Aronian: I’ve never considered myself a strong blitz player
By mishanp on November 18, 2010
Maria Fominykh’s final report on the Tal Memorial at ChessPro included interviews with two of the winners, Sergey Karjakin and Levon Aronian. Both players talked about the main event, but also the upcoming blitz.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Candidates Matches, Carlsen, Eljanov, Fominykh, Grischuk, Karjakin, Kharms, Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Nakamura, Odessky, Shipov, Tal, Tal Memorial 2010, Wang Hao | 5 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
“Fortune beckoned… then melted into thin air”
By mishanp on September 30, 2010
Russian Captain Evgeny Bareev comments on the first team failing to beat Ukraine and move into the lead at the World Chess Olympiad. The only (but perhaps sufficient) success story continues to be Sergey Karjakin, who revealed how a little female assistance gave him an easy victory against Pavel Eljanov.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Bareev, Dokhoyan, Efimenko, Eljanov, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Kramnik, Malakhov, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Olympiad, Ponomariov, Svidler, Tatiana Kosintseva | 1 Response
Ponomariov: “Since becoming World Champion I haven’t worn that lucky sweater once” *FAKE*
By mishanp on September 16, 2010
Fresh from his victory in Dortmund, ex-FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov gave an interview to GM Dmitry Komarov of the Ukrainian Fakty, where he talks about chess and music, the upcoming Olympiad, some of the secrets of his recent success, and a valuable preparation tip from Veselin Topalov.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, computers, Dortmund 2010, Efimenko, Eljanov, Ivanchuk, Karjakin, Karpov, Komarov, Kramnik, Muzychuk, Olympiad, Ponomariov, Rammstein, Strauss, Topalov | 7 Responses
Highlights from extratime.az’s World Cup coverage
By mishanp on December 3, 2009
Eljanov on Ukrainian players wanting to abandon their federation and Shirov’s unusual training methods, Gashimov on “incorrect” Chinese chess, and more: the Azerbaijan site was on hand to report a lot of interesting material from the World Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Chinese School, Eljanov, Gashimov, Kamsky, Kamsky-Topalov, Laznicka, Mamedyarov, Shirov, Ukraine, Wang Yue, World Cup | Leave a response