Welcome to US Chess’ latest podcast, Chess Underground, the show that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties.
EP #23: The Candidates
The February Chess Underground examines the intrigue and excitement surrounding the upcoming resumption of the 2020 Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Host Pete Karagianis takes an in-depth look at some of the matchups that may impact who ultimately goes on to challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen. We also consider the major storylines and possibilities, including how such an unprecedent set of circumstances may affect the second half of the tournament.
EP #22: Marty Grund
The February Chess Underground takes a trip through time with Internet Chess Club co-founder Marty Grund. Marty shares from his wealth of stories through the years, uncovering some gems that are now chronicled in chess history through the Underground. Enjoy!
EP #21: Pete Karagianis
In the December 2020 Chess Underground, host Pete Karagianis looks back on the year that wasn’t, his own best laid plans, and the difference between Chess and Go. A show like the year 2020: from the archives and for the vaults – the kind they keep locked.
EP #20: Isaac Steincamp
The November installment of Chess Underground's second season, Tournament Life, checks in with Isaac Steincamp, director of strategy at chess.com. As the pandemic has forced tournament life primarily into an online environment, Isaac shares his insights about what that means for tournaments moving forward, online providers like chess.com, and the chess community in general. Also, a deep dive into the current US Championship Online Qualifier as well as the **HIGHLY UNOFFICIAL** rankings of the top-3 pop culture moments for chess in the last quarter century.
EP #19: Saumik Narayanan
The October Chess Underground checks in with States Cup creator and lead organizer Saumik Narayanan. Saumik gives the inside scoop on the States Cup as it enters into the playoffs for its inaugural season. We also discuss his other endeavors, including bowling and chess, grant-writing, and a visit from a certain kind of raptor to a scholastic chess tournament.
EP #18: Tim McEntee
The September 2020 installment of Chess Underground continues its exploration of the theme "Tournament Life" with NM Tim McEntee.
What's on tap? FIDE basement spaghetti dinner draws, highly rated soccer teams, match play and much more!
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Excellent up and coming chess podcast! 5 stars