Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a chess tournament? Join us as we converse with return guest National Master Nick Panico, who takes us on a captivating journey. This episode is a deep dive into the world of chess, the importance of taking lower-rated opponents seriously, and much more.
The discussion gets even more interesting as Nick recounts a suspicious game. This fuels a conversation about potential cheating in chess and the rules about phone usage during play. We also explore the contentious issue of chess etiquette among kids, including whether asking for an opponent's score sheet during a game is considered acceptable or not.
In the final part of our conversation, we delve into Nick's thoughts about taking a hiatus from chess and his goals to continue playing, albeit less frequently. We discuss just how important having a tournament director present is and how age, coupled with rating deflation, can affect one's game. By the end of this episode, you'll gain a unique insight into the chess tournament atmosphere. Don't miss out on this episode packed with engaging discussions and enlightening experiences from the amateur chess scene!
00:00 - Intro
02:27 - Kreitner Tournament Recap
13:06 - Chess Cheating
29:48 - Chess Etiquette and Kids
59:45 - Hitting One's Rating Floor
01:15:56 - Chess Hiatus and Future Goals
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