Tuesday, September 06, 2011 6:21
He didn't. "My play always depends on how I’m feeling, and that simply changed when I lost the title. Perhaps I became more indifferent or liberated," he says in an interview at WhyChess.
Friday, August 05, 2011 3:06
Alexander Morozevich. Not too long ago he was the world's number two player, but the last two years he almost disappeared from the chess radar. Then, out of nothing he participated in the Higher League of the Russian Championship, and won it. After another excellent result in Biel, the grandmaster from Moscow, Russia sat down with us for a video...
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 3:03
On Sunday, after his last-round game in Dortmund against Hikaru Nakamura, we spoke to Vladimir Kramnik. The 10-time winner of the Sparkassen Chess Meeting lost that game after taking some risks. He explains how he experienced that game, compares this event with Kazan and reveals how he spent his time between that tournament and Dortmund. "It's a...
Saturday, June 25, 2011 19:07
From his answer to the very first question on why people play chess, it was clear that Levon Aronian’s Q&A at Crestbook was going to be an entertaining read: “For pleasure, peace of mind and the moral torture of their neighbour”. Sharp and funny, the Armenian GM lifts the lid on life at the top of the chess pyramid.
By Colin McGourty
Friday, June 17, 2011 4:43
Many chess fans are keeping an eye on Hans Arild Runde's live rating list this week, as Magnus Carlsen has taken over the world's number one position from World Champion Vishy Anand. Another super talented chess player has just entered the list with a virtual rating of 2701: Anish Giri. While in Malmö, we had a chat with the Dutch GM.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 14:16
Here's the second and final part of the (video) interview we did with Vishy Anand, just after he won his semi-rapid match against Alexei Shirov in León last week. In this part the short questions of the first part are discussed, and we talked about big topics like Kazan, cheating and more. Video & transcript.
You can watch and read the first...
Friday, June 10, 2011 2:49
After he won his semi-rapid match against Alexei Shirov in León, we managed to get Vishy Anand before the ChessVibes camera once again. The World Champion was cooperative enough to agree to an interview after his dinner with the organizers and sponsors. And so on Sunday night, about an hour after midnight (!), we had a nice talk about becoming a...
Thursday, February 10, 2011 21:43
In what could be loosely described as the unofficial world championship of chess engines, free chess engine Houdini beat commercial engine Rybka. The match lasted forty games and the final score was 23.5-16.5. Organizer Martin Thoresen: "I think open source is the way of the future."
For years and years it was Fritz. Then, when top GMs analyzed...
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 23:36
Vassily Ivanchuk’s stunning win in Gibraltar reminded us all of his enormous chess talent, while his recent long interview with the Ukrainian Zaxid.net addressed the missing piece of the jigsaw – why is it that a genius like Ivanchuk has failed to mount a serious World Championship challenge?
By Colin McGourty
Ivanchuk just won the strong...
Monday, December 27, 2010 23:19
One of the reasons the 2010 London Chess Classic was so special, was its live coverage. Every round chess fans from all over the world could enjoy GM commentary about the games, and as soon as one was over, interviews with the players. That last bit was naturally the most interesting, and now all these players' interviews have been put together in...