My father was not excited about me becoming a pro chess player! | Daniil Dubov | Exclusive Interview

GM Daniil Dubov gives an exclusive interview to Dina Belenkaya on his chess path, his strengths and weakness and the challenges of being a professional chess player.

00:00 Intro
0:50 About Daniil’s game minted in NFT
1:35 Relationship with art
2:15 Performance in the first leg of the FIDE Grand Prix
3:16 The wild card
4:05 Challenges of the Covid-19
5:05 How chess came to life
5:50 Playing chess in childhood and adulthood
8:40 Becoming a professional chess player
11:00 Favourite games
13:07 Strengths and Weaknesses
14:16 How to control emotions during the game
14:48 Difficult opponents
15:40 Work with a sports psychologist
16:43 The pain of losing in chess
18:34 Reaction on Hikaru’s retirement
21:19 Next goals

The interview is conducted by WGM Dina Belenkaya @DinaBelenkaya after the first leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2022 in Berlin.

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  1. Two Russians speaking in English. Now I have seen everything.

  2. уши, конечно, завянут за эти 22 минуты потрясающего английского

  3. I like his relationship with art: "It depends, there are different kinds of fart!" XD

  4. Dubov is both brilliant and brutally honest. He is also quick witted. The result, a joy to listen to.

  5. Why not speaking in Russian with English subtitles??? What is that? 2 russians are talking in English lol ??

  6. I can't stress enough how much Dina contributes to livening up chess coverage

  7. he is on his way becoming Grischuk disciple

  8. good things about Dubov that he is honest, transparent , practical & self critical.

  9. "It seems you are a decent chess player indeed" lmao

  10. Awesome video! 👀 if you get some time I just dropped new content too bro 💯 keep growing your channel.

  11. Such an intelligent dude. His take on defining "retired" as (literally) not caring anymore is spot on.

  12. The most entertaining Super Grandmaster of this generation!
    Modern day Mikhail Tal

  13. Two Russians having a conversation in English tells me whose’s big fish, and where world power relinquish

  14. Dina is proof that sometimes looks and wits go together ..incredibly sexy

  15. Can someone knowledgeable please comment on body language? I don't think I've ever seen that sitting stance from Dubov.

  16. Recién encuentro esta joya, gracias por subirla!

  17. Not surprised that Daniil Cuckov has a bad relationship with his father. His attitude now makes sense

  18. Although you could open up a can of tuna with Dubov's nose. He seems like a cool cat and quite good with the ladies. I hope I can have a nice beer or whisky with him one day.

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