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GM Ernesto Inarkiev's Interview
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
gm_ernesto_inarkiev.jpgAs the First ever Grand Master of Kalmykia, Inarkiev was chosen to be the nominated player from Elista, where in August 2009 the 5th tournament in this first Grand Prix series will be held. Ernesto was born December 9, 1985 in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. He was named after Ernesto 'Che' Guevera. We have the pleasure of presenting something more about him in the following interview:

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Round 2: Adams, Inarkiev & Radjabov win
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Video report round 2

A good second round saw three decisive games, and still there's no player left with a hundred percent score. Adams, Inarkiev and Radjabov won their games today and now Kamsky, Adams, Radjabov and Grischuk are leading with 1.5/2. Cheparinov is the only player with 0/2.
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GM Teimour Radjabov Interview
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
gm_teimour_radjabov_low.jpgOne of the tournament favourites is GM Teimour Radjabov. For a long time, Temour has been in the chess limelight as one of the world's top players.

In this interview, Teimour speaks frankly and openly and gives his views on a number of hot topics in the chess world today.

We publish this long interview in two sections, on the day Teimour scored a victory against French star GM Etienne Bacrot.

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Round 1: Grischuk and Kamsky win with Black
Monday, 21 April 2008
Video Report of Round 1

Today a brand new tournament series started in a most unusal manner. In the first round of Baku 2008, the first of six tournaments in the FIDE Grand Prix Series, there were two decisive games and in both it was Black who won.

The first game to end today was Mamedyarov-Svidler. It was a short but tense battle in which the players kept on throwing small surprises to each other. Svidler first chose the King's Indian instead of his regular Gruenfeld, Mamedyarov then went for the Four Pawns Attack, then the Russian answered with the ancient move 6...e5 and then Mamedyarov didn't opt for the continuation suggested by theory, but instead chose to keep his extra pawn, which gave Black very active play, just enough to give perpetual in the end.

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