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|Aug-13-15|| ||AsosLight: With your logic it's odd that US team even exists. Actually it is shocking that USA exist altogether.|
|Aug-14-15|| ||HeMateMe: But, it's not shocking that you're an Aso.|
|Aug-14-15|| ||perfidious: <HMM> Amongst that kibitzer's other attractive traits....<asholight> be his handle.|
|Aug-14-15|| ||BUNA: <HeMateMe> Rumour has it that she's the girlfriend of a russian super-gm and therefore had to switch federations.|
|Aug-14-15|| ||HeMateMe: I wasn't making a value judgment on whether or not she should switch federations, only that it was odd not to see her in team Ukraine photos on Chessbase. She was born in Lvov.|
"On February 25, 2009 she married Robert Fontaine, French chess grandmaster and TV reporter." Fontaine doesn't sound very Russian to me, but I'll take you're word for it.
How badly did Kosteniuk take her husband to the cleaners in the divorce settlement, I wonder? older men never realize they need a pre nup agreement when marrying a younger woman. A mistake that gets repeated over and over.
|Aug-14-15|| ||sonia91: <HeMateMe: Fontaine doesn't sound very Russian to me> Lagno and Fontaine divorced (just to point out this)|
|Aug-14-15|| ||HeMateMe: oh, ok. I do have to get onto TMZ more often. Has she gone shopping yet with Caitlyn Jenner?|
|Aug-16-15|| ||HeMateMe: just looking at some of these games, I think Gunina is a superior tactician, but Kosteniuk has a better grasp of positional chess.|
|Aug-16-15|| ||siggemannen: <HeMateMe>, agree with you, but check out the last Kosteniuk game, pretty neat tactics there =)|
|Aug-17-15|| ||siggemannen: Prenup, the problem is how to bring the subject forward. The woman will usually counter: "why do we need it, don't you think our love will be forever?" and then the guy gets taken to the cleaners :P|
|Aug-17-15|| ||Chessgames Bookie: Betting on R9 of the Women's Russian Superfinal is now open:|
Women's Russian Superfinal Rd 9: Guseva - Pogonina
Women's Russian Superfinal Rd 9: Kosteniuk - Goryackhina
Women's Russian Superfinal Rd 9: Lagno - Girya
Women's Russian Superfinal Rd 9: Pick Three
This will be the only round in the <tournament> that will feature all of the women's games, so be sure to take advantage!
But of course, if that doesn't interest you, I have some exotics, a couple of bets from the men's side and some early bets for the Sinquefield Cup:
Women's Russian Superfinal Rd 9: Ovod - Gunina SLAV DEFENSE
Men's Russian Superfinal Rd 9: Karjakin - Svidler
Men's Russian Superfinal Rd 9: Khismatullin - Khairullin
Sinquefield Cup: WINNER
Sinquefield Cup: So-So Result
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Well, good luck!
|Aug-17-15|| ||HeMateMe: Hey, it's only a game!
Great photo, she's gorgeous
|Aug-20-15|| ||dusk: Gunina is such a fighter isn't she?|
|Aug-20-15|| ||Nerwal: Difficult last round, all three leaders stand worse...|
|Aug-20-15|| ||karban: Congrats to Aleksandra for her maiden victory in the national championship!|
|Aug-20-15|| ||alexmagnus: I once said Lagno will be an early peaker. Looks like I was right: her rating peaked in January 2012, and while her ranking peaked in the same January 2012 at 5th, she was ranked 6th as early as October 2003.|
|Aug-20-15|| ||Nerwal: <I once said Lagno will be an early peaker. Looks like I was right: her rating peaked in January 2012, and while her ranking peaked in the same January 2012 at 5th, she was ranked 6th as early as October 2003.>|
It's a bit surprising to notice that apart from the +2600 players Hou Yifan, Koneru and J. Polgar who got the GM title roughly at age 15, all other female chess players were +20 when they got it. Lagno is the only exception.
Speaking of peaking, T. Kosintseva won the russian ch. in 2002 at age 16 like Goryachkina...
|Aug-20-15|| ||dx9293: <alexmagnus>, <Nerwal>: Lahno's career has been a massive disappointment, and there's really no other way to put it.|
She wasn't a "guaranteed" World Champion, like an Alexandra Kosteniuk, Anna Muzychuk (oops), or Hou Yifan, but a career like Humpy's or, indeed, Anna's would have been acceptable.
|Aug-20-15|| ||Nerwal: <Lahno's career has been a massive disappointment, and there's really no other way to put it.>|
It's not a complete disaster, she has won a few things along the way : two European Championships, the world title in both blitz and rapid, two Olympiads...
But of course, if we consider she was almost 2500 at age 13...
|Aug-21-15|| ||patzersmurf: "By losing the final round Kosteniuk dropped to third place. She had the same number of points as Anastasia Bodnaruk and more Sonneborn-Berger points but the number of games with Black decided the tie-break - and thus Anastasia Bodnaruk was declared second."|
|Aug-21-15|| ||HeMateMe: nice photo, Goryachkina is only 16. What a brilliant future she has.|
|Aug-22-15|| ||OhioChessFan: Were they the top 3 finishers in The Ugly Dress Contest?|
|Aug-22-15|| ||HeMateMe: maybe Nana made the dresses?|
|Aug-23-15|| ||Chicgirl: So much beauty and elegance vanishes after Tatiana stops playing in Russian events.|
|Aug-23-15|| ||HeMateMe: is she the one who left their national team after having difficulties with the coach?|
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