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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 0:24
Several chess fans have pointed out to us that many episodes of the old BBC series The Master Game have been posted on YouTube. The series aired back in the 1970's/early 1980's and according to one fan, it's "probably the best chess show ever broadcast on terrestrial television". Now you can watch them (again). The Master Game was a BBC...
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...
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 21:40
Last weekend the ChessVibes camera was present in León to capture the match between Viswanathan Anand and Alexei Shirov. Here's a video with some impressions of the town and the match. An interview with Anand will follow soon! The 24th edition of the Magistral Ciudad de León took place in the León Auditorium, from Friday, June 3rd till Sunday,...
Friday, May 06, 2011 21:59
Perhaps you've seen it already, but in case you haven't: one of our readers pointed out to us the Italian chess documentary Chess me out - talk on board, which was posted on the internet already three years ago. Among others, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Humpy Koneru, Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Joel Lautier, Rustam Kasimdzhanov and Anatoly Karpov are...
Saturday, February 12, 2011 21:03
Related to last week's article about Anand and Karpov playing on the train between Madrid and Valencia, here's a brief video which we found on YouTube, about two chess players in a train. The person on the right, playing the white pieces, is Paul Merton - he's a British comedian, writer and actor.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 17:54
Like he had done before, after the 11th round of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament David Navara unexpectedly entered the press room and voluntarily showed his game. The Czech grandmaster, who would eventually qualify for the A group together with English GM Luke McShane, explained his victory against grandmaster Vlad Tkachiev from France. Enjoy this...
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 20:52
After our two tournament reports from the U.S.A. by IM Robert Ris, we now have GM Dejan Bojkov writing for us about American tournaments. In January the Bulgarian played in both the Golden State Open in Concord, California and a round-robin GM norm event in Los Angeles. Report with video. Downtown L.A. | Photo © Christian GlaweBy Dejan Bojkov...
Sunday, January 30, 2011 2:38
With yet another victory in round 11 of the 2011 Tata Steel Chess Tournament Hikaru Nakamura seized the lead. The American grandmaster beat Russian Champion Ian Nepomniachtchi and afterwards explained the game in the press room, and answered the press. Enjoy!