Ilyumzhinov: Gaddafi “an amateur who knows how the pieces move”
By mishanp on June 13, 2011
This morning, while being driven through Libya, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gave a live interview to the Echo of Moscow radio station. He expressed no regret over yesterday’s meeting with Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, saying “it’s nonsense when people demand he goes”.
Posted in Russian | Tagged FIDE, Gaddafi, Ilyumzhinov, Makropoulos | 10 Responses
Levitov on the collapse of the London match
By mishanp on February 10, 2011
In an interview published today, Ilya Levitov, a FIDE Vice President and the man in charge of the Russian Chess Federation, explains why he believes the plans to hold a World Championship match in London broke down, and also reveals details of the next World Championship cycle.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Botvinnik Memorial, Carlsen, FIDE, Gelfer, Levitov, Makropoulos, Pein, RCF, Tal Memorial, Vasiliev | 3 Responses
Radjabov to challenge Grischuk’s place?
By mishanp on November 20, 2010
After his impressive second-place finish in the Blitz World Championship, Teimour Radjabov talked about the event, but also the issue of Grischuk replacing Carlsen as his opponent in the first round of Candidates Matches.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Blitz WC, Candidates Matches, Carlsen, Danailov, Grischuk, Makropoulos, Movsesian, Radjabov, Surov | 3 Responses
“The Russian player we played a match against in 2006 in Elista doesn’t exist for us!”
By mishanp on July 29, 2010
Yury Vasiliev of Sport Express broke the news yesterday that Veselin Topalov would, after all, be willing to play Candidates Matches in Russia. Today, in the full version of the interview, Silvio Danailov goes into much greater detail on his feelings towards Kramnik, his disapproval of FIDE’s conduct during the match in Sofia, and the upcoming matches and Olympiad.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Aronian, Berbatov, Candidates Matches, Carlsen, Danailov, ECU election, Elista, Kasparov, Kramnik, Makropoulos, Mamedyarov, Olympiad, Sport Express, Sutovsky, Topalov, Vasiliev, WC 2010 | 11 Responses
Gelfand at Crestbook Part II
By mishanp on June 20, 2010
The second installment of Boris Gelfand’s answers to the questions of Crestbook readers kept up the incredible length and quality of the first. A general title might be, “Everything you ever wanted to know about GM chess but never dared to ask”. He patiently answers questions ranging from “e4 or d4” to “what’s the meaning of life”!
Posted in Russian | Tagged age, Anand, Anti-Moscow, Carlsen, Caruana, cube, Elista, FIDE election, football, Gelfand, Giri, Grischuk, Ilyumzhinov, Ivanchuk, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Makropoulos, Najdorf, Nakamura, Petroff, Pirc, Rodshtein, time control, Topalov, WC 2010 | 5 Responses
Gelfand on computers and FIDE
By mishanp on December 22, 2009
After his win in the FIDE World Cup Gelfand gave a long and fascinating interview to Yury Yakovich at Chesspro.
Posted in Russian | Tagged age, Berlin, computers, FIDE, Gelfand, Kasparov, Kramnik, Makropoulos, Petroff, Rublevsky, Yakovich | Leave a response