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: [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Chessdom editor Goran Urosevic have met in Tbilisi for a long interview on several important subjects – development of chess, events organization, sponsorship, European Chess Union and Batumi Chess Olympiad. The first part of the interview was published on Saturday. The second part is concluding the conversation with Mr.Azmaiparashvili. Q: [...]
FIDE Vice President Israel Gelfer arrived to Tbilisi to attend the FIDE Grand Prix and discuss with Georgian Chess Federation the preparation for the World Cup and Chess Olympiad. Q: Mr.Gelfer, you are here in Tbilisi for the closing ceremony of the FIDE Grand Prix. What can you say about the tournament? A: I was [...]
ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and Chessdom editor Goran Urosevic have met in Tbilisi for a long interview on several important subjects – development of chess, events organization, sponsorship, European Chess Union and Batumi Chess Olympiad. The interview will be published in two parts, with the second part coming up in few days. Update: The 2nd [...]
Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Mr.Levan Kipiani, visited the Grand Prix venue and made the honorary move in the game between Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Baadur Jobava. Mr.Kipiani kindly agreed to give a short statement for the tournament website. Q: Mr.Kipiani, you are visiting the playing venue of the FIDE Grand Prix here [...]
After nine rounds of play in the FIDE Grand Prix in Tbilisi Russian Grandmaster Evgeny Tomashevsky is enjoying a big 1,5 points lead ahead of the nearest follower. However, he warns that nothing is over yet: “I don’t think the tournament is over, there are still two more games to go and everyone wants to [...]