‘How To Chess’ – The New Chessable Podcast


How to Chess Podcast

How to Chess Podcast

We have major news for you today. National Master Ben Johnson is launching, together with Chessable, the new ‘How To Chess’ podcast.

Ben is already famous for his extremely popular Perpetual Chess Podcast and we are delighted to be able to collaborate with him on this exciting new project.

How To Chess is, in Ben’s own words, ‘a brand new, weekly, rapid-fire chess podcast, devoted to helping you improve your game.’

Furthermore, ‘Each week we will feature a special guest to talk about a different improvement concept.’ There will also be ‘actionable advice to help you navigate the chess world and improve your game.’

There will be a lot to pack into each 10-minute podcast and the content is surely going to be ‘all killer, no filler.’

Today’s Guest

A new episode will be released every Thursday at 8.00 p.m. (Central European Time). The first episode will appear today.

The inaugural guest is Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn, the American chess player, coach and writer. Grandmaster Perelshteyn is well-known for his website, chessopeningsexplained.com. The site offers an extension of the work he did with Grandmasters Lev Alburt and Roman Dzindzichashvili on the books Chess Openings for Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire (Chess Information & Research Institute, 2009), and Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4 (Chess Information & Research Institute, 2010).

Topic of the Day

Blunders! Every chess player makes them. Nobody is ever blunder-free, not even world champions. However, tapping into a Grandmaster’s knowledge and experience can help us to understand why blunders happen.

Over the course of a bullet-paced 10-minute discussion, Ben and Grandmaster Perelshteyn cover the following:

  • How do we define a blunder?
  • What causes a blunder?
  • What are the different types of blunders?
  • How can we try to limit these blunders in our own games?

Head to the How To Chess site for 8.00 p.m. and make sure you follow How To Chess on Twitter for further updates. While you are there, why not follow Ben Johnson  and Eugene Perelshteyn too?

Forthcoming Guests

To whet your appetite a little more, we can reveal the names of some of the forthcoming guests.

Three of the guests will be familiar to readers of this blog, namely Grandmaster Alex Colovic, International Master Christof Sielecki and Nate Solon.

10 minutes of free chess instruction with a special guest every week? This all sounds good to me. Time to find out How To Chess!

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