Svidler demonstrates his win against Timofeev
By mishanp on August 16, 2011
One of the great virtues of grandmasters demonstrating their games straight after they’re over, as they did at the Russian Championship Superfinal, is that we get to see what they actually thought before switching on a computer. Peter Svidler’s commentary on his win in round 5 is a case in point.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Barsky, Russian Superfinal 2011, Svidler, Timofeev | 3 Responses
Morozevich and Grischuk demonstrate their wins
By mishanp on August 13, 2011
All games were decisive in round 4 of the Russian Championship Superfinal, and afterwards Alexander Morozevich and Alexander Grischuk demonstrated their wins for the local audience and those watching the video broadcast. Vladimir Barsky transcribed their comments for the official website, and I’ve translated them below.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Barsky, Grischuk, Karjakin, Morozevich, Russian Superfinal 2011, Timofeev | 5 Responses
Morozevich’s commentary on a trademark win
By mishanp on June 25, 2011
Alexander Morozevich’s return to chess, and form, has been the highlight of the Higher League of the Russian Chess Championship. After Round 9 he provided commentary on his win over Sanan Sjugirov. Meanwhile, Artyom Timofeev kept up the pressure despite his opponent’s female fan club!
Posted in Russian | Tagged Burtasova, Higher League, Inarkiev, Morozevich, Sjugirov, Timofeev | 2 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
Svidler on Rd 9: “As I don’t know the Grünfeld Defence…”
By mishanp on October 1, 2010
Peter Svidler’s win with black in round 9 kept Russian hopes alive, and he gave an entertaining account of the day’s play to Vladimir Barsky for the Russian Chess Federation website. Meanwhile, some remarkable turnarounds in the women’s event inspired Sergey Shipov to formulate a law of women’s chess.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Akopian, Bareev, Barsky, Grischuk, Guseinov, Ilyumzhinov, Karjakin, Karpov, Kramnik, Lebedev, Sargissian, Shipov, Surov, Svidler, Timofeev | 3 Responses
Bareev: “Today Ian played like a genius!”
By mishanp on September 28, 2010
The Russian men’s teams got back on track in round 6, with Evgeny Bareev again on hand to comment on the victories over the Czech Republic (2.5-1.5) and the Netherlands (3-1). Meanwhile, the women’s first team almost ensured themselves gold with a “hair-raising” victory against Ukraine.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Bareev, Karjakin, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Malakhov, Navara, Nepomniachtchi, Olympiad, Shipov, Svidler, Timofeev | Leave a response