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Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:14
Following our successful interview with Mark Dvoretsky, which was based on questions from the visitors of this site, we'd like to draw your attention to a similar concept at Crestbook, the website of GM Sergey Shipov. Several Q&A sessions with famous GMs like Khalifman, Krasenkow, Grischuk, Shirov and Svidler have been posted, and at the...
Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:03
"I’m not a freak, I’m just curious," Magnus Carlsen was quoted yesterday in the English newspaper The Telegraph. For their series 'My perfect weekend' the Norwegian was interviewed by Max Davidson, on the occasion of the start of the London Chess Classic next Wednesday. Carlsen speaks personally, and in the first person. There's not much about...
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Monday, September 13, 2010 0:10
During the World Championship match between Anand and Topalov in May in Sofia suddenly a BBC radio crew appeared in the press room. They were working on a chess documentary and spoke to several journalists, including the ChessVibes editor-in-chief. The first part was put online last Friday. The documentary, one in the series Friday Documentary by...
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 21:03
On Monday Leonard Barden's chess column was discontinued in the London Evening Standard. It had appeared daily virtually continuously for over 50 years. Now it has been relegated to the online version of the newspaper. Join the support. 80-year-old Leonard Barden was described by Brian Walden as the man who 'has done more for British chess than...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 18:00
In this holiday period many people, either at a camping site or on the beach, are looking for only one thing: something to read. And since you can take the internet with you these days, with your phone, your netbook, your iPads and all, we might as well make a suggestion for you. A new website was launched recently, and its title and subject is '...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 5:09
Being able to use a computer has become extremely important for today's professional chess players. This technological development was described in an article at TechRepublic, focusing on the story of Kris Littlejohn, who is not a grandmaster but a successful second of top grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura nonetheless. Screenshot: Debra Littlejohn...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2010 17:43
These are hard times for newspapers, which have been struggling for years with the question how to adapt to the digital era. Almost all of them need to cut costs, and among the victims are the writers of chess columns. Yesterday, after 23 years, Lubosh Kavalek wrote his last column for the Washington Post. For about a year Kavalek's columns only...
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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...
Thursday, December 24, 2009 8:12
Two interviews with World Champion Viswanathan Anand have appeared in Indian newspapers this week, and in one of them he makes a remarkable statement. To the question whether GM Ganguly will again be in his team of seconds for the match against Topalov, the World Champion answers he's doesn't know yet. "But one thing is for sure, Magnus Carlsen (...

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