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|Apr-24-11|| ||tamar: Olga Girya is the correct name. No marriage or name change.|
Olga "Kettlebell" is just an accident of automatic translations.
"The kettlebell or girya (Russian: гиря) is a cast iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training." wikipedia
|Aug-15-11|| ||twinlark: Congratulations on a good result and commiserations on losing the lead in the last round.|
|Aug-28-11|| ||cro777: This year (2011),only a loss with the white pieces in the final round stopped Olga Girya from winning the World U20 Championship in Chennai, India.|
Girya told that she thinks the exotic conditions in India were a factor.
|Dec-09-11|| ||stanleys: Recent pic: http://www.chessmoscow.ru/pictures/...|
|May-12-13|| ||John Abraham: Looking very classy and elegant:
Ready to play chess:
Winter with red scarf:
|Apr-05-14|| ||waustad: She's playing in the Grand Prix series in Khanty-Mansiysk next week. My guess is that she's the home team nominee and that Nafisa Muminova was Kirsan's favorite. Several stronger women are playing in the Russian league in Sochi at the same time.|
|Apr-21-14|| ||waustad: Her result in the FIDE Women Grand Prix Khanty Mansiysk, with a performance rating of 2602 should be good for an 11 game GM norm. She played 9 GMs from many different countries. Her last round draw almost took the performance below the 2600 minimum, but then she could have called it a 10 game norm. This should raise her rating to the 2470s for the first time too. She had a much better result than expected and her career seems to be on the rise.|
Source for info: http://chess-results.com/tnr131729.... and of course her FIDE rating card.
|Apr-21-14|| ||joeyj: As early as R10, when she scored 6.5/10 with a PR of 2626, was already good for a GM norm!|
|Apr-24-14|| ||waustad: Chessbase gives a slightly lower performance rating, so she may have to live with the 10 game norm. http://en.chessbase.com/post/khanty...|
|May-02-14|| ||waustad: Her Diaz cartoon is not flattering: http://d1lalstwiwz2br.cloudfront.ne...
Though she does not have a classically beautiful face, that is a little harsh.|
|May-02-14|| ||WannaBe: Looking at the picture links posted by other members, that drawing by Diaz is terrible.|
|May-06-14|| ||waustad: Perhaps she'll spend enough time in front of the mirror to learn to smile in front of a camera. I can't do it so I keep my mouth shut when anybody wants to take my picture. Many players don't have this down and show too much gum when smiling to be the ideal picture. Diaz combined this with her long face to generate an unkind caricature. She is somebody who will be photographed a lot over the years, so it's probably worth the effort to learn how to take a good smile picture. Maybe she should corner someone like media savvy like Pogonina or Karlovich and figure it out.|
|Jul-10-14|| ||waustad: She already has the norms and rating to get the IM title. Perhaps she won't bother until she is ready to apply for the full GM title.|
|Jan-15-15|| ||waustad: Her WIKI page indicates that she has the norms for a GM title, but none of the norms have been registered. She got close to the necessary 2500 elo last Summer but came a little short. The norms page on the FIDE site is not very helpful, since many people don't register their norms until they are ready to apply for a title. There is a fee involved, which explains why.|
|Mar-18-15|| ||Beholder: <waustad>, <WannaBe>|
I honestly think Olga is very beautiful, and I for one would prefer her type over (just as an example) the vain Pogonina any day.
That said, Diaz's cartoons are always drawn in an ultra-exaggerated style, that's just his thing. I'm sure he didn't mean to offend in any way.
|Mar-18-15|| ||cro777: <waustad: She is somebody who will be photographed a lot over the years, so it's probably worth the effort to learn how to take a good smile picture.>|
The player also needs to learn and practice concentration skills. All the concentration must be filled in the thought of the upcoming game:
In the first round match Olga defeated Ekaterina Atalik from Turkey with the perfect score and advanced to the next round.
|Aug-11-15|| ||ChessMan94: This page needs a photo of Olga with her beautiful smile.|
|Nov-25-16|| ||Rookiepawn: Nice, elegant and classy she looks in the pics. OTB you can add a knife held in that nice smile: she is quite a tactician, fears no danger and seems to like attacking in positions with hanging pieces and destroyed castles.|
Against her better focus OTB and mind your King.
|Feb-03-17|| ||waustad: Her scheduled opponent for the first round of the WWCC in Tehran has died, so she makes it directly into the round of 32 it seems.|
|Feb-04-17|| ||perfidious: Bill, at least my opponent in A Shaw vs V Bellas, 1998 lasted long enough to make a draw in the end before calling it a day in more ways than one.|
|Feb-04-17|| ||waustad: I'm not sure if that is the way they'll handle it. If they bring in a replacement player, it would seem a little cold to waste all of the prep people have been doing and move everybody up one among the seeds. Plugging #65 into the #49 hole is another possibility, which would only really effect Girya. I hope that they have something like this written into the rules somehwere, but I don't know what it is. Most sports leagues have legal contingencies set up for what happens if a plane crashes or some such horrible event occurs.|
|Jun-11-17|| ||sonia91: Olga was the best female player at the European Individual Chess Championship (2017). She scored 6.5/11 and finished 91st (she was seeded 187th) for a 2557 performance. She beat and drew several 2600+ GMs: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr280...|
|Jun-11-17|| ||Nerwal: <She scored 6.5/11 and finished 91st (she was seeded 187th) for a 2557 performance. She beat and drew several 2600+ GMs: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr280...|
Even better, it looks like it's a full GM norm over 11 games. For the purpose of a GM norm it seems the 1693 rating of round 1 can be set to 2200 (or such a win can be ignored for a 10 games norm). Then the performance is slightly above 2600.
|Jun-11-17|| ||sonia91: <Nerwal: For the purpose of a GM norm it seems the 1693 rating of round 1 can be set to 2200 (or such a win can be ignored for a 10 games norm). Then the performance is slightly above 2600.> You're right! I forgot about that, thanks for pointing this out. So she achieved her second GM norm, the first coming from a Women's Grand Prix event.|
|Jul-02-17|| ||John Abraham: stunning:
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