#7 NM Ben Johnson

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In episode #7 of Ono Another Chess Podcast, Ono (⁠@TheOnoZone) talks to NM Ben Johnson about the Adult Improver endeavour of perpetual chess improvement against the backdrop of a busy adult life. Ben is the host of the legendary Perpetual Chess Podcast, creator of the weekly Perpetual Chess Linkfest + the author of the recently published book Perpetual Chess Improvement, among other things.

  • (01:56) The chess communities Ben belongs to
  • (05:00) The state of Ben’s chess in 2023
  • (05:58) The importance of playing OTB
  • (07:40) The writing of Ben’s new book
  • (09:17) Ben as a writer
  • (11:13) Success of Ben’s guests outside of chess
  • (13:13) What drives Adult Improvers to improve
  • (17:10) Unecessary vs Necessary Fallibility
  • (21:40) Knowledge vs Decision-Making resources
  • (25:15) Can you acquire all the chess knowledge?
  • (27:15) Ben’s frustration with memory
  • (28:31) Ben’s last year of chess improvement
  • (30:11) Ben’s future projects
  • (31:05) Personality reflected on the chess board
  • (33:48) Luck in chess
  • (38:09) Ben’s chess ambitions
  • (41:57) When is the audio book available?
  • (43:25) Linkfest: Ben’s Blog
  • (45:42) Chess news sources
  • (50:20) Linkfest; adult improvement blogs
  • (54:58) Where can you get Ben's book?

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