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|Aug-20-07|| ||percyblakeney: August has been a good month for Sebag, first she won against world #27 and #48 (and drew Tiviakov) in classical chess, then she finished ahead of Mamedyarov (even with Grischuk and Shirov) in Mainz rapids, after making Karjakin work for the draw. She has now passed 2500 and will surely get the GM title soon.|
|Sep-07-07|| ||dx9293: <percyblakeney> Sebag is expected to gain 17.7 points on the October list, making her 2509! Other strong women IMs (I'm thinking of Skripchenko and Krush, mostly) get lots of attention, but Marie is now the best and one rarely hears her name.|
Krush is playing well and is making progress, no doubt. She is a nice person (and only a few months younger than me!) and I am rooting for her to become GM soon. Skripchenko I only met once and she is nice as well, but I think she gets a lot of attention for non-chess-related reasons!
I hope Sebag gets more attention (I've never met her): for her good chess!
|Oct-02-07|| ||sisyphus: Marie Sebag is now in the women's top 10, rising to number seven on the October list, at 2509. She passed Yifan Hou, who fell several spots.|
|Dec-03-07|| ||WannaBe: <sisyphus: Does Marie Sebag always play...>|
No, here is one: http://www.chessvibes.com/plaatjes/... =)
|Dec-31-07|| ||sisyphus: Marie Sebag rises to 2510 in January 2008, but falls two spots to ninth. Xie Jun (2574) reappeared in third place after having been inactive, and Hou Yifan (2527) rebounded to fifth (after playing 67 games).|
|Mar-28-08|| ||sallom89: < sisyphus: Does Marie Sebag always play with a bra strap showing?>|
haha nice one.
|Mar-29-08|| ||nanobrain: Caoili beat Sebag twice. And Caoili definitely much sexier.|
|Apr-01-08|| ||sisyphus: Marie Sebag rises to 2521 in April 2008, eighth in the world.|
I haven't seen her show her underwear since she turned 21. Perhaps it's a junior thing.
|Apr-01-08|| ||sallom89: <I haven't seen her show her underwear since she turned 21. Perhaps it's a junior thing.> |
<Caoili beat Sebag twice. And Caoili definitely much sexier.>
sexier ??!?!Sophie Milliet thats the definition lol.
|May-01-08|| ||Bidibulle: Marie Sebag is now International Grand Master. Bravo Marie !!!|
|May-01-08|| ||stanleys: Felicitations,Marie!|
|May-03-08|| ||Karpova: Sebag played quite well in the European Individual Championship (2008) scoring 6.5 points!|
She scored six wins (e. g. against Khismatullin and Vladimir Georgiev), one draw (against Ivan Ivanisevic) and lost four games (all against 2600+: Berg, Gurevich, Kritz and Galkin).
|Jun-30-08|| ||sisyphus: Marie Sebag up eight points to 2529 in July, and back up to seventh on the women's list, behind the venerable Pia Cramling.|
|Sep-30-08|| ||sisyphus: Marie up four points to 2533 in October, after going +1 at the North Urals Cup.|
|Oct-07-08|| ||Ichiro: http://www.europe-echecs.com/
M.Sebag gave interview and played simultaneous games.
|Oct-07-08|| ||Ladolcevita: Hi,sisyphus,i'm also one of the Sebag fans~~~She is yes,very grandmaster|
|Mar-05-09|| ||whiteshark: Marie Sebag (born October 15, 1986 in Paris, France) is a French chess player, who won the <French Chess Championship> for women in <2000> and <2002>. |
In <1998> Sebag won the European Youth Chess Championship (girls under-12), a feat she repeated the next year (girls U14) and in <2002> (girls U16).
In <2004> she shared first place in the World Youth Chess Championship in the category girls U18 with Jolanta Zawadzka, who defeated her in the tie-break.
In <2006> she reached the quarter-finals during the Women's World Chess Championship, in which she lost to Svetlana Matveeva.
Sebag was already an IM and a WGM when she scored her second GM norm during the Hogeschool Zeeland tournament in Vlissingen in <August 2007>, where she won a game against former FIDE World Champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov. --> M Sebag vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007
By securing a third norm during the European Individual Chess Championship she qualified for the title of <Grandmaster> in <May 2008>.
|Oct-15-09|| ||Billy Vaughan: Joyeux anniversaire !|
|Mar-05-12|| ||Penguincw: Marie Sebag 4/4 at the European Individual Women's Championship (2012). However, still not much breathing room as 6 players are just half a point back.|
|Mar-06-12|| ||Penguincw: Sebag drew her game with black against Valentina Gunina, which allowed Hoang Thanh Trang and Cristina Adela Foisor to catch up. Each have 4.5/5, with four victories and a draw. Six are just half a point back, so even less breathing room.|
|Mar-06-12|| ||WannaBe: I wonder if Ms. Sebag ever met Kevin Landman or Chris Land|
|Mar-09-13|| ||waustad: She lost in the Frauenbundesliga round 8 against Marta Michna by not showing up for the game. There were 2 of these by first boards in that round so I wonder what they had in mind.|
|Mar-28-13|| ||waustad: While looking at the website for the Neckar Open I looked at some pictures from previous years. The photographer in 2007 must be in love with Ms. Sebag since he took so many pictures of her. If I recall she got a GM norm that year. She isn't playing there this year.
|Oct-15-13|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to one of the top woman players in the world: Marie Sebag!|
|Oct-15-13|| ||Refused: <waustad: She lost in the Frauenbundesliga round 8 against Marta Michna by not showing up for the game. There were 2 of these by first boards in that round so I wonder what they had in mind.>|
A bit belated answer. If your nominal board #1 is unavailable (for whatever reason), and you can't find a good 8th board (or in case of the Frauenbundesliga 6th board), it is sometimes better to leave board #1 empty and fight on the remaining boards for a win. And when you look at the strength difference from board #1 to board #6 it makes perfect sense.
From a practical point of view, you either have a (possible) forfeit on your lowest board by nominating a weaker player, or you have a forfeit on board #1 by leaving it empty. And distribution of colours is another factor.
My team had a similar siuation last year. We could not line up 8 players one day, and had to decide whether we wanted to leave board 5, or board 6, or board 7, or board 8 empty. We decided to forfeit on board 5, because on board 6 and 8 we had the white pieces, and a better chance of scoring on the lower boards. That match ended 4:4 btw. and we scored 2/3 on the last three boards.
Another way to approach this (which is not that uncommon in rapid events), is to let your weakest player play on board one, and then play the succeeding boards in full strength.
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