Arkady Dvorkovich spoke about the problem of cheating in chess

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich spoke about cheating in chess. “Cheating is really a problem. First of all, it concerns online, but there have been cases at the blackboard. We are seriously fighting it.” He also spoke about the investigation into the American grandmaster Hans Niemann. Earlier, world champion Magnus Carlsen starred in the Sinquefield Cup…

Anatoly Karpov continues to be in intensive care

Albert Stepanyan, a member of the Supervisory Board of the Russian Chess Federation, said that the 12th World chess champion Anatoly Karpov is expected to be transferred from the intensive care unit to the general department by the end of the week. “I was talking to his wife. Unfortunately, there are no serious breakthroughs yet….

Carlsen’s father told why his son refused to defend the title

Henrik Carlsen, who is the father and manager of the current world champion Magnus Carlsen, explained why his son refused the title match against Ian Nepomniachtchi. “As for the format, the opening preparation takes so much time and limits the game of classical chess at the highest level so much that Magnus could not help…

Nigel Short has spoken out about Michael Basman

English grandmaster Nigel Short regrets the death of Michael Basman. “With the death of IM Mike Basman. English chess has lost a true original. Totally bonkers, of course, but always thought-provoking. He played so many amusing games, it is hard to name a favourite, but I loved his Immortal Waiting Game, against Ulf Andersson, Hastings…

Magnus Carlsen spoke about the failure of Barcelona

The world chess champion commented on the results of FC Barcelona. “It’s good that everything is clear in the Inter match. We can focus on chess and Barcelona’s entry into the Europa League,” – said Carlsen, who supports Real Madrid. Yesterday, Inter defeated Victoria Plzen 4-0 at home, and Barcelona lost to Bayern 0:2 at…