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Boris Gelfand: "I was by no means inferior in this match" | Interview, part 1 of
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 18:28
Exactly one week after the end of the World Championship match in Moscow, challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel speaks out. In the first part of this interview, the Israeli tells us about his preparation, his choice of openings, and his view on chess and its the different types of audiences. Photos by Alexey Yushenkov & Anastasia Karlovich The...
Andrei Filatov
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 13:09
Here's another lengthy interview with Andrei Filatov, the main sponsor of the Anand-Gelfand World Championship match. We received it from the organizers of the match. It is a translation from an interview which appeared in RBC Daily on May 14th. (See also our own video interview.)  “In my youth I was planning to become a chess arbiter” Interview...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 2 of 2)
Sunday, May 27, 2012 18:05
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
A lengthy interview with David Navara (part 1 of 2)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 22:06
David Navara finished 3rd at the Reykjavik Open two months ago in Iceland, during which he gave a long interview to Grandmaster Vasily Papin. The interview – where the Czech grandmaster talks, for instance, about his doubts about the life of a chess professional, Bobby Fischer and how he fell victim to Viktor Korchnoi’s legendary sharp tongue –...
Video interview: Vladimir Kramnik on Levon Aronian playing 1.e4, and on "his" Be
Friday, May 04, 2012 20:51
Last Sunday we posted a video about the Aronian-Kramnik match, held in the last week of April in Zurich, Switzerland. One of the interviewees was Vladimir Kramnik, but in fact we spoke a bit longer with the former World Champion. He said a number of interesting things about the opening choice (1.e4) by his opponent Levon Aronian, and about his...
Nigel Short on his African experiences
Thursday, May 03, 2012 9:14
Recently the Chess Events EAC website contacted English GM Nigel Short via Facebook for an interview on his African experiences. The website, which focuses on chess in Kenia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, kindly allowed us to cross-post the interview in which Short also talks about improving your chess and about FIDE President Kirsan...
A small Capablanca tribute
Thursday, March 08, 2012 20:27
José Raul Capablanca passed away exactly 70 years ago today. In this small tribute we'd like to point out a 1939 interview with Capablanca, translated by chess historian Edward Winter. The interview was originally published in the Buenos Aires magazine El Gráfico in 1939 and reprinted on pages 103-107 of Homenaje a Capablanca (Havana, 1943). In...
Carlsen to appear in CBS' 60 Minutes
Sunday, February 19, 2012 1:02
On Sunday Magnus Carlsen will appear in the CBS news magazine program 60 Minutes. We received a press release from CBS which includes a preview video. PRESS RELEASE   It may seem a polite game of quiet wit, but chess grandmasters are really out for blood. The number-one chess player in the world, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, tells Bob Simon that he...
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Sunday, January 22, 2012 13:46
  Not long after we mentioned the Crestbook interview with Judit Polgar, we received a notification that the very same chess player was also interviewed recently by the Brazilian site Rádio Xadrez. Polgar, who will visit Brazil next month to compete in a tournament, told details about her life as mother, wife and chess player. She recalled...
Veselin Topalov, Tata GM group A: "I don't really know about my state"
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:13
Today we finish our series of three interviews, with players from the Tata Steel A, B and C groups, who all make some sort of comeback. In the third interview we have Veselin Topalov, winner of the San Luis FIDE World Championship in 2005 and challenger of Vishy Anand in the 2010 World Championship. The Bulgarian grandmaster won the 2005 Chess...

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