Dorfman: The real talent is the ability to work hard
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Dorfman: The real talent is the ability to work hard

Grandmaster Iossif Dorfman, a USSR and French Chess Champion, talks to Joachim Iglesias about chess life in the Soviet Union, seconding Garry Kasparov for four World Championship matches, coaching the 9-year-old Etienne Bacrot, new chess talents (he feels Vladislav Artemiev has much more potential than Sergey Karjakin) and his book and now video series, The Method in Chess.




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  • Reports Jun 13, 2019 | 1:10 PM 4

    Norway Chess 7: Caruana spoils classic as Carlsen's lead grows

    Magnus Carlsen now leads Altibox Norway Chess by two points with two rounds to go, after Wesley So blundered on move 16 of their Armageddon game. Levon Aronian moved into second place by beating Yu Yangyi and complained about Car...

  • Reports Jun 12, 2019 | 10:37 AM 1

    Goryachkina powers towards Candidates triumph

    20-year-old Aleksandra Goryachkina is destroying the field at the Women’s Candidates Tournament in Kazan. Her 7.5/9, a +6, 2804 rating performance, put her a massive 2.5 points ahead of 2nd placed Kateryna Lagno with just five ro...

  • Reports Jun 11, 2019 | 11:30 AM 5

    Norway Chess 6: Things fall apart

    Wesley So thought 7 seconds before blundering mate-in-1 against Levon Aronian in a tricky position where he might still have won on time, but arguably that wasn’t the biggest blunder of Round 6 of Altibox Norway Chess. Alexander ...

  • Reports Jun 10, 2019 | 8:54 AM 9

    Norway Chess 5: How (not) to play Armageddon

    Magnus Carlsen increased his lead in Altibox Norway Chess 2019 to 1.5 points after drawing two effortless black games against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to maintain a 100% winning record in his mini-matches. All five encounters went ...

  • Reports Jun 9, 2019 | 12:52 PM 3

    Norway Chess 4: Stunning moves

    Magnus Carlsen beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to retain a 1-point lead after Round 4 of Altibox Norway Chess, but birthday boy Yu Yangyi was the only player to win in classical chess after grinding out a win in Alexander Grischuk’s t...

  • Reports Jun 7, 2019 | 4:31 PM 4

    Norway Chess 3: Magnus takes the lead

    Magnus Carlsen is the sole leader of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament after winning what Peter Svidler described as “an instant Grünfeld classic” against Alexander Grischuk. That was just one of four decisive classical ga...

  • Reports Jun 6, 2019 | 12:35 PM 9

    Norway Chess 2: Shak leads as Carlsen escapes

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the sole leader of Altibox Norway Chess after pouncing on a blunder by Vishy Anand in Round 2 to win their classical game. Fabiano Caruana also picked up a 2-point win against MVL, while Magnus Carlsen wa...

  • Reports Jun 5, 2019 | 1:37 PM 12

    Norway Chess 2019, 1: Armageddon is here!

    Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Yu Yangyi and Levon Aronian all won in Armageddon to lead this year’s Altibox Norway Chess tournament on 1.5/2 after Round 1. Only Carlsen-Anand saw a player come close to winnin...

  • Reports Jun 4, 2019 | 3:39 PM 1

    MVL beats Magnus again to win Norway Chess Blitz

    Maxime Vachier-Lagrave beat Magnus Carlsen for a 3rd time in a row to win the blitz opener of the 2019 edition of Altibox Norway Chess. It was the perfect finale to the event, since a win would have seen Magnus take first place. I...

  • General Jun 2, 2019 | 11:39 PM 19

    The Norway Chess revolution starts Monday

    Peter Svidler and Jan Gustafsson will be commentating live here on chess24 as Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana and eight more of the world’s top players are in action in the Altibox Norway Chess blitz opener on Monday 3rd June. Th...

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