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|Nov-09-09|| ||zdigyigy: Shes hot and shes 2300 what more can a man want??|
|Nov-09-09|| ||Stonehenge: <Shes hot and shes 2300> Bit too old for my taste.|
|Nov-09-09|| ||Stonehenge: Mmm, not very funny on second thoughts. Shall I delete it?|
|Dec-29-09|| ||stanleys: Recent pic: http://rsport.netorn.ru/fr/091228ru...|
|Jan-20-10|| ||HeMateMe: She's attractive, but I doubt she'll be strapping on the wings at Victorias Secret anytime soon. There's a cheesecake photo of her, in a sort of bad girl 1950s style over on chess.com. |
I'm still hoping Edward Winter will publish those reportedly secret photos of Bogolubov in the buff....
|May-08-11|| ||BLarsen1967: Not so long ago Maria Manakova was busy trying to make a 'name' for herself,doing some sexy stunts that must've sent Magnus Carlsen go blushing in the corner. Personally I didnt mind her antics,except to say,of course the mysterious Zsofia Polgar is 10 times more beautiful --- Anyway,let's not forget that actually Maria is a real fine player,it's good to see that she now focuses on serious chess,she did quite well in the recent Serbian Champ.(w) where she scored 8 out of 11
- I believe Maria M. can take it far,she's got The Will|
|Dec-07-11|| ||polarmis: There's a new long interview (with photographs) of Maria Manakova here: http://www.whychess.org/node/3215|
It includes an "interesting" explanation for why she did so badly in Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2009) :)
|Dec-07-11|| ||Shams: <polarmis> I have to say, her story of sleeping with her opponent within an hour after the conclusion of the game was hot.|
|Dec-15-11|| ||dx9293: <Shams> I agree!
About the Superfinal <Polarmis> mentioned...OMG. Usually I'm not into such "open" women, but spending such quality time with the passionate Manakova must be a pleasant experience!
|Feb-03-12|| ||wordfunph: from Chess Life February 2012..
<"I made a move. I didn’t go with my king to the corner, I went to the center, and my ex-husband thought, ‘Oh, she’s so brave.’
He fell in love with me immediately, because in this move was my character, my wish to be with him. Maybe I didn’t want to show it, but maybe I wanted him to win a little bit. I surrendered myself to him. He liked that.">
- WGM Maria Manakova (describing her first game against ex-husband Serbian grandmaster Miroslav Tosic)
|Feb-10-13|| ||stanleys: Great show by Manakova, commenting her win from the last round of the Moscow Open: http://chess-news.ru/node/11078|
|Feb-10-13|| ||paulalbert: An interesting personality, a decent chess player, and also a nice looking lady. I had to laugh when she took so long to find the game score in her pocketbook; it reminded me of women I know who can never find anything since they have so much in their pocketbooks.|
|Apr-02-13|| ||whiteshark: WGM Maria Manakova wins the 2013 Serbian Women Chess Championship which was held from 23rd March to 2nd April at the Hotel Gali in Pirot.
She justified the top rated position and won the Championship with 8,0/11 points. This is her first national title.
|Mar-18-17|| ||zanzibar: She's a brave women, showcasing some of her other talents:|
|Mar-18-17|| ||zanzibar: She likes to bang the pieces around a little bit - at least when analyzing:|
|Mar-18-17|| ||HeMateMe: Wasn't she suspended for 6 months, for PEDs?|
|Mar-18-17|| ||zanzibar: I don't think so.|
|Mar-19-17|| ||HeMateMe: sometimes these types of photos are silly, if you don't really have the goods|
can't blame a person for trying, though.
I like this, lovely face
|Mar-19-17|| ||zanzibar: <a fake?> I don't think so.|
|Mar-19-17|| ||zanzibar: <HMM> - when did you last check your eye prescription?|
|Mar-19-17|| ||HeMateMe: not every girl looks great in the cheesecake photos. Sometimes if you don't have that certain look, you shouldn't waste time with that kind of photo shoot. every female tennis player has a set of pictures like this because they want to be the next Sharapova or kournikova. It gets a bit monotonous, every girl trying to be a sex symbol.|
|Mar-19-17|| ||zanzibar: <<HMM> It gets a bit monotonous, every girl trying to be a sex symbol.>|
Yes, I agree. But she probably got paid for the modeling shot... so why not?
|Mar-20-17|| ||HeMateMe: I don't think so. If you're just a regular joe, you pay a photographer to do this, then try and market the pix, market yourself. Agents always ask female athletes to do this. The Russian tennis players all have a set of photos like this, it's SOP.|
|Mar-20-17|| ||zanzibar: Well, there's this quote from her:
<Manakova recently acknowledged: “We are not as strong as the male players so why shouldn’t we cash in on our beauty?”>
So, maybe you're right - she paid upfront (or some organization), and hopefully eventually recouped her investment.
There was some controversy about it (check her wiki page with the Telegraph link (maybe via wayback)).
I guess it turned out to be a passing fade. Just as well.
|Mar-20-17|| ||HeMateMe: they shop the photos to media outlets, to get attention and also clothing and cosmetics companies, hoping for a little action. I'm pretty sure kosteniuk has made some money using that angle, but not a whole lot of money.|
Obviously she's quite attractive. A few years ago she was a presenter on a nationally televised awards show in Russia, their 'Grammy's' I believe. She only gets to speak a few words, and gets shouted over by two idiot hosts who think they're the real show.
But, it does reveal that beauty can open doors. It's on youtube. I don't think there's English translation, but you can get the gist of it just by observing body language. She's very nervous.
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