SickedChess: Interview with Qin Kanying (Year 2000)
Qin has qualified to the semi-finals of the World chess championship and this interview was taken few days back. Here she speaks about her ambition and her interest in chess.
<The Chinese player Qin Kanying has serious ambitions to win the Women's World chess championship 2000. Qin who reached the Quarterfinal stage of the World Cup in China did not make the Chinese team for the Olympiad. Here she speaks about herself and chess. >
<When did you start playing chess and how?>
At the age of ten. I learnt from my school.
<Don’t you think it is very late to start chess? >
< Who is your trainer? >
My husband and myself train together. We got married recently and he is GM Peng Xiaomin.
< Who is your favorite player? >
< Have you seen all his games? >
Not really. Just a few games which I really wanted to see.
< Whom do you think will win this tournament? >
Vishy, who is the top seed.
< How far do you think you will reach in these championships? >
I will try for the title.
< Have you been to India? >
Yes. Once to Calcutta and then to Udaipur.
< How do you find the food here? >
It is really good and different. Spicy and herbal.
< Have you got any plans to go around India after this tournament? >
Yes, I would like to visit the Tajmahal.
< What are the languages you know? >
Chinese and a little bit of English.
< What is your educational qualification? >
After college (School in India) now I am now graduating in commerce.
<What are your future plans? >
I will fight for the world championships.
< What is your aim in life? >
Not just chess right, enjoy life, tour the world, have a happy life.
< Have you got a computer? Do you enjoy playing with computers? >
Yes, I have a computer. I play with it but still I don’t like because it is not human but just a machine in there.