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The Chess Pit

Summary: A weekly podcast where three guys talk about chess… occasionally

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  • Copyright: Jon Mackenzie, Phil Makepeace, Robin Sarfas


 S1 Ep23: I'm Just A Natural Genius - Adult Improvement special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3157

It's almost a serious episode this week, as the guys properly analyse adult chess improvement and the nuances within. May also contain raspberry coulis.

 S1 Ep22: Get the Bomb Squad in | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2790

Chris decides he's had enough of chess and wants to learn shogi, Phil recounts his childhood in a warzone, and Jon is disparaging about Formula 1

 S1 Ep21: Wild Gesticulations Towards The Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2545

Chess tournaments are dangerous. Everyone knows this. Find out how, as the guys put themselves in peril for your benefit and your benefit alone.

 S1 Ep20: When Does Space Become Space? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2911

The boys visit space and pretend to be birds of prey. It's a long old way down to swoop upon the conversational gambits on offer this week...

 S1 Ep19: A Lifetime on the Lips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3076

Increments, the longest-running chess column, codebreaking, and how to teach kids appear this week. Some might say this is far too many topics for one episode, but the boys are brave souls.

 S1 Ep18: The Hypotenuse of a Church | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2620

What came first: showjumping or chess? This and other mysteries are unraveled and reraveled in earnest as the guys' lockdown mania starts to bite.

 S1 Ep17: Four Packets of Pork Scratchings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2913

Tales of coffeehouse legends, psyching out machines, and being infamous for losing make the grade this week.

 S1 Ep16: Reveal Your Innermost, Darkest Secrets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2542

The guys attend therapy as Scandinavian crime dramas, Formula 1, and powerful writing implements get a hearty airing.

 S1 Ep15: Chuck Him Back In Jail | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2500

No kinkshaming allowed this week as online cheating, communists and pies get a thorough outing.

 S1 Ep14: Some Real Elements Of Genius - Tony Miles special | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2257

This week is the long-promised and never-forgotten Tony Miles Special. And we have a new theme tune!

 S1 Ep13: I'm Not Mates With Einstein | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2113

This week the guys travel the world, visit the high street, and hobble James Caan (again).

 S1 Ep12: This Could Be Your War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2180

The boys preview the Carlsen Invitational and invoke the history of the Cricket World Cup

 S1 Ep11: Lots of Grandmasters Warming Benches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2464

This week the boys manage to shoehorn goalkeepers, synesthesia and some actual chess chat into forty minutes.

 S1 Ep10: Mountain Goats Just Run Wild | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2532

Donkeys, goats and toddlers, y'say? Chris, Jon and Phil take up a stance against all three.

 S1 Ep9: Sounds Like the Triwizard Tournament | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2723

Phil struggles to say 'phenomenal', Jon gets wistful, and Chris has his proclivities analysed.


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