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
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.
Posted in WhyChess archive | Tagged Fominykh, Grischuk, Polgar, Svidler, World Cup 2011 | Leave a response
Svidler on his path to the World Cup
By mishanp on September 21, 2011
After an utterly deserved victory at the World Cup (picking up 20 rating points and moving into the Top 10 in the process), Peter Svidler gave an interview to Yury Vasiliev of Sport Express. He discussed a number of old scores he’d had to settle along the way.
Posted in Russian, WhyChess archive | Tagged Grischuk, Kamsky, Khalifman, Polgar, Ponomariov, Svidler, Vasiliev, World Cup 2011 | Leave a response
Vassily Ivanchuk (2): “Flawed games are the most beautiful”
By mishanp on April 29, 2011
Here, as promised, is the concluding part of the recent long interview with Ivanchuk. As well as talking about women players, his favourite games, and when he might quit the game, his wife Oksana also joins the conversation. Few would disagree with her view that “Vassily’s easy to love.”
Posted in Russian | Tagged blindfold, Flesch, Golubev, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Korchnoi, Malakhov, Oksana Ivanchuk, Polgar, Surov | 7 Responses
Judit Polgar: “I love chess”
By mishanp on April 12, 2011
While Vladimir Potkin’s transformation from coach into major tournament winner was impressive, perhaps the most popular story of the recent European Championship was Judit Polgar’s spectacular return to form. After the event she gave an interview to Evgeny Surov of Chess-News.
Posted in Russian | Tagged European Individual Championship 2011, Karpov, Kasparov, Polgar, Potkin, Surov | 7 Responses
Vladimir Potkin on chess coaching and cheating
By mishanp on April 8, 2011
In an interview given after becoming European Individual Champion, Vladimir Potkin talks about how he won, what it means for his “day job” of coaching Ian Nepomniachtchi, and gives his view on the cheating scandal that was the talk of the town in Aix-les-Bains.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, cheating, Efimenko, European Individual Championship 2011, Feller, Jobava, Levitov, Nepomniachtchi, Olympiad, Parligras, Polgar, Potkin, Shipov, Timofeev, Vasiliev | Leave a response
Ivanchuk on chess genius
By mishanp on April 27, 2009
Ivanchuk’s surreal reply to an odd question on chess genius was one of the highlights of the Nalchik Grand Prix.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Alekhine, Capablanca, Carlsen, Fischer, genius, Ivanchuk, Karpov, Kasparov, Polgar, Tal | 1 Response