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Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU needs sponsorship and I am ready to find it

Zurab Azmaiparashvili: ECU needs sponsorship and I am ready to find it

Chessdom: Mr. Azmaiparashvili, you are here as head of the Appeals Committee in European Club Cup and you’ve been following the tournament so far. How do you see the battles on the chessboard and overall organization of the event? Zurab Azmaiparashvili: Well, this is interesting for me. First of all, I will start with the [...]

Antoaneta Stefanova: I always feel privileged to play in Indonesia

Antoaneta Stefanova: I always feel privileged to play in Indonesia

Antoaneta Stefanova has a rating of 2496 which ranks her first amongst the many women playing in IOCC 2013. The 34 year old Bulgarian native is former World champion who last year was again a finalist but unlucky loser in the 2012 World Championship against Ukraine surprise winner Anna Ushenina. Chessdom: How many times have [...]

GM Alexey Dreev: IOCC Still Has Many Rounds to Go

GM Alexey Dreev: IOCC Still Has Many Rounds to Go

GM Alexey Dreev is the sole leader of the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2013. After 7 round he is on top with 6,0/7. GM Alexey Dreev prevailed in his game against GM Ivan Ivanisevic, which brought him to the first position that he managed to keep today. Here is an interview with GM Dreev [...]

Interview with WGM Elisabeth Paehtz

Interview with WGM Elisabeth Paehtz

WGM Elisabeth Paehtz is the German representative playing at the Indonesia Open Chess Championship (IOCC) 2013. So far the 28 year old chess player has yet to hit her best form at IOCC. The 32nd place finisher at the European Championship 2013 held in Belgrade, Serbia, feels that IOCC is very strong and even if [...]

Andrew Paulson is the new English Chess Federation President

Andrew Paulson is the new English Chess Federation President

Andrew Paulson, the founder of AGON, has been elected President of English Chess Federation at the Annual General Meeting that took place at the Euston Square Hotel on Saturday. The results of the election, as announced by the English Chess Federation, are as follows: President: Andrew Paulson Chief Executive: Phil Ehr Director of Finance: David [...]

Interview with Florencia Fernandez, Argentinian Chess Champion

Interview with Florencia Fernandez, Argentinian Chess Champion

The success story of the 21 year old Argentinian

Nigel Short: IOCC will only get stronger

Nigel Short: IOCC will only get stronger

Nigel Short, currently rated 2684, needs no introduction as he is a well traveled globe trotting Englishman and a frequent visitor to Asia. He is not only a chess player, but is also a national team trainer, who has written extensively about the game while continuing to be in demand as a commentator at major [...]

Interview with Nafisa Muminova

Interview with Nafisa Muminova

- Dear Nafisa, please share your feelings about playing for the first time in Grand Prix in the capital of your home country. – This is a first time for me to have so much attention. I felt myself under pressure even before the start of the tournament. Every day the journalists were calling me [...]

Sinquefield Chess Cup 2013 LIVE!

Sinquefield Chess Cup 2013 LIVE!

The 2013 Sinquefield Cup will take place 9th to 15th of September in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The tournament, which features GMs Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian (top two in the World) and GMs Hikaru Nakamura and Gata Kamsky (top two in the U.S.) takes place September 9-15 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center [...]

Interview with WIM Danitza Vazquez

Interview with WIM Danitza Vazquez

By WFM Ana Daniela Madrigal B.

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