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Jon Ludvig Hammer goes for third title in Rilton Cup: Brief interview

Jon Ludvig Hammer goes for third title in Rilton Cup: Brief interview

Jon Ludvig Hammer who beat Magnus Carlsen in Norway Chess lately will return to the 45th Rilton Cup Chess Festival in Stockholm and hunt for his third title in a row. No one has managed that in Rilton´s 45 year long history. Best so far is Radoslaw Wоjtaszek with two wins 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 and a 2nd [...]

Sergei Tiviakov returns to Rilton: Brief interview

Sergei Tiviakov returns to Rilton: Brief interview

The 45th Rilton Cup Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 27th December, 2015 to 5th January, 2016, in Clarion Hotel Stockholm, in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic region. Official website/ LIVE games with analysis Dutch player GM Sergei Tiviakov returns to the Swedish tournament Rilton Cup – after 25 [...]

GM Igor Glek: “I would be happy to come to Voronezh again”

GM Igor Glek: “I would be happy to come to Voronezh again”

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 is currently in progress at the Voronezh Chess Club, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. Igor Glek is a Russian chess Grandmaster who now competes for Germany. As well as this, he is a chess theorist, a coach, the President of the World League of Chess Tournaments and a co-founder of the ACP. [...]

Interview with Tin Jingyao

Interview with Tin Jingyao

We sat down with Singapore’s latest IM Tin Jingyao, winner of the ASEAN+ Age-Group Championships U-20 Open soon after he dropped to the Open U-16 category for the Rapid Chess competition where he picked up yet another individual success and also helped Singapore to the Open U-16 Rapid team Gold. PL: Hi Jingyao, Thanks for [...]

Russia’s Rapid Tournament Champion Pavel Ponkratov: “I will never have enough of chess”

Russia’s Rapid Tournament Champion Pavel Ponkratov: “I will never have enough of chess”

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 will be held from 10-20th June at the Voronezh Chess Club, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. Pavel Ponkratov, the famous GM from Chelyabinsk, is a frequent visitor to Voronezh and has often been among the festival’s winners. This time he is coming as the last year’s “Master Open” champion. However, this is [...]

Dmitry Jakovenko: I Always Perform Well in Khanty-Mansiysk

Dmitry Jakovenko: I Always Perform Well in Khanty-Mansiysk

The winner of the FIDE Grand Prix’s final stage answers Eteri Kublashvili’s questions. – Dmitry, congratulations on your successful performance in Khanty-Mansiysk. What does getting in the FIDE Grand Prix series mean for a chess player, generally speaking? – That depends on what kind of chess players they are. For anyone from the world’s top [...]

Fabiano Caruana: Qualification system is pretty objective

Fabiano Caruana: Qualification system is pretty objective

I don’t know whether it is a coincidence that more or less highest rated players qualified from the Grand Prix series.

Russia’s Blitz Tournament Champion Dmitry Bocharov: “Chess is the best job”

Russia’s Blitz Tournament Champion Dmitry Bocharov: “Chess is the best job”

The 19th Voronezh International Chess Festival 2015 will be held from 10-20th June at the Voronezh Chess Club, in Voronezh, Russian Federation. A well-known Russian GM Dmitry Bocharov is coming to Voronezh again, but not for the first time. This year, however, he comes as Russia’s champion in both team and blitz tournaments, winning the latter with [...]

Vasily Filipenko: We support FIDE program “1 billion smart people”

Vasily Filipenko: We support FIDE program “1 billion smart people”

The Mayor of Khanty-Mansiysk and the President of Ugra Chess Federation Vasily Filipenko attended the laying out of the “Chess Stars Alley” on the second rest day of FIDE Grand Prix. This presented an opportunity for a quick chat. Goran Urosevic: Khanty-Mansiysk is again hosting a big chess tournament and a lot of attention in [...]

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

Andrey Filatov: Forbes overrates me

In February 2014, a man on the Forbes list became head of the Russian Chess Federation. We took a pause and then invited ourselves to a meeting with 43-year-old Andrey Filatov. The billionaire invited us to the Chess Museum on Gogolevsky Boulevard, which had been restored at his expense. We looked around: Q: Is there [...]

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