39 episodes

Welcome to US Chess’ latest podcast, Chess Underground, the show that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties.

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Welcome to US Chess’ latest podcast, Chess Underground, the show that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties.

    EP#39 - ”He’s a 10, but He Plays the French”

    EP#39 - ”He’s a 10, but He Plays the French”

    Season 4 of Chess Underground continues with Gopal Menon and host Pete Karagianis. The topics this month include: Shrek vs. Beth Harmon in a 24-game match; a philosophical discussion of chess Twitter; psychology, mind games, and stare-downs; and the return of "This Month in Chess."

    Gopal Menon, based out of Chicago, Illinois, is a national master with a peak standard rating of 2394 and blitz rating of 2558. He has more than ten years of coaching experience and is the three-time coach of Illinois high school state champions Whitney Young. He has worked as the second for multiple grandmasters, and has worked for Nikola Mitkov since late 2014.

    Follow Gopal on Twitter and read his LiChess blog.


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    "Chess Underground" is a monthly US Chess podcast hosted by US Chess Assistant Director of Events NM Pete Karagianis that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties. 



    Listen to the whole family of US Chess podcasts at https://new.uschess.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP #38 - Gopal Menon, ”Chess Variants”

    EP #38 - Gopal Menon, ”Chess Variants”

    Season 4 of Chess Underground continues with Gopal Menon and host Pete Karagianis, who go deep into some of their favorite -- and least favorite -- chess variants.

    Have you ever heard of "Secret Queen"? What happens when 36 pawns meet a chess set? How fast do you have to be to win a game of "Racing Kings"? What’s the best method to detonate a radius of squares? 

    Which of the many chess variants get the official seal of approval and which ones will be poo-pooed into the annals of obscurity? Check out the May episode of Chess Underground to find out!



    Gopal Menon, based out of Chicago, Illinois, is a national master with a peak standard rating of 2394 and blitz rating of 2558. He has more than ten years of coaching experience and is the three-time coach of Illinois high school state champions Whitney Young. He has worked as the second for multiple grandmasters, and has worked for Nikola Mitkov since late 2014.

    Follow Gopal on Twitter and read his LiChess blog.


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    "Chess Underground" is a monthly US Chess podcast hosted by US Chess Assistant Director of Events NM Pete Karagianis that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties. 



    Listen to the whole family of US Chess podcasts at https://new.uschess.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP #37 - Gopal Menon, ”What is Chess Most Like?”

    EP #37 - Gopal Menon, ”What is Chess Most Like?”

    Season 4 of Chess Underground is here!

    Host Pete Karagianis and Gopal Menon approach the question: "What is chess most like?" The answer(s) may surprise you! Also Pete and Gopal catch up on "This Month in Chess" with a rundown of hot chess news topics from April 2022.

    Gopal Menon, based out of Chicago, Illinois, is a national master with a peak standard rating of 2394 and blitz rating of 2558. He has more than ten years of coaching experience and is the three-time coach of Illinois high school state champions Whitney Young. He has worked as the second for multiple grandmasters, and has worked for Nikola Mitkov since late 2014.

    Follow Gopal on Twitter and read his LiChess blog.

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    "Chess Underground" is a monthly US Chess podcast hosted by US Chess Assistant Director of Events NM Pete Karagianis that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties. 



    Listen to the whole family of US Chess podcasts at https://new.uschess.org/podcasts

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EP #36 - IM Kassa Korley

    EP #36 - IM Kassa Korley

    This month, Pete Karagianis sits down with IM Kassa Korley for the Chess Underground.

    Born and raised in New York City, Kassa learned to play chess at the age of five and has been passionate about the game since. Having never had a coach or formal instruction, he has always learned by playing, losing, and making adjustments.


    At 15, Kassa became the youngest African-American National Master in history, a mark that has since been broken. In 2010, Kassa became a FIDE Master and, in 2014, he became an International Master. The same year, he switched federations and became a member of the Danish federation, where he also holds family ties as a dual-citizen.

    After graduating from Duke University in 2015, Kassa worked at Codecademy, a tech startup that teaches millions of people how to code. In 2019, Kassa left this full-time position to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a Grandmaster.

    Follow IM Kassa Korley on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch.

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    "Chess Underground" is a monthly US Chess podcast hosted by US Chess Assistant Director of Events NM Pete Karagianis that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties. 
     

    Listen to the whole family of US Chess podcasts at https://new.uschess.org/podcasts

    • 58 min
    EP #35 - IM Kostya Kavutskiy

    EP #35 - IM Kostya Kavutskiy

    This month Chess Underground sits down with IM Kostya Kavutskiy of ChessDojo, taking a deep dive into chess coaching, improvement, streaming, and much more! Kostya shares his plans for the future of ChessDojo, discusses the recently concluded Chess Sensei series, and gets deep into chess pedagogy and content production. Enjoy!

    • 57 min
    EP #34 - JJ Lang!

    EP #34 - JJ Lang!

    To start off the New Year, Chess Underground gets in touch with its emotions.
     
    This month we speak to "Chessfeels" himself, AKA JJ Lang, who joins host Pete Karagianis for a fireside chat about all things feels, chess, philosophy, Nebraska, and... well a lot of other stuff, too!

    • 1 hr 8 min

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