Get ready to sharpen your chess skills with National Master Jerald Times, a revered chess educator and CEO of Chess Across Borders. We'll traverse across the chessboard of Jerald's experiences, from his nostalgic moments playing chess on a Navy ship to his enlightening journey of teaching and transitioning to a more dynamic playing style.
Ever wondered about the psychological transformation of chess players? Our conversation reveals the intriguing shift from reactionary to responsive play, emphasizing the importance of harnessing the power of desire and will to succeed. We'll also analyze the recent world championship match between Ding and Nepo, discussing the match format and its potential bias towards particular player styles.
In addition, we'll touch upon the evolution of chess, from its romantic period to the modern era where it's viewed as a data game. Our chat provides a rare insight into the chess culture at Washington Square Park and the importance of tactical skills for adult improvers. Listen in for Jerald's sage advice that when it comes to improving tournament play, the battleground is indeed the learning ground. Tune in for an episode packed with chess strategies, experiences, and transformations.
03:52 Opening Preparation
07:11 Chess Eras & Evolutions
14:00 Learning Zone vs. Performance Zone
19:18 Ding/Nepo Recap & Championship Format
26:55 The Journey to Master & Chess as a Data Game
29:31 Washington Square Park stories
35:32 Ratings, Thinking Patterns, & Tactics
42:00 Lawsuit update
46:02 Chess Across Borders
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