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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 16:47
What qualities does it take to play world-class chess? What’s the appeal of chess? These and other questions were answered by 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov in an interview with Big Think. The following interview with Anatoly Karpov was conducted May 17, 2010 by Paul Hoffman of Big Think, a global forum connecting people and ideas. In their...
Friday, May 14, 2010 16:14
On Tuesday, World Champion Viswanathan Anand from India retained his title by defeating Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria 6.5-5.5, thereby also creating an all-time record of unique visitors on one day at this website. A day later he sat down for a lengthy interview with ChessVibes - enjoy a 28.5 (!) minute video interview with the World Champ. "I...
Saturday, April 24, 2010 0:17
According to our poll on the homepage Vishy Anand is the clear favourite to win the World Championship match, by 69%, where Topalov gets 31% of the votes. But what do their colleagues think? Today the opinion of Aronian, Carlsen, Gelfand and Ivanchuk. ChessVibes asked nine of the world's best players what they think of the upcoming World Champion...
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 21:27
Viswanathan Anand has arrived in Sofia. In the last days he and his team travelled for 40 hours by bus, from Frankfurt to the Bulgarian capital. "You can imagine he's very tired, so at the moment he's sleeping," delegation leader Hans-Walter Schmitt told us. In the meantime FIDE Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos has spoken out. Update: the...
Friday, February 26, 2010 6:52
In our last video from Linares we speak with Veselin Topalov, just after he won his first Linares. He talks about the game against Gelfand and several other topics, and it includes a brief comment by Grischuk as well as footage from the closing ceremony. Below we give many photos from the closing. The closing ceremony started with music from the...
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Saturday, February 13, 2010 1:30
Tomorrow the first round in Linares will be played. Last year Rick Goetzee spoke with the godfather of the tournament, Luis Rentero. "I owned 32 supermarkets and 4 hotels. I sold the supermarkets to a Belgian company but still have my hotels. Hotel Anibal is the only one with a chess theme, but sometimes visitors to my other hotels bring me chess...
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Saturday, January 02, 2010 0:57
Remember the brief Q&A with Magnus Carlsen in TIME Magazine that we mentioned last week? Well, as it turned out that was just a 'stocking stuffer' during the magazine's quiet holiday period. TIME's upcoming issue (US and international) will hit newstands in a few days, and this one contains a 'full profile' interview. The new article again...
Saturday, December 26, 2009 21:49
Yesterday TIME featured a short interview with the new world's new number 1 Magnus Carlsen. Despite the fact that there were only ten questions with relatively short answers, I liked it so much that it got me thinking about chess journalism in general. Why can't interviews with chess players always be this sharp? The main reason why I thought the...
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Friday, December 18, 2009 2:07
As an experienced player, when I came across “The Immortal Game: A History of Chess”, by David Shenk, I didn’t feel much inclined to pick it up. I mean, after having read such classics as The Development of Chess Style by Max Euwe, and Chess History and Reminiscences, by Bird, what could some general history have to offer? Further, the author, by...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 22:05
In the last few days more videos have been uploaded to our show player: an interview with Luke McShane, a part of the press conference of Short vs Ni Hua and now also an interview with Magnus Carlsen, conducted yesterday after his draw against Adams. In the brief interview Carlsen tells about his games in London and about working with Kasparov....

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