Let's talk about the Candidates... with Douglas Griffin

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4/19/2021 – On the occasion of the Candidates Tournament 2020-2021 that will resume today, Monday, 19 April 2021, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Eric van Reem, host of the "Lets Talk about Chess" podcast, spoke with Scottish historian Douglas Griffin about the history of the Candidates Tournaments, chess history in general and the charm and value of good tournament books.

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In episode 28, Eric talks to chess historian Douglas Griffin, who is a chess author/blogger, translator, and an indispensable source of historical chess perspective on "chess twitter". He is particularly interested and knowledgeable about chess in the Soviet Union and has a very interesting blog. Over the course of the past 15 years he has translated the annotations to a great many games from classic Soviet-era books and periodicals such as Chess in the U.S.S.R and 64, many of which have never been published in the West.
In October 2019, Quality Chess published his translation of Grigory Levenfish's memoir and in the podcast Douglas reveals that some more interesting work and translations will be published later this year! 

Douglas played with Vishy Anand and Vasik Ivanchuk in the World Youth Championship in Sharjah, in 1985. 

In the podcast, Eric and Doug, both born in 1967,  talk about chess history in general, chess books, the history of the Candidates Tournament, and much more! Another very enjoyable and relaxed talk about...chess! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

You can follow Douglas Griffin on Twitter

Be sure to follow his highly recommended blog

Doug is also an active landscape photographer. Look at his work

Click here to go to the official website of the Candidates 2020/2021.

There is a book about the first part of the Candidates, written by Vladimir Tukmakov and published by Thinkers Publishing. Click here to buy the book.

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Host       : Eric van Reem
Guest     : Douglas Griffin (SCO)
Editor     : Dennis van Reem
Artwork  : Fränk Stiefel
Music     : Chess Pieces-Silent Partner

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Douglas Griffin, 2019, in the Central Chess Club in Moscow

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