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Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 3 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 3 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Round 3 results: GM So Wesley – GM Adams Michael 1-0 GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Kramnik Vladimir 1/2-1/2 GM Caruana Fabiano – GM Carlsen Magnus 0-1 GM Anand Viswanathan – GM Giri Anish 1/2-1/2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM [...]

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 1 (Video)

Gashimov Memorial 2015 – Round 1 (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Round 1 results: GM Anand Viswanathan – GM Carlsen Magnus 1/2-1/2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar – GM Caruana Fabiano 1/2-1/2 GM So Wesley – GM Giri Anish 1-0 GM Mamedov Rauf – GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 1/2-1/2 GM Kramnik Vladimir – GM [...]

Shamkir Chess 2015 Opening Ceremony and Interviews (Video)

Shamkir Chess 2015 Opening Ceremony and Interviews (Video)

The 2nd Vugar Gashimov Memorial is taking place on 16-25th April, 2015, in Shamkir, Azerbaijan. Live games with analysis Vijay Kumar presents the video of the opening ceremony and interviews with the players

Eleanor So: “Wesley was very happy to see us in St. Louis”

Eleanor So: “Wesley was very happy to see us in St. Louis”

Wesley So was forfeited in round nine of the 2015 U.S. Chess Championship for making notes on the paper under his scoresheet. The arbiter’s decision has caused an avalanche of comments on the social networks. Mike Klein, who is present at the event in Saint Louis, has posted a useful timeline of the facts. But [...]

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 [...]

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