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|Mar-22-14|| ||waustad: If she plays in the last round, her probably opponent would be IM Ilja Schneider 2486 GER. She hasn't played since her win against GM Buhmann. Some of the others travelled a lot farther than she would have to, so once they are in Sankt Veit, they might as well play. Wolfsberg will finish in 8th place no matter what happens tomorrow, but it could effect where ASVÖ Wulkaprodersdorf ends up. They could end up anywhere from 3rd through 7th.|
|Mar-23-14|| ||waustad: Today she played a quick draw against Schneider. That hasn't been seen in her play often in the last several years.|
|Mar-24-14|| ||waustad: There is a notice about the Chess Ladies Vienna IM Turnier in chess-results http://chess-results.com/tnr126811..... EM is not yet included in the list. The Chess Ladies tournament seems to have changed name each year, so who knows what is going on. |
There is also considerable discussion of the upcoming weekend in the German FBL here: http://www.chess-international.de/A...
|Mar-25-14|| ||waustad: It appears that there may be live coverage of the FBL this weekend. Sommeone with better German than mine might be able to say more difinitively, but that's what I take from here: http://www.schachbund.de/news/fraue...|
|Mar-29-14|| ||waustad: Both sides are at near full strength! Victoria Cmilyte is on second board because both Muzychuk sisters are playing. |
Eva Moser is playing a rather strange Nimzo-Larsen as white against Tanya Sachdev. Tomorrow's round will be shown live too. No live video or analysis, but we get games! http://live.sf-deizisau.de/?g=2&r=10
|Mar-29-14|| ||waustad: OSG Baden Baden won the top 3 boards 2.5 - .5, but the bottom 3 don't look good at all. Eva is busted against Tanya Sachdev. A bit before time control she was up a pawn but had a shaky king position. The Indian's attack was worth far more.|
|Mar-29-14|| ||waustad: They split 3-3. In this round there were lots of players who haven't been regulars for either team. Cmilyte, Sebag, Lilit M. and Anna Muzychuk played their first game of the season and Mariya Muzychuk played her second. With the tie break the way they are, it is very likely that OSG Baden Baden's string of FBL championships will end here with a second place finish.|
|Mar-30-14|| ||waustad: Both of the top teams won their matches, but with the unexpected win by Deimante Daulyte over Viktoria Cmilyte the tiebreak situation for OSG Baden Baden got even worse. Congratulations to SC 1957 Bad Königshofen for winning the FBL season.|
In her game, Eva Moser was victorious as black in a Benoni against Franziska Pruefert, an 1800 player.
|Mar-31-14|| ||waustad: Chessbase had some coverage of the last rounds in the FBL. There was some controversy about one of the SC 1957 Bad Königshofen players assisting the folks who were broadcasting the games having access to an engine during play, if I read it right. A protest was made, though the player in question, Anastasia Savina, was not active during the penultimate round, but was during the last round. My German isn't good enough to catch all of the nuances here. http://de.chessbase.com/post/bad-ko...|
|Apr-03-14|| ||Lingfield Grove: The latest FIDE ratings make for cheery reading.|
|Apr-12-14|| ||waustad: <They split 3-3.> Actually OSG Baden Baden lost with all 3 bottom boards losing. The live coverage had a draw posted in Anna Z's game, but everything I've seen since indicates that it was a loss.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||waustad: When I first read about this tournament a few months ago, it looked like there might be an Austrian player there, but it looks like that isn't to be: http://chess-results.com/tnr133918....
The most recent article I saw indicates that the player they are waiting on is Valentina Gunina. With 9 players signed up, perhaps someone will be added. There are several other likely sounding tournaments coming up with no EM on the list as yet. Hopefully she'll go to Tromso.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||Lingfield Grove: Have been enjoying some Austrian successes recently but no sign of Eva.Is she taking some study leave prior to trying to get the next GM norm? But as we know in U.K this can be an irksome process as IM Hawkins is finding out.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||waustad: She does have a full time job. If norms were the main issue, the First Saturday tournaments in Budapest are not that far away, but I've never seen her name there. Since the German tournament mentioned in my last post seems to be designed to get Elizabeth Paehtz a GM norm, they need another GM, so if Gunina isn't coming they'll try to hustle up Cmilyte, Sebag, or, ...|
|Jun-04-14|| ||waustad: The Austrian teams for Tromsö have been announced.
Open: Markus Ragger, David Shengelia, Peter Schreiner, Robert Kreisl and Andreas Diermiar, with coach Zoltan Ribli.
Women: Eva Moser, Veronika Exler, Katharina Newrkla, Julia Novkovic and Lisa Hapala
Several players I might have expected to see are Anna-Christina Kopinits and Anna-Lena Schnegg
More information is available here (in German): http://www.chess.at/
|Jun-04-14|| ||Lingfield Grove: Concerned that EM is not getting sufficient practice prior to Norway. No doubt she knows best.|
|Jun-06-14|| ||waustad: I don't know if she's playing in the Styrian Open this year, but the information booklet features her picture: http://chess-results.com/Download/K...
Only one Austrian has entered so far, but there are already 9 foreign GMs on the list. Here is one time where a WGM title is more valuable than an IM title, since the former would get the entry fee waived. In her case, it would be anyhow due to >= 2450 elo.
|Jun-19-14|| ||waustad: The European Women's Championship, the Husek Wien Open and the Styrian Open are all played at the same time in July. There doesn't seem to be a list posted of those entered in the first mentioned tournament, but she isn't listed as entered in either Austrian tournament.|
|Jun-22-14|| ||waustad: Thus far the roster for OSG Baden Baden 2014/2015 looks the same as last year. I'm not sure if the website is entirely up to date with any possible roster moves:|
|Jun-22-14|| ||parisattack: Her work with openings, transpositions and especially move-orders is very interesting and instructive. A quite talented and intellectually curious young lady.|
Thank you <waustad> for keeping us up-to-date on her schedule and progress!
|Jun-29-14|| ||waustad: Here is an interesting piece of artwork depicting EMs time trouble: https://www.flickr.com/photos/90168...|
|Jul-04-14|| ||waustad: This is the game depicted in the artwork mentioned in the previous post:
[Event "Steirische Landesliga 2013/2014"]
[White "Wertjanz, David"]
[Black "Moser, Eva"]
[WhiteTeam "Styria Graz"]
[BlackTeam "Sv Schachamazonen Graz"]
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. Nf3 e5 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 c6 8. a4
a5 9. h3 h6 10. Ba2 Re8 11. Be3 Qc7 12. Nh4 Nf8 13. Qf3 exd4 14. Bxd4 Ne6 15.
Be3 Ng5 16. Bxg5 hxg5 17. Nf5 Bf8 18. Ng3 g4 19. hxg4 Bxg4 20. Qf4 Re5 21. Nd1
Qe7 22. f3 Bd7 23. Nf2 Nh5 24. Nxh5 Rxh5 25. Nd3 g6 26. g4 Rh7 27. Kg2 Bh6 28.
Qg3 Bg5 29. Rh1 Bh4 30. Qf4 d5 31. e5 Be6 32. Rh2 Re8 33. Rah1 g5 34. Qd4 Rh6
35. Rf1 f6 36. f4 gxf4 37. Rxf4 fxe5 38. Qxe5 Bf6 39. Rxh6 Bxe5 40. Nxe5 Qd6
41. Rg6+ Kh7 42. Rff6 Qxe5 43. Rh6+ Kg8 44. Rhg6+ 1/2-1/2
|Jul-20-14|| ||waustad: She's listed as #22 woman playing in the olympiad. Of course that could change if the Russians are allowed back in: http://chess-results.com/tnr140381....|
|Jul-26-14|| ||waustad: Happy b'day! When I turned 32 I made some sort of binary joke about having flipped 6 bits. 011111 -> 100000 Actually I recently flipped 7 bits.|
|Aug-01-14|| ||waustad: In the first round Austria plays Surinam. Since their highest rated player is rated 1737, this seems like a good time to let Lisa Hapala play for her country for what looks like the first time, if olimpbase is any indication. I suspect many top boards will be rested in the first round.|
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