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C-Squared Podcast

The C-Squared Podcast is an in depth weekly discussion about the chess world with your hosts, Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana and Cristian Chirila. Bringing the biggest news and chess stars to your doorstep!

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Recent Episodes of C-Squared Podcast


Clash Of Claims, The WILDEST Match | Norway Chess Recap, Is Ding OK?

Clash Of Claims, The WILDEST Match | Norway Chess Recap, Is Ding OK?

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00:00 Intro

00:50 Norway Chess

13:16 Ding & his form

34:00 Clash of Claims

48:33 Hans back to 2700

Episode 62 11 June 2024 54m and 51s


Alireza's Resurgence & The 4 Million Dollars Chess Tournament (Is It Real??)

Alireza's Resurgence & The 4 Million Dollars Chess Tournament (Is It Real??)

We discuss the epic Champions Chess Tour Finals between Alireza & Magnus, the upcoming Norway Chess , and of course whether the $4 Million buy-in tournament is happening, or not happening, later this year!

00:00 Intro

00:50 Norway Chess

06:36 Open Tournaments

19:13 FIDE Circuit

27:24 Universal Rating System

42:15 Champions Chess Tour

55:58 High Roller Chess Tournament

Episode 61 20 May 2024 1h, 7m and 51s


Maurice Ashley | Improve at Chess, Build a Strong Mindset, Handle Pressure

Maurice Ashley | Improve at Chess, Build a Strong Mindset, Handle Pressure

In this special episode, we talk everything chess with GM Maurice Ashley. Known for his insightful strategies and inspiring commentary, Maurice shares his wisdom on improvement, learning protocols, and the invaluable life lessons he's garnered from the chessboard.

Join us as we dive deep into Maurice's new book, 'Move by Move,' and discover how the principles of chess can be applied to everyday life, enhancing your personal growth and professional development. Whether you're a chess enthusiast or just looking for some motivational insights, this episode is packed with actionable advice and thought-provoking discussions. Don't miss out...

Episode 60 17 May 2024 1h, 27m and 31s


Nepomniachtchi | Candidates Run, Matches VS Ding & Magnus, Cheating

Nepomniachtchi | Candidates Run, Matches VS Ding & Magnus, Cheating

TEAM CARUANA CANDIDATES '24 LIMITED EDITION: https://c-squared.shop/collection/new-drops/ ▶️PLAY WITH US : https://go.chess.com/csqpod Chat with US▶️DISCORD : https://discord.gg/XeP3tENMTr ▶️TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@csqpod ▶️CLIPS CHANNEL 🎞️: https://www.youtube.com/@csqclips 🐦TWITTER https://twitter.com/CSQpod 📸INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/csqpod/ 🐦TWITTER FABI https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana 📸INSTAGRAM FABI https://www.instagram.com/fabianocaru... 🐦TWITTER CRISTIAN https://twitter.com/CristianChirila 📸INSTAGRAM CRISTIAN https://www.instagram.com/crischirila #chess #fabianocaruana #cristianchirila #magnuscarlsen #hikarunakamura #chesspodcast #gothamchess #chessopenings #queensgambit #gukesh #nepomniachtchi

Episode 59 7 May 2024 1h, 33m and 14s


What Happened At The CANDIDATES? Fabiano's Highlights

What Happened At The CANDIDATES? Fabiano's Highlights

TEAM CARUANA CANDIDATES '24 LIMITED EDITION: https://c-squared.shop/collection/new-drops/ ▶️PLAY WITH US : https://go.chess.com/csqpod Chat with US▶️DISCORD : https://discord.gg/XeP3tENMTr ▶️TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@csqpod ▶️CLIPS CHANNEL 🎞️: https://www.youtube.com/@csqclips 🐦TWITTER https://twitter.com/CSQpod 📸INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/csqpod/ 🐦TWITTER FABI https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana 📸INSTAGRAM FABI https://www.instagram.com/fabianocaru... 🐦TWITTER CRISTIAN https://twitter.com/CristianChirila 📸INSTAGRAM CRISTIAN https://www.instagram.com/crischirila 00:00 Intro 00:43 Candidates Summary 15:17 Candidates Preparation 32:50 Hikaru 39:20 Abasov 57:28 Alireza 1:23:00 Pragg 1:25:40 Nepo 1:37:00 Gukesh 1:43:05 World Championship Match

Episode 58 2 May 2024 1h, 55m and 24s


Team Chess Winners POV, The American Cup Race Begins | C-Squared Podcast #66

Team Chess Winners POV, The American Cup Race Begins | C-Squared Podcast #66

TEAM CARUANA CANDIDATES '24 LIMITED EDITION: https://c-squared.shop/collection/new-drops/ ▶️PLAY WITH US : https://go.chess.com/csqpod Chat with US▶️DISCORD : https://discord.gg/XeP3tENMTr ▶️TIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@csqpod ▶️CLIPS CHANNEL 🎞️: https://www.youtube.com/@csqclips 🐦TWITTER https://twitter.com/CSQpod 📸INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/csqpod/ 🐦TWITTER FABI https://twitter.com/FabianoCaruana 📸INSTAGRAM FABI https://www.instagram.com/fabianocaru... 🐦TWITTER CRISTIAN https://twitter.com/CristianChirila 📸INSTAGRAM CRISTIAN https://www.instagram.com/crischirila 00:00 Intro 00:45 Winning the first Edition of Team Chess Battle 17:55 Fabi's thoughts about Different Chess Events 21:58 American Cup 30:49 Preparation at the Top Level 36:58 Anish, we need to send you

Episode 57 12 March 2024 37m and 51s


Is The Candidates Tournament In Danger?

Is The Candidates Tournament In Danger?

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Episode was filmed on March 4th, 2024

00:00 Intro

01:18 Candidates Drama

11:34 Semi finals of Team Chess Battle

29:15 Waiting for Finals

37:39 Limited Edition Merch

Episode 56 5 March 2024 38m and 47s


Is Freestyle Chess The Future? Team Battle V.S. Anish & Danny Gets HEATED!!

Is Freestyle Chess The Future? Team Battle V.S. Anish & Danny Gets HEATED!!

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▶️TEAM BATTLE CHESS FABI & CRISTIAN VS ANISH & DANNY : https://www.youtube.com/live/EYtrdPT0OyM?si=QraddCBpZEEdhZ0l

00:00 Intro

01:14 Fabi got food poisoned

03:20 Fischer Random OR Freestyle Chess

05:26 Tournament Branding

08:38 Fabi on the Tournament's Format

15:05 Freestyle Chess In The Spotlight

17:20 What's Happening to Ding Liren?

20:40 Difference between Normal and FreeStyle Chess

22:05 Fabi VS Gukesh

23:20 Fabi Vs Levon

28:30 Fabi suggested a few ideas for the Tournament

30:14 The Fin...

Episode 55 24 February 2024 1h, 10m and 21s


The Hans Niemann Ban, Late Night Chess Battles, Freestyle Chess Challenge

The Hans Niemann Ban, Late Night Chess Battles, Freestyle Chess Challenge

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The boys react to the St. Louis Chess Club issuing a one year ban for GM Hans Niemann, after the former was accused of vandalizing a hotel room during the 2023 US Championship. Fabi recounts a recent story of a late night chess party, and more!

00:00 Intro

00:30 Fabi Gets A Haircut

08:45 Secret Event In Germany

13:39 Freestyle Chess

17:00 The GOAT Debate is Back

18:35 The Tournament

23:44 Hans VS STL Chess Club Drama

44:14 Open Che...

Episode 54 24 February 2024 55m and 39s


It's Over | Tata Steel Winners & Losers, New Generation Has Arrived

It's Over | Tata Steel Winners & Losers, New Generation Has Arrived

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00:00 Intro

00:26 Freestyle Chess

03:34 Tata Steel Chess

10:50 Crazy Round 12

18:30 Who's India's #1

20:50 Close Rating Range at the Top

21:37 Wei Yi is Back

24:24 What's Happening With Ding?

26:10 Why Chinese players Retire Early

28:22 Tata Steel Chess Tiebreaks

33:50 Old Memories

35:10 New Generation of Chess Players

41:00 Cheating Discussion for the one last time

Episode 53 2 February 2024 46m and 34s

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