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Tatiana Kosintseva vs Gabriel Sargissian
Corus Group B (2007), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-16
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0
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Jan-17-07  percyblakeney: A very impressive win for Tatiana Kosintseva against the almost 200 points higher rated Sargissian, who scored +7 -0 =6 in the latest Olympiad.
Jan-17-07  Karpova: Yes, she's by far the lowest rated player in Group B and the only one who's not a GM but still scored 50 % against Jakovenko, Sargissian, Nijboer and Georgiev.

Black can't prevent g6 and losing a piece in the end.

Jan-17-07  shr0pshire: It seems like Kisintseva chose a line in the Berlin that is anti-theoretical in its approach. However, she just outplayed Sargissian at the end. Well done Ms. Kosintseva.
Mar-26-07  Davolni: I think the problem Sargissian had was a little bit other than chess related.....::::))
Mar-26-07  Davolni: GM Sargissian is not the first Armenian-Male that is becoming a victim of a Russian-Female......:::)) I spoke to somebody who was present at Corus and had an intervied with Sargissian, he had admitted that he was "just" playing, thinking that he has the win by any means. Plus keeping in mind that Kosintseva is a charming young girl.... So I totally understand Sargissian.
I think if he had win this game, he would be the Group B winner, and next year he might have been in Group A.....
May-10-07  Hot Logic: You know, I don't think I've ever heard the "I lost because my opponent was a girl" excuse before. Certainly it's a lesson about underestimating your opponents.
May-10-07  Davolni: Apr-11-07 Davolni: I am still a believer that those beautiful blue eyes were the reason Gabriel Sargissian lost the game to Kosintseva.:::))) Isn't it common sense of being a real gentleman? I should ask GM Sargissian whether or not he invited her for a coffee or something at Corus....:::))

http://www.coruschess.com/year/2007...

May-10-07  Davolni: <Hot Logic> I spoke to Gabriel personally about this incident couple of weeks ago. And I brought up this comment that "There must have been something, some kind of a reason here...."

I was like you must have invited him out for a drink or something, is that true?? :::)

He couldn't stop laughing. He goes "no, nothing in that nature" he knew what i meant....LOL

May-13-07  Hot Logic: I'd rather think showing full respect for someone's playing ability is the most gentlemanly thing to do.

In any case, a chess story from the book 'The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal, by Mikhail Tal';

When Tal was playing a game against Women's WCh Nona Gaprindashvili she was close to losing on time so Tal 'forgot' to press his clock after one of his moves. Nona saw it and said "If you do that again, Iíll resign straight away!".

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