Ep. 58: Gambit Openings, Students Cheating During Lessons, Bishop & Knight Mate, Sandbagging, Time Controls, Improvement & More feat. NM Nick Panico
February 26, 2023
Long Island Chess Club
This week I spoke with National Master Nick Panico. Nick is a fellow educator with a background in science and has also been active as a storm chaser. Nick shared his vast experience from the amateur chess scene and our conversation went in a lot of interesting directions. Some of our talking points include the following:
- Tips for improvers
- The amateur tournament scene
- Should you play gambit openings?
- Cheating & sandbagging
- Bishop & knight mate
- Nick's journey to NM
- Online vs. OTB chess
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