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Interview with IM Milan Zajic: “Success is when you do what makes you happy”

Interview with IM Milan Zajic: “Success is when you do what makes you happy”

IM Milan Zajic, 16 years old talented chess player from Serbia with current rating 2452, continues his amazing string of successful performances, winning the strong “Georgi Tringov” Memorial Open Tournament in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Zajic head the field of 289 players, including 14 GMs and 23 IMs, performing 2622 ELO, adding 23 new points to his [...]

Interview with Daniil Dubov

Interview with Daniil Dubov

Daniil Dubov won over Vladimir Belous in the old masters’ style and approached the leader of the Alexander Pochinok Memorial Men’s Student Grandmaster Tournament. We addressed several questions to the Moscow grandmaster. Q: Daniil, congrats on the bright victory! Tell us about the key moments. A: Thank you. There was uncompromising struggle during the whole [...]

Interview with Russian Champion Igor Lysyj

Interview with Russian Champion Igor Lysyj

The reigning Champion of Russia told the correspondent of the Moscow Open official website about his start at the tournament and shared his plans for the rest of the year. Q: Igor, tell us about your start at the Moscow Open, please. A: The start was quite hard: I won one game playing with the [...]

Guliskhan Nakhbayeva: Kazakhstan Is Experiencing a Chess Boom

Guliskhan Nakhbayeva: Kazakhstan Is Experiencing a Chess Boom

Guliskhan Nakhbayeva from Kazakhstan started with three victories and is one of the leaders of the Tournament B – Women’s Cup of Russia stage. Now everybody, who wanted to find out more about this chess player from Kazakhstan, will have such a chance. Q: Guliskhan, congratulations on a great start! How can you describe your [...]

64 seconds with Amy Lee, the woman behind Millionaire Chess

64 seconds with Amy Lee, the woman behind Millionaire Chess

Susan Polgar, Chairperson of FIDE Commission for Women’s Chess (WOM), interviewed Amy Lee, the woman behind Millionaire Chess, an instant success with the chess community. Thank you, Amy, for taking time from your busy schedule for 64 seconds with us. Everyone knows that you are the financial backer behind Millionaire Chess. But few know more [...]

Irene Kharisma Sukandar: Moscow has always been my must-visit city

Irene Kharisma Sukandar: Moscow has always been my must-visit city

The leader of the Student-Grandmasters’ Cup of RSSU in Memoriam of Alexander Pochinok came to Moscow from the distant Indonesia. After her 2nd win Irene Kharisma Sukandar kindly agreed to give a short interview to our correspondent. Q: Irene, please tell us what happened in you first and second games. A: In the first game [...]

Francisco Vallejo: Moscow Open will be very tough

Francisco Vallejo: Moscow Open will be very tough

Francisco Vallejo Pons has come to play in Moscow Open for the first time. The Spanish Grandmaster told the correspondent of the official website about his interest for Russia and his game of the first round. Q: At the same time with Moscow Open another chess festival in Gibraltar is being held. That place is [...]

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

FM Andrew Kayonde about African Individual Championship

Andrew Kayonde was the best performing Zambian player in the open section of the just ended Africa Individual Chess Championships that were held in Windhoek, Namibia in mid December 2014.

Interview with Leny So

Interview with Leny So

Chessdom: Hello Leny. Thank you very much for doing this interview. We just heard the news about your son Wesley becoming a full time professional. We interviewed his former coach, GM Susan Polgar. We would like to know your perspective. Are you and your husband chess players? Leny So: I am not a chess player [...]

Interview with Susan Polgar

Interview with Susan Polgar

Exclusive interview by Chessdom with Susan Polgar, Director or SPICE & Head Coach of the Webster University Chess Team. Hello Susan! I realize that you are very busy preparing your teams for the 2014 PanAm InterCollegiate Chess Championship. Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedule to do this interview. 1. The first [...]

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