The 35th episode of the Chicken Chess Club by GMs Jan Gustafsson, Laurent Fressinet & Peter Heine Nielsen.
This week's episode focused on the World Rapid & Blitz Championships, a 5-day speed chess extravaganza featuring Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi and breakout German star Vincent Keymer. There was a lot to discuss in this action-packed event, with some exciting chess interrupted by questionable arbiter decisions, Magnus Carlsen arriving 2.5 minutes late for a 3-minute game and a strictly enforced dresscode.
0:00 Intro & smalltalk
08:48 World Rapid Championship
42:26 World Blitz Championship
01:18:20 Fantasy Basketball talk (ending on a high)