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|Dec-25-11|| ||Llawdogg: Merry Christmas, Susan!|
|Dec-25-11|| ||hansj: Merry Christmas and all the best in 2012 Susan and Paul and Tommy and Liam!|
|Dec-31-11|| ||joeyj: Happy New Year Coach GM Susan & Everyone here !|
|Dec-31-11|| ||joeyj: Congratulations too for ...
Texas Tech Knight Raiders qualifying the College Chess Final Four 2012 !!!
Kudos too for ... Texas Tech becoming the 1st school in the history of college chess to qualify for the College Chess Final Four every year after joining Division I competition. The Knight Raiders joined Division I in 2010.
|Jan-01-12|| ||kamalakanta: Happy New Year to Susan Polgar. Keep up the good work!|
|Jan-01-12|| ||Susan Polgar: Happy New Year to all!|
|Jan-02-12|| ||tpstar: <Susan Polgar> Greetings!|
We are holding our annual vote of 2011's best games. If you would like to nominate ten of the best games from last year, please visit the tpstar chessforum and list your choices there.
Best wishes for 2012.
|Jan-04-12|| ||voratco: Thanks Madam Susan Polgar.|
|Jan-14-12|| ||joeyj: Susan Polgar in South Africa
14.01.2012 – The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elisabeth hosted the 2011 South African Junior Chess Championship, in which an impressive 1800+ youths participated. Efforts such as this have led to South Africa's first WGM, Melissa Greeff. To help promote chess there, Susan Polgar was invited to provide a simul as well as give a seminar on "Women in Chess". A pictorial report.
read more (and see pics):
Kudos GM Susan !!! What's your score in the simul ?
|Jan-22-12|| ||Check It Out: Hello GM Susan Polgar, I was recently reading your profile and in it you said, <The only World Chess Champion in history (male or female) to win the triple-crown (Blitz, Rapid and Classical World Championships)> http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/201...|
But hasn't Vishy Anand done the same? In his Wiki profile it says, <Anand is the only player to have won the world chess championships in many formats including Tournament, Match, Rapid, Blitz, and Knockout chess.>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viswan...
Thank you in advance for clarification.
|Jan-27-12|| ||Susan Polgar: Vishy won the classical world championship in different formats (match, knockout, and tournament). I won 3 different world championships (classical, blitz, and rapid). Both are hard to accomplish. |
Winning the classical, blitz, and rapid is like winning the marathon, 100 meter dash, and 5K run. Very difficult.
|Jan-27-12|| ||Check It Out: Thank you. It turns out Vishy won the rapid world championships (2003)but never won the blitz world championship. Wikipedia's entry is wrong, go figure. Maybe our resident wiki editors <FSR> or <TheFocus> can fix it.|
Aronian is closest on your heels having won both the rapid world championships (2009)and blitz world championships (2010).
Your record is safe for now!
|Feb-03-12|| ||Susan Polgar: It is now official: Webster University acquired SPICE and Champion US College Chess Team|
The following students have been accepted / committed to Webster University for the Fall 2012 (August) - order based on current FIDE ratings
Grandmaster Georg Meier - Germany - Sophomore
Grandmaster Wesley So - Philippines - Freshman
Grandmaster Ray Robson - USA - Freshman
Grandmaster Manuel Leon Hoyos - Mexico - Freshman
Grandmaster Elshan Moradiabadi - Iran - Graduate student Grandmaster Anatoly Bykhovsky - Israel - Junior
Grandmaster Andre Diamant - Brazil - Junior
Grandmaster Denes Boros - Hungary - Junior
International Master Vitaly Neimer - Israel - Sophomore International Master Faik Aleskerov - Azerbaijan - Graduate student
|Feb-03-12|| ||geniokov: Thanks for everything Susan,not only for that information but your effort to encourage Wesley to be near your supervision.Wesley is a "Shy boy" as i can describe it but a grown up Gentleman with discipline.We,the fan of Wesley were so happy to meet his needs for his future,as i can say,"Dream came true".I would like to extent our sincerely gratitude for accepting Wesley as part of your Team.Susan,Please take care of Wesley as he enter into his new dimension in life.I knew that in your hands,Wesley will improve his Chess as well as his plans for his future...All i can say is "Mabuhay" and Thank you so much Susan.|
|Feb-03-12|| ||geniokov: All we can share is prayers for Wesley´s success in future.|
|Feb-03-12|| ||Susan Polgar: I will look out for Wesley and all my students just as I do with my own children. We at SPICE are a family, one big family.|
|Feb-03-12|| ||Bobby Fiske: Wow, SPICE castling long; From Lubbock, Texas to St. Louis, Missouri! |
Nice to see you embrace so many young players from all over the world.
Hopefully you can help Wes So, Ray Robson and the others breaking through the 2700 ceiling.
Now, St. Louis is turning into the Hogwarts of US chess. Of course there will be some special lectures by Hikaru Nakamura as Professor Sirius Black teaching the youngsters some super-GM magic moves.
All the best!
|Feb-03-12|| ||joeyj: Much thanks for the update Coach GM Susan !
Kudos for the NOVELTY MOVE ... ttu webster!
Meier, So, Robson + 7others indeed is a championship team !
|Feb-14-12|| ||joeyj: Happy Valentine's Day|
|Feb-15-12|| ||andrewjsacks: Happy Valentine's Day, and thank you for the wonderful site and all your hard work on it each day.|
|Feb-21-12|| ||joeyj: Congratulations Coach Susan for spearheading the Texas Tech Knight Raiders, the SPICE team, for winning the championship title at the 2012 Southwest Collegiate Championship in Dallas.|
|Mar-14-12|| ||waustad: I'd like to mention that I enjoy your blog, but would like to mention one problem. I think I posted this there too, but this time I know it will get through. It would be a big help if more context were added to your posts. Very often I read something and have no clue where you are talking about. A recent one mentioned two places that start with "oak". I drink at the "Oak Room" and my dermatologist works for "Oak View ..." but I have no clue about the places you mentioned. A country, state or city reference might help.|
|Mar-14-12|| ||waustad: By the way, how did Texas become a big chess hotbed? Do I remember correctly that Ken Smith and maybe the IM Larry Evans were from there? This is from a long time ago and details are decidely lacking. A few years ago I started hearing about Texas Tech and then noticed UTD when Alejandro Ramirez went there. I noticed since I spend a lot of time in Costa Rica. Will Lexington be another hotbed with Gregory Kaidanov? In many ways the world changed when the wall came down.|
|Apr-01-12|| ||joeyj: Congratulations Coach Susan & The SPICE Knight Raiders for winning The Final Four for the 2nd consecutive year !!!|
|Apr-01-12|| ||cro777: Congratulations to Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) team Knight Raiders for winning the 2012 President’s Cup, the premier college chess event. |
This is the second consecutive title of best America's collegiate team.
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