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|Jun-03-16|| ||Octavia: that is awful. You should be able to write it any way you like. You should see how some Germans write English names, e.g.: Maik for Michael!|
|Jun-03-16|| ||sonia91: <But having married a German means she can now be German. & when she's good enough grading wise she'll play for Germany one day.> Very unlikely, as Arkady Naiditsch plays for Azerbaijan now and they both live in Baku.|
|Jun-03-16|| ||alexmagnus: <Very unlikely, as Arkady Naiditsch plays for Azerbaijan now>|
But Naiditsch still has his German citizenship. He moved to Azerbaijan due to a conflict with the German chess federation. Rumor has it he purposefully sandbagged his Elo to under 2700 so he can be "bought" cheaper. But I guess it will be impossible to ever verify or falsify thit rumor.
|Jun-03-16|| ||sonia91: <alexmagnus> I know that Naiditsch's transfer was due to a conflict with the German chess federation, but my point was that given the fact that her husband lives and plays for Azerbaijan, I think it's unlikely that she will transfer to the German chess fed.; it seems that the German chess fed. doesn't support enough its top players (and according to Paethz, if I recall correctly, even less the female ones).|
|Jun-04-16|| ||Octavia: I believe the Germans want more grassroot players! seems a good enough reason NOT to support the top. They also encourage old players which is not heard of anywhere else in the world. |
Why is cg not updating the tournament?
|Jun-04-16|| ||Octavia: <sonia91> I see you've uploaded lots of games.Could you upload 3 games of Ketevan Arakhamia? She was white against Portisch in women-veterans, Copenhagen 1997 1-0|
black against Stuart Conquest in British Championship, Edinburgh 2003 0-1
and white against Rauf Mamedov in International Open, Calvia 2007 1-0
You'll find all 3 of those interesting games online somewhere.
|Jun-04-16|| ||alexmagnus: <They also encourage old players>|
Not old <top> players though. Remember the story about non-nomination of Khenkin to one of the olympiads for the single reason that the man turned 40? He was nominated for the next olympiad's team though.
|Jun-04-16|| ||sonia91: I submitted games clicking on "Upload PGN" in the home page, though the last games I submitted (already 1 year ago) still have to be added to the database... the last time I sent an email to cg.com, but after 2 weeks I had to remind them in the chessgames.com chessforum! So the fastest way, I think, is to post the games in cg.com's forum|
|Jun-05-16|| ||ndg2: Is Paehtz on her way to a second GM norm? Looks like it: http://chess-results.com/tnr214515....|
But she has at least to draw the last two rounds. Tomorrow she will play none other than Pogonina. I think a player like Sabrina Vega would have been more convenient.
|Jun-05-16|| ||waustad: Paehtz has the tpr, but has only played 2 GMs. Pogonina has a GM norm and has been over 2500, but needs 2 more norms. 3 GMs is enough for a 9 game norm, but for an 11 game norm it may require 4. I'd need to reread the details to be sure. The Swiss pairing gods haven't been with her.|
|Jun-05-16|| ||ndg2: I forgot, Pogonina is a WGM, not a GM. OK, so she must win and play Ushenina in the last round :-)|
|Jun-05-16|| ||waustad: I looked it up and Paehtz would need to play 4 GMs to get an 11 game norm, which is impossible.|
|Jun-05-16|| ||ndg2: Bummer! At least she can try for first place. Qualification for next world championship should be assured, even if she draws the last two rounds, no?|
|Jun-05-16|| ||waustad: That's likely, 18 other players could end up with at least 8 and if I read right on another site, the top 14 go into the knockout. However, some of them will play each other, and two would draw with play Paehtz in that scenario, so they can't all win.|
|Jun-05-16|| ||sonia91: <waustad> Pogonina has 2 GM norms: Women's World Championship 2015 and Gibraltar 2016.|
|Jun-06-16|| ||paavoh: @alexmagnus: <... Finnish-sounding Mariia...> Maria is basically never with a double I in Finnish. If and only if one's parents tweaked the name to make it stand out. True, Finnish has a lot of names and words with double vowel, but all double vowel names are not Finnish.|
|Jun-06-16|| ||siamesedream: RIP Viktor Korchnoi|
|Jun-06-16|| ||Petrosianic: Believe it or not, Korchnoi never played in the European Women's Championship.|
|Jun-07-16|| ||cro777: Anna Ushenina is the new European Champion!
Ushenina 8.5 (Buchholz 69.5)
Vega 8.5 (Buchholz 65.0)
|Jun-07-16|| ||siggemannen: Great tourney by Vega!
And Ushenina of course
|Jun-07-16|| ||botvinnik64: Good to see Ushenina win this, she's had some difficult times recently including her loss on time last year in the knock out in Sochi ("Oooops, my cell phone didn't account for the time change going from Ukraine to Russia...")|
|Jun-07-16|| ||Calar: Kudos to GM Anna Ushenina :)
One thing to note is how hard she had to work for all of her wins - the shortest game she won lasted for 51 moves.
|Jun-08-16|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Still weird that drawing is promoted.|
|Jun-08-16|| ||alexmagnus: <paavoh> I said Finnish because while many languages make use of aa, ee, oo and uu, I am aware of only three languages regularly using ii - Finnish, Estonian and the completely unrelated Greenlandic.|
|Jun-08-16|| ||sonia91: <top 14 qualified for the next FIDE Women's World Championship knockout tournament> Actually they qualified for the 2018 k.o. WWC; top 14 from 2014 and 2015 events qualified for the next WWC (i.e. the one scheduled for October).|
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