National Master Evan Rabin, CEO of Premier Chess

Milestone 125th Episode with Grandmaster Nigel Short, Former World Champion Candidate

January 22, 2021 National Master Evan Rabin, CEO of Premier Chess
National Master Evan Rabin, CEO of Premier Chess
Milestone 125th Episode with Grandmaster Nigel Short, Former World Champion Candidate
Show Notes
In Milestone Episode 125, I have the absolute honor of conversing with Grandmaster Nigel David Short, an English chess grandmaster, columnist, coach, commentator and, since October 2018, Vice-President of FIDE. Short earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19, and was ranked third in the world by FIDE from January 1988 to July 1989. In 2002, he beat Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov in a match, qualifying him to play in the World Champion against Garry Kasparov in 2003. We speak about his experiences playing tournaments in 129 countries, FIDE's support for the resume to OTB chesss, his upbringing as a chess player, the influence of the 1972 Fischer-Spassky match, his relationship with Mickey Adams and other top British players, his matches against Karpov and Kasparov, his favorite tournament victory, a preview to his upcoming book, the theory of the Advanced Caro Kann, ideas for time management, mental preparation, a book recommendation, fixed vs growth mindset, his tenure as FIDE Vice President and more.