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Vidit Santosh Gujrathi: I always love to play in team tournaments

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi: I always love to play in team tournaments

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi is one of the leading Indian Grandmasters, a member of the national open team at the Asian Nations Cup 2016. Vidit has once won the World Youth Champion U-14. Also, he got the bronze medal in the World Junior Chess Championship. He has outplayed his opponent from China at Round 5 and [...]

Murtas Kazhgaleyev: Chess players should start writing about their lives

Murtas Kazhgaleyev: Chess players should start writing about their lives

The name Murtas Kazhgaleyev is well known in the world of chess. Murtas is a member of the National Kazakhstani team during six World Chess Olympiads, winner of the Asian Games 2006 in Doha in rapid games. Last year he became the National Chess Champion for the first time. Murtas has an interesting style of [...]

Bu Xiangzhi: Marriage influences chess performance in a way

Bu Xiangzhi: Marriage influences chess performance in a way

Bu Xiangzhi is one of the strongest chess players not only in his own country China, but worldwide. He became the World Chess Champion U-14, vice National Champion. Xiangzhi is a member of the National Chinese team participating in six World Chess Olympiads. He participates in the Asian Nations Cup 2016 in the team of [...]

Ju Wenjun: I want to improve my rating over 2600

Ju Wenjun: I want to improve my rating over 2600

Ju Wenjun is one of the leading chess players of China. She has participated in many FIDE Grand Prix, finishing second many times. She has won the latest FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Tehran. She is an International Grandmaster, member of the national Chinese team, having won three Olympiads and three World Team Championships in [...]

Evgeny Miroshnichenko: Apart from chess itself, I act as kind of psychologist

Evgeny Miroshnichenko: Apart from chess itself, I act as kind of psychologist

“Coaches show openings, work with computers, and sometimes it is funny that you simply are not able to calculate on board.”

Magnus Carlsen: “Chess is a tool to make the world a smarter place”

Magnus Carlsen: “Chess is a tool to make the world a smarter place”

As Magnus Carlsen is set to visit Hamburg and play a simul on 70 boards, Ulrich Stock of “Die Zeit” took the opportunity to interview the World Champion. On the question what keeps his chess drive going, Carlsen answered “My motivation is to learn. I feel there are still so many things in chess that [...]

World Cup finalist Dmitry Andreikin new top seed in Hasselbacken Chess Open

World Cup finalist Dmitry Andreikin new top seed in Hasselbacken Chess Open

Dmitry Andreikin (2732) joins Hasselbacken Chess Open 2016 as one of the heavy favorites. The tournament is open for 450 players and will be played in Stockholm, Sweden April 30–May 8. Tournament website/ Registration/ LIVE games with analysis The Russian Grandmaster is ranked 23 in the world and becomes one of the heavy favorites in Hasselbacken Chess Open. [...]

Continental President for America Jorge Vega commens on Andrey Filatov’s interview

Continental President for America Jorge Vega commens on Andrey Filatov’s interview

I appreciate very much the work Mr. Ilyumzhinov has done in the past as FIDE President, I cannot forget how he rescued FIDE from its financial problems in 1995 and how much he has spent from his own pocket for chess, nevertheless our main obligation is with FIDE as an institution and we must protect it from anything that may harm its work.

Andrey Filatov: Main aims are to win Candidates Tournament and Chess Olympiad

Andrey Filatov: Main aims are to win Candidates Tournament and Chess Olympiad

President of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) Andrey Filatov talks to “R-Sport” special correspondent Oleg Bogatov, summing up the past chess year and outlining the key tasks for 2016: to win the Candidates’ Tournament in Moscow in March and the World Chess Olympiad in Baku in August. He also speaks about the specifics of the [...]

Interview with Darcy Lima, President of the Brazilian Chess Federation

Interview with Darcy Lima, President of the Brazilian Chess Federation

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