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Invisible Chess

Jonathan (aka: UnseenChessPod)

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Invisible Chess: A podcast dedicated to blindfold Chess & visualisation Whether you're already an experienced blindfoldista or are brand new to this; whether you're a relative chess beginner or maybe even a master - this is a podcast that will have something for you. HOST: I'm Jonathan (GetBentLarsent on chess websites). I've been a serious chess player for 35 years, for several years a fulltime professional chess coach and a longtime fan of playing chess without sight of the board and piece ...
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #10 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #10 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO …
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #9 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #9 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY…
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #8 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #8 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY…
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #7 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #7 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY…
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #6 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #6 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY…
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(Not Quite) Rando Pando #21 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #21: Continuing our series on mating with Bishop and Knight against King. Today: checkmate in four moves. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park ru…
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Chernev's Best Shorts #33 This week's game is Richardson - Delmar, New York 1887. Chernev's 1000 Best Short Games of Chess #290. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister Louise. Every £1/£2 makes a difference. Than…
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #5 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #5 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY…
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(Not Quite) Rando Pando #20 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #20: Continuing our series on mating with Bishop and Knight against King. Today: checkmate in four moves. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park ru…
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Chernev's Best Shorts #32 This week's game is Choinowski - Thibaut, Brussels 1947 Chernev's 1000 Best Short Games of Chess #64. A game that twists and turns like a twisty turny thing - and all in 11 moves. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on …
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(Not Quite) Rando Pando #19 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #19: Continuing our series on mating with Bishop and Knight against King. Today: checkmate in three moves. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park r…
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Chernev's Best Shorts #31 This week's game is RANKINS - PAPKE, correspondence 1949. Chernev's 1000 Best Short Games of Chess #59. We're starting 2024 and a new CBS series with a flashy and enjoyable win in a King's Gambit. Why not? IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs…
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #3 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #3 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY…
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(Not Quite) Rando Pando #18 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #18: Bishop and Knight against King. Checkmate in two moves. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memo…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #12 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Amateur - Goetz Strasbourg, 1880 This is game 16 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Gam…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #11 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Kraus - Costin Correspondence 1914 This is game 14 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short G…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #10 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Imbusch - Goring Munich, 1899 This is game 13 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Games …
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #9 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Muhlock - Kostics Cologne, 1912 This is game 12 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Games…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #8 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Meek - Amateur New Orleans, 1855 This is game 11 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Game…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #7 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Hamlisch - Amateur Vienna 1902 This is game 9 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Games o…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #6 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- De Legal - Saint Brie Paris, 1750 This is game 10 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Gam…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #5 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Seppelt - Leganki Berlin, 1950 This is game 8 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Games o…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #4 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Warren - Selman Correspondence, 1930 This is game 7 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short G…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #3 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Amateur- Bruening Berlin, 1907 This is game 6 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Games o…
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisited) #2 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Dadian - Doubrava Kiev, 1896 This is game 4 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Games of …
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The Twelve Games of Mid-Winter Festivus (revisted) #1 Twelve fun-size games to visualise - just six or seven moves long each - to see you through the holiday. One a day until the end of the first week of January 2024, or thereabouts. Today's game:- Kennedy - Amateur Brighton 1845 This is game 2 from Irving Chernev's book The 1000 Best Short Games o…
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Chernev's Best Shorts #30 This week's game is Blake - Hook, London 1891. Chernev's 1000 Best Short Games of Chess #15. We're back with a real banger. And a very welcome return to Che Martin as game reader. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on …
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #2 Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #2 taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves Also a bit of chat from me about chess problems and why we mig…
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Rando Pando #17 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #17: King and pawn against King, Bishop and pawn. White to play and draw. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in mem…
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Rando Pando #16 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #16: K & B versus K, B & pawn IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister Louise. Every £1/£2 makes a…
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Knowing Me Knowing Yusupov #1a Positions taken from Artur Yusupov's lengendery/infamous series of books. Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Positions read by: Zara (Twitter; Youtube) Today: #1a taken from Build Up Your Chess: The Fundamentals 1 (Quality Chess, 2008) Chapter 9, Mate in Two Moves Also a bit of chat from me about chess problems and why we m…
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Rando Pando #15 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: BB v King IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister Louise. Every £1/£2 makes a difference. Thanks …
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Rando Pando #14 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #14: King, bishop and pawn against a lone king. How hard can it be? IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of…
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Rando Pando #13 Positions taken (usually at random, but not at the moment) from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #13: King and Two Bishops against a lone King. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: Last Spring/Summer I ran 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister Louise. Ev…
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Rando Pando #12 Positions taken at random from from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #11: King and Rook against a King. Mate in 5 moves. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: This Spring/Summer I'm running 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister Louise. Every £1/£2 makes a…
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Irving's King and Pawn Speed Run #15 The 15th in our series dedicated to king and pawn positions. One position a week taken from Chernev's book Practical Chess Endings (1962). This week, for the first time, - king and a pawn against a king and a pawn. 85 positions in total - it's going to be a loooooooong series - ranging from the most basic imagin…
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Rando Pando #11 Positions taken at random from from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #136: Rook against pawn - the King's a long way away, but White can still win. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: This Spring/Summer I'm running 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister …
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Irving's King and Pawn Speed Run #14 The 14th in our series dedicated to king and pawn positions. One position a week taken from Chernev's book Practical Chess Endings (1962). This week - king plus two distance a and c pawns against a lone king. 85 positions in total - it's going to be a loooooooong series - ranging from the most basic imaginable o…
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Rando Pando #10 Positions taken at random from from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #34: Rook against Queen - but White can draw. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: This Spring/Summer I'm running 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister Louise. Every £1/£2 makes a diffe…
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Irving's King and Pawn Speed Run #13 The 13th in our series dedicated to king and pawn positions. One position a week taken from Chernev's book Practical Chess Endings (1962). This week - king plus two g-pawns against king. 85 positions in total - it's going to be a loooooooong series - ranging from the most basic imaginable of a king each and a si…
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Rando Pando #9 Positions taken at random from from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #135: King and Rook against King and pawn. But White can still draw. IF YOU ENJOYED THIS EPISODE AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY JUST GIVING PAGE: This Spring/Summer I'm running 24 park runs (5km) and a 10km race on 25th June in memory of my sister Louise. Eve…
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Irving's King and Pawn Speed Run #12 The 12th in our series dedicated to king and pawn positions. One position a week taken from Chernev's book Practical Chess Endings (1962). This week - king plus g&h pawns versus king. 85 positions in total - it's going to be a loooooooong series - ranging from the most basic imaginable of a king each and a singl…
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Rando Pando #8 Positions taken at random from from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #197: King and Rook against King, Rook and pawn. But White can still draw. THE INVISIBLE CHESS PODCAST SCHEDULE, SEASON THREE: Mondays: Irving's King and Pawn Speed Run Tuesdays: Rando Pando DON'T MISS: Stepping Stones 101 - an introduction to THE key technique i…
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Rando Pando #7 Positions taken at random from from Pandolfini's Endgame Course. Today: #009: King and rook against a lone king. It's made in two. THE INVISIBLE CHESS PODCAST SCHEDULE, SEASON THREE: Mondays: Irving's King and Pawn Speed Run Tuesdays: Rando Pando DON'T MISS: Stepping Stones 101 - an introduction to THE key technique in chess visualis…
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Irving's King and Pawn Speed Run #11 The 11th in our series dedicated to king and pawn positions. One position a week taken from Chernev's book Practical Chess Endings (1962). This time we take a look at a position with a rook's pawn. 85 positions in total - it's going to be a loooooooong series - ranging from the most basic imaginable of a king ea…
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