SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
On the elusive state of happiness and gypsies…
Yesterday Russian Champion Peter Svidler qualified for the finals of the World Cup for the very first time in his incredible career. He then attended a press conference where he shared his most sincere impressions and emotions…
Do you feel yourself a happy man who achieved something considerable?
” This is a very big achievement. I have my own opinion on what happiness is. Happiness was when Ruslan shook my hand, but it was 15 minutes ago. Happiness is a point emotion, a man cannot be happy during a long period of time. It is not happiness anymore, it is a satisfaction. Now I am satisfied.”
What about restaurant, Champaign and gypsies tonight?
”I don’t know about the gypsies… but I will make up something of course. Two rest days are ahead! If I will live a monastic style of life for this period, my senior friends would not understand me!”