Name: Date of birth:
Place of birth: Place of residence:
Current Elo: Current position in world rankings
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite kind of food?
Mother’s “Placinte” Moldavian pie
Which is your favourite drink?
Father’s red whine
Who is your favourite writer?
What was the best or most interesting book you ever read?
Don’t have a special one may be “Karamazov brothers”
What is your all-time favourite movie?
Bluff with Celentano
Who is your favourite actor?
Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Celentano
And your favourite actress?
What music do you prefer to listen to?
Classic, folk-rock, latin
What is your favourite music record?
Do you have a favourite painter or artist?
What is Beijing 2000
What was your best result ever?
Which is the best chess game you ever saw?
Kramnik-Shirov move Re4 impressed me a lot
Is there a chess book that had a profound influence on you?
Capablanca’s (Soviet edition) and Karpov’s 100 wins
Who is your favourite chess player of all time?
What is it that you appreciate most in a person?
Who would you have liked to be if you hadn’t been yourself?
What is your best character trait?
Strongest – willpower
What is your worst character trait?
Do you have a dream?
To fly one day
What is your greatest fear?
To be attacked by big fish in an open see
Do you believe in the future of chess?
I am quite optimistic
Has chess made you happy?
Every time I win a game