Episode 6

Published on:

25th May 2022

#6 - Praise for Giri & criticism of a Frenchman

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


Peter is playing the role of host today and he kicks off with a bang.

Vishy Anand is (was) kicking ass in the Grand Chess Tour and Magnus Carlsen drops to #4 on the blitz list.

Anish Giri (one of the greats) won the Chessable Masters preliminary and may or may not be the favourite in the knock-out stage.

Next, there is some sad news about the French Olympiad team and some happier news about the Norwegian team.

Our popular segment "What's Wrong with FIDE this Week, Peter?" returns with new candidates for FIDE president & a discussion about Russia being excluded from FIDE.

This week's questions will not sow division amongst our chickens, despite the best attempts by Ben Johnson from the Perpetual Chess podcast.

Tales from the training camps didn't include a tale from the training camps but Jan makes up for that with an excellent PSG song.

Finally, we had 3 brand NEW Chickens 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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