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Interview with Husan Turdialiev
By WFM Maria Emelianova

r8 001 WGPTashkent2013 - Dear Husan Hudaykulovich, congratulations on organising such a great tournament! All players are happy with the hall, hotel and organisation in general. Since this is the second Grand Prix event being held in Tashkent, please share your experience on organising such tournaments.

- On the World Cup in Tromso I had conversations with three of the participants of the Men's Grand Prix, which we organised last year: Mamedyarov, Gelfand and Karjakin, and they all assured me that conditions in Tashkent were the best among all the stages of this season so far. This time we tried to make the tournament even better so we made a special place for the spectators, where they can see live video from the playing hall, listen to commentaries and see all the games, so the players are separated from the media and nothing is disturbing their playing. 

Although we only experienced the problem with the flights to Tashkent, as now the weather here is very pleasant, and we have many tourists, so sometimes it was not easy to find tickets for the participants.
Interview with Nafisa Muminova
By WFM Maria Emelianova

- Dear Nafisa, please share your feelings about playing for the 
r2 007 WGPTashkent2013 Muminova irst time in Grand Prix in the capital of your home country.

- This is a first time for me to have so much attention. I felt myself under pressure even before the start of the tournament. Every day the journalists were calling me asking for the interviews, and I had to switch off the mobile in order to concentrate on preparation.Just a couple of days before the Opening ceremony I was ready to give them some of time.

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