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 here, they haven't been on the show (yet 😉) . :) (last updated on 9/11/2018). 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, Grandmaster Paco Vallejo
Chess Writers: 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
Chess and Business: IM Greg Shahade (Part 1), IM Danny Rensch, GM Mesgen Amanov, Thibault Duplessis, 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)
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
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)
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)