Archive for Alexander Nikitin

Testimonials translated: living legends speak about Botvinnik
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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...
Review: Garry Kasparov on Garry Kasparov Part 1: 1973-1985
Friday, December 16, 2011 22:05
Hikaru Nakamura was recently interviewed by Daniel King about his cooperation with Kasparov (which, as we now know, is already over). To my surprise, the American super grandmaster repeated the old, long refuted cliché that Kasparov’s main strength was in openings. Nakamura: I mean you look at middlegames or endgames and I’m quite convinced there...