Grischuk and Aronian’s views on their match
By mishanp on May 12, 2011
Although the tournament favourite was knocked out, Aronian and Grischuk’s tie-break was somewhat overshadowed by events in the other match. In fact, it turned out afterwards that the players had been disturbed by the “bam-bam-bam” of Kramnik and Radjabov playing blitz!
Posted in Russian | Tagged Aronian, Barsky, Candidates Matches, Grischuk, Kramnik, McFarlane, Radjabov, Shipov, Vasiliev | 4 Responses
Kramnik and Radjabov’s post-match press conference
By mishanp on May 10, 2011
After a relatively dull war of attrition, the Kramnik – Radjabov match exploded into life in the tie-breaks, and particularly the incident-packed blitz games. The post-match press conference was unmissable, but was conducted in Russian. Here then, is an English translation of what they had to say.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Candidates Matches, Kramnik, Kutin, Radjabov | 20 Responses
Radjabov decides not to tilt at FIDE windmills
By mishanp on January 7, 2011
One of the last obstacles to the Candidates Matches going ahead in May this year in Kazan appears to have gone, with Teimour Radjabov deciding not to dispute the decision to replace Magnus Carlsen with Alexander Grischuk. He made the announcement in an interview with Teimour Tushiev for Extratime.az.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Candidates 2011, Carlsen, Fischer, Grischuk, Kramnik, Radjabov, World Blitz Championship | 8 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
Update on the Gashimov saga
By mishanp on October 8, 2010
Perhaps the most significant story in the run-up to this year’s Olympiad was the Azerbaijan team’s decision to leave out Vugar Gashimov. They paid the price at the chess board (finishing 12th), but there were also more problems between the team and captain during the event, and conflict continues to rage now it’s over.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Azmaiparashvili, Danailov, Gashimov, Guseinov, Gustafsson, Ilyumzinov, Karpov, Kasparov, Mair Mamedov, Mamedov, Radjabov, Rustamov, Safarli, Yazici | 9 Responses
Gashimov left out of Azerbaijan team for Olympiad
By mishanp on September 9, 2010
In an ugly turn of events, Azerbaijan, previously real contenders for a gold medal at the Olympiad, have chosen to leave out Vugar Gashimov, one of their star players. This follows a bitter conflict with the team management and a nationalistic campaign against the 2719-rated player.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Azmaiparashvili, Gashimov, Kasparov, Mamedyarov, Morozevich, Olympiad, Radjabov, Ragimov, Safarli | 6 Responses
Gashimov at Crestbook
By mishanp on March 12, 2010
Vugar Gashimov recently gave an interesting interview at Crestbook. He goes into detail on what happened at the end of the World Team Championship in Turkey, where quick draws with the US left the Azerbaijan team without medals.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Azerbaijan, Azmaiparashvili, Gashimov, Radjabov, World Team Championship | Leave a response