Episode 35

Published on:

2nd Jan 2023

#35 - World Rapid & Blitz Highlights - Carlsen, Keymer, Nakamura

The 35th episode of the Chicken Chess Club by GMs Jan Gustafsson, Laurent Fressinet & Peter Heine Nielsen.


This week's episode focused on the World Rapid & Blitz Championships, a 5-day speed chess extravaganza featuring Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi and breakout German star Vincent Keymer. There was a lot to discuss in this action-packed event, with some exciting chess interrupted by questionable arbiter decisions, Magnus Carlsen arriving 2.5 minutes late for a 3-minute game and a strictly enforced dresscode.

0:00 Intro & smalltalk

08:48 World Rapid Championship

42:26 World Blitz Championship

01:18:20 Fantasy Basketball talk (ending on a high)

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The Chicken Chess Club
Grandmasters Jan Gustafsson, Laurent Fressinet & Peter Heine Nielsen discuss ongoings in the chess world. The trio works for World Champion Magnus Carlsen & have the inside track on the psychology & politics of elite chess.



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