European Championship 2005 – the film

1/10/2007 – Feel like watching a 20-minute chess movie? Krzymowski Chess TV Production produced one, with great care and devotion, on the 2005 European Individual Chess Championship in Warsaw, Poland. It is heavy on classical music and contains interviews with well-known players.

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The film by Krzymowski Chess TV Production is now on Google Video (link below), and starts with well-shot impressions of the European Championship, accompanied by the strains of Beethoven's Ninth (second movement, Molto vivace) and other classical pieces. There are speeches or interviews with Charles Crawford, the British Ambassador (2 min 45 seconds into the movie), Boris Kutin, President of the European Union (3'10") and Horst Metzing, Secretary of the German Chess Federation (3'50").

Then we come to the interesing bit: interviews with the players. We have given the minutes and seconds into the movie so you can jump to the points of interest using the slider below the Google movie player.

Sergey Karjakin (3'30" and 15:50")

Baadur Jobava (5'05")

Teimour Radjabov (5'15" and 9'15")

Bartlomiej Macieja (6'00")

Henrik Carlsen (7'10")

Agnieszka Brustman (8'15")

Vassily Ivanchuk (11'10")