In Episode 207, I converse with FIDE Master Todd Andrews, Executive Director at The Nashville Chess Center. At the age 16, Todd became a National Master and member of the United States Olympic Youth team. At the age of 18, Todd became a FIDE Master and was invited to participate in the United States Junior Championship. Todd is a 10-time Tennessee State Champion and 10-time Nashville City Champion. He was also Georgia State Champion when residing there in 2004. He recently co-founded the Metaverse Chess Club.
We speak about the real rules of chess, transferrable skills, the importance of studying at the board, game analysis, adult improvers, the Nashville Chess Scene, the rise of Nashville's population, live music, our mutual love for The Grateful Dead, tournaments abroad, NFTs, a tribute to Susan Kantor, and more.