That sounds about right. The non-stop travel schedule since New Year’s Eve included, last week, flights on five out of six consecutive days. I like flying, but that was a bit much. The 8-hour time zone shift between U.S. Central time, and Eastern European time is no fun either.
Our man always at the ready at the departure gate with his passport and video camera at hand, Macauley Peterson, leaves no continent untouched in our quest here at ICC Chess.FM to bring you the brightest and best video coverage and interviews from all the world’s major chess events and personalities.
He started the year off in Norway at the Aker Chess Challenge before heading to Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands for Corus. From there, he caught a plane to London and onto Gibraltar, and then back to the US for a little technical advice to those good folks at the St. Louis Chess Club, who will be staging the US Championship (watch this space for future developments!) there, running May 7th-17th. The next day, he was heading to the airport again for the first available flight to Sofia, Bulgaria, for the eagerly-awaited Kamsky-Topalov World Chess Challenge. And from there? Yes, you guessed it. Our intrepid globetrotter will be jetting off to Spain to squeeze in the final rounds of Linares for us.
You can follow all his travels in the ICC Chess.FM blog. Checkout now the latest additions to the blog, including an exclusive 25 min audio interview with Magnus Carlsen and video coverage of Gibraltar, scene of yet another victory for Chess.FM favorite and five-time Russian champion Peter Svidler.