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Interview with D V Sundar

Interview with D V Sundar

Interview with Mr D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE & Member of Appeals Committee, FIDE World Candidates Tournament 2014, Khanty-Mansiysk A chess administrator par excellence, Mr D V Sundar, Vice President, FIDE has been doing yeomen service to chess in India and Asia for the past three decades. The icing in the cake, was the [...]

Interview with FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during the Candidates 2014 opening day

Interview with FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov during the Candidates 2014 opening day

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on multiple topics from the chess world

Interview with FIDE Vice President Beatriz Marinello

Interview with FIDE Vice President Beatriz Marinello

Q: Today we are talking with FIDE VP Beatriz Marinello. Beatriz, before we get to the upcoming FIDE Presidential election and other current topics that you would like to talk about, can you tell us a little about yourself? Beatriz Marinello “BM”: I was born and raised in Chile, in 1990 I immigrated to the [...]

A conversation with Andrew Paulson (part 1)

A conversation with Andrew Paulson (part 1)

Part 1 regarding the Madrid FIDE Grand Prix scandal

Interview with Ivan Cheparinov for Chessdom

Interview with Ivan Cheparinov for Chessdom

Ivan Cheparinov, the winner of Gibraltar Open 2014, gave an extensive interview for the Bulgarian version of Chessdom just a few days after the important victory he achieved. We publish a shortened version of the interview, the full text is here Hello Ivan, congratulations for your victory! What is the feeling after winning against so [...]

Interview with Andrey Filatov

Interview with Andrey Filatov

Andrey Filatov, recently elected President of Russian Chess Federation, gave a long interview for the popular newspaper “Sport-Express”. The President of the RCF shared with journalist Evgeniy Atarov his plans for promotion of chess, preparation of Russian national teams, the project “Chess in the Museums”, the possibility of organizing a new super-tournament in Russia and [...]

Interview with Morten Sand

Interview with Morten Sand

“I was contacted quite early by Garry Kasparov, who wanted me to help with legal matters and other matters. And I agreed to this. We signed the contract in July, but actually the work started before that. At one point I was asked to draft the contract, I cannot exactly pinpoint the date, but we know that the published draft I sent 22nd of July.”

Magnus Carlsen in conversation with Peter Thiel (Video)

Magnus Carlsen in conversation with Peter Thiel (Video)

Magnus Carlsen took the world by storm as a child prodigy, becoming an international Grand Master at 13. At 19, he was the youngest chess player to be ranked number one in the world, and at 22, in November 2013, he defeated five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand. Now, at age 23, Magnus holds a [...]

Interview with Jeroen van den Berg, director of Tata Steel Chess 2014

Interview with Jeroen van den Berg, director of Tata Steel Chess 2014

Interview with the tournament director just a few days before the start

Interview with Andrew Paulson, President of English Chess Federation

Interview with Andrew Paulson, President of English Chess Federation

Chessdom: You were recently elected President of English Chess Federation. What are the latest developments and your plans for the future? Andrew Paulson: The election cycle of the English Chess Federation is annual so there is great pressure to deliver on promises efficiently so as to justify the confidence of the electorate. So, the Board [...]

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