Interview with Ruslan Ponomariov

by Arne Kaehler
4/28/2023 – Recently the brillant Grandmaster and former FIDE World Chess Champion Ruslan Ponomariov visited Hamburg to record his first FritzTrainer, and Arne Kähler used the chance to interview him. Throughout the conversation Ponomariov offered invaluable insights into his chess journey and the key moments that have shaped his career, but he also talked about his personal life, the books he reads and how he spends his time in the Basque sun. As an added treat, the Grandmaster also presented a thrilling game where he emerged victorious against the formidable Vassily Ivanchuk.

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Interview with Ruslan Ponomariov

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Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.


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Chris38 Chris38 4/30/2023 11:23
I really enjoyed the analysis of the Ivanchuk game wit Ruslan's GM perspective & all the Grandmaster's he mentioned along wit their ideas. Arne did a fine job of letting Ruslan explain himself in his own way. Excellent interview!!
ScorpionC ScorpionC 4/30/2023 01:29
Good video to watch if you have sleeping problems.