The Monday Questions (9) for GM Sergei Movsesian

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movsesianWe formulated ten questions related to Developing Chess Talent and every Monday we'll ask them to an interesting personality in the chess world.

1. Please introduce yourself (name, age, nationality, etc.)! Sergei Movsesian, 31 years old chess-veteran :) Armenian, born in Georgia, living in Czech Republic and representing Slovakia.

2. What is your role in the chess world? I enjoy playing in different kind of tournaments and leagues.

3. How did you develop your chess talent as a kid? We had a very nice chess library at home, so I was trying to read a lot. Also important was analyzing games with my father.

4. Who had a profound influence on your chess development? At first it was again my father, who helped me a lot at the very start of my chess carrier, later it was my coach David Dzhanoev, who teached me to work independently (very important quality for a chess-player) and not only rely on coaches.

5. What are your favourite sports besides chess? Ice hockey. Hard to say why, as in Georgia there is no big tradition of this sport. I often visit matches in Pardubice, which is my favourite hockey club and also follow most of important leagues.

6. What would be your advice for young people? Try to learn, while you are young, later you may understand it is important, but will not be able to do it :)

7. What has your main concern in life besides chess? I would like to be fair to everybody in this life.

8. What is the best chess game you played? Probably Movsesian - I. Sokolov, Batumi 1999

9. What's your connection with 'Developing Chess Talent'? None at the moment, but I am planning to find out more about the project :)

10. What question do you miss and what would be your answer? It may sound very original, but no idea!

    Background information

  • These interviews are produced for the Facebook Group Developing Chess Talent
  • Chessvibes is hosting them here and they will be linked to from the Facebook Group
  • The book Developing Chess Talent is written by Karel van Delft and Merijn van Delft and can be ordered via
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