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Interview with Martha Fierro
Sunday, 27 June 2010

Have you ever been in Armenia? What are your first impressions about the city of Jermuk?

Yes, I have been in Yerevan, 1996, for the Chess Olympiad. Jermuk is very pleasant and quiet. It’s a very nice place for a relaxing vacation.

Which of the previous Grand Prix tournaments was more successful for you and what was the reason of it?

I show a good result in Istanbul, because I simply played good chess.

What expectations and objectives do you have from this tournament?

To play the best I can, after that we will see.

All Grand Prix tournaments have rather strong participants. What can you say about the participants of this tournament? Do you think there are favorites?

The competition is very tight, I don’t know if I can name a favorite.

Which important traits do you appreciate in people? How do you want to see the world champion?

Good personality and to promote chess around the world.

The Grand Prix men’s tournament was devoted to the 80th anniversary of the world champion Tigran Petrosian and this tournament is devoted to the 100th anniversary of the famous chess composer Genrikh Kasparian. Are you familiar with his creations?

Yes, of course I am familiar with his great legacy.
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