Boris Gelfand

I believe that, not only in chess, but in life in general, people place too much stock in ratings – they pay attention to which TV shows have the highest ratings, how many friends they have on Facebook, and it’s funny. The best shows often have low ratings and it is impossible to have thousands of real friends.

“I believe that, not only in chess, but in life in general, people place too much stock in ratings – they pay attention to which … Read More

When I analyse a position, I have a sparring partner who understands chess amazingly well. In a way I feel sorry for him, because of his work with me he cannot play as much chess as he wants. He more or less gave up his playing career.

“When I analyse a position, I have a sparring partner who understands chess amazingly well. In a way I feel sorry for him, because of … Read More