The Day Kasparov Quit: and other chess interviews by Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam PDF

By Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam

What is going on in the various sharpest minds in the world? Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam has amassed a brand new sequence of intimate photographs of the head grandmasters of chess, profitable the boldness of Garry Kasparov, Miguel Najdorf, Vishy Anand, Judit Polgar, David Bronstein, Hikaru Nakamura etc. a person attracted by means of the mystique of the royal online game will love the behind-the-scenes tales in regards to the masters? fight to win, their worry of wasting, and the notable distinction among the eu and the yankee chess scene.

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No, no, no, I am cosmopolitan. I am still European and if I had to choose where to live I would stay in Europe. This is the centre of the financial world. If you want to succeed as a professional sport you must be in Amer­ ica. I have said this many many times and I can repeat it. You need Amer­ ica. This is where the money is. Now if I go to another corporation and say, "I want you to sponsor chess", I can tell them that this is not an awk­ ward sport. It's the game that was played on top of the World Trade Cen­ ter.

I said so to Almasi and he laughed his head off wond ering what I was doing. I cannot explain why this is good. I ��t this inspiration. ' LEko You felt inspired to do so or do you have an explanation why you went to sleep there? ' How doyou explain the wish to lie down under an apple tree? 'It gives a lot of energy. For instance you derive energy from this tree. Furthermore, I could say many things that are bad. For instance concrete is very bad. ' Why not? 'I could not say in an interview that nobody should drink a certain a soft drink, because it is so terrible.

I don't know. I know that I prayed very much, many days, and at the mo­ ment my faith tells me that I should not be priest right now. But if Jesus Christ tells me to do that, oh, pffff, I'll do that on the same day. But now I have to play chess and try to develop my chess. And that's very tough. Areyou pledged, let 's say, to celibacy? 'No, no, but I don't want to marry. I want to play chess and this requires a lot of time. I need a lot of time to analyze games and so on. So, I don't want to marry.

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