Talk of the Universe: Ganguly in conversation with Kramnik
On 5th September, Surya Sekhar Ganguly invited the former World Champion, legend Vladimir Kramnik to his talk show 'In Conversation with'. It is well-known that Kramnik has contributed a lot to the theoretical aspect of chess. So it was right that on Teacher's Day someone who has taught a lot through his games talk about his journey. Kramnik also discusses about training young Indian talents and hopes he will get to come to India very soon. That's not all, he discusses various games of his and shares his thought process and one of the most important element - 'Prophylaxis'. Photo: Surya's youtube channel.
Kramnik - 'The Teacher'
Kramnik's contribution to chess is immense. Even Anand has also acknowledged Kramnik's huge contribution to the theory. He won the World title by beating Kasparov, successfully defended it against Peter Leko in 2004 and beat Veselin Topalov in the title unification match in 2006. He lost the World title to Vishy Anand in 2007. Kramnik attributed Kasparov and Karpov as the players who were very important for his development in chess and he hopes that his games might help some players to improve and get to the top.
"I think most of the top players are artist in their own way because I think you cannot get into the very top just being you know a kind of point-making-machine or money-cashing-machine."
"Our limits are much higher than we sometimes think"
Here are the positions which were discussed in Episode 22