Anand’s WhyChess interview
By mishanp on May 10, 2012
After last year’s Tal Memorial, where Viswanathan Anand drew all nine games, he gave a long and fascinating interview to Vlad Tkachiev. Topics included the champion’s current form and the upcoming match against Boris Gelfand. On the eve of that match I’m resposting the interview here as it’s currently unavailable at WhyChess.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Gelfand, Kasparov, Kramnik, Tkachiev, WhyChess | 3 Responses
FIDE, and new website, to change the face of chess?
By mishanp on June 23, 2011
Yesterday I tweeted that FIDE was to introduce blitz and rapid ratings from 1 January onwards. The source, Chess-News, gave no details, but it now appears FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was talking in a discussion that marked the launch of a new bilingual website by blitz aficionado, Vladislav Tkachiev.
Posted in Russian | Tagged Campomanes, Ilyumzhinov, Makarycheva, Surov, Tkachiev, WhyChess | 9 Responses