019 - Fishing for Kronas


Reykjavik, Chess boxing FIDE, Gawain gunning for London, Cheparinov, chess etiquette.

(Below: Malcolm Pein, Gawain Jones, Ivan Cheparinov. Credit: Macauley Peterson)


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018 - We Play Both Sides


Russians shake hands and go to the polls, Fabulous Fabiano, Growing Giri, and what's in a name?

(Below: Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Mitt Romney. Credit: Macauley Peterson, Gage Skidmore [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)


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Super Grandmaster? Sadler sadly behind, and a Short Island Iced Tea for Hou Yifan! Yes please!

(Below: Hou Yifan on The Rock, Matthew Sadler. Credit: Zeljka Malobabic, Macauley Peterson)


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Wrapping up 2011, Big Vlad in London, Rybka muddies the water, double-time Donastia, and Nakamura's 'In Da House'.

(Below: Nakamura, Kramnik, Spain, Rybka. Credit: Macauley Peterson, Google, Chessbase)


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015 - A Tal Order


Blindfold records, Tony Miles, 60 seconds with Boris Gelfand, Tal Memorial, Nigel Short, and SlyusarGate -- one sly shark!

(Below: Boris Gelfand. Credit: Macauley Peterson)

Boris Gelfand

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Introducing Pub Talk, 60 seconds with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, big news round-up including Nakamura and Kasparov, Bilbao's "toiletgate", and an interview with Judit Polgar.

(Below: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Judit Polgar. Credit: Macauley Peterson)

Maxim Vachier-Lagrave and Judit Polgar

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Svidler and the World Cup, "noble" Navara, Chess Queen Kosteniuk, and Marc Arnold for the Kings. Underwriting support from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, and the World Chess Hall of Fame.

(Below: Alexandra Kosteniuk and Marc Arnold. Credit: Lori Mattler, Lace Photography)



From on-location in Sheffield, England, we talk to Michael Adams, Nigel Short, ECF President CJ de Mooi, plus Dortmund and Kasimdzhanov's "no draw" proposal.


Crackin' Karjakin, a chat with Michael Adams, Feller update, and Rybka on the hook.


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010 - Candidon’ts


Episode #10...a diamond says, "what the hell took you guys so long!?" ... The U.S. Champs, Nakamura-Ponomariov, and what's the matter with Kazan. Clips from Kamsky, Nakamura, Ponomariov, and Karjakin.


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