EP.207 - Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam


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Perpetual Chess Podcast


Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam is a Dutch  chess journalist, organizer and commentator who is best known as the Editor-in-Chief of New In Chess magazine.  New in Chess Magazine has been the industry leading chess magazine for decades and is known for its on-the-scenes reporting of major events, its high-level Grandmaster analysis of games, and insightful interviews and book reviews. In conjunction with his work for New in Chess, Dirk Jan has travelled the world and shared conversations and meals with many of the games most revered figures. In our conversation, Dirk shared several of the amazing stories he has collected over the years, and also discussed how New in Chess is being affected by the pandemic and the chess boom.  Please read on for more details and the timestamps.  0:00- How have the pandemic and the online chess boom affected New in Chess, which as the preeminent chess print magazine often devotes lots of pages to elite OTB chess tournaments?   GM Alireza Firouzja, GM Wesley So, Magnus Carlsen interview with GM Jonathan Tisdall here: https://new.uschess.org/news/were-trying-grow-chess-interview-magnus-carlsen 14:00- What did Dirk Jan learn from interviewing the young phenom, GM Alireza Firouzja?    16:30- Perpetual Chess is brought to you in part by Chessable.com. Check out their holiday sale here:  https://www.chessable.com/courses/all/all/offer/   17:00- What was it like for Dirk Jan to spend a day with legendary GM Miguel Najdorf?  Mentioned: The Day that Kasparov Quit, Finding Bobby Fischer, GM Viswanathan Anand   23:00- Dirk Jan shares his experiences spending time with the author of Zurich 1953  GM David Bronstein Mentioned: The Rise and Fall of David Bronstein by GM Genna Sosonko, Zurich 1953    29:00- Dirk shares a few Korchnoi and Botvinnik stories!  Mentioned: GM Ljubomir Ljubojević, GM Vassily Smyslov, GM Mikhail Botvinnik, GM Hein Donner, GM Max Euwe, GM Tony Miles, GM Alexei Shirov    38:00- A Patreon supporter of the podcast requested that Dirk share some stories about GM Vasyl Ivanchuk.  Mentioned: GM Garry Kasparov, Haruki Murakami    46:00- Check out our new sponsorAimchess.com, which gathers your games from the major chess sites and generates reports to let you know which aspects of your game need work. If you decide to subscribe, be sure to use the promo code Chess30 to save 30%.   47:00- On the day that GM Vladimir Kramnik defeated GM Garry Kasparov for the World Championship in 2000, Dirk spoke to both the winner and the loser of the match. What is the story behind that?  Mentioned: GM Jan Timman    57:00- What was it like to spend time with Danish great, GM Bent Larsen?  Mentioned: GM Nigel Short    1:02:00- Thanks so much to Dirk Jan for sharing some amazing stories.    You can learn more or subscribe to New In Chess Magazine here: https://www.newinchess.com/en_US/new-in-chess-2020-8   You can help support the podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/perpetualchess See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.