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Kasparov interviewed by David Frost †
Sunday, September 01, 2013 12:46
About a week ago an interview wit Garry Kasparov was posted on Al-Jazeera's website. Sir David Frost travelled to Abu Dhabi to join Kasparov on his mission to promote chess in the Gulf. In the video below, Kasparov speaks about his careers in chess and politics. He tells Frost the key to his success has not only been his talent but his discipline...
Carlsen interviewed by The Classical (and prepping for Anand)
Thursday, August 01, 2013 13:30
Last Tuesday an interview with Magnus Carlsen appeared on The Classical, an independant sports website. In a pretty laid back conversation, Carlsen speaks about basketball, his preparation for the match against Anand, about the significance of the match since Fischer-Spassky, about the effect of his successes in Norway and about chess as a...
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...
Judit Polgar on London 2012 and volume 2 of her book
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Friday, December 14, 2012 21:42
Here's a brief interview we did last Monday with Judit Polgar, who looks back at the London Chess Classic and tells about what she's busy with these days. She also describes the proces of writing the second volume of her book. How do you look back at the tournament? Well, actually it was a very rough start, very difficult for many reasons. One of...
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...
FM Stanislav Cifka
Thursday, November 22, 2012 9:30
There are many stories about chess players being successful at poker, but what about other card games? Last month FM Stanislav Cifka won a big tournament held in Seattle – not with chess, but with Magic: The Gathering, a popular trading card game. He went home with – hold your breath – US $40,000. GM Dimitri Reinderman, a Magic player himself,...
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...
Vishy Anand: "Both of us had the right to win this match" | Interview, part 2 of
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:38
After our lengthy interview with challenger Boris Gelfand, obviously we also took the time to speak to Vishy Anand, who was, and still is, the World Champion. In this second part, he speaks about the second half of the match, the tie-break, the opening choices, his controversial draw offer in the last game, the criticism that he and Gelfand played...
Vishy Anand
Friday, June 15, 2012 18:40
After our lengthy interview with challenger Boris Gelfand, obviously we also took the time to speak to Vishy Anand, who was, and still is, the World Champion. We spoke to him on Skype on June 8th and 9th, exactly one week ago, and also one week after he had returned back to India. Photos by Alexey Yushenkov & Anastasia Karlovich On June 3rd,...
Boris Gelfand: "Kasparov offered his help, but I said no"
Saturday, June 09, 2012 11:33
One week after the end of the World Championship match in Moscow, challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel speaks out. In the second and last part of this interview, the Israeli tells about the second half of the match, about his favorite player Akiba Rubinstein, about his coaches whom he invited to Moscow, about chess in Israel and... about saying no...

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