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The Chess Angle is the official podcast of the renowned Long Island Chess Club in NY. We discuss chess, tournament play, and improvement at the amateur and club level. New episodes drop on Sundays. Web: www.thechessangle.com. Twitter (X): www.twitter.com/TheChessAngle. Email: info@thechessangle.com. Thank you for listening and we hope you win your next game!

The Chess Angle Long Island Chess Club

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The Chess Angle is the official podcast of the renowned Long Island Chess Club in NY. We discuss chess, tournament play, and improvement at the amateur and club level. New episodes drop on Sundays. Web: www.thechessangle.com. Twitter (X): www.twitter.com/TheChessAngle. Email: info@thechessangle.com. Thank you for listening and we hope you win your next game!

    Ep. 99: How to Approach Chess Study as a Beginner or Advanced Beginner (Tips and Suggested Resources)

    Ep. 99: How to Approach Chess Study as a Beginner or Advanced Beginner (Tips and Suggested Resources)

    Chess improvement can be overwhelming and daunting for beginners looking to reach the intermediate level and beyond. This is especially true for busy adults with limited study time. In the episode, we provide a general overview of what we believe beginners and advanced beginners should focus on and provide a number of suggested resources to get you started.
    Suggested Books:
    Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess How to Win at Chess: The Ultimate Guide for Beginners and Beyond (Levy Rozman) The Amateur’s Mind (Jeremy Silman) Winning Chess Strategies (Yasser Seirawan) Winning Chess Tactics (Yasser Seirawan) Pandolfini’s Endgame Course Suggested Online Lessons from Chess.com:
    Basic Checkmates and More Essential Checkmate Patterns Introduction to Tactics A Kaleidoscope of Openings Pawn Endings: Beginner to Expert (good for ALL levels) Rook and Other Endgames (a little advanced, but very thorough and good for ALL levels) 🎯 Support the Show: 
    Patreon  Buy Me a Coffee 📧 If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at info@thechessangle.com.

    🔗 Our links:
    Website Twitter (X) YouTube

    • 37 min
    Ep. 98: The Worst Chess Mindsets for Tournament Players

    Ep. 98: The Worst Chess Mindsets for Tournament Players

    The week, Neal dives into the listener mailbag to discuss the parallels between music and chess, handling losses, and dealing with frustration at the chessboard. This is followed by an open and candid discussion about mindset and attitude at the chessboard during OTB tournaments. There's definitely an emphasis on chess psychology for this episode.
    Chapters:
    (00:00) - Intro
    (00:48) - Chess and Music
    (07:38) - Dealing with Losses
    (17:00) - Frustration at the Chessboard
    (22:49) - The Chess Mindset (what to avoid)
    (49:42) - Outro
    🎯 Support the Show: 
    Patreon  Buy Me a Coffee 📧 If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at info@thechessangle.com.

    🔗 Our links:
    Website Twitter (X) YouTube

    • 51 min
    Ep. 97: Chess Ratings, Improvement, the 3...Qd8 Scandinavian & More feat. NM Daniel Lowinger

    Ep. 97: Chess Ratings, Improvement, the 3...Qd8 Scandinavian & More feat. NM Daniel Lowinger

    This week's guest is National Master Daniel Lowinger, a high school Chinese teacher who cut his teeth playing chess on the New York scene. Dan offers some thoughtful and philosophical ideas about amateur chess improvement, titles, being honest with oneself, and much more.
    Chapters:
    (00:00) - Intro
    (03:48) - Dan's Beginnings
    (06:24) - Thoughts on Chess Titles
    (23:44) - Honesty with Oneself
    (29:43) - Adult Improvement
    (44:18) - 3...Qd8 Scandinavian Defense
    (55:29) - Opening Originals: Strong Sidelines for Club Cats
    (58:37) - Outro
    Links for NM Daniel Lowinger:
    The 3...Qd8 Scandinavian: Simple and Strong Opening Originals: Strong Sidelines for Club Cats Facebook 🎯 Support the Show: 
    Patreon  Buy Me a Coffee 📧 If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at info@thechessangle.com.

    🔗 Our links:
    Website Twitter (X) YouTube

    • 59 min
    Ep. 96: GM Daniel Gormally on Adult Chess Improvement, the Cheating Epidemic, & More

    Ep. 96: GM Daniel Gormally on Adult Chess Improvement, the Cheating Epidemic, & More

    Our guest this week is English Grandmaster Daniel Gormally. Daniel is a professional chess player and coach who has written several books on the game. He is also the author of a 3-part Chessable series entitled Sharp Middlegames. In addition, Daniel has represented England in the European Team Championship and is a two-time winner of the English Rapid Play Championship. He earned his final GM norm in 2005 in a tournament where he scored a 2693 performance rating. 

    Chapters:
    (00:00) - Intro
    (01:32) - English Chess Scene
    (10:25) - Computers, AI, & Engines
    (21:24) - Chess Cheating Epidemic
    (33:15) - Adult Improvement & Daniel's Instructional Content
    (58:59) - Outro

    Links for GM Daniel Gormally:
    Mating the Castled King (Amazon) Pandemic Shark: A Journey Through the World of Chess Improvement (Amazon) Play Chess Like the Pros (Amazon) Sharp Middlegames (Chessable) Facebook Twitter (X) 🎯 Support the Show: 
    Patreon  Buy Me a Coffee 📧 If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at info@thechessangle.com.

    🔗 Our links:
    Website Twitter (X) YouTube

    • 59 min
    Ep. 95: How to Use a Chess Engine as a Developing Player

    Ep. 95: How to Use a Chess Engine as a Developing Player

    This week we discuss how to analyze your chess games with an engine to increase learning, avoid mistakes, and explore your thought process. Neal addresses some listener mail and then reviews one of his OTB games where he was having an off night. There were miscues from both players throughout which is typical at the club level.

    Referenced:
    Ep. 45: The Truth About Chess Engines for Club Players Bellon vs. 1630:  1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d6 3. e3 Nbd7 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Be7 6. h3 b6 7. c4 Bb7 8. Nc3 d5
    9. cxd5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. O-O O-O 12. Rc1 c5 13. dxc5 Nxc5 14. b3 Bd6 15.
    Bxd6 Qxd6 16. Qd4 Rfd8 17. Rfd1 Qe7 18. Qf4 Bb7 19. Ne5 f6 20. Nc4 e5 21. Qh4
    Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1 Rd8 23. Rxd8+ Qxd8 24. Qg4 Nd3 25. Qe6+ Kf8 26. Nd6 Qe7 27. Qxe7+
    Kxe7 28. Nxb7 Nc1 29. Bf3 Nxa2 30. Kf1 f5 31. Be2 Nb4 32. Ke1 Kd7 33. Kd2 Kc7
    34. Kc3 a5 35. Nxa5 bxa5 36. Kc4 Kb6 37. f3 f4 38. exf4 exf4 39. Kd4 Nc2+ 40.
    Ke4 g5 41. Bc4 Ne1 42. Kf5 h6 43. Kg6 Nxg2 44. Kxh6 Kc5 45. Bf7 Kb4 46. Kxg5 a4
    47. bxa4 Kxa4 48. h4 Nxh4 49. Kxh4 1-0
    Chapters:
    (00:00) - Intro
    (01:36) - Opening Repertoire (Listener Mailbag)
    (09:10) - Puzzle Rush and Skill Retention (Listener Mailbag)
    (17:58) - Using a Chess Engine
    (1:03:10) - Outro

    🎯 Support the Show: 
    Patreon  Buy Me a Coffee 📧 If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at info@thechessangle.com.

    🔗 Our links:
    Website Twitter (X) YouTube

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 94: Sicilian vs. Caro-Kann, Neal's 2024 Chess Study Plan, & More

    Ep. 94: Sicilian vs. Caro-Kann, Neal's 2024 Chess Study Plan, & More

    Happy New Year! For our first episode of 2024, Neal answers some questions from our listener mailbag and shares his chess study plan for 2024. 

    Chapters:
    (00:00) - Intro
    (01:20) - Neal's 2024 Study Plan
    (09:57) - Are YouTube Videos Helpful?
    (14:43) - Chess Club Attendance
    (34:37) - Sicilian vs. Caro-Kann
    (41:33) - Aggressive vs. Timid Opponents
    (48:02) - Outro

    Referenced:
    Practical Chess Exercises (Amazon) 🎯 Support the Show: 
    Patreon  Buy Me a Coffee 📧 If you have a question or topic idea for a future episode, e-mail us at info@thechessangle.com.

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    Website Twitter (X) YouTube ♟The Amazon links above are affiliate links which earn us a small commission on qualifying purchases. This helps support the podcast at no additional cost to you.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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49 Ratings

49 Ratings

HiHeyHeHiHo ,

This is a Great Podcast!

I have been listening to this podcast to 15-30 mins every night and its very interesting!

RKB68 ,

Great Podcast

It’s great to get the perspective from an amateur who understands the grind we go through as adult improvers.

Chad A. Clark ,

Great chess support

While not all the info in this show is appropriate for my skill level - or lack of skill level - it has nonetheless been incredibly helpful for me to feel immersed in the language and culture of chess. I’ve felt very supported in my rocky road to improvement and I will be on the lookout for new episodes. Thanks for all the hard work!

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