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Monday, June 13, 2011

A chess player's life is tough: GM Mamedyarov

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Hello everyone,

The anguish of chess - is it not all worth it? Would you dare squander your life for chess?

In a very interesting interview, Grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has said that chess life is tough and he would not wish it upon his children. In an interview to as translated by, he says, "I sometimes think to myself about what gave me chess. And I understand that the sport took me more than it gave in return. I can not not regret anything. This is my destiny. But for my children, I would not wish such a life.This particular kind of sport would even say, complex. Not everyone can become the best, and if you do not go to this, there is no point to start. It may take a whole life."

He also says, "I live for today, thinking about tomorrow. Do not load up with the idea of ​​the distant future. For all is God's will."

You can read further here. For all Mamedyarov fans a must read.

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