Averbakh: “History is written by the victors”
By mishanp on February 19, 2012
Yuri Averbakh, the world’s oldest grandmaster, celebrated his 90th birthday on February 8th this year. To mark the occasion he gave a long and fascinating interview to Vladimir Barsky and Eteri Kublashvili, which turned into a whirlwind tour of chess history.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Averbakh, baghchal, Francesc Vicent, Greco, Jacobus de Cessolis, Kasparov, Lasker, N.D. Grigoriev, New Chronology, shatranj | 8 Responses
Kramnik and the robot
By mishanp on November 16, 2010
On the eve of the World Blitz Championship an event was held in Moscow for the opening of the Russian Women’s Championship – where the women were joined by Magnus Carlsen and many of the Tal Memorial players, and Vladimir Kramnik played against a robot.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Averbakh, Carlsen, Eljanov, Gelfand, Kosteniuk, Kramnik, Pogonina, Potemkin, robots, Surov, World Blitz Championship | 5 Responses