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Margaret Murphy: Sochi is an absolutely beautiful place

Margaret Murphy: Sochi is an absolutely beautiful place

Margaret Murphy is the President of the US Virgin Islands Chess Federation and member of the Appeals Committee for the FIDE Women’s World Championship in Sochi. In the first part of the interview she shared her impressions about the championship, the venue, the visit of Russian Prime Minister, and involvement of women in FIDE. Part [...]

Pia Cramling: I would love if the championship would be held every year

Pia Cramling: I would love if the championship would be held every year

Pia Cramling was eliminated in the semifinal of the FIDE Women’s World Championship, but is still happy with her overall performance and the choice of the venue. With emotions still running high minutes after finishing the tie-break, Pia started talking about the games even before we had a chance to start the recorder. Pia Cramling: [...]

Interview with Paul Truong from SPICE

Interview with Paul Truong from SPICE

The SPICE team won the Final Four college chess championship for the fifth time. This was the third consecutive title of the team as Webster University. With 10 points, Webster University broke our own all time Final Four record of 9.5 points (in 12 games) set in 2013 and 2014. In addition, the 4.5 point [...]

Final Four of College Chess 2015 – Interview with Le Quang Liem (Video)

Final Four of College Chess 2015 – Interview with Le Quang Liem (Video)

Part 2 of the interview with Le Quang Liem, where he talks about his expectations for this year’s US College Chess Final Four and the advantages of new SPICE office at the Webster University. The interviewer is Mr. Frank Niro III, president of Chess Journalists of America.

World Chess Cup 2015 – Le Quang Liem qualifies (Video)

World Chess Cup 2015 – Le Quang Liem qualifies (Video)

Part 1 of the interview with Le Quang Liem, where he talks about his qualification for the World Chess Cup 2015, study at Webster University and getting back to 2700 ELO. The interviewer is Mr. Frank Niro III, president of Chess Journalists of America.

Another 64 seconds with Amy Lee – Founder of Millionaire Chess

Another 64 seconds with Amy Lee – Founder of Millionaire Chess

Susan Polgar, Chairperson of FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM), conducted a follow up interview with Amy Lee, the woman behind Millionaire Chess. Read also the first “64 seconds with Amy Lee” interview Susan Polgar: With 7 days left before the March 31 deadline for lower entry fees, about 25 GMs with ratings over 2600 [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU today is a transparent Organization

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU today is a transparent Organization

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Chessdom editor Goran Urosevic have met in Tbilisi for a long interview on several important subjects – development of chess, events organization, sponsorship, European Chess Union and Batumi Chess Olympiad. The first part of the interview was published on Saturday. The second part is concluding the conversation with Mr.Azmaiparashvili. Q: [...]

Interview with Israel Gelfer

Interview with Israel Gelfer

FIDE Vice President Israel Gelfer arrived to Tbilisi to attend the FIDE Grand Prix and discuss with Georgian Chess Federation the preparation for the World Cup and Chess Olympiad. Q: Mr.Gelfer, you are here in Tbilisi for the closing ceremony of the FIDE Grand Prix. What can you say about the tournament? A: I was [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: Without Mahir Mamedov this tournament would never happen

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: Without Mahir Mamedov this tournament would never happen

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Chessdom editor Goran Urosevic have met in Tbilisi for a long interview on several important subjects – development of chess, events organization, sponsorship, European Chess Union and Batumi Chess Olympiad. The interview will be published in two parts, with the second part coming up in few days. Update: The 2nd [...]

Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Levan Kipiani: I think chess has a bright future in Georgia

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Mr.Levan Kipiani, visited the Grand Prix venue and made the honorary move in the game between Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Baadur Jobava. Mr.Kipiani kindly agreed to give a short statement for the tournament website. Q: Mr.Kipiani, you are visiting the playing venue of the FIDE Grand Prix here [...]

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