Chess Underground wraps up its second season - "Tournament Life" - with a visit with super-TD Judit Sztaray. No topic is off limits, and Judit weighs in across the board on chess organizing, fair play, a return to OTB chess, and Peter Leko's recent comedy streak.
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EP #37 - Gopal Menon, ”What is Chess Most Like?”
1:09:55Season 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. -- "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
EP #36 - IM Kassa Korley
58:10This 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. -- "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
EP #35 - IM Kostya Kavutskiy
57:58This 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!
EP #34 - JJ Lang!
1:08:40To 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!
EP #33 - A tribute to FM Albert Chow
1:03:42The December Chess Underground pays tribute to Chicago chess legend FM Albert Chow, who passed away in October. Hear memories and stories of Albert from those who knew him best. Please also check out the beautifully written memorial from Daaim Shabazz here: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2021/10/31/chicago-chess-legend-fm-albert-chow-dies/
EP #32 - IM Eric Rosen
1:08:54Smorks, disco porks, mocktails, London Love (hate?), and the Kingside and Queenside separated by only nine thousand miles or so. The definitive* IM Eric Rosen Interview - this month on the Chess Underground. *Host cannot guarantee if it is fully definitive or not. Catch up with Eric here: https://imrosen.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/RosenChess https://www.twitch.tv/imrosen https://twitter.com/IM_Rosen
EP #31 - Epiphany Peters
53:25The October Chess Underground checks in with Epiphany Peters, who streams under the name "marichess." Epiphany offers her insights on the journey to achieving the NM title as well as what it takes to be a strong bullet player, while also sharing stories from her stream, life, music, and much more! Listen to the show and catch up with Epiphany via the Twitch or Youtube links below... which include a chess-themed musical composition! Twitch: twitch.tv/marichess YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/epiphanypeters Giuoco Piano (chess-themed composition): Giuoco (piano)
EP# 30: Aakaash Meduri
1:24:31What do DAOs, Bansky, bachelorette parties, derivative art, classic Kung Fu movies and a post-apocalyptic landscape have in common? They're all discussed on this month's Chess Underground with Aakaash Meduri. Listen now! Follow Aaakaash: - Twitch: https://twitch.tv/aakaash - Twitter: https://twitter.com/AakaashMeduri See what we talked about: - ggplot: https://jkunst.com/blog/posts/2015-10-30-visualizing-chess-data-with-ggplot/ - Art Blocks: https://beta.artblocks.io/
EP #29: Gopal Menon
56:17The August edition of the Chess Underground sits down with national master, vegan, blitz GM, long doggo lover and lowkey memelord Gopal Menon. Gopal goes deep on current chess literature, chess and academia, opening traps, content creation inspiration, and much more. Catch up with Gopal via the following socials: https://www.youtube.com/user/gmenon https://twitter.com/GopalMenon11 http://twitch.tv/professordaddi Links to full games mentioned in the show: Zhu v. Ehlvest Liang v. Kumar Ehlvest v. Ivanchuk
EP #28: WFM Devina Devagharan
41:25The July episode of The Chess Underground checks in with WFM Devina Devagharan. Devina shares her thoughts about bunnies (and bunny appearances), party tournaments, charity streams and much more. Listen to the show and follow Devina! Twitter: @DDevinaDev Twitch: twitch.tv/twitchlezgo Website: http://www.devinadev.com