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The official podcast of ChessDojo (IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, & GM Jesse Kraai). Most episodes are streamed live to twitch.tv/chessdojolive.

Dojo Talks: A Chess Podcast IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, GM Jesse Kraai

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The official podcast of ChessDojo (IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, & GM Jesse Kraai). Most episodes are streamed live to twitch.tv/chessdojolive.

    BONUS Episode: 2024 FIDE Women's Candidates

    BONUS Episode: 2024 FIDE Women's Candidates

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    Recorded at the end of last week's Dojo Talks, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, and GM Jesse Kraai talk about women's chess and the upcoming 2024 FIDE Women's Candidates to determine who will face the current Women's World Chess Champion, GM Ju Wenjun. 
    Dojoer Sam, aka BKKchess, gives her take on the Women's event here:   https://youtu.be/O8XKCQn97CI?si=UCg4oj_MsrPjys4 And will be providing coverage throughout the event.
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    CHAPTERS:0:00 - Intro1:54 - Women's Chess Tournaments
    #chess

    • 8 min
    EP 112 | Ranking the 2024 FIDE Candidates

    EP 112 | Ranking the 2024 FIDE Candidates

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    Who will be the next World Chess Champion? How do the 2024 FIDE Candidates stack up? GM Jesse Kraai, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, and IM David Pruess weigh in and rank the 2024 FIDE Candidates.
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    CHAPTERS:0:00 - Intro0:55 - Initial Thoughts on 2024 Candidates7:32 - Ranking the 2024 Candidates11:39 - Nijat Abasov12:54 - Vidit Gujrathi17:33 - Gukesh D.22:12 - Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa25:17 - Ian Nepomniachtchi32:15 - Alireza Firouzja38:44 - Hikaru Nakamura45:15 - Fabiano Caruana 52:52 - ChessDojo Membership Promo53:44 - Bonus questions
    #chess

    • 56 min
    EP 111 | Openings

    EP 111 | Openings

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    The Dojo (IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, and GM Jesse Kraai) discuss openings and blitz chess in this podcast episode of Dojo Talks. This episode dives into the critical aspects of chess study, particularly the emphasis on openings and the allure yet potential pitfalls of blitz chess. We also explore the balance between studying chess for enjoyment versus serious improvement. Whether a beginner under 1500 or an advancing player, this discussion sheds light on how to approach chess study effectively.
     
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    Find all of our chess book recommendations (& more!) on our Amazon storefront: https://www.amazon.com/shop/chessdojo
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    Don't forget to subscribe for more chess analysis, rapid games, and expert insights into the world of chess. Whether it's mastering chess openings or getting the upper hand in blitz chess, ChessDojo is your go-to for enhancing your chess strategy and skills.
    CHAPTERS:0:00 - Intro to Dojo Talks0:50 - Importance of Studying Openings3:45 - Opening Study: Fun vs Compulsion8:12 - Negative Impacts of Opening Study14:01 - Active vs Passive Learning Strategies18:35 - Chess Engines and Opening Preparation22:48 - Optimal Time for Opening Study23:39 - Global Trends in Opening Study28:10 - Ideal Level to Begin Opening Study30:50 - Effective Opening Study Techniques32:50 - Blitz for Opening Practice38:20 - Risks of Blitz for Opening Study41:41 - Ben Johnson’s Insights on Blitz43:10 - Evaluating Blitz's Effectiveness in Learning49:00 - Generational Changes in Chess Study51:12 - Blitz Playing Styles51:54 - Closing Remarks on Openings
    #Sparring #OnlineTraining #RepertoireTechniques #PositionPractice #Chessable
    #Chessable #Improvement #Openings #PositionPractice #Tactics

    • 55 min
    EP 110 | The FIDE Rating Boost ft. ChessNumbers

    EP 110 | The FIDE Rating Boost ft. ChessNumbers

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    GM Jesse Kraai, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, and ChessNumbers (Tai Pruce-Zimmerman) talk about the FIDE rating conversion/update and deflation, and the statistics and math involved.
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    0:00 Chess Rating Deflation and FIDE's Rating Boost7:28 Minimum Ratings and National/Local Ratings15:54 How Many Points Were Just Added?24:51 How Will This Affect High Rated Players?34:44 Is It Easier or Harder to Gain Rating?48:54 ChessDojo Training Program Changes
    #chess

    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP 109 | Ranking the Best Money Spent on Chess

    EP 109 | Ranking the Best Money Spent on Chess

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    Not sure how to spend money on chess? GM Jesse Kraai, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, and IM David Pruess rank the best and worst ways you can spend your money on chess, and share what they believe are the top investments in chess.
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    Find all of our chess book recommendations (& more!) on our Amazon storefront: https://www.amazon.com/shop/chessdojo
    (Shopping through our link is a great way to support the Dojo. We earn a small affiliate % but at no cost to you.)
    Follow ChessDojo here: Website: https://chessdojo.club Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Podcast: https://chessdojotalks.podbean.com/ TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@/chessdojoclips
     
    0:00 How The Episode Will Go3:07 Books9:13 Camps16:00 Tournaments26:49 Coaching34:23 Courses41:10 Online Programs46:57 Clubs53:08 Chess.com1:02:19 Group Classes1:05:11 Free Content1:13:08 ChessBase1:22:38 Online Sites1:25:28 Nice Chess Sets1:30:12 Magazines1:37:26 Ranking Recap
    #chess

    • 1 hr 39 min
    EP 108 | Spaced Repetition

    EP 108 | Spaced Repetition

    The ChessDojo sensei, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, and GM Jesse Kraai, talk about using spaced repetition in chess training (the next topic from NM Ben Johnson's book, "Perpetual Chess Improvement"). Get your copy of Ben's book here: https://amzn.to/3I3PjrM.
    Want to support the channel?
    Find all of our chess book recommendations (& more!) on our Amazon storefront: https://www.amazon.com/shop/chessdojo
    (Shopping through our link is a great way to support the Dojo. We earn a small affiliate % but at no cost to you.)
    Follow ChessDojo here: Website: https://chessdojo.club Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Podcast: https://chessdojotalks.podbean.com/ TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@/chessdojoclips
    0:00 Spaced Repetition, or The Spacing Effect5:05 How to Use Spaced Repetition 28:24 Repetition in the Dojo Training Program48:31 Intensity of Study51:56 Final Points and What's to Come
    #chess

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

cocodojo ,

Silman

I enjoyed your last show. I was thinking maybe a book can be made with all his articles. I always wanted to learn chess. It wasn’t queen gambit, but the book The immortal game that started my deeper interest, and your podcast pushed of course.

Down in P-town ,

The wheat and the chaff

Most of the time, I’m annoyed with the hosts because they seem to constantly and purposefully misunderstand each other’s points and talk in circles, which frustrates me as a listener. Feels like they’re arguing to win a point rather than trying to understand the other person’s position and perhaps come to a mutual understanding. And Jesse’s and David’s insistence that only OTB classical chess is real chess definitely has a “get off my lawn” vibe. But if you can get through that, there are some great nuggets.

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