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.
To be champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
Chess is a very tough game, and psychologically a tough game. And of course, chess needs a lot of qualities, human qualities. And so you must have a very strong nervous system, and then you must be well prepared; you must be able to work a lot.
Las Vegas is a beautiful place. I like it more and more and plan to be here often. It's a great place for chess.
Putin needs strong moves to keep the country as one. There is some criticism that he is centralizing power, but in Russia, if you don't centralize power, you have the risk of losing the country.
We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors.
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.
As a personality, I'm fighter, you know. And I don't give up, and if I believe I'm correct, I'm right, then I work, and I fight. Okay, this could be over a chess board, this could be in life, and so I defend my principles.
After that, Kasparov stepped back from chess which is, and I want this to be clear, not good for chess in general at all. As a whole, the current situation in the chess world leaves a lot to be desired.
I have won Russia at least 16 world championships. I have fought for my country.
To be a champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human being as well.
Chess is my life, but my life is not chess.
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.
I still love to play chess. So I do not even spend a minute on the possibility to step back.
Bulgaria is the first state that has been awarded for its excellent fight against iodine deficiency by UNICEF.
I am thinking about chess in schools in particular. In the USA more than 3200 children competed in an event.
Just make the right estimation of your own strengths and weaknesses, and also that of your opponent.
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.
First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.
I was world champion. For me, chess is my life. It is everything.