This week on Perpetual Chess, one of my earliest guests returns for an update on his life and travels. Twenty-five year old IM Kostya Kavutskiy is an active chess player, teacher, writer and content creator. We catch up with him after his busy summer of traversing 3 continents while playing and coaching chess.
Kostya discusses the highlights of his trip, and the primary chess lessons he derived from his summer of high level competitive chess. (This includes a discussion of a position where he agreed to a draw in what was actually a winning position.) Check out the game here.
We also cover:
- Chess improvement advice focused on methods of analysis of one's own games, plus some fresh chess book recommendations.
- A breakdown of some of his favorite chess announcers, both in the English and the Russian languages.
- A discussion of how he uses chess engines, and what it means when two different engines give starkly different evaluations.
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