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Dmitry Gordievsky: I played in all Moscow Open editions

Dmitry Gordievsky: I played in all Moscow Open editions

Winner of the Moscow Open Men’s Cup of Russia 20-year old Dmitry Gordievsky is speaking of his success with the tournament official website correspondent Alina Bivol. – Hello, Dima. For the second year in a row you’re sharing the first place in the Moscow Open. What’s the secret of your success? – I’ve been participating [...]

Moscow Open: Tran Tuan Minh and Thang Minh Tran

Moscow Open: Tran Tuan Minh and Thang Minh Tran

“Moscow is the best place for chess players from all over the world, including me. Usually strong players participate in Russian tournaments, here we can gain some experience. Besides, I always spend great time in Moscow, we have many friends here.”

Long Story Short: Hou Yifan, Queen of Chess

Long Story Short: Hou Yifan, Queen of Chess

“Chess is a part of my life, but it is not my whole life!”… Four-time women’s world champion, Hou Yifan, gives a candid interview at #gibchess 2017.

Andrey Filatov: My main goal is to make chess popular

Andrey Filatov: My main goal is to make chess popular

Three years ago, Russian businessman Andrey Filatov became the President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF). Now he takes a step back to assess the work he and the RCF have accomplished in that time. In this interview with Sport Express, Mr. Filatov talks about how chess is experiencing a boom, both in Russia and [...]

Finally time for a Swedish victory in Rilton Cup?

Finally time for a Swedish victory in Rilton Cup?

Ralf Åkesson was the last Swedish winner of the Rilton Cup, having won the event way back in 2003/2004. Is it finally time for a new Swedish victory in Rilton Cup? The new Swedish chess champion Erik Blomqvist leads the local Grandmaster force in Rilton Cup. “Evidently it’s been many years since the last Swedish [...]

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

Andrey Filatov: I consider my coaching debut a success

The World Chess Olympiad in Baku concluded last week and Sport-Express published a big interview with RCF President Andrey Filatov. Russia’s men’s team won bronze medals. The women’s team, three-time Olympic champions, has ceded their title, having finished at 4th place. The President of the Russian Chess Federation, a well-known entrepreneur, has made his coaching [...]

Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Robert Houdart on Houdini 5 dev in TCEC

Houdini 5 dev impresses in Stage 3 of TCEC

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU becomes independent, strong, leads fight against corruption

More federations are now biding for the European championships since the procedure is open to any good proposal. European events are not anymore delivered in shady negotiations, as we witnessed in the General Assembly in Tromso.

Interview with Hou Yifan

Interview with Hou Yifan

“I see more women playing chess and especially in some developing countries. For example, I did some promotion all over the world for different activities. In some places I remember there were more girls than boys.”

Baku Chess Olympiad to set new participation record

Baku Chess Olympiad to set new participation record

The Director of the Baku Chess Olympiad Operating Committee and Vice-President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation, Mahir Mammedov, has been interviewed by the tournament’s press-service. – With less than a month left for the start of the 42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku, what is the status of preparations for this prestigious event? – There [...]

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