Kasparov’s verdict on Carlsen’s withdrawal
By mishanp on January 9, 2011
Ever since Magnus Carlsen’s shock withdrawal from the Candidates Matches it’s been suggested that Garry Kasparov was behind the decision. In a recent interview, however, Kasparov blew that theory out of the water and expressed his disapproval of his former student’s actions.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Candidates 2011, Carlsen, Fischer, Ilyumzhinov, Karpov, Kasparov, London Chess Classic 2010 | 13 Responses
Radjabov decides not to tilt at FIDE windmills
By mishanp on January 7, 2011
One of the last obstacles to the Candidates Matches going ahead in May this year in Kazan appears to have gone, with Teimour Radjabov deciding not to dispute the decision to replace Magnus Carlsen with Alexander Grischuk. He made the announcement in an interview with Teimour Tushiev for Extratime.az.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Candidates 2011, Carlsen, Fischer, Grischuk, Kramnik, Radjabov, World Blitz Championship | 8 Responses
Vladimir Kramnik on 2010
By mishanp on December 31, 2010
Evgeny Surov’s interview with Vladimir Kramnik after the recent London Chess Classic provided not only an insight into Kramnik’s thought processes during that event, but also a review of 2010 as a whole and an indication of his hopes for the coming year.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Candidates 2011, Carlsen, Kasparov, London Chess Classic 2010, McShane, Nakamura, Nikitin, Surov, Tal Memorial 2010, Wijk 2011 | 8 Responses
Karpov proposes holding Candidates Matches in Kiev
By mishanp on August 7, 2010
Anatoly Karpov, former World Chess Champion and candidate for the post of FIDE President, is proposing switching the Candidates Matches from Kazan, Russia, to the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Baku, Candidates 2011, FIDE election, Ilyumzhinov, Kapustin, Kazan, Kiev, Mamedyarov, Naberezhnye Chelny, Ponomariov | 7 Responses
Aronian: I won’t travel to Baku
By mishanp on May 16, 2010
On the final day of the World Championship match in Sofia, Levon Aronian was interviewed in Armenia by Vadim Mkrtchian of “Golos Armenii” (“Voice of Armenia”). The interview includes Levon’s view on the match, the FIDE election, opening preparation, and his reasons for not wanting to play candidates matches in Baku.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Aronian, Candidates 2011, computers, FIDE elections, Ilyumzhinov, Karpov, Topalov, WC 2010 | Leave a response