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IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, GM Jesse Kraai

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The official podcast of ChessDojo (IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, & GM Jesse Kraai). Most episodes are streamed live to twitch.tv/chessdojolive. Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojo Podcast: https://chessdojotalks.podbean.com/
 
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David, Kostya, and Jesse discuss their opinions on how the current World Championship cycle could be changed or improved. Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojo…
 
Jesse, David, and Kostya discuss the importance of getting a chess coach. Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojoBy IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, GM Jesse Kraai
 
David, Jesse, and Kostya discuss what Jesse has dubbed "Zoomer Chess Tools." How good can newer, young chess players get using new and unconventional ways? Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Patreo…
 
David, Jesse, and Kostya continue their discussion of their thoughts and opinions on chess coaching philosophy. Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojo…
 
In this week's Dojo Talks, Kostya discusses performance and tournament coaching with Benji Portheault, PhD. Follow Benji on Twitter @benjiportheault Link to the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QUOlIsWRDuh7cf5Ar76ysryxX8gDl3klP2cOvvqlqh4/edit#slide=id.ge7de77e2ff_0_11 Book recommendations (Dojo affiliate links): The Brave Athle…
 
In this week's Dojo Talks, the sensei discuss chess etiquette as more OTB events are beginning to start across the world. Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojo…
 
In this episode of Dojo Talks, the sensei discuss addiction in chess. Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chess_dojo/ Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojoBy IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, GM Jesse Kraai
 
Originally aired March 14, 2021: Adult chess improver Neal Bruce of Twitter fame joins the Dojo to discuss his thoughts, processes, and habits when it comes to chess training. Lots of good advice and useful insights in this one! 0:00​ Intro0:17​ Origin Story3:32​ Using flash cards for tactics9:10​ Neal as a young chess player11:12​ Why did Neal dec…
 
Originally aired March 7, 2021: GM R.B. Ramesh discusses various aspects of chess improvement, psychology, and what it takes to become a strong player. 0:00​ Intro1:07​ Pro Chess Training Overview4:28​ GM Ramesh's Bio6:32​ Favorite tools for chess training9:22​ What kind of work should students do at home? 18:14​ Priorities for chess improvement22:…
 
Originally aired February 8, 2021: The Dojo (IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess) discuss high-level tournament preparation with special guest GM Jacob Aagaard. If you'd like to learn from GM Jacob Aagaard, GM Sam Shankland, GM Ivan Cheparinov, GM Alexander Motylev and many other top coaches, visit https://killerchesstraining.com​ 0:00​ Intro/Kill…
 
Originally aired February 1, 2021: Chess Coach Andras (IM Andras Toth) joins the Dojo to rank the best chess books released since 2001. Make sure to follow IM Andras on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcYZ...​ 0:00​ Intro 3:54​ Ranking books Full list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/...​ Affiliate links (support the Dojo at no …
 
Originally aired January 18, 2021: The Dojo (Jesse, David, & Kostya) recap their first year of existence and discuss their upcoming plans for 2021. 0:00​ Intro/What are you most looking forward to?5:50​ What is one thing you learned about YouTube/Twitch?13:34​ When can the viewers 'Play the Sensei'?18:44​ 2021 Follower Prediction24:26​ What guest w…
 
Originally aired January 11, 2021: The Dojo is joined by GM Eugene Perelshteyn to offers suggestions for d4 players against the most common openings. Check out our review for 1. e4 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TE7iY...​ 0:00:00​ Intro 0:07:19​ QGD 0:17:10​ QGA 0:27:12​ Slav 0:37:10​ Nimzo 0:47:23​ QI 0:54:26​ KID 1:14:12​ Gruenfeld 1:25:30…
 
Originally aired January 4, 2021: The Dojo is joined by GM Eugene Perelshteyn to talk concrete suggestions for 1.e4 players. 0:00:00​ Intro0:07:06​ Ruy0:16:06​ Najdorf0:26:47​ French0:37:20​ Caro0:49:30​ Scandi0:57:00​ Pirc1:00:22​ Dragon1:08:55​ e6 Sicilian Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive​ Discord: https://discord.gg…
 
Originally aired November 23, 2020: The Dojo discusses several controversial topics that they hadn't gotten a chance to touch so far. 1) What should be done about disconnections & mouseslips in elite online chess?2) Is it ever OK to steal chess books online?3) Is classical chess toast?4) Is using the name ChessDojo an improper cultural appropriatio…
 
Originally aired November 17, 2020: The Dojo discusses the topic of endgame studies and composed mating problems with prolific author IM Cyrus Lakdawala. NOTE: The puzzle given in the video is White to play and draw! Topics:1) New book: 'Rewire Your Chess Brain'2) What are some of your favorite chess books? Problem composers?3) What are the pros/co…
 
Originally aired November 11, 2020: The Dojo discusses the topic of talent with IM Greg Shahade, founder of the U.S. Chess School. You can learn more about the USCS at https://uschessschool.com Topics:1. USCS Announcement2. What is Greg's ten year improvement rule, and does he stand by it?3. What is the most important thing missing for talented jun…
 
Originally aired November 10, 2020: The Dojo discusses various aspects of chess and training with GM Elshan Moradiabadi. Topics: 1) GM Elshan's new book, 'Sherlock's Method' 2) General training advice for beginner, club, and pro players 3) What's the value of having an in-person tournament second vs. working remotely. 4) What are the current openin…
 
Originally aired October 27, 2020: Check out John's website full of useful resources here: https://firstlookchess.com​ Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive​ Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo​ Patreon: https://patreon.com/chessdojoBy IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, GM Jesse Kraai
 
Originally aired October 20, 2020: GM Kraai and IM Pruess talk with Super-GM Sam Shankland about the current state of US chess and its future. 1) Who will get dropped (if anyone) at the US Champs for Fabi? 2) What will the U.S. Olympiad Team look like in 5 years? 3) What are Jesse's chances of making (and winning) the U.S. Senior? 4) Potential of U…
 
Originally aired October 12, 2020: GM Jesse Kraai & IM David Pruess discuss the latest news around the chess world. 0:54​ -- Wang Hao, Radjabov, & the Candidates11:10​ -- Norway's Armageddon Format21:35​ -- GM Rausis' new identity?33:39​ -- The Role of Fide43:51​ -- New opportunities in online teaching57:02​ -- Are chess players on the spectrum? Fo…
 
Originally aired October 5, 2020: The Dojo (IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM David Pruess, GM Jesse Kraai) discusses the latest PRO Chess League cheating controversy and what should be done about online cheating. Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive​ Discord: https://discord.gg/sUUh8HD​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/chess_dojo​ Patr…
 
Originally aired September 22, 2020: Kostya and Jesse talk with GM Eugene Perelshteyn about the six ways to train and Eugene's experience working with legendary coaches Dzindzi, Dorfman, Dvoretsky, and more! Books mentioned: Perfect Your Chess: https://amzn.to/3mCf2f3​ Soviet Chess Primer: https://amzn.to/3hXGMHu​ Calculation: https://amzn.to/3kOIH…
 
Originally aired September 6, 2020: Kraai, Pruess and Kostya debate chess training and what you have to make both GM and NM. Books mentioned are: Perfect Your Chess: https://amzn.to/3jXQxGG​ Calculation: https://amzn.to/3bMnFPb​ My System: https://amzn.to/3jSGuTs​ Gelfand series: https://amzn.to/3295ZKl​ Thinking Inside the Box: https://amzn.to/3lX…
 
Originally aired August 30, 2020: In this week's episode, David & Kostya discuss the controversies surrounding the FIDE Online Olympiad, PogChamps, Nakamura signing with TSM, and more! Between Two Senseis is streamed live every Sunday from 1-2 PM on twitch.tv/chessdojolive Follow ChessDojo here: Twitch: https://twitch.tv/chessdojolive​ Discord: htt…
 
Originally aired August 23, 2020: Check out the 2nd episode of our new chess talk show, Dojo Talks! Timestamps:2:07​ - What are David's highlights from the FIDE Online Olympiad?13:30​ - How close was David's 1% prediction for the Magnus Carlsen Tour Finals?24:20​ - Is PogChamps a good thing for chess overall?39:18​ - How should one spend their time…
 
Originally aired August 13, 2020: Check out the first episode in our new chess talk show, where IMs David Pruess and Kostya Kavutskiy discuss and debate the latest news and trends in the chess world! Who do you agree with on the topics? Let us know in the comments below! Topics:1) 5:42​ - When OTB tournaments resume, will there be increased attenda…
 
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