For me art and chess are closely related, both are forms in which the self finds beauty and expression.
Okay, when you start to fight for equality, like Anand did in 1995, you could end up losing game 10, like he did, without putting up any kind of fight.
No - I'm quite calm inside during the game for most of the time - not 100%, but generally very calm.
I am convinced, the way one plays chess always reflects the player's personality. If something defines his character, then it will also define his way of playing.
Chess is an infinitely complex game, which one can play in infinitely numerous and varied ways.
Even if you play perfectly, a fault of your opponent's can destroy the entire beauty of the game.
In chess one cannot control everything. Sometimes a game takes an unexpected turn, in which beauty begins to emerge. Both players are always instrumental in this.
Once he had selected the path he was going down he really had to stick with it in a 16 game match. He had to try and hit in the one direction but unfortunately for him - though fortunately for me! - he hit in the wrong direction.
Only he, who penetrates into the depth of the game, can express his personality in it.
The strength of the playing ability is much more important. Only if the strength of the opponent's playing ability is comparable, does the game develop.
When I speak of the beauty of a game of chess, then naturally this is subjective. Beauty can be found in a very technical, mathematical game for example. That is the beauty of clarity.
At some point he seemed to lose all confidence trying to break down the Berlin Wall. He was still fighting as only Kasparov can, but I could see it in his eyes that he knew he wasn't going to win one of these games.
I believe every chess player senses beauty, when he succeeds in creating situations, which contradict the expectations and the rules, and he succeeds in mastering this situation.
The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level.
For us chess players the language of artist is something natural.