Topics Discussed: Elo rating, vs, Teaching chess, Magnus Carlsen, Greatest chess player of all time, Hans Niemann cheating scandal, Pin of Shame, Bullying, Indonesia incident, Retiring from chess, Death, Streamers, Hans Niemann cheating scandal continued, Magnus Carlsen’s statement, Podcasts, Parasocial interaction, How to cheat in chess, Reddit questions, Chess boxing, Chess bots, AlphaZero, Did Hans Niemann cheat?, Chess openings, Magnus Carlsen’s poker game, Chess advice, Depression.

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Levy Rozman known online as GothamChess, is an American chess International Master and commentator. He produces content on the online platforms Twitch and YouTube.

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GothamChess: Exploring the Chessboard with Levy Rozman

In a riveting episode of the Lex Fridman Podcast, Levy Rozman, popularly known as GothamChess, delves into the intricate world of chess, discussing renowned players, the specter of cheating, and the evolving role of chess bots.

Chess Legends: Niemann and Carlsen

Rozman shares insights into the prowess of players like Hans Niemann and the legendary Magnus Carlsen. Their strategies, skills, and contributions to the game are explored in depth.

Chess Bots and Cheating

The conversation takes a turn into the darker side of chess with discussions on cheating scandals. Rozman elucidates on the use of chess bots, the ways players can manipulate games, and the challenges of detecting such deceit.


The dialogue between Lex Fridman and Levy Rozman offers a comprehensive look into the grand game of chess. From celebrating legends to understanding the nuances of modern challenges, the conversation enlightens listeners on the multifaceted world of chess.