The Chess Underground

Welcome to US Chess’ latest podcast, Chess Underground, the show that explores eccentricities, peculiarities, and theoretical novelties. The Chess Underground is hosted by NM Pete Karagianis, the US Chess Assistant Director of Events

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Season 4 of Chess Underground continues with Gopal Menon and host Pete Karagianis, who go deep into some of their favorite -- and least favorite -- chess variants. Have you ever heard of "Secret Queen...
May 24, 2022
Season 4 of Chess Underground is here! Host Pete Karagianis and Gopal Menon approach the question: "What is chess most like?" The answer(s) may surprise you! Also Pete and Gopal catch up on "This Mont...
April 26, 2022
This month, Pete Karagianis sits down with IM Kassa Korley for the Chess Underground. Born and raised in New York City, Kassa learned to play chess at the age of five and has been passionate about the...
March 29, 2022
This month Chess Underground sits down with IM Kostya Kavutskiy of ChessDojo, taking a deep dive into chess coaching, improvement, streaming, and much more! Kostya shares his plans for the future of C...
February 25, 2022
To start off the New Year, Chess Underground gets in touch with its emotions.   This month we speak to "Chessfeels" himself, AKA JJ Lang, who joins host Pete Karagianis for a fireside chat about all t...
January 28, 2022
The December Chess Underground pays tribute to Chicago chess legend FM Albert Chow, who passed away in October. Hear memories and stories of Albert from those who knew him best.   Please also check ou...
December 28, 2021
Smorks, disco porks, mocktails, London Love (hate?), and the Kingside and Queenside separated by only nine thousand miles or so. The definitive* IM Eric Rosen Interview - this month on the Chess Under...
November 23, 2021
The October Chess Underground checks in with Epiphany Peters, who streams under the name "marichess." Epiphany offers her insights on the journey to achieving the NM title as well as what it takes to ...
October 26, 2021
What do DAOs, Bansky, bachelorette parties, derivative art, classic Kung Fu movies and a post-apocalyptic landscape have in common? They're all discussed on this month's Chess Underground with Aakaash...
September 28, 2021
The August edition of the Chess Underground sits down with national master, vegan, blitz GM, long doggo lover and lowkey memelord Gopal Menon. Gopal goes deep on current chess literature, chess and ac...
September 1, 2021

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