Vladimir Kramnik on the climax of the Anand-Gelfand match
By mishanp on May 28, 2012
Few know more about the tension of the final stages of a World Championship match than ex-World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, so his interview on the eve of Game 12 shouldn’t be missed. He gives his impressions of the match so far and talks about what we can expect from the final game and possible tiebreak.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Gelfand, Kramnik, Sport Express, Vasiliev, World Championship 2012 | 4 Responses
Ilyumzhinov on the London Candidates and Grand Prix
By mishanp on February 20, 2012
In an interview with Sport Express, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has explained the decision to hold the next Candidates Tournament later this year in London. He also talks about plans for a new Men’s Grand Prix and the sale of the rights to the World Championship and other major events.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Andrew Paulson, Candidates 2012, Carlsen, FIDE, Grand Prix, Ilyumzhinov, Vasiliev | 3 Responses
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
Karjakin reflects on moving up in the world
By mishanp on July 4, 2011
Sergey Karjakin recently finished joint top with Magnus Carlsen at the Kings Tournament in Bazna, and moved up to fourth on the July 2011 FIDE rating list. In an interview with Yury Vasiliev he talked about his ambitions, his rivalry with Carlsen, the Candidates Matches and the future of classical chess.
Posted in Russian | Tagged ACP Cup, Bazna, Candidates Matches, Carlsen, Chess960, Dohoyan, Dolzhikova, Efimenko, Gelfand, Karjakin, Kramnik, Motylev, Vasiliev | 10 Responses
Ilya Levitov: “For me, classical chess is opera”
By mishanp on June 18, 2011
And he isn’t an opera buff. If you’re wondering why that matters, it’s because Levitov is one of the most influential men in chess: President of the Russian Chess Federation Board, a FIDE Vice President and part of the new Foundation for Modernisation. He gave his verdict on the current state of chess.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Botvinnik Memorial, Bronstein, Candidates Matches, Chess960, FIDE, Levitov, Tal Memorial 2011, Vasiliev, World Mind Games | 7 Responses
Grischuk: I was worried I’d forgotten how to play chess
By mishanp on May 28, 2011
Just before the closing ceremony of the Candidates Matches in Kazan, Alexander Grischuk gave a fascinating interview to Yury Vasiliev of ChessPro, where he talked about tactics, his fear he’d forgotten how to play chess, Gelfand’s play in the final, and the “burial of classical chess” due to draws.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Bacrot, Barsky, Candidates Matches, Chess960, Gelfand, Grischuk, Kramnik, Riazantsev, Svidler, Vasiliev | 1 Response
Gelfand and Grischuk’s final press conference
By mishanp on May 26, 2011
Much of the final press conference of the Candidates Matches in Kazan needed no interpretation. Grischuk’s sportsmanship in defeat was there for all to see, and the rough course of the game was conveyed in the players’ English comments. There was again, however, much more in Russian…
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Barsky, Candidates Matches, ChessPro, Gelfand, Grischuk, Huzman, Kasparov, Rentero, Rodshtein, Vasiliev | 3 Responses
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
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
Danailov: “Chess should either change, or die”
By mishanp on February 17, 2011
In a short but fascinating interview, Silvio Danailov, Veselin Topalov’s manager and the President of the European Chess Union, shed light on the fate of a number of tournaments, his protégé’s form, and new and controversial plans for the future of chess.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Candidates Matches, Danailov, European Women's Championship, Kramnik, Linares, M-Tel Masters, Sofia Rules, Topalov, Vasiliev | 5 Responses