Svidler: “I’m not prepared to become someone else”
By mishanp on October 7, 2011
Peter Svidler has had a stellar last couple of months, winning the Russian Championship, the World Cup and now the European Club Championship. He recently gave an interview where he talked about his World Cup victory, and also what he isn’t willing to do to become World Champion.
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Grischuk on the World Cup
By mishanp on September 28, 2011
Shortly after the World Cup was over runner-up Alexander Grischuk gave an interview to Maria Fominykh. He talked about his route to the final, the “fair play” incident between Navara and Moiseenko, and how chess players approach chess – noting that usually it’s as if they’re going to a factory.
Posted in Russian, WhyChess archive | Tagged Aronian, Feller, Fominykh, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Moiseenko, Navara, Potkin, Tkachiev, World Cup 2011 | Leave a response
Blondes have more fun
By mishanp on April 4, 2011
Hopefully, at least, as the chess didn’t go quite so well for them! The brunette team won the April Fool’s Day blitz match in Moscow’s Central Chess Club by a crushing 20-point margin, with Nazi Paikidze and Daria Charochkina finishing joint first in the individual standings.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Blondes versus brunettes, Charochkina, Fominykh, Girya, Gunina, Kashlinskaya, Kuznin, Paikidze, Potemkin, Savina, Surov | 4 Responses
Blondes versus brunettes
By mishanp on April 1, 2011
Yes, it’s the chess event the world’s been waiting for! Later today, in the famous Botvinnik Central Chess Club in Moscow, a team of blonde players will compete in a blitz match against a team of brunettes. The games will be broadcast live on the internet (video link unconfirmed!) from 5pm, Moscow Time.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Bivol, Blondes versus brunettes, Fominykh, Gunina, Kashlinskaya, Saulina, Surov | 1 Response
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 on Nakamura, blitz and Carlsen
By mishanp on November 10, 2010
Vladimir Kramnik, talking to Maria Fominykh for ChessPro, discussed his “unbelievably complex” game against Hikaru Nakamura, blitz and bullet chess, and once more expressed his opinion on Carlsen’s withdrawal from the Candidates Matches.
Posted in Russian | Tagged blitz, bullet, Candidates Matches, ChessPro, Fominykh, Kramnik, Nakamura | Leave a response
“Chess isn’t something squalid, chess is very cool”
By mishanp on November 9, 2009
Ilya Odessky’s report included a transcript of Kramnik’s demonstration of his game with Anand, given as proof of the folly of considering draws necessarily boring.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Barski, draws, Fominykh, Ivanchuk, Kramnik, Leko, Odessky, Ponomariov, Sofia Rules, Tal | Leave a response