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Interview with Martin Huba

Interview with Martin Huba

The experienced Martin Huba will be a candidate for the position of Treasurer of ECU

Interview with Wesley So

Interview with Wesley So

Hello Wesley So, thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to talk with us. Your recent decision to change federations is big news in the chess world. We are sure that your fans are interested to know more about the details of your decision. Chessdom: Why do you need to switch federation? Can’t [...]

Interview with Martin Thoresen – organizer and director of TCEC

Interview with Martin Thoresen – organizer and director of TCEC

The strongest computer competition TCEC – Season 6 is close to its end. For a second consecutive year the TCEC Superfinal offers us a great battle between the strongest engines in the world Stockfish and Komodo. Stockfish is convincing leader and the fans are about to welcome the new TCEC Grand Champion. GM Davorin Kuljasevic [...]

Interview with Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou

Interview with Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou

“We represent the Europe of the many, the Europe of the ‘equal rights’ Nations”

Magnus Carlsen on Shamkir Chess 2014

Magnus Carlsen on Shamkir Chess 2014

Magnus Carlsen gives an in-depth discussion on his experience at Shamkir Chess 2014, Gashimov Memorial in Azerbaijan. Talking about the back-to-back losses, Carlsen said that his head didn’t work well, partly because of the long games and partly because he was watching too much TV – football, NBA, reality shows. The football game on the [...]

Vladimir Kramnik: I lost 10kg during match with Garry Kasparov

Vladimir Kramnik: I lost 10kg during match with Garry Kasparov

Clara Cavour talked to Vladimir Kramnik about a number of topics, including connection between art and chess, talent, beauty, parallels between chess and life, sport and energy, and family. Kramnik also explains why he is not a typical competitive chess player, mentioning how Carlsen, Kasparov and Karpov wanted to win at all costs in whatever [...]

Interview with Antoaneta Stefanova

Interview with Antoaneta Stefanova

The Bulgarian star received her first chess guidance from her father at the age of 4, and just three years later she already made her name by winning the Sofia Championship. In the twinkling of an eye Antoaneta’s results bore the resemblance to the snowball effect, culminating with her win of the 10th World Women [...]

Interview with GM Kiril Georgiev

Interview with GM Kiril Georgiev

Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev recently won the incredibly strong Karpos Open Tournament in Skopje. WGM Iva Videnova interviewed the winner for Chessdom. Chessdom: Kiril, congratulations for winning Karpos Open, one of the strongest open tournaments in Europe. Would you share your impressions? Kiril Georgiev: Thank you! This was the fourth edition of Karpos Open and [...]

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs: “Defeating Yifan Hou was one of the happiest moments”

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs: “Defeating Yifan Hou was one of the happiest moments”

Batchimeg Tuvshintugs of Mongolia is playing in her 3rd event of the FIDE Grand Prix series. She is number 10 on the rating list for men and number 2 for women in Mongolia. Batchimeg took in 2006 1st place in the Susan Polgar World Open Championship, 5th place in the 16th Asian Games from Guangzhou [...]

Zurab Azmaiparashvili about the Chess Olympiad bid

Zurab Azmaiparashvili about the Chess Olympiad bid

In effect, we passed many hard days, almost losing any hope to make a bid, but finally, with big efforts from our federation, the ministry, friends and especially the current PM Irakli Garibashvili and of course Bidzina Ivanishvili we succeeded to submit the bid!

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