The Chess Pit
Summary: A weekly podcast where three guys talk about chess… occasionally
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.
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
Chess tournaments are dangerous. Everyone knows this. Find out how, as the guys put themselves in peril for your benefit and your benefit alone.
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...
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.
What came first: showjumping or chess? This and other mysteries are unraveled and reraveled in earnest as the guys' lockdown mania starts to bite.
Tales of coffeehouse legends, psyching out machines, and being infamous for losing make the grade this week.
The guys attend therapy as Scandinavian crime dramas, Formula 1, and powerful writing implements get a hearty airing.
No kinkshaming allowed this week as online cheating, communists and pies get a thorough outing.
This week is the long-promised and never-forgotten Tony Miles Special. And we have a new theme tune!
This week the guys travel the world, visit the high street, and hobble James Caan (again).
The boys preview the Carlsen Invitational and invoke the history of the Cricket World Cup
This week the boys manage to shoehorn goalkeepers, synesthesia and some actual chess chat into forty minutes.
Donkeys, goats and toddlers, y'say? Chris, Jon and Phil take up a stance against all three.
Phil struggles to say 'phenomenal', Jon gets wistful, and Chris has his proclivities analysed.