– What is the relationship between the players of the Russian women’s chess team?
– I love playing for the team! We have a very sincere environment, in addition to three trainers, there is a doctor and a masseur! Kaif… It’s a pity that Alexandra Kosteniuk left us, we have been in the national team for more than 10 years – what a nightmare!
– Kosteniuk said in an interview: “Chess talent, in my opinion, I lack, there is a sports character, perseverance. Do you have any talent?
– Definitely. Otherwise, how would he beat all these “girls”? Sometimes also “uncles”. But Alexandra underestimates herself, this is from the category: a smart man thinks that he is a fool, and a fool thinks that he is smart.
– Is there talent at all, or is it a matter of character, ability to work?
– Talent is talent, but the most important thing in my opinion is the ability to work hard, and physically too. And it is always difficult.