Vladimir Kramnik: "I Am Suprised I Managed to Achieve Quite a Lot in Chess, Because I Am Not a Sportsman Inside"

Время публикации: 08.05.2014 21:35 | Последнее обновление: 08.05.2014 21:38

Vladimir Kramnik tells about chess and him as a chess player in the video directed by Clara Cavour.

"I am not a typical chess player, I am not a typical sportsman. In fact I am suprised I managed to achieve quite a lot in chess, because I am not a sportsman inside. I don't care much about competing, I don't care about being the best. For me the game of chess is never personal." 

Most of them Magnus, also Garry, Karpov - they are crazy about winning, you can see they want to win badly in anything they play. I really never cared that much, I like tennis, football, but when I play I don't care that much if I win or not. I just enjoy playing. The same is with chess. Well, I  of course care about winning, but I mean it is not a goal, it's not a complete must. I never was fixated on the result and that is quite unusual for chess, because most of the players are determined to win. I don't know how it works, I am really an artist in my attitude, I enjoy the game. My main motivation is to do my best, to perform, to jump over my head in a way, to do something which is on the edge of my limits." 


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