Across the Board Series 2

BBC Radio 4 - Dominic Lawson conducts a series of interviews over a game of chess.

Magnus Carlsen – Series 2 Episode 1 of 5

Today, Dominic takes on the world’s greatest chess player, Magnus Carlsen – and asks whether it wouldn’t be better for Magnus to put his extraordinary intelligence to another use. [Listen in pop-out player]


Murray Campbell – Series 2 Episode 2 of 5

Today Dominic takes on Murray Campbell, the brains behind the chess computer Deep Blue. Deep Blue made headlines around the world when it beat the former world chess champion Garry Kasparov. [Listen in pop-out player]


Sigrid Rausing – Series 2 Episode 3 of 5

Today Dominic takes on one of Britain’s leading philanthropists, Sigrid Rausing, who plays chess every day with her husband. [Listen in pop-out player]


Sol Campbell – Series 2 Episode 4 of 5

Today Dominic takes on the former England footballer Sol Campbell – and asks him whether his decision to transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Arsenal was a chess player’s move. [Listen in pop-out player]


Demis Hassabis – Series 2 Episode 5 of 5

In this, the last of the series, Dominic takes on Demis Hassabis. Demis was a child chess prodigy, who moved into computer programming, and has just sold his company to Google for £400million. [Listen in pop-out player]


All episodes available to listen to on BBC iPlayer Radio

Play through the games from Series 1 | Play through the games from  Series 2 | Play through the games from Series 3

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