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|Oct-28-11|| ||OhioChessFan: http://www.chessbase.com/news/2011/...|
|Dec-06-11|| ||whiteshark: <whithaw: < "My girlfriend... ">>|
hehe, good one
|Apr-19-12|| ||wuvmuffin72: Happy Birthday! Go Tromp'em good next tournament!|
|Apr-19-12|| ||waustad: <HeMateMe: atta boy. We need more male chess groupies.> |
Several players have been trying to encourage this. Alexandra Kosteniuk is the best known, but Maria Manakova made the point that chess needed an Anna Kournikova character. Also Ksenya Roos, the player formerly known as Ksenya Rybenko has a lot of glamor pics posted on the net. Others working that angle include Anna Sharevich and Tania Sachdev
Things have changed since Pia Cramling was about the only female player who didn't look like Nona Gaprindashvili or Maia Chiburdanidze. Cramling did not seem to embrace the idea of being the "chess babe" back in the day.
|Apr-19-12|| ||schnarre: ...We can all dream about being about sharing their company, but their games are a legacy for us to reflect on...while dreaming of their company.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||theodor: <<wordfunph>: "I can't name one favorite player as I admire many --- each for different reasons. Let's put it this way: my father taught me chess by playing through all the games of Bobby Fischer. Then there was also Mikhail Tal. A long time ago I even had a chance to play him in a simul. I was five years old and I made a draw! And Garry Kasparov is another player I would like to mention." GM Antoaneta Stefanova> bravo my friend! I fully agree with you.|
|Apr-19-12|| ||theodor: umnitsa, hubavitsa, da ne ti e uruki! badi ziva i zdrava da ni radva6!|
|Apr-20-12|| ||waustad: Frankly, I'm happier that there are quite a few attractive women who play chess who do not try to play on their looks. Anything that helps to even up the gender mix at tournaments is probably good, though I am torn about the entire idea of female only tournaments. Ideally everybody should be in the same pool.|
|May-17-12|| ||schnarre: ...I concur waustad--an opponent is an opponent in the game of chess! (at least that's how I see it)|
|Jun-03-12|| ||waustad: Congrats on winning the World Women's Rapids championship.|
|Nov-21-12|| ||The17thPawn: What does it mean by mentioning she is an FT in her bio?|
|Nov-21-12|| ||WannaBe: Possibly 'fitness trainer'.|
|Nov-21-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: <Wannabe> is almost correct and who wouldn't mind a day at the gym with the lovely Bulgarian lady!|
FT is female trainer. Arbiters and trainers receive official titles from FIDE. Not sure quite what is required to become an official FIDE titled trainer. Arbiters require norms from a certain number of tourneys and reports of good performance from an already qualified arbiter.
|Nov-21-12|| ||dx9293: <FT> is FIDE Trainer, the second highest level to FST (FIDE Senior Trainer).|
The three lower levels are FIDE Instructor (FI), then down to National Instructor (NI), and the lowest title is Developmental Instructor (DI).
|Nov-21-12|| ||The17thPawn: <dx9293> - Thanks for the explanation. It's nice to see an active Grandmaster that also dedicates time to training up and comers.|
|Nov-23-12|| ||HeMateMe: Congratulations to Ms. Stefanova, making the 2012 final four. Exciting chess, great stuff.|
|Nov-25-12|| ||badest: Congratulations Eti for making it to the final! Good Luck!! You can do it!|
|Nov-25-12|| ||waustad: When men approach a match and have a period of dropping ELO, it is typical to ask if they are hiding preparation. I am not qualified to judge whether she has done something like that, but her rating took a serious dive recently which indicated a very different form than what she has shown in this tournament.|
|Dec-08-12|| ||theodor: derzay, krasavitse!|
|Oct-02-13|| ||HeMateMe: Why isn't this girl married? She's a babezilla, interesting career, seems like a nice person.|
|Oct-02-13|| ||TheFocus: <HeMateMe> < Why isn't this girl married?>|
Don't be scared. Just ask her. How could she turn YOU down?
|Oct-02-13|| ||HeMateMe: You're right, Focus. The direct approach is always the best.|
|Oct-02-13|| ||TheFocus: Wear clean underwear. You never know when she will get lucky!|
|Oct-02-13|| ||perfidious: Quite true.|
|Oct-02-13|| ||HeMateMe: the clean underwear part is true as well. I've been on both sides of that situation, and it is good to be prepared. |
Seriously, she's really cute, and smart--no marriage proposals? Could she be gay, or somehow weird? Kosteniuk knew the score, and married some rich, older dude. Why not this gal?
Maybe Stefanova has some aversion to long term relationships?
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