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Interview with Susan Polgar on the Pan-Americans and SPICE

Interview with Susan Polgar on the Pan-Americans and SPICE

Interview by Chris Torres

Interview with CIS Commission Chairman Kevin O’Connell

Interview with CIS Commission Chairman Kevin O’Connell

Over the years, we have developed a good array of teaching materials, support materials, especially our web sites and, in the last year or so the exciting developments of online teacher preparation and a curriculum for pre-school children.

Sport-Express: Interview with Andrey Filatov

Sport-Express: Interview with Andrey Filatov

All in all, this was a wonderful year for Russian chess. Two players from our country utilized the very last chance and qualified for the Candidates tournament – Karjakin won the World Cup, and Svidler was the runner-up. Tomashevsky and Jakovenko won two FIDE Grand Prix tournaments. Grischuk, Kramnik, and Nepomniachtchi won medals of the World Rapid and Blitz championships.

Chess Family – the chess social network in the making

Chess Family – the chess social network in the making

The FIDE’s slogan is “We are a family”. This large family is sharing noble values such as peace, fraternity, fair play, respect, sharing, wisdom, solidarity, patience, work, search for perfection and many other values.

The Russian Chess Federation interviews Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

The Russian Chess Federation interviews Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Extensive interview with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

Magnus Carlsen on BBC One Show tonight

Magnus Carlsen on BBC One Show tonight

World Champion Magnus Carlsen will make an appearance on primetime TV today. Magnus will be a guest on BBC 1’s One Show, which airs tonight at 7pm GMT. The One Show is one of Britain’s most popular daily shows with between 4 and 6 million people tuning in every evening. Magnus will be taking on [...]

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: I have no plans of canceling my trip to USA

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: I have no plans of canceling my trip to USA

Restrictive measures against FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov were introduced on Wednesday, November 25, because he was allegedly “materially assisting and acting for or on behalf of the Government of Syria, Central Bank of Syria,” the U.S. Department of Treasury said in a statement. The Russian Financial Alliance Bank, which is co-owned by Ilyumzhinov and Syrian [...]

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s 20th anniversary as FIDE President

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s 20th anniversary as FIDE President

Twenty years ago today, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was named President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE). He talks to Sport Express about the most memorable events of his time as president. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has accomplished a lot in 20 years: he reunited the chess world, which many thought had been split irrevocably; he defeated two great [...]

World Youth Chess interviews after Round 9

World Youth Chess interviews after Round 9

Interviews with players

Mahir Mamedov: “It was easy to organize the World Cup as we had resources and infrastructure in place”

Mahir Mamedov: “It was easy to organize the World Cup as we had resources and infrastructure in place”

A press-conference with the Tournament Director of the FIDE World Cup 2015 and Chess Olympiad 2016 Mahir Mamedov was held in the Fairmont Hotel. Speaking to Goran Urosevic, World Cup Press Officer, M. Mamedov shared his impressions about the tournament and provided some insight about the preparation for the event. “Everything started from the FIDE [...]

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