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Cole Erskine Interview

Cole Erskine wanted to know how to order products from https://fbds.dollarstore.com/‚Äč using the discount code chess. After walking Cole through the purchasing process, we also discussed how to teach what makes a sound combination versus an unsound one. That and other chess questions were asked and answered on this our

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Interview with Chess Journalists of America President Joshua Milton Anderson

Chess Journalists of America President Joshua Milton Anderson is our guest of Episode 23 of “The Chess Files: The Answers are Out There” We talk about Chess Journalism, Awards, and Judging. We also discuss his work on a chess oral history project and his upcoming book on the Byrne brothers.

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WIM Dr. Alexey Root

Dr. Alexey Root joins us on “The Chess Files: The Answers are Out There” to tell us about how she won the Eade Foundation’s 2021 Arthur Award for Chess Excellence. The 1989 U.S. Women’s Champion, Alexey is working on her eighth book, this one is about the history of the

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Dewain Barber, Dean of Scholastic Chess

Dewain Barber joins us on “The Chess Files: The Answers are Out There” to tell us how and why he was named the Dean of Scholastic Chess in the United States. He tells us about the Denker tournament of High Scholl Champions and the Barber tournament of K-8 champions. One

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Interview with 2021 Chess Educator of the Year Jerald Times

The question is how do you become Chess Educator of the Year? We asked Jerald Times the 2021 winner of the award to tell us. Due to production problems, we could only share some of his wonderful advice later. Holland is not the Netherlands. Teach chess to the whole school

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Chess4Solidarity Initiative

Watch and play with us! Chess4Solidarity initiative, which aims to cultivate connection and solidarity between participants from Israel and the US and different countries around the world, especially during the troubled times of covid-19. As part of the initiative, during the past few months, more than 3100 chess players took

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The Harold Winston I Knew

By Jim Eade Many people in and out of chess circles are mourning the passing of Harold Winston.  I will tell you about the Harold Winston I knew, but here is a link to his obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/chicagotribune/name/harold-winston-obituary?pid=197770661 Al Lawrence also sent me the following link: https://chicagojewishfunerals.com/funeral-detail-page/?case=E385B9DC-16AB-4CB0-9C79-077AB4B701CE Those links will get

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Interview with Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Founder of the Berkeley Chess School

Elizabeth Shaughnessy has done the unthinkable. She has built a bricks-and-mortar school dedicated to chess. Her program: The Berkeley Chess School” has produced three GMs and has taught chess to an average of about 7,000 kids a year. The program is in its 40th year of existence. Find out how

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Interview with Marty Grund of ICC

James Eade Interviews Marty Grund the President of the Internet Chess Club, and Brian Karen who talk about the early days of playing chess online. They had a huge role in broadcasting events in the early days of online chess matches and tournaments allowing viewers to see the action in

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Interview with GM Alex Yermolinsky, AKA The Yerminator

GM Alex Yermolinsky, AKA The Yerminator, joins the “Chess Files: The Answers are Out There” to tell us what he thinks we can learn from the great Tata Steel tournament, and what we should not think we’ve learned. He talks about what makes a good chess commentator and what organizers

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