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|Sep-30-10|| ||sisyphus: Yelena Dembo has led Greece to a draw with the USA, defeating Irina Krush on board 1.|
I wonder how many people will accuse her of cheating now?
|Sep-30-10|| ||jusmail: @HeMateMe: When you mess with Monica Socko, you get socked!|
Is there a husband/wife or a brother/sister participating in this tournament?
|Sep-30-10|| ||Kaspablanca: jusmail: Sisters Tatiana and Nadezdha Kotsinseva from Russia 1.|
|Sep-30-10|| ||HeMateMe: They're starting to look like the Williams sisters (tennis), aren't they?|
|Sep-30-10|| ||I play the Fred: <They're starting to look like the Williams sisters (tennis), aren't they?>|
What, they're bigger and stronger than most of the male posters?
|Oct-01-10|| ||Beholder: <I play the Fred: What, they're bigger and stronger than most of the male posters?>|
Chesswise -- absolutely.
|Oct-01-10|| ||siggemannen: Russians had some luck though,
T Kosintseva won from a suspect position against Sachev while N Kosintseva got VERY lucky against Chelushkina yesterday.
|Oct-01-10|| ||FISCHERboy: Russia is unstoppable... still the chess power to be reckoned with!|
|Oct-01-10|| ||Beholder: Russia 1 - Bulgaria still going, but 2 games are already won (including the top board, T.Kosintseva - Stefanova 1-0), which means that...|
Russia 1 got at least a draw in the match, which means that...
Russia 1 accumulated at least 19 match points, which means that...
NOBODY CAN REACH THEM NOW!, which means that...
Russia 1 WINS THE GOLD medal of the 39th Chess Olympiad -- Women's section!!!
|Oct-01-10|| ||whiteshark: Congratulations to Team Russia 1 (<Tatiana Kosintseva, <Nadezhda Kosintseva, <Alexandra Kosteniuk, <Alisa Galliamova and <Valentina Gunina>>>>>) for winning the Olympic gold medal with such a huge gap !!|
|Oct-01-10|| ||Beholder: The remaining 2 games are also won by Russia, by the way.|
Russia 1 - Bulgaria 4:0 !!
If you consider that Russia 1 only needed a draw in this match to secure gold, this is just beyond impressive.
|Oct-01-10|| ||HeMateMe: Someone should write a song about the female gold winning team, and title it "Russian Girls." Sounds like a job for Jools Holland or Elvis Costello. I'm gonna give 'em both a call.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||slomarko: what do you guys think of this?
standings before last round:
1.Russia I 20pts
3.Ukraine, Georgia, Russia II, Poland 15pts
last round pairings:
Russia I vs Russia II
China vs Ukraine
Georgia vs Poland
|Oct-01-10|| ||bharatiy: <slomarko> wait till tomorrow, if Russia 1 lose which they will have to, in case they want to favor Russia II that would be very bad for chess events and that would mean that you can have only one team per nation.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||slomarko: <bharatiy> in my opinion it is really appalling that FIDE allows the pairing Russia I vs Russia II in the last round.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||bharatiy: <slomarko> once you allowed them to have multiple teams then I dont think you can do much, if swiss demands they have to be paired then they have to. It will be good in short term if they play chess and dont go for pre arranged result. It will be good in long term if they go for pre arranged result as many people will protest and then may be they wont allow such thing going forward.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||Nina Myers: And tomorrow both of you will look like complete dumbasses.|
|Oct-01-10|| ||slomarko: <Nina Myers: And tomorrow both of you will look like complete dumbasses.>|
tomorrow? are you sure about that?
|Oct-01-10|| ||Nina Myers: And <the day after tomorrow> both of you will look like complete dumbasses. How do you like them apples, smartypants?|
|Oct-02-10|| ||virginmind: with one round to go the first 5 teams are ranked in the same order as at the start of competition. good luck tomorrow against argentina, romania, maybe we'll get a final place among first ten!|
|Oct-02-10|| ||Beholder: <virginmind: with one round to go the first 5 teams are ranked in the same order as at the start of competition.>|
Interesting observation. Maybe the Elo isn't so bad after all.
|Oct-03-10|| ||Roger Krueger: Bravo Mamedjarova--the Azeris put their fourth-ranked player on board one, and she responds by going on a tear and winning a board bronze with a 2608 performance on a 2234 rating.|
|Oct-03-10|| ||HeMateMe: USA women finish 5th, not too bad. Congratulations to them.|
|Oct-03-10|| ||percyblakeney: The first time since 1986 that a Russian or Soviet team wins the women's Olympiad.|
|Oct-03-10|| ||jaime gallegos: great result by the peruvian female team ! young players to support in the near future !|
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