These men are like demi-gods to a patzer like me. Entering the antechamber I almost bumped into Kramnik and then stood close to Anand, the world champion, as he gave an interview having drawn with Kramnik. I was slackjawed as I clicked away.
Carlsen won despite a poor start. Garry Kasparov was there, the strongest player of all time (tho Fischer was sui generis).
But best of all Kasparov signed his book on Fischer for me with a dedication to 2 of
my children who play chess. Now I know true happiness:
This interview has Kasparov talking about a stint of training Carlsen. It is of extreme interest to cognoscenti as their styles differ dramatically and Carlsen markedly improved thereafter.
Interview with Kasparov and Carlsen + a sting in the tail: