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|Sep-05-14|| ||waustad: Actually if you look at the list of participants, the rapid and blitz championships contain a much better sample of the best Austrian women than the official championships did.
One person I'm surprised hasn't shown up for the championships at any speed is Chiara Polterauer after her great result here:
She held her own in last year's Austrian Women's championship. Then again she's so young maybe they (or she) wanted to let her have a life away from chess for a while.
|Sep-21-14|| ||waustad: The FBL begins next weekend. Hopefully they'll make games available this time around. It was quite hit or miss over the last few seasons.|
01. + 02. Runde Sa/So, 27/28.09.2014
03. + 04. Runde Sa/So, 29./30.11.2014
05. Runde So, 14.12.2014
06. + 07. Runde Sa/So, 24./25.01.2015
08. + 09. Runde Sa/So, 28./29.03.2015
10. + 11. Runde Sa/So, 18./19.04.2015
I've corrected an obvious typo involving round 9.
More detail can be found here for now: http://www.schachbund.de/SchachBL/f...
Although Ms. Moser is listed as board 5 for OSG Baden Baden, I suspect she'll usually be on board 2 since Viktoria Cmilyte and the two Muzychuk sisters probably won't be playing that often, if last season is any indication. Perhaps Anna Zatonskih's pregnancy will be an issue sometime during the season too, which could even move her up to first board against a weaker opponent.
Baden Baden: http://www.schachbund.de/SchachBL/b...
|Sep-24-14|| ||waustad: Sunday OSG Baden Baden plays SC Bad Königshofen 1967, which is another favorite to win it all. Perhaps we'll see move GMs playing this weekend than usual for the FBL.|
|Sep-27-14|| ||waustad: I can't find live games, but both Muzychuk sisters are playing and Eva M is playing on board 4 in a game that is not yet completed. As of now OSG Baden Baden leads 1.5/0.5: http://nsv-online.de/ligen/fbl-1415...|
|Sep-27-14|| ||waustad: Today she won playing black against Martina Korenova.|
|Sep-27-14|| ||waustad: Assuming there are no changes from yesterday, she'll probably be playing white against Olga Girya. As usual when she's white, it would be foolhardy to even guess what opening will be played. Hopefully somebody like chessbase will eventually show us the games.|
|Sep-28-14|| ||waustad: Moser's win over Olga Girya today, along with one by Mariya Muzychuk over Valentina Gunina, gave OSG Baden Baden a win over their top rival Bad Königshofen dispite the loss by Ekaterina Kovalevskaya to Lilit Mrktchian. They have worse tiebreaks early on, but have played two of the stronger teams so this is not a surprise.|
|Oct-01-14|| ||waustad: I wonder if she'll play at the Internationales Schachopen Graz 2015 A-Turnier. It looks like it could be a reasonable shot at another GM norm. There are already 6 GMs out of 24 entered and 8 foreign players. Only one day has 2 rounds, so it seems to be set up to make norms possible.|
|Oct-10-14|| ||waustad: The second round in the Styrian League is tomorrow, where Eva is on the list for SV Schachamazonen Graz. Another player listed for them is Melanie Ohme, though neither played in the first round.|
|Oct-11-14|| ||waustad: She played today for the Schachamazonen Graz and beat IM Michal Meszaros (2408). If they follow the pattern from the last round, games should be available in a day or so. The team is living up to its name since they won over an all male team SPG Horn Ratten-Krieglach by +3 =3 -2, with all 3 wins by women. http://chess-results.com/tnr135083....|
|Oct-12-14|| ||perfidious: <waustad> Triumph of the Amazons!|
|Oct-13-14|| ||waustad: A name that has recently cropped up among the Austrian women is Eliza Truszkiewicz, who was one of the amazons mentioned above. It seems she changed federations from Poland to Austria in August.|
|Oct-20-14|| ||waustad: The round 2 games for the Steirische Landesliga 2014/2015 are now out: http://chess-results.com/partieSuch...
Her win over Michal Meszaros is a Sicilian that was outside of this database by move 4. She won 2 pawns and her opponent resigned.|
|Oct-30-14|| ||waustad: The Austrian Rapid and Blitz Championships will be played this weekend in Gamlitz. Most of the top Austrian players of both genders will be competing. It does not appear that games will be broadcast live. The next live broadcast will be 11/20/14 for the Bundesliga 1 opening round.|
|Nov-01-14|| ||waustad: After a dreadful start where she went +1 =0 -3 in the first 4 rounds, she went +8 =0 -1 for the rest of the day.
Rapids will be played tomorrow after what looked like a decent dinner and wine tasting, if the organizers are to be believed.|
|Nov-01-14|| ||waustad: Here is a link to the winner's picture, with Eva M taking the Damenpreis: http://www.chess.at/gallery/index.p...|
Many pictures at: http://www.chess.at/gallery/index.p...
|Nov-02-14|| ||waustad: With her final round win over David Shengelia she came in second, behind Markus Ragger in the Austrian Rapids Championship. She is also the top female, but the overall silver probably pays more. Many tournaments specify only one prize.|
|Nov-02-14|| ||waustad: It looks like she got both. See pic: http://www.chess.at/gallery/var/alb...|
|Nov-02-14|| ||waustad: Here is some video the tournament and both winners: http://tvthek.orf.at/program/Steier...|
|Nov-03-14|| ||waustad: That video shows some extremes in Hochdeutsch vs dialect issues in broadcasting. The woman who introduces the piece is very easy for an non-native speaker to understand, speaking very slowly and clearly in Hochdeutsch. She almost sounds like she's doing a tape for a language lab. The man who does the voiceover has a strong Austrian accent, but he still speaks fairly slowly and clearly. The two players however speak quickly and colloquially. I can understand much of what Markus Ragger says, but find Eva Moser's answer more difficult, due in large part to how fast she talks. It reminds me of some Austrians I knew in Wien who went to East Germany in the '70s. When they were talking to each other some of the Germans who overheard them thought they were from Finland.|
|Nov-06-14|| ||waustad: She has been nominated as the "Helle Köpfe" of the decade for Styria. She seems to be claimed by Salzburg, Kärnten and Steiermark and has won awards for being from each at one time or another. Several Austrians who appear to reside in the Graz area are listed as players from Kärnten due to their club affiliations, which complicates things even more.|
|Nov-09-14|| ||waustad: League play continues. She drew with FM Gert Schnider 2380 Saturday for the Schachamazonen Graz. The only win for the team today was by Johannes Kerschbaumer, with the team going down 3-5.|
|Nov-15-14|| ||waustad: The next two weekends could be very busy with the first 4 rounds of the Austrian Bundesliga 1 followed a week later by rounds 3 and 4 of the German Frauenbundesliga. OSG Baden Baden may not need to be at full strength to play the two teams from Leipzig, so she would probably either be on one of the top boards or not present.|
|Nov-20-14|| ||waustad: The Croatian contingent all came to Feffernitz so they comprised five of the six Wolfsberg players in today's round. The sole Austrian player today was FM Erich Steflitsch, who won his game today and SV Wolfsberg won the match +3=2-1. The matchup for tomorrow is SV Jacques Lemans St. Veit. One player I didn't remember from last year was Miso Cebalo, who at 69 may not be playing all 4 rounds this weekend. The playing site is in Carinthia near the places where both Eva Moser and Markus Ragger spent their high school years. Matchups, links to live games and such can be found here: http://chess-results.com/tnr134964....|
|Nov-23-14|| ||waustad: Wolfsberg did not fare well after winning their match, losing the next 3 culminating in a 1/2 - 5 1/2 drubbing at the hands of Sparkasse Jenbach. Wolfsberg kept with the same lineup for all 4 rounds, so Eva M did not play. Her team SV Schachamazonen Graz also lost in the Steirische Landesliga, with two boards forfeiting and FM Richard Singer on top board. We'll have to wait and see what happens next weekend in the FBL.|
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