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Interview Series-7 GM Sergei Zhigalko
IMG 0275How do you find the organization of the 2016 Turkish İs Bank Super Chess League?
It’s fantastic! I’ve played here for the 3rd time and it’s getting better and better. The hotel is really good, the playing hall is spacious and everything’s fantastic!
What is the best organization you have ever participated?
2008 Grand Prix in Baku.
How did you start your chess career?
When I was 4 years my father taught me how to play chess. I was 5 years old when I participated in my first tournament. Then I was unstoppable.
What’s best game you have ever played? / Do you have a memorable game?
My game against Ivan Bukavshin in 2015 World Cup. I eliminated him, it was a big success. I’ll remember it for many many years.
Who is your favourite chess player?
In which foreign chess leagues do you play?
Spain, Croatia, Turkey. I played in France and Serbia before.
Do you support a team (football, basketball etc.)? Which team?
FC Barcelona.
What is your chess training routine?
I train 6-7 hours per day. I train for a couple of hours in the morning, I do fitness and sports and then I repeat the same in the evening.
Is there anything you learned from chess that comes in handy in real life?
I think it helps in taking decisions.
What are your hobbies?                                                  
Sports: watching and playing football, tennis... all kinds of sports. I like to read sometimes.
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