James Corrigan is swithering between two ring names, “Spice Boy” or “Landlord”. Dash considers a plethora of possible ring names including “D-Money” and Dash “Blitzen”.
James will be fighting Andrew Smith, long-term friend and chess adversary. They’ve been playing chess for 12 years and now they will be facing off in the chess boxing ring. James talks about how muscle memory compares to well warn openings in chess and the place of repetition in both disciplines.
Dash will be raising money for Ukraine on the 9th of April and if you’d like to take part watch our social media for information. You can also donate using the link below. Dash takes lessons from Yuriy Kuzubov, the youngest ever Grand Master at 13 years of age. Yuriy Kuzubov is now 35 and it is highly likely that he is now fighting in Ukraine although Dash has now lost touch with the GM. Last time Dash was in touch with him he was in Odessa on the Black See coast. Dash hopes to raise cash by hustling in London in a similar vein to Karl “Hustler” Ouch who learnt chess by hustling on Skid Row in LA.
The pod debates which bout was the best in Season’s Beatings. Felix “Intense” Lee comes out on top as a clear crowd favourite. Love is also displayed for the Berserker and our commentators Chris and Matt. James hasn’t told his mum that he will be fighting and he doesn’t shout out to her because he would rather she finds out after the fact.
Shout outs for Karl “Hustler” Ouch, Yuriy Kuzubov, Ellie Gamal, Richard “Berserker” Evans-Lacey, Gerard “Ripper” Reilly, Chris “The General” Levy, Matt Lunn and IM Lorin D’Costa.
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