The Scuttlebutt | Season 3 Episode 12

If you enjoyed the hit Netflix series, THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, boy do we have a program for you! This week on The Scuttlebutt we talk with the Chair of the Military Chess Committee and Army veteran, Jim Hollingsworth about the upcoming 62nd Annual US Armed Forces Chess Championship. Jim talks about the history of the tournament, what chess means to him, and – for those who join us on YouTube – Jim gives host, Shaun Hall, a fascinating chess lesson. 

To learn more about the Championship and last year’s standings visit and To read about why the Marines are obsessed with chess visit

Fancy a game? You can play host, Shaun Hall by visiting, creating a free account and searching for Valhalla360.

Further reading from this week’s episode