Active in a Passive Way - with special guest Philippe Auclair

Dec 03, 2020, 12:00 PM

The musician, football writer and Mikhail Tal superfan Philippe Auclair joins the boys for the first instalment of our December interview season! Philippe shares his own chess experiences, and offers a critical view of aesthetics within the modern game and across chess history.

We’re privileged to kick off our December interview season by having musician and football writer Philippe Auclair along for a wonderfully detailed chat. Philippe is a chess romantic and has a particular love of Mikhail Tal. He also has plenty to offer on chess aesthetics in both a modern and classical context.

Philippe performs in Louis Philippe & The Night Mail, and their new album Thunderclouds is released on 11 December.