Welcome! If you are new to Perpetual Chess you've got some catching up to do! You can find out more about why Perpetual Chess exists and what we do here, but basically we do long-form interviews with chess players, created with the on-the-go chess fan in mind. We have had interviews with chess luminaries of all sorts, so if you are a hardcore chess fan, you may just want to scroll back to Episode 1, and then make your way forward.
If you prefer to pick and choose which to listen to, I have tried to categorize the interviews a bit for what suits your interests. Of course there is a lot of overlap in the categories, so a few guests are listed more than once, and many more could be listed in many categories. Most importantly, every guest is listed at least once, so if you can't find your favorite chess personality listed somewhere on this page, they haven't been on the show (yet 😉) . :) (last updated on 9/10/2019). Enjoy!
Top Level Chess Players: GM Sam Shankland, GM Peter Svidler, GM Alex Lenderman, GM Timur Gareyev, GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, GM Sandro Mareco, GM Eugene Perelshytein, GM Hikaru Nakamura, GM Judit Polgar, GM Loek Van Wely, GM Nils Grandelius, GM Elshan Moriadiabadi, GM Yaroslav Zherebukh, GM Vidit Gujrathi, GM Irina Krush, GM David Navara, GM Paco Vallejo, GM Lev Alburt, GM Michael Rohde, GM Jóhann Hjartarson, GM Joel Benjamin, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan, GM Michal Krasenkow, GM Gata Kamsky, GM Evgeny Bareev, GM Pentala Harikrishna
Chess Authors: IM Kostya Kavutskiy (part 1), GM Sam Shankland, GM Alex Yermolinksy, Sean Williams (New Yorker writer), FM Alisa Melikhina, GM Danny Gormally, GM Jesse Kraii, IM Sagar Shah, IM John Watson , Jennifer Shahade, IM John Donaldson, John Hartmann, Mark Crowther, Dan Lucas (Director of Content, USCF), GM Genna Sosonko, FM Carsten Hansen, FM Mike Klein, USCF Master Fred Wilson, IM Kostya Kavutskiy returns, IM Saravanan, GM Andy Soltis, GM Lev Alburt, Tarjei Svensen, USCF Master Elliott Neff, USCF Master Christopher Chabris, GM Michael Rohde, Carsten Hensel (Former Manager of GM Vladimir Kramnik), GM Joel Benjamin, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, GM Mauricio Flores, GM Jacob Aagaard, GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan, IM Herman Grooten, GM Gata Kamsky, WIM Alexey Root, John Hartmann returns, GM Alex Colovic, GM Evgeny Bareev, GM Neil McDonald, Chess Author/Blogger Douglas Griffin, Chess Author IM Cyrus Lakdawala, FM Alex Dunne, GM Vladimir Tukmakov, IM Erik Kislik, NM Dan Heisman, Author Sasha Chapin
Chess History: IM John Watson, IM John Donaldson, GM Melikset Khachiyan, GM Genna Sosonko, Frederic Friedel (co-founder of ChessBase) (Guest host Macauley Peterson), GM Andy Soltis, GM Lev Alburt, IM Mark Dvoretsky (old interview with Fred Wilson)
Chess and Business: IM Greg Shahade (Part 1), IM Danny Rensch, GM Mesgen Amanov, Thibault Duplessis (founder of LiChess), IM David Pruess, GM Pontus Carlsson, Rex Sinquefield, USCF Master James Altucher, IM Greg Shahade returns, GM Pascal Charbonneau, Adam Weissbarth (founder of Silver Knights Chess), Carol Meyer (USCF Executive Director ) and Mike Hoffpauir (President of USCF Board of Directors), Frederic Friedel (co-founder of ChessBase) (Guest host Macauley Peterson), USCF Master Christopher Chabris , Chessable CEO and co-founder David Kramaley, GM Pontus Carlsson returns, IM Greg Shahade returns again, Charity Chess and Philadelphia Chess Society, IM Kenneth Regan, Isaac Steincamp
Chess Youtubers/Streamers: IM Greg Shahade (Part 1), GM Simon Williams, IM Christof Sielecki, GM Jon Ludvig Hammer, GM Ben Finegold (part 1), FM Kevin Bordi , IM John Bartholomew, GM David Smerdon, WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni, IM Eric Rosen, IM Andrey Ostrovskiy, GM Ben Finegold (part 2), IM Asaf Givon, IM Kassa Korley, GM Akshat Chandra, GM Josh Friedel, GM Pepe Cuenca, IM Eric Rosen and IM Kostya Kavutskiy talk London 2018 World Championship Match, GM Jan Gustafsson (part 3), IM Eric Rosen returns, GM Aman Hambleton
Chess Announcers: GM Jan Gustafsson (Part 1), GM Peter Svidler, IM Anna Rudolf, IM Michael Rahal, Macauley Peterson and IM Lawrence Trent, IM David Pruess, GM Robert Hess, GM Cristian Chirila, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, Jennifer Shahade, GM Pepe Cuenca, GM Denes Boros, GM Jan Gustaffson returns, GM Yannick Pelletier (guest host Macauley Peterson), IM Tania Sachdev
Women in Chess: IM Nazi Paikidze, IM Anna Rudolf, WGM Sabina Foisor, FM Alisa Melikhina, GM Judit Polgar, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, Jennifer Shahade, GM Irina Krush, Stacia Pugh (Adult Improver Series), GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, IM Tania Sachdev, Megan Chen (Adult Improvers Series)
Chess Teachers and Educators: Coach Jay Stallings (part 1), Jonathan Corbblah, Adam Weissbarth (founder of Silver Knights Chess), Coach Jay Stallings returns, FM Sunil Weeramantry, Judit Sztaray (Executive Director of Bay Area Chess), USCF Master Elliott Neff, USCF Master Alex King, USCF Master Michael Aigner, GM Jacob Aagaard, IM Herman Grooten, Charity Chess and Philadelphia Chess Society, GM Vladimir Tukmakov
Adult Improvers: (chess improvement): Andrzej Krzywda (Adult Improver Series), Stacia Pugh (Adult Improver Series), Cristobal Cervino (Adult Improver Series), USCF Master Vinesh Ravuri, Stjepan Tomić (Adult Improver Series), USCF Master Jason Cigan, Megan Chen (Adult Improvers Series)