People knew about 110 years of chess history. Nowadays, nobody is able to tell you the name of the world champion of 2000.
Chess is my life, but my life is not chess.
The priority must be the unification of the world titles to straighten things out. But we should not wait that long anymore to change the situation, because we are running out of time.
First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.
No, I do not want to sacrifice four days for two games. My time is too valuable to do that.
Children can take lessons in that school via the Internet and can score extra points like e.g. in Geography or History. That sounds very promising and is a fantastic basis for future steps.
If the opponent offers keen play I don't object; but in such cases I get less satisfaction, even if I win, than from a game conducted according to all the rules of strategy with its ruthless logic.
I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
My relations with Kortchnoi depend on whether he has slept well. If he had bad dreams, he speaks a lot of rubbish.
Style? I have no style.
I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results. I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency.
Seville never had a rich chess tradition. Valencia is entirely different, it is enough to say that one of the city squares is named after me.
No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess.
Even a dickhead would do a better job than Ilyumzhinov. The chaos in the chess world is caused by leaders who are unable to do their job properly.