscarlsen #hikarunakamura #chesspodcast #gothamchess #chessopenings #queensgambit #cheating #chesscheating

    • 45 min
    Fabiano Begins Training For Candidates , Tata Steel, Cheating Remains A Problem

    Fabiano Begins Training For Candidates , Tata Steel, Cheating Remains A Problem

    The boys are back with their first podcast of 2024! We discuss the first Candidates training camp, Tata Steel, recent cheating development, and much more! If you want to support the channel, the easiest way is to subscribe and turn on the post notifications. The second best is to tell everybody you know where the best discussions in chess happen!
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    ▶️TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@csqpod
    ▶️CLIPS CHANNEL 🎞️: https://www.youtube.com/@csqclips
    🐦TWITTER https://twitter.com/CSQpod
    📸INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/csqpod/
    🐦TWITTER FABI https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana
    📸INSTAGRAM FABI https://www.instagram.com/fabianocaru...
    🐦TWITTER CRISTIAN https://twitter.com/CristianChirila
    📸INSTAGRAM CRISTIAN https://www.instagram.com/crischirila
    00:00 Intro
    00:55 Happy new year
    02:02 Rapid and Blitz
    04:31 Chess drama - double forfeit
    06:13 Chess drama - clock malfunction
    12:44 Candidates Preparation
    19:20 2016 Candidates Training Camp
    21:41 2018 Candidates Training Camp
    25:43 Handling a team of seconds
    29:49 Hans-Fabi-Hikaru drama
    34:54 Training Protocols in Chess VS Other Sports
    38:24 Money in chess after winning
    43:22 Tata steel masters - Ju Wenjun
    46:17 Max Warmerdam
    47:49 Young players
    51:42 Ding Liren performance
    57:26 Marc Andria
    59:37 Divya Deshmukh
    1:02:23 Hans Moke
    1:03:53 Cheating in chess

    • 1 hr 20 min
    MVL | Major Olympiad Cheating Scandal, Motivation, Alireza's Impact

    MVL | Major Olympiad Cheating Scandal, Motivation, Alireza's Impact

    The boys caught up with the great Maxime Vachier-Lagrave while in Toronto, and took a deep dive look into his major episodes of his life and chess career, the infamous Feller cheating scandal, his motivation going into 2024, and much more! 👕 GET YOUR MERCH : https://c-squared.shop/
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    ▶️DISCORD : https://discord.gg/XeP3tENMTr
    ▶️TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@csqpod
    ▶️CLIPS CHANNEL 🎞️: https://www.youtube.com/@csqclips
    🐦TWITTER https://twitter.com/CSQpod
    📸INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/csqpod/
    🐦TWITTER FABI https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana
    📸INSTAGRAM FABI https://www.instagram.com/fabianocaru...
    🐦TWITTER CRISTIAN https://twitter.com/CristianChirila
    📸INSTAGRAM CRISTIAN https://www.instagram.com/crischirila
    00:00 intro
    01:06 CCT Tournament
    02:15 Format of CCT
    10:40 Wesley So
    12:16 Armageddon
    15:23 MVL talks about his fast play
    16:06 Famous game against Ian
    18:06 MVL dominant score
    13:10 2021 World Champion
    25:05 Will classical game survive in future?
    28:46 how did life change after becoming a champion?
    30:06 Having a good poker face
    31:20 Hikaru has the worst poker face
    32:36 Magnus curses in Norwegian
    33:53 Wesley and Leinier fight club moment
    34:31 Chess players nerves
    39:06 how to bounce back
    40:53 COVID
    43:35 Speed Chess Championship
    45:03 The SCC BEAST
    45:29 Online Speed Chess vs OTB Speed Chess
    46:27 When did you start playing chess?
    48:51 Playing bullet with touchpad
    49:38 French team
    51:19 Olympiad 2022 India
    53:38 Alireza
    54:32 how important is the captain?
    57:51 Marc'Andria Maurizzi
    58:48 FRA Chess Team
    1:00:17 How is your motivation level?
    1:05:32
    1:13:53 choice of opening
    1:17:27 Decreasing attention span in chess
    1:19:06 College
    1:24:45 Major Olympiad cheating case
    1:31:06 Spectators in chess
    1:35:05 Cheating in online chess

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

pnm456 ,

Awesome content but audio quality is lacking

Please invest in some good podcasting microphones / sound engineering

AlexBFort ,

Awesome podcast

Awesome to hear about chess from the top players in the world

joseph644 ,

Great news and insight

I love the podcast’s topics and timeliness. I love hearing what Caruana has to say. I think the management of the podcast is great. To be frank, and I am sorry it’s rude, I personally think the podcast would be much better if Chirila was helping manage and plan but not on the air. I think it would be really amazing to have Carissa Yip or Naroditsky asking Caruana questions.

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