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|Aug-19-10|| ||Tabanus: 2nd place in FIDE Women Grand Prix (Mongolia) 30 July - 12 August 2010:|
|Feb-23-11|| ||HeMateMe: She resembles Kate Winslet a bit, doesn't she?|
|Feb-23-11|| ||perfidious: <HeHateMe> Stefanova>>> Kate Winslet.|
|Feb-23-11|| ||HeMateMe: Well, we've seen a bit more of Kate. I'll withhold judgement....|
|Mar-16-11|| ||depraved: Kate isn't bad, but I'd take Stefanova.|
|May-02-11|| ||BLarsen1967: It's time for the One & Only ninja warrior,the great gurkha of chess to show her supreme class - maybe this time she'll run away with the Euro Championship(w) - Go Attahk 'em Antoaneta !
|May-02-11|| ||HeMateMe: atta boy. We need more male chess groupies. Livens things up.|
|Aug-15-11|| ||uribe: antoaneta stefanova always nicely dressed and looking even more lovelier these days.|
|Oct-21-11|| ||HeMateMe: I've always thought she has a beautiful face, something perfect for a painter to work with. Broad forehead, large eyes. A dream for a painter. Perhaps she's already sat for a portrait.|
|Oct-27-11|| ||whithaw: She is so beautiful.
I saw her play at the US championships in San Diego, I think 2004 or 2005. At the time, I was dating a girl from Japan, and I took her to see this rare event. I was in the tournament hall, and I was explaining to my girlfriend who each player was. Suddenly, I met eyes with Antoaneta Stefanova as she sat at a chess board. She was so beautiful, and I could not speak. She has striking, intelligent, and kind eyes, and her face is angelic. In a different life, just maybe...
|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.|
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