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Across the Board

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Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.

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Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.

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very interesting format

By SimbaWilliam - Jun 24 2017
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The interviews don't focus solely on chess, but the guests are interesting people, and chess is always in the background and there are some highlights of the games given. The games are also available on the website. If you are a chess fan, definitely check out the Carlsen and Hou interviews!

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2 Ratings
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2
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very interesting format

By SimbaWilliam - Jun 24 2017
Read more
The interviews don't focus solely on chess, but the guests are interesting people, and chess is always in the background and there are some highlights of the games given. The games are also available on the website. If you are a chess fan, definitely check out the Carlsen and Hou interviews!

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Across the Board

Latest release on May 08, 2015

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 10 days ago

Rank #1: Magnus Carlsen

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Across The Board: a series of interviews conducted by Dominic Lawson over a game of chess. Today, Dominic takes on the world's greatest chess player, Magnus Carlsen - and asks whether it wouldn't be better for Magnus to put his extraordinary intelligence to another use.

Oct 27 2014

12mins

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Rank #2: Demis Hassabis

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Across The Board: a series of interviews conducted by Dominic Lawson over a game of chess. In this, the last of the series, Dominic takes on Demis Hassabis. Demis was a child chess prodigy, who moved into computer programming, and has just sold his company to Google for £400million.

Oct 31 2014

12mins

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Rank #3: Sol Campbell

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Across The Board: a series of interviews conducted by Dominic Lawson over a game of chess. Today Dominic takes on the former England footballer Sol Campbell - and asks him whether his decision to transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal was a chess player's move.

Oct 30 2014

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Rank #4: Hou Yifan

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Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess. In this episode he interviews the women's world champion, Hou Yifan. Still only 19, she's one of only a handful of women to have become an elite grandmaster. And she comes from a country with no strong link to chess, China.

Jan 02 2014

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Rank #5: Lennox Lewis

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Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess. In this episode he plays the greatest ever British born boxer and former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. Lewis believes that chess and boxing have much in common - and that his love of chess has helped him both in and outside the ring.

Jan 01 2014

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