A Fan Of Surly Magnus - with special guest Thom Lawrence

Aug 13, 2020, 05:00 PM

How does the growing world of chess analytics compare to other sports, and should comparisons even be drawn? Thom Lawrence of StatsBomb joins us for a natter.

Thom Lawrence is the CTO of StatsBomb, who are definitely Big Data, whatever they claim to the contrary. Thom is also a decent chess player and heavily invested in the general chess culture. This week he joins Phil and Jon for a chat about analytics, solid perfumes, and the various moods of Magnus Carlsen.

0:00 Intro
5:40 Hugh's views
8:21 Phil has a quiz
10:44 Let's talk to Thom
51:52 Phil has a quiz answer