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Magnus Carlsen: My goal was to play 40-50 good moves in every game

Magnus Carlsen: My goal was to play 40-50 good moves in every game

After letting the clock tick for nearly three days, Magnus Carlsen finally made his move. Since becoming the World Champion on Friday, the 22-year old was virtually out of bounds for the media. Even the Norwegian media delegation was disappointed to note the reluctance of their National hero to share his thoughts with them. Carlsen [...]

Jorge Vega, Continental President for Americas, about upcoming elections

Jorge Vega, Continental President for Americas, about upcoming elections

During the FIDE World Chess Championship match in Chennai, the Continental President for Americas Mr Jorge Vega spoke about the forthcoming FIDE elections in Tromso 2014. The first topic were developments in the American continent in the past three years. Jorge Vega: It is necessary to draw the line and make a balance. With the [...]

Chess Lessons and live games with GMs Arnaudov, IM Pantev, WGM Videnova, IM Kozhuharov

Chess Lessons and live games with GMs Arnaudov, IM Pantev, WGM Videnova, IM Kozhuharov

Special offer during the Tal Memorial

WGM Olga Dolzhikova: Magnus will win the match easily

WGM Olga Dolzhikova: Magnus will win the match easily

Chessdom: Olga, we met during the European Club Cup on Rhodes. What are your impressions from the event? Olga Dolzhikova: I am not used to participating in many official events, that’s why it gave me quite a festive feeling of something great and interesting to be part of. And generally, Rhodes is a wonderful place, [...]

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

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