64 episodes

A weekly podcast where three guys talk about chess… occasionally

The Chess Pit Jon Mackenzie, Phil Makepeace, Chris Russell

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    • 4.0 • 5 Ratings

A weekly podcast where three guys talk about chess… occasionally

    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 chessers 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
    The World Of Ageing Sportsmen

    The World Of Ageing Sportsmen

    This week we discuss which chess grandmaster has eight legs, which member of the world elite looks like Bob Ross, and celebrate longevity in all its forms.

    • 48 min
    Everyone Wants To Be Chandler

    Everyone Wants To Be Chandler

    The murky underworld of social media and British intelligence services get a hearty airing this week. We also ask for your opinions on chess servers, and want your chess five-a-side teams.

    • 47 min
    As Noble As The Adversary

    As Noble As The Adversary

    This week Jon hates mornings, Chris stretches the concept of a chess anniversary to its breaking point, and Phil offers some textual healing. May also contain long walks.

    • 39 min
    Do Laps Around The Board

    Do Laps Around The Board

    This week we mark International Women's Day by celebrating Koneru Humpy and Vera Menchik while bemoaning the lack of equivalent opportunities for contemporary British female chess players. Otherwise, Jon is svelte, Phil is triumphant, and Chris is silent.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

LiZdrakken ,

Nice

Alright sometimes

rosin1 ,

Upbeat and enjoyable podcast

Great podcast that pulls you in and is entertaining. Well worth a listen. Look forward to each episode.

NotthefakeLogan ,

Great podcast!

I picked up chess about a year ago and one of the fellas on the podcast has also recently started. It’s great to hear him ask questions that I relate to as a beginner. Super fun group of guys.

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