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Interview with Morten Sand

Interview with Morten Sand

“I was contacted quite early by Garry Kasparov, who wanted me to help with legal matters and other matters. And I agreed to this. We signed the contract in July, but actually the work started before that. At one point I was asked to draft the contract, I cannot exactly pinpoint the date, but we know that the published draft I sent 22nd of July.”

Magnus Carlsen in conversation with Peter Thiel (Video)

Magnus Carlsen in conversation with Peter Thiel (Video)

Magnus Carlsen took the world by storm as a child prodigy, becoming an international Grand Master at 13. At 19, he was the youngest chess player to be ranked number one in the world, and at 22, in November 2013, he defeated five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand. Now, at age 23, Magnus holds a [...]

Interview with Jeroen van den Berg, director of Tata Steel Chess 2014

Interview with Jeroen van den Berg, director of Tata Steel Chess 2014

Interview with the tournament director just a few days before the start

Interview with Andrew Paulson, President of English Chess Federation

Interview with Andrew Paulson, President of English Chess Federation

Chessdom: You were recently elected President of English Chess Federation. What are the latest developments and your plans for the future? Andrew Paulson: The election cycle of the English Chess Federation is annual so there is great pressure to deliver on promises efficiently so as to justify the confidence of the electorate. So, the Board [...]

Anand: I didn’t get a grip on Carlsen’s style

Anand: I didn’t get a grip on Carlsen’s style

Anand says his opponent has refined his style a lot and is stronger and more effective with it. Akhil is yet to turn three but inadvertently knows how to make all the right moves that helps ‘Papa’ Viswanathan Anand forget his pain and play without rules. In the days after the World chess championship match, [...]

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 Kuljasevic, Arnaudov, IM Pantev, WGM Videnova, IM Kozhuharov

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

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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 [...]

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