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
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
Mikhail Tal and contemporary chess
By mishanp on November 13, 2010
Moscow’s Tal Memorial honours Mikhail Tal, the “Magician from Riga”, who blazed a path to win the World Championship half a century ago this year. Recalling those days, and how chess has changed since, has been a theme of Ilya Odessky’s tournament reports.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Botvinnik, computers, Gelfand, Grischuk, Korchnoi, Kramnik, Nijinsky, Nikitin, Odessky, Ponomariov, Shirov, Sosonko, Tal, Tal Memorial 2010, Vaganian | 10 Responses
Ilya Odessky returns in style
By mishanp on November 8, 2010
For sad personal reasons we’ve been deprived of the work of the Russian chess journalist Ilya Odessky of late, but his reports from the Tal Memorial have been a brilliant reminder of what we were missing.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Gelfand, Kamsky, Kramnik, Odessky, Tal Memorial 2010, Wang Hao | 5 Responses
Ilya Odessky’s family threatened by criminals
By mishanp on October 30, 2010
Ilya Odessky – an International Master, author and arguably the best Russian chess journalist, has appealed for help as his family is being threatened by criminals.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Odessky | 6 Responses
“The weak-willed don’t become top chess players”
By mishanp on April 6, 2010
Mark Glukovsky, editor of 64, the Russian equivalent of New in Chess, responded in a controversial but compulsively readable style to the questions of Crestbook readers.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Carlsen, Glukhovsky, Mig, Odessky, Ponomariov, Svidler, WC 2010 | Leave a response
Aronian on draws and… “I’m like an animal”
By mishanp on November 10, 2009
Ilya Odessky’s report at the Tal Memorial website included Aronian disputing the link between draws and dull play, and also surprising the journalists in the press centre with a gnomic utterance.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, draws, Odessky, Tal Memorial | 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