LEGEND’S QUESTIONS- DORFMAN IOSSIF

July 27, 2020

Meet the chess legend Iossif Dorman! 10 questions by GM Adrian Mikhalchishin

1 What are You doing in life in the current moment?
I still play, give the lessons, write, record the videos and do live commentaries.

2 Your recollections with meetings with World Champions?
Too much to say from my games, trainings and meetings with Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrossian, Spassky, Karpov, Kasparov, Topalov, Kramnik, Anand, Kasimdjanov and Khalifman.

3 Your best game .(Chess Informant). Just name.
Gulko, Moscow 1976.

4 Which Your achievement You consider to be most important.
Soviet Championship, Leningrad 1977.1-2 with Boris Gulko.

5 Best and most important chess books.
D.Bronstein, Zurich 1953.

6 How did You start Your career.
In Ukraine in the beginning of 70th.

7 Your favorite openings.
English opening, Reti, Sicilian, Caro Cann.

8 Who was the most difficult and easiest opponent during Your career.
Difficult Vitaly Tseshkovsky, easiest  Mark Taimanov.

9 Non chess –best ,book, film and singer for You.
Book-1984 and Animal farm by Orwell, film-Pulp fiction, singer-Nina Matvienko from Ukraine.

10 Favorite city, food and drink.
City-Kiev, food-tomatos mozzarella from French and Italian products, drink-French red vine from Medoc and Gaillac.

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