Wednesday, 23 April 2008 00:32
The new tournament sub-domain for the Grand Prix tournament in Baku is setting new standards for chess websites. The media team has been steadily working in the first few days to provide the chess world with interesting and innovative material, particularly on the videos side.
The first innovation is the addition of commented video files which can be read in a variety of products. More details and videos can be found at :
Also, all the press conferences with the players after each game have been edited and uploaded and are available in English here :
The players have also started to give their opinions about the Grand Prix, chess in general, their personal goals and the first interview with GM Etienne Bacrot can be found here :
Finally, videos regarding the general aspect of the tournament such as opening ceremony, round reports and other press conferences can be found here :
Another innovation is the commentary which is being done live on the FIDE website, in Russian, by the well known Grandmaster and commentator, Sergey Shipov, and being translated into English immediately after each round ends.