Evgeny Gik was a hugely popular Soviet and Russian chess author. He died yesterday, seemingly of a sudden stroke, aged 73.
I grew up on Gik's books. His writings covered much more than chess - he wrote about many popular number, word and board g... | Lees meer
Interview with the Izvestia newspaper.
The high-performing grandmaster talks about his impending match against Magnus Carlsen, his most angry reaction after a loss, his love for beach volleyball and dangers of virtual space.
For the first... | Lees meer
I've seen many people lamenting the "boring and drawish" modern chess. Allow me to introduce you to a joke variant of chess that incorporates the tabletop RPG mechanics - the Dice Chess.
As we all know, all captures in chess are without a fight:... | Lees meer
Part of an interview by Evgeny Surov, chess-news.ru, 13th June 2016
I met Maya Chiburdanidze in the Tbilisi Chess Palace, where an experimental tournament is held, using a system she'd come up with.
Maya Chiburdanidze: Let us start ... | Lees meer
Original here. Interview conducted by IM Igor Lensky.
Lokomotiv Society Saved Me Twice
On July 19th, it's been 50 years since the legendary grandmaster, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR and tenth chess world champion, Boris Spassky, recei... | Lees meer
As usual in such games, I was given a lot of help by my partner. | Lees meer
This game was played at the 1966 Soviet Team Championship, Avangard (Ukraine) vs Mehnat (Uzbekistan).
Annotated by Stein himself.
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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... | Lees meer
Quoted from the interviews by R-Sport (rsport.ru).
"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... | Lees meer
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... | Lees meer