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

Episodes Date

The February Chess Underground examines the intrigue and excitement surrounding the upcoming resumption of the 2020 Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Host Pete Karagianis takes an in-dep...
February 23, 2021
The February Chess Underground takes a trip through time with Internet Chess Club co-founder Marty Grund. Marty shares from his wealth of stories through the years, uncovering some gems that are now c...
January 27, 2021
In the December 2020 Chess Underground, host Pete Karagianis looks back on the year that wasn’t, his own best laid plans, and the difference between Chess and Go. A show like the year 2020: from the a...
December 22, 2020
The November installment of Chess Underground's second season, Tournament Life, checks in with Isaac Steincamp, director of strategy at chess.com. As the pandemic has forced tournament life primarily ...
November 24, 2020
The October Chess Underground checks in with States Cup creator and lead organizer Saumik Narayanan. Saumik gives the inside scoop on the States Cup as it enters into the playoffs for its inaugural se...
November 19, 2020
The September 2020 installment of Chess Underground continues its exploration of the theme "Tournament Life" with NM Tim McEntee. What's on tap? FIDE basement spaghetti dinner draws, highly rated soc...
November 19, 2020
The August installment of Chess Underground checks in with ANTD Jim Hodina, Manager of Environmental Public Health for Linn County Iowa. Jim weighs in on lessons from the past, traveling chess teams, ...
November 19, 2020
The July episode of the Chess Underground checks back in with Iowa Chess Association Eric Vigil who recently conducted the Iowa Championship... in person? Tornadoes, travel, masks, a lot of bleach and...
November 19, 2020
Dance parties, the Thai Underground, and riding a bull: the untold story. Recently minted US Chess Tournament Director of the Year Glenn Panner joins host Pete Karagianis to investigate the secret liv...
November 19, 2020
Chess Underground Season 2 Episode 2 catches up with Maret Thorpe, NTD and FIDE arbiter, about customer service, career changes, and riding a mechanical bull. Also maybe some chess.  
November 19, 2020

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