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Friday, July 05, 2013 10:31
In April Hikaru Nakamura spent some time in Tarragona, Spain to train with his new coach Artur Kogan for his next tournaments: the Zug Grand Prix, the Norway Chess tournament, the Thessaloniki Grand Prix and the Tal Memorial. While he was there, the Catalan news website El Jornal Diari produced an interview with the American grandmaster. The video...
Monday, April 29, 2013 11:06
While our hosting provider's crew was doing its best to get the site back up again, we decided to spend our time wisely, on something we're good at: making chess videos. During the Alekhine Memorial in Paris (the 2nd half is currently under way in St Petersburg) we asked several top players about the 4th World Chess Champion who is remembered by...
Vladimir Kramnik
Thursday, December 13, 2012 16:50
Here's a brief interview we did with the 14th World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who looks back at the London Chess Classic where he finished second behind Magnus Carlsen. [Transcript:] How do you look back at your tournament? I'm very rarely satisfied with my chess. OK, that's just my character, I'm a perfectionist. I always feel that I did...
A video interview with Hikaru Nakamura
Sunday, October 28, 2012 19:37
Here's our video interview with Hikaru Nakamura, conducted right after his victory at the Univé Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands where he finished ahead of Sergey Tiviakov, Anish Giri and Hou Yifan. The American top grandmaster speaks about his strategy for his last round game, his overall performance in Hoogeveen, his previous...
Prada's chess-inspired autumn/winter 2012 women's ad campaign
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 21:26
While Andrew Paulson is working hard on creating a new image for the game of chess, at the moment it seems to be the sport of choice for at least one luxury brand: Prada. The Italian fashion label set its autumn/winter 2012 women's campaign on futuristic vision of fantasy and desire. It is full of geometric shapes and patterns, and is clearly...
Alexander Grischuk vs KUKA Monstr
Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:12
Two unique chess matches involving robots took place on Saturday, May 19th in Moscow, on Strastniy Boulevard. In a specially built pavilion made for this event two-time Olympic champion and former world champion Alexander Grischuk and two robots, KUKA Monstr (Germany) and CHESSka (Russia), faced off at the chessboard. By Eldar Mukhametov | Photos...
Anand-Gelfand: press conference & opening ceremony (VIDEO)
Friday, May 11, 2012 2:38
On Thursday, May 10th the World Championship match between reigning champion Vishy Anand and challenger Boris Gelfand was officially opened. At 18.30 a press conference took place in the press room, with Boris Gelfand, Vishy Anand, Mrs. Irina Lebedeva (Director of the Tretyakov Gallery), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (FIDE President), Arkadij Dvorkovich (...
I am sure that this will be the best organized match in history
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 20:31
Normally Boris Gelfand would be playing for ShSM-64 in the Russian Team Championship right now, but we all know that he is busy preparing for the Big Match against Vishy Anand. (And the Moscow team found a good replacement: Peter Leko.) Three days ago, on April 8th, Gelfand gave a press conference at the Chess Academy in Tel-Aviv, Israel. The...
Testimonials translated: living legends speak about Botvinnik
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:53
2011 was the "Botvinnik year" in Russia, because Mikhail Botvinnik was born on August 17th, 1911. You'll probably remember the Botvinnik Memorial Veterans rapid tournament, held in August last year and won by Viktor Kortchnoi. In our report, we embedded a long video in Russian in which a number of former opponents of Botvinnik spoke about the 6th...
Video: Levon Aronian shows his win against Anish Giri
Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:59
After beating Anish Giri in the 10th round of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, tournament leader Levon Aronian showed his game in the press room. Here's the video, filmed by the tournament crew. Enjoy!