Vladimir Kramnik: "It's ok to lose!"
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Vladimir Kramnik: "It's ok to lose!"

In the run-up to the chess24 Legends of Chess, 14th World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik gave a Question and Answer session where he talked about his matches against Garry Kasparov, Vishy Anand and Peter Leko, his experience working with young Indian chess prodigies, how his style changed over the course of his career, and much more. It’s a must-watch, in case you missed it, and now we’ve added transcripts of some of the highlights from the over one-hour show.




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  • Reports Oct 14, 2020 | 1:58 PM 7

    Norway Chess 8: Carlsen leads before Firouzja showdown

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  • Reports Oct 13, 2020 | 12:47 PM 5

    Norway Chess 7: Carlsen & Firouzja find a way to win

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  • Reports Oct 12, 2020 | 11:16 AM 11

    Norway Chess 6: Firouzja leads as Carlsen hits back

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  • General Oct 11, 2020 | 4:06 PM 42

    Banned chess cheater makes comeback under alias

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  • Reports Oct 10, 2020 | 9:22 PM 11

    Norway Chess 5: Duda ends Carlsen’s 125-game unbeaten streak

    Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat Magnus Carlsen in Round 5 of Norway Chess, becoming the first player to defeat the World Chess Champion in a classical game since Shakhriyar Mamedyarov shocked Magnus in Biel 2 years, 2 months and...

  • Reports Oct 10, 2020 | 12:07 PM 3

    Aronian wins cake competition as Carlsen apologises for blindfold simul performance

    We have become used to rest days during Altibox Norway Chess being something completely different. This year the six stars were invited to design their own chocolate cake. In addition, Magnus Carlsen played a 5-board blindfold simul...

  • Reports Oct 8, 2020 | 9:17 PM 23

    Norway Chess 4: Magnus the merciless beats Fabi

    Magnus Carlsen took the lead after four rounds of Altibox Norway Chess by beating Fabiano Caruana after the two players had drawn their previous 19 encounters. “Yeah, it’s a very good day!” said Magnus, who felt he had the best p...

  • Reports Oct 8, 2020 | 11:58 AM 2

    Norway Chess 3: Firouzja hits back to beat Caruana

    Alireza Firouzja bounced back from losing to Magnus Carlsen to beat world no. 2 Fabiano Caruana in another Armageddon, admitting that by the end he was “only looking at the clock”. Magnus meanwhile won his first game of classical...

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