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BOTW: Chess Podcasts

Chess is not a natural fit for podcasts -- no diagrams! -- so what can a chess podcast possibly offer? Actually, quite a lot when the interviewer and interviewee are interesting and on the ball. Here are five to try... plus a game Kasparov played against his podcast interviewer,

2 Norms in Reykjavik!

Canadians are doing exceptionally well at the 2017 Reykjavik Open, topped by Aman Hambleton's GM Norm and Michael Kleinman's IM Norm...

BOTW: 2017.04.13

Four World Class events start in the next seven days, including the Korchnoi Zurich Challenge. A pre-event exhibition game between sponsor Oleg Skvortsov and Vishy Anand provides our position. Black to play.

BOTW: 2017.04.08

The final two rounds of the US Championship, Wesley So's latest brilliancy, and a newly-available interview with Bobby Fischer are this week's Best of the Web.

BOTW: 2017.03.30

This week's Best of the Web is arguably the strongest national championship in the world, featuring world #2 Wesley So, world #3 Fabiano Caruana, and world #6 Hikaru Nakamura.

BOTW: 2017.03.21

On a slow week for live chess, our Best of the Web is a set of advertisements featuring World Champions (and three challengers). 

BOTW: 2017.03.01

Starts, ends, returns and reruns are this week's Best of the Web.

BOTW: 2017.02.20

The first stage of the 2017 FIDE World Chess Grand Prix in UAE, the Women's World Championship in Tehran, the 15th Aeroflot Open in Moscow, and the Winter Invitational in Saint Louis are in this week's underwhelming Best of the Web.

BOTW: 2017.02.09

The 2017 Women's World Chess Championship, a PRO Chess match featuring Carlsen and Caruana, and the not-too-successful attempts to sexy-up Fabiano Caruana's public image are this week's Best of the Web.

BOTW: 2017.01.23

More than half of the world's 2700+ players are competing this week, and you can watch their games live online
Gibraltar, TATA Steel, and round 3 of the PRO Chess League are this week's Best of the Web.

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