Nervous Habits - Episode 48: Checkmate: A Crash Course in Chess with Grandmaster and U.S. Olympic Gold Medallist Sam Shankland


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Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by American chess grandmaster and U.S. Olympic Gold Medallist Sam Shankland to explore issues including:

—The onerous process of becoming a grandmaster in chess, and why SO few chess players ever earn the title of grandmasters, —Just how realistic the Netflix series, the Queens Gambit, was at portraying chess,—Why some chess games can last up to 7 hours,—Whether or not humans will ever be able to compete with computers at chess, and finally… —Why people who have never played chess before should still care about chess.

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