USCF professional Tom Murphy is undoubtedly one of the crucial famend “park pace chess” gamers to reside within the U.S. in the previous couple of many years. He’s an area legend within the cities during which he has lived: Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Chicago, and has typically been featured within the native media in these cities. It’s laborious to overlook Tom in widespread chess hotspots as a consequence of his sturdy play and his entertaining banter. In our dialog we cowl matters starting from blitz and trash-talking ideas, to Tom’s distinctive enchancment recommendation, to probably the most cash he has made in a day whereas playing on chess. Tom shares many nice tales and has an evident love of chess, however his life has not all the time been straightforward. As we additionally focus on, Tom has battled habit at occasions, and even had a brief stint in jail because of these points. As you possibly can inform, Tom has fairly a narrative to inform! Extra particulars will be discovered beneath, together with time stamps and related hyperlinks.
2:45- Tom tells the origin story of how he found chess as a youngster in Philadelphia and commenced to take it more and more critically over time.
Talked about: Central Excessive Faculty, NM Norman “Pete” Rogers, A Up to date Strategy to the Center Recreation by GM Alexei Suetin, NM Wilbert Paige
8:30- Tom tells the formative story of a second when a prime participant underestimated him, and the way this served to inspire him to work to enhance.
Talked about: IM Anthony Saidy, GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Robert Byrne
11:30- Does Tom take into account himself a chess hustler?
Talked about: Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum’s protection of Tom Murphy: https://www.thechessdrum.web/weblog/2018/10/24/tom-murphy-wins-chicagos-Third-tate-memorial/
Tim Ferris video during which GM Maurice Ashley performs a park participant – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5vnpOp0U_g
14:45- Tom Murphy solutions a query from the Patreon mailbag in regards to the artwork of trash- speaking.
Sideline: The Historical past of Chess from a Black Level of View preview right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVEWz_mzT8Q
16:45- What’s the story behind the start of the Chicago based mostly Nationwide Blitz League?
Talked about: Nathan Kelly, https://www.nblchess.com/, Daniel X Jones, George Li
19:45- Tom reveals his “3 Ps” for chess improvement- Endurance, Perseverance and a Peaceable Thoughts
Talked about: IM Greg Shahade, WGM Jennifer Shahade
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24:00- Who’s Tom’s finest “buyer” of all time by way of enjoying him in blitz for cash?
Talked about: FM Sunil Weerumantry
27:15- Who’s the strongest participant Tom ever confronted? What had been the explanations for his shifting from Philly to DC, after which later to Chicago?
GM Roman Dzindzichashvilli, GM Ben Finefold, GM Nikola Mitkov
30:30- Does Tom suppose that park chess is dying?
The Nationwide Blitz League Fb page- https://www.fb.com/NationalBlitzLeague
Henry Getz, Steve Jennings
32:00- Tom has battled habit previously, has been homeless for durations and even spent six months in jail as a consequence of habit points, so he displays on that have and provides recommendation to others battling habit.
37:30- Is Tom stronger on-line or over the board?
38:00- What are Tom’s favourite chess publications to learn?
Talked about: New in Chess Journal, Endgame Technique, The Artwork of The Center Recreation in Chess, My System, 500 Grasp Video games of Chess
44:00- How does Tom use computer systems to work on his chess sport?
Talked about: The Perpetual Chess Fb Group
46:00- What’s Tom’s blitz chess recommendation?
Talked about: GM Pablo Riccardi
48:30- IM Greg Shahade writes in to ask in regards to the state of Tom Murphy’s Ms. Pac Man abilities, then Tom discusses his enthusiasm for poker and backgammon.
Talked about: Paul Baraz
55:00- Thanks a lot to Tom for sharing his nice tales! If you want to contact him about on-line classes, you possibly can textual content him at 202-279-1442
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