64: A Chess Podcast

David Vizgan

Hey! I’m David, host of 64: A Chess Podcast. I learned how the chess pieces moved when I was 3 years old, but only started playing chess in 2018, in my first year of college. One of the first things I did after starting chess lessons was download a free opening course on Chessable; this website has been my favorite study companion since then. When COVID-19 caused the world to shut down in 2020, I used Chessable to dive deep into my openings and endgames, and saw a dramatic improvement in my play both online and over the board. As an astrophysics researcher, I believe in the power of science, and let me tell you — the science behind Chessable works! Below are some of my favorite Chessable courses which I’ve studied and continue to learn from — thank you Chessable for sponsoring my show!

My selected courses

Nakamura’s Conquest: King’s Indian Defense

GM Hikaru Nakamura

100 Endgames You Must Know

New in Chess & GM de la Villa and presented by IM John Bartholomew

Beyond Material

GM Davorin Kuljasevic & New in Chess

Erwin’s Opening Lab: The Dubov Tarrasch

GM Erwin L'Ami

Lifetime Repertoires: Jan Gustafsson’s 1. e4 e5

GM Jan Gustafsson & chess24

Lifetime Repertoires: Dragon Sicilian

GM Anish Giri

The High Pressure Alapin Sicilian

GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen

IM John Bartholomew’s Scandinavian Defense

IM John Bartholomew

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