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Interview with GM Jan Gustafsson

It is my great pleasure to bring to you an interview with one of the most familiar faces in the chess world. He is one of the leading experts in opening theory and was a second of World Champion Magnus… Continue Reading →

Interview with GM Falko Bindrich

I am excited to bring to you another interview, this time with my roommate during the Bangkok Chess Club Open, Grandmaster Falko Bindrich! Falko holds the record for becoming the youngest GM in Germany and is one of the founders… Continue Reading →

Interview with GM Sebastian Bogner

During my travels through Thailand and playing the Bangkok Chess Club Open, I had the pleasure to interview a number of strong grandmasters, with an emphasis on how one can improve their chess skills. The first one in this interview series… Continue Reading →

My Life-Changing Experiences at Webster University

It was like a dream came true when I was selected for the SPICE (Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence) scholarship to study at the Webster University. Having a western education experience while working on my chess in a top-level… Continue Reading →

Interview with Le Quang Liem

After finishing my graduate school a month ago, I could really relate how hard it was to keep competing professionally while maintaining my school’s grade. But for Le Quang Liem, it is as if ain’t no mountain high enough. Since… Continue Reading →

Interview with Dorsa Derakhshani

Attending the Beautiful Minds Krulich Cup in Munich I felt it was a nice opportunity to spontaneously do a first interview for beyond-chess.com. My attention was drawn to the youngest participant, Dorsa Derakhshani from Iran. Read about her ambitious goals… Continue Reading →

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