November 30, 2010 3:33

The Full English Breakfast #5 - chock full of goodness

The Full English BreakfastThe F.E.B. #5 is out! Jam packed with coverage of Levon Aronian's ascent to 2800, the Tal Memorial and World Blitz Championships, Magnus Carlsen's withdrawal from the World Championship Candidates matches, the U.S. Chess League -- we talk to IM Sam Shankland -- PLUS, chess players in trouble with the law, and setting simultaneous records...in Second Life!

The Full English Breakfast started life as a late night brainstorm at the 2009 GibTel (now Tradewise) Chess Festival in Gibraltar.

Trent and Macauley struck up a conversation about things missing in the chess media, and hit upon the idea of doing a podcast combining the serious with the slightly sophomoric.

Trent quickly brought in his pal Stevie G. dramatically raising both the intellectual and the dialectical heft of the new ensemble.

And the rest, as they say, is hysterical.

Our Mission: Bring the serious chess news analysis. VERY serious, and not at all witty. DEFINITELY not tongue in cheek.

GM Boris Alterman, who played the simul on Second Life mentioned in the intro, sent the following news to the FEB:

"It was the test of the simul, with 12 players. For me the difficult part was just to control the avatar and to fly from board to board then to adjust board and to focus, then only to move a piece.

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The simul was around 2.5 hours, when I played around 15-20 moves only. In ICC I would have finished 50 games [in that time]. However SL wanted me to play another simul in a few months when they are planning to improve all the technology and logistics."

You can subscribe to The Full English Breakfast via iTunes at TheFeb.com. Click here to add it to your iTunes podcasts directly.

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checkersisfortramps's picture

i LOVE this show. I hope they get sponsorship and become a solid weekly program. I for one would listen to every show.

octoberowl's picture

Yes I love this too. Keep it up!

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