Morozevich on Morozevich
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Alexander Morozevich was born in Moscow in 1977. One of the most respected GMs in the world –Alexander has managed to stay above controversy and scandal–he has an enormous number of fans around the world. His style is very original and many of his games feature surprising counter-attacking themes in otherwise dis-reputed or antiquated opening systems. Especially, Morozevich wins many games with the Black pieces; more so than his colleagues.
Morozevich was ranked as high as number 2 in the world (2008) and has won a large number of tournaments, including the Russian Championship in 2007. He disappeared from active play last year , dissatisfied with some poor results. He went to Qatar to coach. Recently he returned and this summer he played in Biel and finished 2nd , just half a point less than the Norwegian prodigy Carlsen. Later this month he will play in the World Cup. Is he not already the favourite (of the fans, atleast) ?
Below is an interview that Chess Vibes conducted with Morozevich immediately after the Biel tournament. In the interview he talks of the reasons why he left chess last year and why he has come back. Alexander is a modest speaker and it is clear that he has no ego problems. What are the future ambitions of this great player? You will have to watch the video to find out! Enjoy