Interview with Michal Koziorowicz from Gorzów Wielkopolski (Poland).

Interview with Michal Koziorowicz from Gorzów Wielkopolski (Poland).

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Here at the World Championships we have different players from many different countries. And we have decided to invite for an interview a player from Poland who came to the tournament with his parents.

  • Hallo, Michal! Please, introduce yourself!
  • I am Michal Koziorowicz from Poland. I play chess from the age of 6. My first trainer was my dad, but 1 year later I had started playing in the chess club in Gorzow.
  • What are your best results in chess?
  • My best result is the 2nd place in the European blitz chess championship in Romania 1 year ago. And the 3rd place in the European rapid chess championship in Romania too.
  • And what are your expectations from this tournament? Are you especially good at rapid and blitz?
  • For me it doesn’t matter which kind of chess it is. I like playing chess.
  • Are you still studying in school?
  • Yes.
  • And what are your future prospects?
  • (laughing). I don’t know yet for sure, but I like mathematics and physics.
  • In which big city are you going to study in the university?
  • …..
  • (father answering) I think he will be studying in the university in Poznan, not far from Gorzow.
  • Now I understand that chess for you is a hobby, not a future profession.
  • (father answering) It is difficult to answer this question now, let’s us see… But he loves chess!
  • I see that you came to Salobrena with the whole family. Are you planning to have holidays here after the end of the world championships?
  • (father answering) As parents we wanted to join our son to combine chess and holidays together. Very often we join his tournaments. But this trip will be a very short holiday. Usually we have longer holidays in winter. Also Michal has to return to school, school has already started in Poland. And Michal is happy that he can miss several school days (laughing).
  • After this tournament do you go back or continue in Spain?
  • (father answering) We stay in Spain until 19 September. After this we return to Malaga, also we plan to visit Alhambra, Ronda, Gibraltar. Then we go back home.
  • Thank you very much for the interview. I wish you lot of luck and I hope that the results will be above the expectations! What is your target, Michal?
  • My target is to win!
  • Good luck, Michal! This is a good attitude!