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    • Boris Spassky 2016 interview

      This interview was conducted by Yuri Golyshak and Sergei Kruzhkov for their column Friday Talk in the Sport-Express newspaper in early 2016. Heading photo was taken during that interview.   The tenth world champion returned from Paris to Mo... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. jún. 9.
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    • Tributes to Viktor Korchnoi from Russian press

      Quoted from the interviews by R-Sport (rsport.ru). Sergey Karjakin "Even though Viktor Lvovich never became a world champion, he still left amazing legacy. His name is written into chess history with golden letters. I remember that when I was 10... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. jún. 8.
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    • "Lasker's Successor", Alexander Kotov's article about Viktor Korchnoi

      I've started to translate the article some time ago, but today seems the most appropriate time to post it. This was published exactly half a century ago, in 1966, when Korchnoi was still a well-respected member of the Soviet chess society. Lasker... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. jún. 6.
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    • Mikhail Tal: "We fought like Hussars". Interview after Riga 1979 Interzonal

      Some games are added to the interview. TANJUG Agency (Yugoslavia): Could you please evaluate the tournament and the players? Mikhail Tal: Look at the second Interzonal in Rio. Quiet playing, dense results, a big leading group. Riga was very diff... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. máj. 3.
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    • Veselin Topalov discusses the Candidates' tournament

      http://chess-news.ru/node/21231 Interview given on March 25th. Maria Manakova: How would you evaluate the Svidler - Giri endgame? Veselin Topalov: I think it's a draw, obviously. Mark Dvoretsky: Of course. Giri had a solid advantage, but, as a... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. márc. 29.
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    • GM Daniil Dubov discusses the Candidates' tournament and cheating in chess

      http://chess-news.ru/node/21182 The interview was conducted on March 16th. Daniil Dubov: This tournament is so depressive that this is the most interesting thing. Maria Manakova: "This"? What are you talking about? DD: Is Maria Manakova actual... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. márc. 24.
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    • "Robert Fischer As He Is", an article by Alexander Kotov

      From Kotov's old book Jokingly and Seriously (1966, the article was written around 1965) Robert Fischer As He Is There was no salvation for the Black King. Doomed, he stood among the remnants of his army, still trying to fight off the attacks o... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. márc. 21.
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    • Another secret of Russian chess school

      Russians play chess in icy water. For fun! And yes, that's a different video, not the one featured in the News some time ago :D | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2016. febr. 23.
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    • Karpov's doctor

      Everyone knows the infamous parapsychologist, Dr. Vladimir Zukhar, whose presence was so unbearable for Korchnoi in Baguio that he demanded to remove him from the first rows of the playing hall. But there was another doctor working with Karpov on... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015. nov. 27.
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    • Influenced by Silman: the tale of a Queen in a pin and a rampaging Knight

      I was never a particularly good player to begin with, but those instructive articles by Silman seem to be paying off. I'm not quite an epitome of an analyst either: aside from a couple variants, I didn't even move the pieces on the board during t... | Bővebben

      • Spektrowski
      • | 2015. nov. 18.
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