Episode 5

Published on:

18th May 2022

#5 - Grand Chess Tour, Olympiad talk, Anand's entry into politics & a story about a frog

The fifth-EVER episode of the Chicken Chess Club by GMs Jan Gustafsson, Laurent Fressinet & Peter Heine Nielsen.


Fresh from a stunning Bundesliga victory, Jan is full of confidence. Maxime-Vachier Lagrave's victory in the Grand Chess Tour is discussed, along with the performances of four Candidates.

The Meltwater Champions Chess Tour starts this week, with Magnus Carlsen, Anish Giri & the youngest grandmaster of all time, Abhimanyu Mishra taking part.

Our incredibly popular FIDE politics segment breaks the big news that 5-time World Champion Vishy Anand has joined Dvorkovic's campaign.

Some excellent questions were answered this week, such as "which top 20 player is most likely to be unable to swim"?

Tales from the training camps involve saucisson and a real live frog.

Finally, we have our first unanimous decision on who is Chicken of the Week!

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About the Podcast

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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