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|Apr-24-07|| ||notyetagm: <chancho: http://www.chessbase.de/2005/sofia/...;|
She's much prettier in CHESS Monthly. No glasses, for one thing.
|Jul-22-07|| ||tud: She is amazingly beautiful and won today in Montreal - nice and neat game .|
|Jul-26-07|| ||Marmot PFL: In that photo she looks like the brainy girl that stays home solving math problems while the cheerleaders are all out on dates.|
|Jul-26-07|| ||Karpova: http://www.bcf.org.uk/assets/images...|
|Jul-26-07|| ||tud: Much better in reality ! - not very photogenic looks like|
|Aug-09-07|| ||Karpova: http://www.howardstaunton.com/hsmt2...
Round 1, first picture|
|Oct-30-07|| ||Udit Narayan: Have to say she looks stunning in this picture....and she beat Lahno in the European team event, so all the more credit to her:|
|Oct-30-07|| ||DCP23: <Udit Narayan>: <and she beat Lahno in the European team event>|
She did nothing of the kind. The game Houska vs Lahno was a draw.
|Oct-30-07|| ||Udit Narayan: <DCP23> You're right...I guess I read that chessbase article too quickly.|
|Nov-24-07|| ||ketchuplover: Her recent "Play the Caro-Kann" is quite good(according to some reviews).|
|Apr-18-08|| ||DanielBryant: <ketchuplover> I've learned a lot from the book, although it should be noted that she does favor offbeat lines and introduce a number of novelties. I followed her Fantasy Variation analysis in a correspondence game in which I was black and found myself lost when my opponent deviated after ten moves. However, with the more mainstream CK lines, she does devote more attention and considers most plausible variations.|
The two chapters dealing with the CK Advance Variation consider 3...c5 rather than 3...Bf5 exclusively. At first, I was skeptical of this line, but Houska preps the reader for this line well.
|Nov-17-08|| ||whiteshark: Jovanka Houska @ Dresden 2008: http://chessbase.de/2008/dresdenoly...|
|Dec-25-08|| ||Joshka: For you ICC Members, she was interviewed by John Watson on his show last night! It's available on replay of course.|
|Jan-12-09|| ||brankat: An excellent result for Jovanka in Hastings, 6/9, +5 -2 =2. Ahead of a few GMs.|
|Mar-26-10|| ||Caissanist: If you go to the Google translator and ask it translate "Paehtz" from German to English, it will come back with "Houska": http://www.google.com/language_tool...|
|Jul-30-10|| ||waustad: Good start to the British Championship so far, equal second behind Adams.|
|Jul-30-10|| ||twinlark: What a bunch of perverts this page has posting all these photos of this lady!|
Does anyone have any more recent ones?
|Mar-02-11|| ||JonDSouzaEva: She's England's #2 woman (behind Harriet Hunt), but not Britain's - Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant is probably better than both at the moment.|
|Dec-12-11|| ||waustad: During the London broadcast one of the announcers mentioned that she needed a draw in the next round to get a GM norm. She lost in the last round but drew in the second last, so I don't know if she got it or not.|
|Dec-05-12|| ||waustad: She is now playing against Jonathan Hawkins in the 5th round of the Open section on London. Looking at the FIDE norms page: http://ratings.fide.com/title_norms... it appears that Hawkins has at leas one GM norm but I don't see any for Houska. The are both at 3.5/4 so far so a norm could be in reach.|
|Aug-17-14|| ||ketchuplover: Is Jiri Houska related? tyia|
|Sep-01-14|| ||perfidious: Jiri Houska is Jovanka's brother.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||waustad: She is co-author of a chess themed romance novel called "The Mating Game." I started it hoping for something like "Queens Gambit" by Walter Tevis or the more recent "Lisa: a Chess Novel." I'll probably finish it sometime, but I don't think I'm the target audience.|
|Jan-05-17|| ||waustad: By the way, the heroine plays the Caro-Kann.|
|Jul-02-17|| ||Octavia: Tomorrow is your last chance to watch her in action with gentleman Jasser Seirawan analysing blitz games in Leuwen. |
She's doing a great job!
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