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|May-09-13|| ||waustad: Here is some more information on hthat: http://www.chess-vienna.at/uploads/...|
|May-09-13|| ||waustad: I just looked at the 2013-2014 lineup for the Bundesliga Mitte and Wolfsberg is conspicuously missing: http://chess-results.com/tnr100408....
Perhaps they will be in the Bundesliga 1 next year. I don't know how that works there.|
|May-10-13|| ||Lingfield Grove: Yes you are right. Wolfsberg are listed in the Bundesliga 1 2013-14 presumably after being promoted. Some interesting chess coming up.|
|May-15-13|| ||waustad: Here is some coverage from a German site for the tournament starting this weekend: http://www.chess-international.de/?...|
I suspect that games will be available only after they are played. Looking at the list, Eva M. has been playing many of the foreign folks in this since she was in her early teens. I remember some of those names from Disney U12 Girls tournaments and such that can be found on Chess365. Juvenalia like that usually isn't all that interesting, but it is interesting to see when some features of style and opening repertoire develop. For example, her KIA formation games started much earlier than her 1.) g3 games, since she often got there via a closed Sicilian.
|May-17-13|| ||waustad: Supposedly they will be broadcasting the games. Look here: http://www.chess.at/|
|May-18-13|| ||waustad: She drew with WIM Kopinits in the first round. It was a strange game for me since it several times I stopped to look at the position and formulate a plan and saw later that Eva M was following my line. I suppose that many of these were fairly obvious based on the pawn structure (how can I trade off the bad bishop ...) and how she plays the French Tarrasch. She got 5 blacks but ends up playing white against the second highest rated player in the final round. Here are the pairings: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr980...|
|May-19-13|| ||waustad: Today she's playing some sort of Philidor reversed. I guess that she is trying to avoid prep, since the other Austrians know her KIA so well.|
|May-19-13|| ||waustad: She won today's game in 30 moves.|
|May-19-13|| ||waustad: They've posted some new ones! Thanks cg.com!|
|May-20-13|| ||waustad: Today she's playing something called the Pterodactyl Defense: Eastern. Benoni (B06). With some transpositions the've been following H Leks vs E Guo, 2009.|
|May-20-13|| ||waustad: There is also some coverage of the tournament at http://www.chess-and-strategy.com/ It is in French which is dificult for me, but there are quite a few pictures by Tatiana Tatiana https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...|
|May-20-13|| ||waustad: She won an interesting game, where both players were playing on increment for much of the game until time control. That is an inherent problem with her approach to openings, because avoiding main lines often means that one is faced with problems to solve at the board from early on. On the other hand, having theoretical discussions that begin with a TN at move 23 requires more time in prep than somebody with a day job has available.|
|May-20-13|| ||waustad: That should be Tatiana Kostiuk below.
One thing I've noticed while playing through the mass of games on chess365 is that in team tournaments she usually seems to get mostly blacks. This goes back to the 1990s, though I haven't done a careful study to count all of the games. Of course when she's top board it will be close to even, but when she's on a lower board like Wolfsberg or Baden Baden there is leeway based on who rests. Since many of her openings as white are black openings with a move in hand it makes some sense. Perhaps being a 2450ish player who doesn't mind playing black is a niche that can help pay the bills.
|May-21-13|| ||waustad: Katharina Newrkla beat Anne Haast today, so Anastasia Savina briefly took the lead with 3 points after her win against Veronika Exler. Eva Moser beat Nargiz Umudova during the second time scramble in an endgame arising from a French, to take the lead with 3.5/4.|
|May-21-13|| ||Lingfield Grove: Have just watched the E M win. Her endgame play is a very respectable part of her armoury. I like your comment re Eva and the black pieces. It is an enjoyable event so far.|
|May-21-13|| ||Lingfield Grove: Umudova(0 from 4)is no doubt a little tired after her surprise win at the Tschaturanga Open earlier in the month.She outdistanced a bevy of Austria's finest while being ranked 11th.|
|May-21-13|| ||waustad: That tournament was held a little South of where I lived in Wien 35 years ago. I usually didn't head in that direction because most of the things I was looking for were easier to get to via Mariahilferstrasse. I remember going near there looking for a restaurant that was open on Sunday, but that is about all. Looking at public transportation sites think I'd really have to relearn how to get around town. Then again the last time I was in London you could get a pint of ordinary bitter for 1s 11d. It's been a while.|
|May-22-13|| ||waustad: It looks like Elena Boric may have defaulted on her round 5 game. They posted 1-0 with no moves.|
|May-22-13|| ||waustad: I'm sure that chess-results.com is happy to take any advertising money it can get, but I do have to question the taste of the ads for this event. http://www.chess-results.com/tnr980...|
|May-22-13|| ||Dionysius1: The only ads on that page in my browser are for Mercedes Benz and Pantene hair shampoo. What are you seeing?|
|May-23-13|| ||waustad: Women having their brassiers snipped off or Chinese "partners". I'm sure it changes every time that one loads the page. A chess tournament full of women doesn't seem like the proper venue for those ads.|
|May-23-13|| ||waustad: They seem to have dealt with the issue if my recent reloads there are indicative.|
|May-23-13|| ||waustad: She survived Anne Haast's attack during the inevitable time scramble and won playing black in a French Winawer.|
|May-23-13|| ||Lingfield Grove: Loved it when both queens were being threatened. So far so good.|
|May-23-13|| ||waustad: Here is a very interesting endgame: http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi...|
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