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Interview with Ulrich Stock

Interview with Ulrich Stock

German journalist Ulrich Stock, who is covering the World Championship Match Carlsen-Anand for Die Zeit, is sharing his impressions and talks about the interest for the match in Germany. Video by Vijay Kumar

Interview with GM Evgeny Tomashevsky

Interview with GM Evgeny Tomashevsky

Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky about Carlsen’s blunder and Anand’s loss in the 6th game of the World Chess Championship Match 2014 being played at Sochi. Produced by Vijay Kumar Carlsen – Anand game 6 blunder (Video)

Espen Agdestein: Norwegian media are doing pioneering work

Espen Agdestein: Norwegian media are doing pioneering work

Chessdom’s Chief Editor Goran Urosevic spoke to Espen Adgestein, manager to World Champion Magnus Carlsen, about television and media coverage of World Championship Match 2014 in Norway. Video by Vijay Kumar, photo Espen with NRK by Anastasya Karlovich Carlsen-Anand game 6 LIVE Chessdom: Mr.Agdestein, game 6 of the World Championship Mach is now in progress [...]

Interview with Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala

Interview with Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala

The simultaneous chess exhibition in Belgrade was an excellent occasion to pose a couple of questions to Indian Grandmaster Harikrishna Pentala, the current 2nd player of India and the 23rd player in the World. Chessdom: Mr Harikrishna, thank you for kindly accepting the interview. You are spending some time in Belgrade, what are your impressions? [...]

Interview with Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation

Interview with Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation

Mr Gianpietro Pagnoncelli, President of Italian Chess Federation since 2005, has kindly agreed to an interview with Chessdom.com. Q: In the recent weeks Fabiano Caruana has had a string of fantastic results. How do you comment on this? A: I am really happy. But before speaking about Caruana, let me thank the Chessdom staff for [...]

Express talk with Berik Balgabaev

Express talk with Berik Balgabaev

Our Moscow correspondent met with Berik Balgabaev, Executive Assistant to FIDE President, and took the opportunity to ask a couple of quick questions. Q: Good day Mr Balgabaev, it’s been a few weeks since the Chess Olympiad and FIDE elections in Tromso. What are your impressions? A: Well, the Chess Olympiad was quite good, despite [...]

Andrey Filatov about Garry Kasparov and ECC 2014

Andrey Filatov about Garry Kasparov and ECC 2014

Russian newswire ITAR-TASS reports that Andrey Filatov, President of the Russian Chess Federation, has made a statement noting that FIDE presidential candidate Garry Kasparov’s comment that the Russian women’s national team should have been banned from the World Chess Olympiad appears both insensitive and inappropriate. “The 13th World Champion Garry Kasparov held a campaign-trail press [...]

CEO of MyHeritage Gilad Japhet: Steinitz was related to Lasker

CEO of MyHeritage Gilad Japhet: Steinitz was related to Lasker

Mr Gilad Japhet, the organizer of the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Chess Tournament in honor of his father, and also founder and CEO of MyHeritage.com – one of the most popular websites connecting people using genealogy, agreed on an exclusive interview for Chessdom. It reveals much about the great festival in Jerusalem, including chess stars [...]

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial 2014 – final VIDEO, PHOTOS

The 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament 2014 took place on 16-24th July 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel, incorporating professional and amateur chess. The fascinating Rapid Chess duel between top grandmasters Boris Gelfand and Peter Svidler was the most widely recognized part of the event. The final result of the duel is 5: 3 in favor of Peter Svidler. There [...]

Gelfand and Svidler exchange blows in the third day of the “2nd Gideon Japhet” match – VIDEO and PHOTO report

Gelfand and Svidler exchange blows in the third day of the “2nd Gideon Japhet” match – VIDEO and PHOTO report

Two more games have been played in the Gelfand-Svidler match held in the 2nd Gideon Japhet Memorial Open Chess Tournament. Gelfand won the 5th game in his favorite Gruenfeld Defence, but Svidler bounced back in the next round. The Russian Grandmaster managed to maintain the lead and the current score is 3.5:2.5 in his favor. [...]

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