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Irene Kharisma Sukandar: Moscow has always been my must-visit city

Irene Kharisma Sukandar: Moscow has always been my must-visit city

The leader of the Student-Grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU in Memoriam of Alexander Pochinok came to Moscow from the distant Indonesia. After her 2nd win Irene Kharisma Sukandar kindly agreed to give a short interview to our correspondent. Q: Irene, please tell us what happened in you first and second games. A: In the first game [...]

Francisco Vallejo: Moscow Open will be very tough

Francisco Vallejo: Moscow Open will be very tough

Francisco Vallejo Pons has come to play in Moscow Open for the first time. The Spanish Grandmaster told the correspondent of the official website about his interest for Russia and his game of the first round. Q: At the same time with Moscow Open another chess festival in Gibraltar is being held. That place is [...]

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

Andrew Kayonde was the best performing Zambian player in the open section of the just ended Africa Individual Chess Championships that were held in Windhoek, Namibia in mid December 2014.

Interview with Leny So

Interview with Leny So

Chessdom: Hello Leny. Thank you very much for doing this interview. We just heard the news about your son Wesley becoming a full time professional. We interviewed his former coach, GM Susan Polgar. We would like to know your perspective. Are you and your husband chess players? Leny So: I am not a chess player [...]

Interview with Susan Polgar

Interview with Susan Polgar

Exclusive interview by Chessdom with Susan Polgar, Director or SPICE & Head Coach of the Webster University Chess Team. Hello Susan! I realize that you are very busy preparing your teams for the 2014 PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship. Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to do this interview. 1. The first [...]

Interview with GM Zoltan Almasi

Interview with GM Zoltan Almasi

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Zoltan Almasi visited the World Youth Chess Olympiad in Gyor. He shared his views on Olympic team spirit, high-speed cars and his coming simul challenge against the young talents of the WYCO. Official website

Interview with GM Li Chao – a 2700+ planning to become a Pro chess player (“maybe”) after his students become GM

Interview with GM Li Chao – a 2700+ planning to become a Pro chess player (“maybe”) after his students become GM

INTERVIEW by IM/ WGM Anna Matnadze Official website/ 19th Magistral de Barcelona LIVE games with analysis He is a nice, candid guy, always in good spirits and full of energy. He comes from a huge chess country, is a Super – GM with 2730 elo points, playing non – stop lately and collecting titles all [...]

Interview with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

Interview with World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen exclusively revealed that former World Champion Garry Kasparov was helping him before and during the match

Andrei Filatov: “Russia is capable of holding top events”

Andrei Filatov: “Russia is capable of holding top events”

“The World Chess Championship Match Carlsen-Anand that was held in Sochi should dispel any doubts that Russia is capable of hosting major international sport events” – President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov said in an interview with ITAR-TASS correspondent Andrei Kartashov. The World Chess Championship Match ended on Sunday with Norwegian Magnus Carlsen [...]

Interview with Ulrich Stock

Interview with Ulrich Stock

German journalist Ulrich Stock, who is covering the World Championship Match Carlsen-Anand for Die Zeit, is sharing his impressions and talks about the interest for the match in Germany. Video by Vijay Kumar

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