interview with the ECC winner for Day.az
Q: This is the third European Club Cup trophy in your career. What is particularly significant in this achievement?
Teimour Radjabov: I played for the Russian team “Ural” earlier this year when we became champions of Russia, which is also a privilege, because the Russian league with its composition of Grandmasters is considered to be the strongest in the world. Now we have won the European Club Cup. This is my third team gold medal from this competition, the previous two were taken with Bosna Sarajevo and NAO Chess Club. I also have two team silver medals, with Russian “Kazan” and the one with “Ural” from last year.
Q: This is not the first time that you are playing on the first board for famous clubs. Do you feel any psychological pressure?
Teimour Radjabov: Not at all. On the contrary, I think it is a great honor to play on the first board for such super-teams.