In a big interview for matchtv.ru, Anish Giri talks about the moment the Candidates Tournament stopped while he was busy preparing to play Ian Nepomniachtchi in just four hours’ time - a scramble to book flights and pack bags followed. He also talks about the build-up to the event, including a training camp in Portugal, why he never considered withdrawing like Teimour Radjabov before it began, and what happens now with the Azerbaijan player.
Anton Shomoev is the one player in the Russian Championship most chess fans will never have heard of. Rated 2579 and ranked around 300 in the world he doesn’t usually get to lock horns with the likes of Vladimir Kramnik
The 3rd Edition of the Zurich Chess Challenge is set to be spectacular, featuring 6 players from the Top 8 and the first meeting between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand after their World Championship match. The one surprise absence ...
“I thought it’s best not to plan for it”. That was World Champion Viswanathan Anand’s response in a recent video interview when asked what he would do if he lost his title in the upcoming match against Magnus Carlsen
In a month’s time Magnus Carlsen will take on Viswanathan Anand for the chance to become World Chess Champion at the age of 22, a feat only previously accomplished by Garry Kasparov. The young Norwegian talked about the match in a v...
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