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|Jul-06-14|| ||Fluffy: I'm not seeing the European Women's Championship listed under new games on the Chessgames home page. Am I looking right at it and not seeing it? Seems like it's a big enough competition to warrant its own entry.|
|Jul-07-14|| ||Fluffy: Once they found out who they were dealing with, they were putty in my hands :)|
|Aug-13-14|| ||HeMateMe: Great photo of this beauty, 2004:
|Apr-19-15|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Antoaneta Stefanova!|
|Apr-19-15|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the beautiful & brilliant GM Stefanova! <HeMateMe> That is indeed a great pic! Thx for posting it!|
|Apr-19-15|| ||theodor: you're the best! all the best from sofia.|
|May-27-15|| ||sonia91: <was awarded the Grandmaster title in June 2003>|
Her FIDE rating card says she earned the title of GM in 2002: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...
|May-31-15|| ||HeMateMe: A strong resemblance to French actress Jeanne Moreau?|
|Dec-21-15|| ||iking: nice game last night ....|
|Dec-21-15|| ||epistle: She has Bette Davis's eyes.|
|Apr-19-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Antoaneta Stefanova.|
|Apr-19-16|| ||Fluffy: I hope you have a great birthday, Antoaneta!|
|Aug-29-16|| ||diagonal: Women's World Chess Champion 2004-2006, number 2 ranked woman in January, April, July 2003 behind Judit Polgar (then quarterly published ELO lists). In 1992 Stafanova played at the age of 13 in her first Chess Olympiad in Manila, The Philippines. |
Majestic picture posted by <HeMateMe> in larger version:
|Aug-29-16|| ||diagonal: Handshake GM Stefanova and GM Carlsen (scroll down):
Highlight for Stefanova, an entry in an elite closed round robin tournament, at Drammen, Norway (SmartFish Masters), year-end 2004/2005:
SmartFish Chess Masters (2004)
She scored 3/9, sharing places with young Carlsen. Peter Heine Nielsen and Alexei Shirov (top-seeded and top ten player) won at 6/9.
Carlsen beat Shirov, Shirov beat Korchnoi, Korchnoi beat Carlsen.
An international invitation tournament not only based on ELO and category average with almost always the same top ten players, but also on the Narrative: ages, gender, different styles (don't mention Khalifman), and promising players from the hosting nation. Chess careers can again have a narrative and all sports need this.
|Apr-12-17|| ||waustad: She is listed as playing for the European Chess Union instead of for Bulgaria at the European Women's Championship. Did she have a falling out with Danielov?|
|Apr-12-17|| ||waustad: Danailov that should have been.|
|Apr-12-17|| ||waustad: Her FIDE player card still lists Bulgaria.|
|Apr-12-17|| ||Nerwal: <She is listed as playing for the European Chess Union instead of for Bulgaria at the European Women's Championship. Did she have a falling out with Danielov?>|
The Bulgarian Chess Federation has been in huge trouble with both FIDE and ECU since last year. Apparently BCF is still expelled from ECU which is one of the organizers of this event.
|Apr-19-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: <epistle: She has Bette Davis's eyes.>|
In a jar of formaldehyde, on a work bench in the garage.
|Apr-19-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: the medical center was wondering where those disappeared to.|
|Apr-19-17|| ||waustad: Her performance so far at the European Women's Championship has not been at all celebratory. Some tournaments don't do as well as others.|
|Jul-07-17|| ||sonia91: She is giving a simul in Plovdiv: https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/201...|
|Dec-12-17|| ||sonia91: She just won the women's Rapid event at the IMSA Elite Mind Games in Huai'an, China: http://www.fide.com/component/conte...|
|Dec-13-17|| ||sonia91: <She just won the women's Rapid event at the IMSA Elite Mind Games>
Stefanova also wins the women's blitz event: http://www.fide.com/component/conte...|
IMSA Elite Mind Games (Blitz, Women) (2017)
|Apr-19-18|| ||Richard Taylor: She is a year younger than my youngest daughter. |
Stefanova is a very talented player.
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