Your questions for GM Judit Polgar
By mishanp on November 21, 2011
Judit Polgar occupies a unique position in world chess. As well as simply being one of the best players around, she’s also living proof there’s no genetic barrier to women competing with men in chess. As the latest grandmaster to take part in the “KC-Conference” series you can now ask her virtually anything.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Crestbook, KC-Conference, Polgar, Shipov | 42 Responses
GM Levon Aronian answers your questions: Part I
By mishanp on June 9, 2011
From his answer to the very first question on why people play chess, it was clear that Levon Aronian’s Q&A at Crestbook was going to be an entertaining read: “For pleasure, peace of mind and the moral torture of their neighbour”. Sharp and funny, the Armenian GM lifts the lid on life at the top of the chess pyramid.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Candidates Matches, Crestbook, Gelfand, KC-Conference, Kramnik, Movsesian, Shipov | 18 Responses
GM Ruslan Ponomariov answers your questions: Part II
By mishanp on March 16, 2011
Ever been confused by the plethora of chess engines? Fiddled around with Microsoft’s Chess Titans? Do you find Dvoretsky’s books tough going? If so, you’ve got more in common with one super-GM than you might have thought! Ponomariov’s in-depth answers to reader questions are a must-read.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Botvinnik, computers, Crestbook, Dvoretsky, Houdini, KC-Conference, Komarov, Kramnik, Ponomariov, Rybka | 1 Response
GM Ruslan Ponomariov answers your questions: Part I
By mishanp on February 22, 2011
Answering reader questions almost a decade after becoming FIDE World Champion as an 18-year-old, Ruslan Ponomariov provides both a revealing insight into the life of an elite player, and a damning indictment of the chess politics that saw his match against Garry Kasparov collapse.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Carlsen, Crestbook, Ilyumzhinov, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Kasimdzhanov, Kasparov, KC-Conference, Kramnik, Ponomariov, Short, World Cup | 3 Responses
Your questions for GM Levon Aronian
By mishanp on January 28, 2011
Levon Aronian is one of a kind – not only a phenomenally gifted chess player, but also a colourful and quirky character. Who better, then, to subject to a “people’s interview” as part of the Crestbook “KC-Conference” project? Seize the chance to ask him your own questions today!
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Crestbook, KC-Conference, Odessky, Shipov, Tata Steel 2011 | 46 Responses
GM Peter Svidler answers your questions: Part II
By mishanp on January 5, 2011
Here at last! Part Two of Svidler’s “KC-Conference” saw Peter answer reader questions on an enormous range of topics, from the standard – e.g. why he chose the Grunfeld and how to improve at chess, to others you’ll struggle to find elsewhere – e.g. why he wears an earring and whether he has chess-related dreams.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Budapest Gambit, computers, Crestbook, Monty Python, Morozevich, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Svidler | Leave a response
Your questions for GM Ruslan Ponomariov
By mishanp on December 6, 2010
First Svidler, now Ponomariov. Once again, as part of the Crestbook KC-Conference project, you have the chance to ask a super-grandmaster absolutely anything you want. Don’t miss it!
Posted in Russian | Tagged Crestbook, Ponomariov, Shipov, stainless steel rat | 19 Responses
GM Peter Svidler answers your questions: Part I
By mishanp on December 2, 2010
Peter Svidler didn’t disappoint! The first instalment of his answers to reader questions bears all the hallmarks of his wit and self-deprecating humour. The Russian super-grandmaster talks about his career, chess colleagues, Carlsen’s withdrawal, chess literature… and much much more.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Bareev, Carlsen, computers, Crestbook, Kasparov, Kramnik, Olympiad, Shipov, Svidler | 7 Responses
Your questions for GM Peter Svidler
By mishanp on November 3, 2010
Ever had anything you wanted to ask a super-grandmaster? Well, now’s your chance, as Peter Svidler, one of the most likeable and colourful members of the chess elite, is ready to answer reader questions as part of the Crestbook KC-Conference project.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Crestbook, Shipov, Svidler | 32 Responses
Shirov interviewed at Crestbook
By mishanp on November 2, 2010
A full English translation of Alexei Shirov’s answers to reader questions at Crestbook has just been published. The Latvian firebrand is asked about chess tactics and openings but also, for instance, about “the most important thing in a woman”.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Crestbook, Kramnik, Shirov, Topalov | Leave a response