DaVaun Williams

Episode 8 of This Podcast Is… Uncalled For

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We have to touch on the fact that Mike is a chess instructor at some point in the podcast, so here’s the first time we’ll be touching on that.

Today’s podcast features one of Mike’s fellow chess instructors, DaVaun Williams. While he is taking a hiatus from teaching at the time of this podcast’s release, DaVaun is a very highly rated chess player (not grandmaster level, though) and an overall good guy.

Chess terms mentioned on today’s podcast that required more detailed explanation:

Colle System – an opening for White that Mike favors

The Colle System (in chess notation): 1. d4 2. Nf3 3. e3 4. Bd3 5. O-O 6. Re1 7. c3 8. Nbd2 – the green arrow indicates Move 9, which is e4.

En passant – a special move that’s allowed by pawns under very specific circumstances

En passant in 3 easy steps

Mike references a game between Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen. You can find that game at this link.

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