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Alexander Grischuk: I stopped following the games of my rivals

Alexander Grischuk: I stopped following the games of my rivals

  Generally I was not playing well in the championship. But before the last round there was a situation in which I could hope for a wonder and even for the first place. I saw my chances when I asked the...
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov became the World Rapid Chess Champion!

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov became the World Rapid Chess Champion!

The Grandmaster from Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won the title of the World Rapid Chess Champion. In the last day he won 5 games in the row and defeated Ernesto Inarkiev in 15th round. He finished the tournament with 11.5 points out...
Alexander Ryazantsev: Five rounds a day - is a serious thing

Alexander Ryazantsev: Five rounds a day – is a serious thing

Alexander, what impressions do you have after the game against Alexey Dreev? How difficult was it for you to gain a victory? - I had a dangerous position after the opening. I was playing kind of risky way. But at...
The International Grandmaster, the leader of the Women's Ukrainian team Ekaterina Lagno visited the press centre and answered the questions of Anastasiya Karlovich

The International Grandmaster, the leader of the Women’s Ukrainian team Ekaterina Lagno visited the press centre and answered the questions of Anastasiya Karlovich

- Katerina, you are the only representative of women chess players here in the World Rapid and Blitz championships in Khanty-Mansiysk. We can say that you defend the rights of all women’s chess world. Do you feel any special responsibility...
Vladislav Artemyev: I am dreadfully happy to have a draw against Ponomariov

Vladislav Artemyev: I am dreadfully happy to have a draw against Ponomariov

After a draw in the 12th round of the World Rapid Chess Championship the youngest participant of the tournament Vladislav Artemyev could not keep his joy.
Sergei Movsesian:  She actually overcalculated me at some stage

Sergei Movsesian: She actually overcalculated me at some stage

- Sergey, just few minutes ago you defeated Ivan Cheparinov. What are your first emotions after this game?
Rapid, day 3

Rapid, day 3

An open air tournament was organized in Khanty-Mansiysk

An open air tournament was organized in Khanty-Mansiysk

An open air tournament gathered 83 chess fans in Khanty-Mansiysk. The chess amateurs as well as the veterans of the sport – the oldest sporsman became 84 recently – took part in the tournament.
GM Efstratios Grivas comments the most interesting games of the WRCC second round

GM Efstratios Grivas comments the most interesting games of the WRCC second round

(1) Mamedyarov,Shakhriyar (2753) – Khairullin,Ildar (2658) [D35]
Vladimir Akopian: the first day I played very strange way

Vladimir Akopian: the first day I played very strange way

After round 9, the Armenian Grandmaster Vladimir Akopian, who defeated the American Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, shared his impressions on his game. - What impression on your game do you have? - It was a difficult game. I think at some...

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