EP.89 - International Master Kostya Kavutskiy Returns

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.  Thanks to Kostya for joining me.   He has a Patreon page on which he shares great chess educational content. Check it out here. You can also follow/contact him via twitter or his webpage.  Tu support the podcast go here

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