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|Sep-30-13|| ||Karpova: Kateryna on Boris Gelfand from an exchange taking place after Lahno vs B Khotenashvili, 2013 :|
Kateryna: <I never calculate my points until the tournament is finished. I just want to play good games.>
Maria Emelianova: <So does Boris Gelfand! Is he your favorite player?>
Kateryna: <Yes, actually he is, but in Paris I support my compatriot Vassily Ivanchuk and wish him a very good luck!>
|Apr-27-14|| ||ketchuplover: Kudos on becoming the Women's Rapid Chess World Title Holder|
|Apr-27-14|| ||alexmagnus: Congrats Katy :)|
|May-16-14|| ||Beholder: It seems whoever keeps this page isn't up to date on Katya.|
To begin with, she has already divorced GM Robert Fontaine.
But the much more important (for us at least) bit of trivia is that she has switched federations and will be now playing under a Russian flag.
Gone the way of Karjakin, one might say.
|May-16-14|| ||WannaBe: She's single!?!!?|
|May-16-14|| ||Benzol: When did she divorce Robert Fontaine?|
|May-17-14|| ||alexmagnus: <But the much more important (for us at least) bit of trivia is that she has switched federations and will be now playing under a Russian flag.>|
Yes, in Russian forums there are some speculations around what happened. Some conflict with the Ukrainian chess federation, but the exact nature of it is kept secret.
|May-17-14|| ||Beholder: Katya Lahno herself on that: http://chess-news.ru/node/15375|
Katya's mom (note that this is a Ukrainian source, not Russian): http://sport.segodnya.ua/others/mam...
And the head of the RCF: http://chess-news.ru/node/15359
|Jul-13-14|| ||waustad: Why was her transfer fee 2000 Euros where Anna Muzychuk's was 5000? Is it because it was the second time for her? Ratings are similar and each played for another country repeatedly and recently. Could it be because Anna M has been over 2600 and Kateryna L hasn't? Karjakin was Euro 3200, but that was 5 years ago.|
|Jul-13-14|| ||perfidious: <waustad> See section 6.2 in the following link for the table of fees:|
|Jul-14-14|| ||waustad: <perfidious> Thanks for the link. That fills in a gap in my knowledge about how the process works.|
|Jul-21-14|| ||waustad: She is listed as a member of the Ukrainian olympiad team in the roster they've turned in: http://chess-results.com/tnr140381....|
|Jul-22-14|| ||notyetagm: <waustad: She is listed as a member of the Ukrainian olympiad team in the roster they've turned in: http://chess-results.com/tnr140381....>|
I think the Ukrainians listed her on their team to delay her transfer to the Russian Federation or to delay her eligibility to play for Russia in the Tromsk Olympiad.
There is method to their madness. Yes, they know she is leaving. :-)
|Jul-22-14|| ||notyetagm: Does anyone know if Lagno/Lahno is ethnic Russian?
I believe that Karjakin was, a Ukrainian of Russian descent, so his moving to Moscow not just to train but to represent Russia made a lot of sense.
|Jul-22-14|| ||Alien Math: <notyetagm: Does anyone know if Lagno/Lahno is ethnic Russian?>
Only article found to date about descent,
<"Для меня, наполовину русской, разговаривающей на русском языке и просто помнящей нашу историю, Россия так же близка, как и Украина. > Google translate appear: "For me, half Russian, talking in Russian and just remembering our history, Russia as close as Ukraine. ~ http://ruchess.ru/persons/catherine...
|Jul-22-14|| ||notyetagm: <Alien Math: <notyetagm: Does anyone know if Lagno/Lahno is ethnic Russian?> Only article found to date about descent,>|
Ok, so she is 1/2 Russian and Russian is her native language. Thanks.
|Jul-22-14|| ||alexmagnus: Half Russian, but her last name (now matter how written :)) is clearly Ukrainian.|
|Jul-22-14|| ||notyetagm: Kateryna Lahno|
<alexmagnus: Half Russian, but her last name (now matter how written :)) is clearly Ukrainian.>
Yes, her last name does not end in -nova, -seva, or -nina.
|Jul-29-14|| ||GumboGambit: With shifting borders, countries struggling to break free from Soviet rule, and new countries popping up (primarily in the former Yuogoslavia), it is very common for current Eastern Europeans to have 'mixed' heritage, where both sides have tense relations. (Croat-Serb, Russia-anyone). |
It may not be the same as jumping between Israel and Palestine, but going from Ukraine to Russia is going to leave harsh feelings, especially at this point in history.
|Dec-14-14|| ||alexmagnus: <It may not be the same as jumping between Israel and Palestine, but going from Ukraine to Russia is going to leave harsh feelings, especially at this point in history.>|
Well, the current war in Ukraine has clearly worsened the matters between Russia and Ukraine, in both directions. I spent my childhood between 6 and 15 is what is currently the war region (Mariupol it was, to be exact), and have many schholfriends from the region (incuding one living directly on the line of the front in Donetsk). Most have flown, but the directions to <where> they flee shows a lot about who they support. Pro-Westerners tend to flee inside Ukraine (although Russia is closer than any non-fought or not-ponentially-fought part of Ukraine), pro-Russians go to Russia. Some are reluctant to flee at all, fearing revenge from whoever wins the war if they end up fleeing in the "wrong" direction. The discussions aboze the war itself have already broken some families. The longer the war is lasting, the more Russians and Ukrainians start hating each other instead of each other's war-driven governemnts. It takes extreme courage to openly walk with a Russian flag in (the peaceful part of) Ukraine or with the Ukrainian flag in Russia.
|Dec-27-14|| ||alexmagnus: Katie is 25... How time flies. I remember how I cheered for her when she was... hm, 11?!|
|Jul-06-16|| ||posoo: YET AGAIN anuther page FILLED with comunts about da marital statis of a player. Dos dis hapen on MENS pages. NOT A CHUNCE. |
Da thril of da whiff of da CHANCE is wat drives dis SHOWVANISM.
|Jan-31-17|| ||sonia91: She is playing at Tradewise Gibraltar (2017), her first classical tournament since Russia-China Match (Women) (2016).|
|Dec-22-17|| ||Eagle41257: She's divorced, having a son|
|Dec-27-17|| ||eternaloptimist: Happy Birthday to the beautiful & brainy Kateryna Lahno!|
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