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In Ono Another Chess Podcast, Ono (@TheOnoZone) talks to Adult Improvers, chess celebrities, his chess coaching students + himself about all things chess - like chess culture, adult chess improvement, online + OTB. Ono is an Adult Improver, Chess Blogger, Chess Podcaster + Chess Coach for Adult Improvers 1100 FIDE. New episodes every other Friday!

Join the conversation in Zoom Hangouts with Ono + podcast guests: www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone
Free trial chess lesson + free chess improvement downloads + blog: www.TheOnoZone.com
Contact: info@TheOnoZone.com + @TheOnoZone on Twitter/X + Lichess

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In Ono Another Chess Podcast, Ono (@TheOnoZone) talks to Adult Improvers, chess celebrities, his chess coaching students + himself about all things chess - like chess culture, adult chess improvement, online + OTB. Ono is an Adult Improver, Chess Blogger, Chess Podcaster + Chess Coach for Adult Improvers 1100 FIDE. New episodes every other Friday!

Join the conversation in Zoom Hangouts with Ono + podcast guests: www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone
Free trial chess lesson + free chess improvement downloads + blog: www.TheOnoZone.com
Contact: info@TheOnoZone.com + @TheOnoZone on Twitter/X + Lichess

    #8 Fionn O’Donovan: Non-Titled Chess Coaches + Social Learning

    #8 Fionn O’Donovan: Non-Titled Chess Coaches + Social Learning

    Ono (⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠) talks to Fionn O'Donovan who was his first chess coach and inspired Ono to start coaching Adult Improvers as well. Fionn is the founder of the #chesspunks tactics group, has a PhD in Philosophy and works as a professional tutor.

    On this episode:

    (01:53) What does Fionn love most about chess?

    (05:07) How Ono met Fionn

    (07:32) The #chesspunks tactics group

    (11:53) Fionn's chess in 2023

    (19:37)  Fionn’s experience switching to e4

    (31:09) Improvement separate to rating gain

    (34:42) Why hire a non-titled chess coach?

    (40:59) Is Fionn surprised Ono became a coach?

    (42:54) Ono's 2024 chess study plan

    (47:33) Analysing chess games

    (49:03) Getting quality post-mortems

    (52:08) Why Ono wants to play more

    (57:19) The value of pattern recognition

    (58:51) Diversity in a chess study plan

    (01:00:30) Is coaching good for your own chess?

    (01:03:38) A second opinion on your chess

    (01:08:00) Fionn’s Lichess 4545 League experience

    (01:10:54) The value of training partners

    (01:13:36) Join the #chesspunks tactics group

    Come talk with Fionn O'Donovan + Ono in the Zoom Hangout on Friday, January 5th @19:00 UTC! Sign up for the free 7-day trial on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to get the Zoom link.

    On www.TheOnoZone.com, you can download Ono's free ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Study Plan Template⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to plan + track your 2024 chess training. You can also find out more about Ono's ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Adult Improver chess coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠book a free trial lesson with Ono⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    Episode links:

    Fionn O'Donovan on Chess Journeys Podcast

    Noel Studer’s Chess Training Planner (use code Ono10 to get 10% off)

    Dawn Lawson’s Blog

    Alex Crompton’s Pattern Recognition Blog

    Your (2024) Chess Skill-Based Study Plan (TheOnoZone Blog)

    What the Fork is a Blunder Check (TheOnoZone Blog)

    ChessDojo Endgame Sensei

    Lichess 4545 League

    Follow Fionn O'Donovan:

    Twitter/X @FODonovan | Lichess @FODonovan

    If you'd like to join the #chesspunks tactics group, just send a message to Fionn on Twitter/X or Lichess!

    Follow TheOnoZone:
    Patreon ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Twitter ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Lichess ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠info@theonozone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.TheOnoZone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Thanks to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheOnoZone Patrons⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ who supported this episode: Benjamin Portheault | Rick Chlopan | Tim Everett | MatthewKCanada | Brett | Nate Glissmeyer | Laura Holmes | Marcus Buffett | Dan Bock | Dawn Lawson | Glen G | Mikey Wells | Michael Shpizner | Karen W | Gregory C | BowiE | Stefan K | Ché Martin | Andrew M | Ben Johnson

    Thanks to Fionn O'Donovan for coming on the podcast, my wife Yara for being the other half of TheOnoZone, Ché Martin for creating the legendary intro, and Zach Shpizner for applying his audio engineering skills to this episode.

    Make sure to follow Ono Another Chess Podcast on your favourite podcast app + give us a 5-star rating if you like it. Thanks for listening to season 1!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #7 NM Ben Johnson: Perpetual Chess Improvement

    #7 NM Ben Johnson: Perpetual Chess Improvement

    Ono (⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠) talks to NM Ben Johnson about the Adult Improver endeavour of perpetual chess improvement against the backdrop of a busy adult life. Ben is the host of the legendary Perpetual Chess Podcast, creator of the weekly Perpetual Chess Linkfest + the author of the recently published book Perpetual Chess Improvement, among other things.

    On this episode:

    (01:56) The chess communities Ben belongs to

    (05:00) The state of Ben’s chess in 2023

    (05:58) The importance of playing OTB

    (07:40) The writing of Ben’s new book

    (09:17) Ben as a writer

    (11:13) Success of Ben’s guests outside of chess

    (13:13) What drives Adult Improvers to improve

    (17:10) Unecessary vs Necessary Fallibility

    (21:40) Knowledge vs Decision Making resources

    (25:15) Can you acquire all the chess knowledge?

    (27:15) Ben’s frustration with memory

    (28:31) Ben’s last year of chess improvement

    (30:11) Ben’s future projects

    (31:05) Personality reflected on the chess board

    (33:48) Luck in chess

    (38:09) Ben’s chess ambitions

    (41:57) When is the audio book available?

    (43:25) Linkfest: Ben’s Blog

    (45:42) Chess news sources

    (50:20) Linkfest; adult improvement blogs

    (54:58) Where can you get Ben's book?

    Come talk with NM Ben Johnson + Ono in the Zoom Hangout on Friday, December 15th @19:00 UTC! Sign up for the free 7-day trial on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to get the Zoom link.

    Episode links:

    NM Todd Bryant’s chess improvement article

    NM Todd Bryant on Perpetual Chess ep. 346

    ⁠⁠Wordy Chess Book List for Adult Improvers (free download TheOnoZone)

    David Monokroussos's Blog

    Nick Visel's Blog

    Dan Bock's Blog

    Dr Patzer's Blog

    ⁠Ben Johnson Came To My (Chess) Birthday Party⁠ (TheOnoZone blog)

    How To Chess podcast S3: How I forced myself to love endgames (Ben Johnson interviews TheOnoZone⁠)

    Follow NM Ben Johnson:

    Twitter/X @Bennyficial1

    Perpetual Chess Podcast

    Perpetual Chess Linkfest

    Perpetual Chess Improvement book

    Ben's Patreon

    Follow TheOnoZone:
    Patreon ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Twitter ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Lichess ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠info@theonozone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.TheOnoZone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    On the ⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠, you can download a free ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Study Plan Template⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Wordy Chess Book List⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, as well as find out more about Ono's ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Adult Improver chess coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠book a free trial lesson with Ono⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    Thanks to ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠TheOnoZone Patrons⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ who supported this episode: MatthewKCanada | Brett | Nate Glissmeyer | Laura Holmes | Marcus Buffett | Dan Bock | Dawn Lawson | Glen G | Mikey Wells | Michael Shpizner | Karen W | Gregory C | BowiE | Stefan K | Ché Martin | Andrew M | Ben Johnson

    Thanks to Ben Johnson for coming on the podcast, my wife Yara for being the other half of TheOnoZone, Ché Martin for creating the legendary intro, and Zach Shpizner for applying his audio engineering skills to this episode.

    Make sure to follow Ono Another Chess Podcast on your favourite podcast app + give us a 5-star rating if you like it. Thanks for listening!

    • 57 min
    #6 Ono + Yara: Being Married to a Chess Player (with Ono's wife)

    #6 Ono + Yara: Being Married to a Chess Player (with Ono's wife)

    Ono (⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠) talks to Yara about being married to an Adult Improver as a non-chess player. Yara is Ono's wife and they share life, parenthood and a chess business (TheOnoZone) together. Yara + Ono talk about their experiences with chess in their family, as well as general emotion regulation, shame and community in chess.

    On this episode:
    (01:54) What Yara loves most about chess

    (02:33) Why Yara doesn't play chess

    (03:30) What it's like being married to a chess player

    (05:15) When Ono got beaten by Yara

    (07:11) Rating goals - good or bad?

    (13:01) Should all chess coaches be masters?

    (16:56) Striving for excellence vs perfection

    (18:35) Self-improvement for chess improvement

    (21:32) How to overcome shame in chess

    (25:23) Why community kills shame

    (28:47) Why does chess make you feel so much

    (30:56) Are you super smart when you play chess?

    (34:18) Addiction + other coping mechanisms

    (38:40) Compassionate chess improvement

    (41:15) Does emotion belong at the chessboard?

    (45:07) Why you should not repress shame

    (46:43) Why your life shows up in your chess

    (49:17) Ono's chess journey in 2023

    (54:40) Ono's rating goals + rating

    (58:03) Ono's birthday request to you

    (58:50) Ono does not want his son to play chess

    (01:01:56) Yara's wish: happy chess improvement

    Come talk with Yara + Ono in the Zoom Hangout on Friday, December 1st @19:30 UTC!
    Sign up for the free 7-day trial on ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠ to get the Zoom link.

    Episode links:

    Episode #5 Sara Herman

    Episode #3 Ché Martin

    Brené Brown (specifically her TED talk on vulnerability)

    Eckhart Tolle

    chessfeels podcast

    Gabor Maté (specifically his book on addiction: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts)

    @ChessVonDoom

    Russell Brand - Recovery

    Kristin Neff - Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

    Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind (Ono’s favourite book)

    I Hate Winning (TheOnoZone blog)

    Alex Crompton on spaced repetition

    Ben Johnson Came To My (Chess) Birthday Party (TheOnoZone blog)

    Has Chess Ruined My Life? (TheOnoZone blog)

    Contact Yara:

    If you're a female entrepreneur wanting to start or grow your online business, you can email Yara at yara.vossebelt@gmail.com (first Zoom call is free).

    Follow TheOnoZone:
    Patreon ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Twitter ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Lichess ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠info@theonozone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.TheOnoZone.com⁠⁠⁠⁠

    On the ⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠, you can download a free ⁠⁠⁠⁠Study Plan Template⁠⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠⁠Wordy Chess Book List⁠⁠⁠⁠, as well as find out more about Ono's ⁠⁠⁠⁠Adult Improver chess coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠⁠book a free trial lesson with Ono⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    Thanks to ⁠⁠⁠⁠TheOnoZone Patrons⁠⁠⁠⁠ who supported this episode: Laura Holmes | Marcus Buffett | Dan Bock | Dawn Lawson | Glen G | Mikey Wells | Michael Shpizner | Karen W | Gregory C | BowiE | Stefan K | Ché Martin | Andrew M | Ben Johnson

    Thanks to my wife Yara for coming on the podcast, Ché Martin for creating the legendary intro, and Zach Shpizner for applying his audio engineering skills to this episode.

    Make sure to follow Ono Another Chess Podcast on your favourite podcast app + give us a 5-star rating if you like it. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #5 Sara Herman: Chess Content Creation, Chess Tournaments + Rating Anxiety

    #5 Sara Herman: Chess Content Creation, Chess Tournaments + Rating Anxiety

    Ono (⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠) talks to Sara Herman (@ZefCatt) about Chess Content Creation, Chess Tournaments + Rating Anxiety, and more. Sara is a chess streamer + YouTuber as well as a chess tournament veteran.

    On this episode:
    (01:42) What Sara loves most about chess

    (03:06) Struggles of being a content creator

    (06:16) Is chess Sara’s job?

    (07:31) Sara’s 500 tournament chess history

    (08:56) Sara’s battle with rating + ego

    (11:00) Why chess brings out strong emotions

    (12:45) How Sara disconnects rating + happiness

    (16:37) Why you need to enjoy your training

    (19:01) Chess as a conversation

    (23:55) Showing emotions at the board

    (27:55) When Sara played Nxd5

    (29:27) Staying flexible in chess

    (33:05) Why you must work on weaknesses

    (34:16) Opening study discussion

    (37:58) Sara’s chess tournament experience

    (43:00) Playing up a section in tournaments

    (44:07) Playing higher- vs lower-rated players

    (48:44) What inspired Sara to make vlogs

    (50:54) Self-deprecating humour + chess

    (55:42) General advice for Adult Improvers

    Come talk with Sara + Ono in the Zoom Hangout on Friday, November 17th @1800 UTC!
    Sign up to ⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠ to get the Zoom link (free 7-day trial).

    More info:

    Sara’s incredible positional sacrifice (Nxd5)

    NM ChessDoofus Blunder Compilation (Lichess Study)

    Sara's vlog on the Denver Open⁠

    Has Chess Ruined My Life (TheOnoZone Blog)

    Ono's Adult Improver Chess Coaching

    Follow Sara Herman:
    YouTube @ZefCatt | Twitch @ZefCatt | sara.herman.chess@gmail.com | Twitter @ZefCatt | Lichess @ZefCat

    Follow TheOnoZone:
    Patreon ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Twitter ⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Lichess ⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠info@theonozone.com⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠www.TheOnoZone.com⁠⁠⁠

    On the ⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠, you can download a free ⁠⁠⁠Study Plan Template⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠Wordy Chess Book List⁠⁠⁠, as well as find out more about Ono's ⁠⁠⁠Adult Improver chess coaching⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠book a free trial lesson with Ono⁠⁠⁠.

    Thanks to ⁠⁠⁠TheOnoZone Patrons⁠⁠⁠ who supported this episode: Laura Holmes | Marcus Buffett | Dan Bock | Dawn Lawson | Glen G | Mikey Wells | Michael Shpizner | Karen W | Gregory C | BowiE | Stefan K | Ché Martin | Andrew M | Ben Johnson

    Thanks to Sara Herman for coming on the podcast, my wife Yara for being the other half of TheOnoZone, Ché Martin for creating the legendary intro, and Zach Shpizner for applying his audio engineering skills to this episode.

    Make sure to follow Ono Another Chess Podcast on your favourite podcast app + give us a 5-star rating if you like it. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #4 Julia Rios: Chess Psychology, Chess Culture + Why Losing Hurts

    #4 Julia Rios: Chess Psychology, Chess Culture + Why Losing Hurts

    Ono (⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠) talks to Julia Rios of the chessfeels podcast about Chess Psychology, Chess Culture + Why Losing Hurts (so much), and more.
    On this episode:
    (01:18) What Julia loves most about chess
    (03:50) What Ono loves most about chess
    (04:32) How your psyche influences your chess
    (07:36) Julia’s chess style + personality
    (10:26) Chessfeels on Ono’s openings + sex life
    (11:16) Why honesty is key in chess improvement
    (13:06) Julia’s update since chessfeels season 2
    (16:05) Why Julia’s playing (hyper)bullet now
    (18:33) If Julia feels social chess pressure
    (21:52) Julia's funny Twitter
    (22:59) How the chess community hooked Julia
    (23:40) Julia on being a woman in chess
    (26:06) The #1 priority to change chess culture
    (28:31) Why Julia never joined a chess club
    (32:45) Why speaking up is important
    (35:01) Why chess losses hurt so much
    (40:03) How we can respond better to losses
    (43:37) Chessfeels pregnancy + Ben admiration
    Come talk with Julia + Ono in the Zoom Hangout on Thursday, November 2nd @1800 UTC!
    Sign up to ⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠ to get the Zoom link (free 7-day trial).
    More info:
    It's Not You, It's Chess (TheOnoZone Blog) https://lichess.org/@/TheOnoZone/blog/its-not-chess-its-you/hYGoISXk
    chessfeels podcast episode 'what your chess opening says about your sex life' https://chessfeels.transistor.fm/episodes/episode-8-what-your-opening-repertoire-says-about-your-sex-life-with-nm-gopal-menon
    How To Be A Man In Chess (TheOnoZone Blog) https://www.theonozone.com/how-to-be-a-man-in-chess
    Ono Another Chess Podcast #1 Chris Callahan https://www.theonozone.com/1
    Follow Julia Rios:
    Julia Rios Twitter @juliaxrios | chessfeels podcast Twitter @chessfeelspod | chessfeels podcast episodes https://chessfeels.transistor.fm/
    Follow TheOnoZone:
    Patreon ⁠⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Twitter ⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠ | Lichess ⁠⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠⁠info@theonozone.com⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠www.theonozone.com⁠⁠⁠
    On the ⁠⁠⁠website⁠⁠⁠, you can download a free ⁠⁠⁠Study Plan Template⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠Wordy Chess Book List⁠⁠⁠, find out more about Ono's ⁠⁠⁠Adult Improver chess coaching⁠⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠⁠book a free trial lesson with Ono⁠⁠⁠.
    Thanks to ⁠⁠⁠TheOnoZone Patrons⁠⁠⁠ who supported this episode: Laura Holmes | Marcus Buffett | Dan Bock | Dawn Lawson | Glen G | Mikey Wells | Michael Shpizner | Michael G | Karen W | Gregory C | BowiE | Stefan K | Ché Martin | Andrew M | Ben Johnson
    Thanks to Julia Rios for coming on the podcast + the fun after-chat + editing the interview, my wife Yara for being the other half of TheOnoZone, Ché Martin for creating the legendary intro, and Zach Shpizner for applying his audio engineering skills to this episode.
    Make sure to follow Ono Another Chess Podcast on your favourite podcast app + give us a 5-star rating if you like it. Thanks for listening!

    • 47 min
    #3 Ché Martin: Blind Chess, Visualisation + Overcoming Ego

    #3 Ché Martin: Blind Chess, Visualisation + Overcoming Ego

    Ono (⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠) talks to his friend + student Ché Martin about playing chess when you're blind, blindfold chess, visualisation exercises + overcoming your ego for chess improvement. Ché is an Emmy award winning Visual Effects artist who went blind in adulthood and has a unique perspective on chess improvement.

    In this episode:

    (01:23) Why Ché thinks chess is similar to music + sex

    (02:19) Ché's story of going blind + coming into chess (+ how The Queen's Gambit book ruined audio books for him)

    (05:48) How to play chess when you're blind

    (09:09) Ché's experiences in the chess scene in his small town

    (12:57) Losing - and how Ché + Ono throw chessboards across the room (jk)

    (15:35) Why Ché care more about playing humans vs bots online (ego + pain)

    (20:24) Chess improvement = confronting yourself with your weaknesses

    (23:52) Why Ché tanked his rating on purpose during the Lichess 4545

    (25:40) Ché + Ono answer: "Have you changed as a person because of chess?"

    (28:45) Why Ché thinks it's better to solve puzzles OTB vs online (+ Ché's outstanding calculation abilities)

    (33:52) The difference between reading books to finish them + reading books to actually learn

    (37:39) What Blind Chess Superpowers does Ché have?

    (40:31) What does Ché see inside his head when he visualises? (visualisation for blind + sighted people)

    (44:55) Ono's experience with blindfold chess

    (46:15) Ché's Visualisation Tips for Adult Improvers

    (48:20) How your random chess skills can become comfort zones + hold you back (rook endgames)

    (52:48) Ché's + Ono's views on Chess Improvement (books vs skills)

    (56:11) Self-directed learning (for kids + Adult Improvers)

    (58:17) What Ono taught Ché about annotating his thought process (+ why that's helpful)

    (01:01:02) Why Ché likes to Get. Away. From. The. Board.

    Have you done any visualisation exercises?

    You're invited to join the conversation on all things chess in the Zoom Hangout with Ono + Ché Martin + other Adult Improvers on Friday, October 20th @1800 UTC!

    Sign up to ⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠ (free trial available) and join us every other Friday to talk about all things chess + get other Patron-exclusive perks.

    More info:

    Random Skills of Adult Improvers (TheOnoZone) ⁠https://lichess.org/@/TheOnoZone/blog/the-random-skills-of-adult-improvers/ncQ7ik5E⁠

    Invisible Chess Podcast https://audioboom.com/channels/5087184-invisible-chess

    Ono's Chess Coaching for Adult Improvers https://www.theonozone.com/coaching

    Download Ono's Wordy Chess Book List for Adult Improvers (and really read them) https://www.theonozone.com/book-list

    About Ché Martin:

    Dark Squares Online Chess Club for blind chess players: contact Ché at blindadrenaline@gmail.com | www.blindadrenaline.com

    Follow TheOnoZone:

    Patreon ⁠⁠⁠www.patreon.com/TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠ | Twitter ⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠ | Lichess ⁠⁠⁠@TheOnoZone⁠⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠⁠info@theonozone.com⁠⁠ | ⁠⁠www.theonozone.com⁠⁠

    On the ⁠⁠website⁠⁠, you can download a free ⁠⁠Study Plan Template⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠Wordy Chess Book List⁠⁠, find out more about Ono's ⁠⁠Adult Improver chess coaching⁠⁠ + ⁠⁠book a free trial lesson with Ono⁠⁠.

    Thanks to ⁠⁠TheOnoZone Patrons⁠⁠ who supported this episode: Marcus Buffett | Dan Bock | Dawn Lawson | Glen G | Mikey Wells | Michael Shpizner | Michael G | Karen W | Gregory C | BowiE | Yara V | Stefan K | Ché Martin | Andrew M | Ben Johnson

    Thanks to my wife Yara for being the other half of TheOnoZone, Ché Martin for creating the legendary intro as well as being a great guest to interview, and Zach Shpizner for applying his audio engineering skills to this episode.

    Make sure to follow Ono Another Chess Podcast on your favourite podcast app + give us a 5-star rating if you like it. Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

BlindAdrenaline ,

An entertaining and educational podcast for any CHESS improver

Very professionally produced, and thoughtfully executed. If you are wanting to hear from others that take CHESS improvement seriously, here you go. You will find yourself both amused and enlightened by this podcast.

Tabinushi ,

Oh Yes, Another Chess Podcast

There are a number of quality chess podcasts out there, so I was dubious about what another one could bring to the table. But (not surprisingly based on his blog and coaching) Ono delivered! He got a great guest for his very first episode, and they engaged in a serious conversation about the chess community that I don’t think has really taken place elsewhere. It was also heartening to hear two men confess their uneasiness about talking about the problems that plague women in the chess world, while also reiterating their commitment to do just that, especially because men are the powerful majority in the chess world and will be an essential part of any improvement. Looking forward to more episodes!

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