The Chess Angle

Ep. 42: Playing in Tournaments With a Full-Time Job feat. Dan Levin (USCF 1724)

September 25, 2022 Long Island Chess Club Episode 42
The Chess Angle
Ep. 42: Playing in Tournaments With a Full-Time Job feat. Dan Levin (USCF 1724)
Show Notes

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We've all heard of players who study several hours a day. Nice work if you can get it, but that's not viable for most adult improvers who have responsibilities and commitments outside of chess. My guest this week is Dan Levin, a Long Island Chess Club regular and New York attorney. We discussed what it's like being a tournament player while adulting, among other topics. Some of our talking points include:

  • A thematic analysis of two of our games played at the club
  • Why do some 800-rated opponents play like they're 1800?
  • The Caro-Kann opening: 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5
  • Major events vs. local clubs - Which is better?
  • How Dan got to play former world champion Boris Spassky
  • Rating swings
  • Internet & speed chess

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