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|Dec-01-13|| ||waustad: Here is a chessbase article on the win (in German): http://de.chessbase.com/post/gunina...|
|Feb-04-14|| ||whiteshark: С днём рождения!|
|Apr-01-14|| ||cro777: The traditional chess match <Blondes vs Brunettes> in Moscow.|
In Carlson Moscow Restaurant (located on the roof of a modern business centre Central City Tower, with its awesome panoramic views on the Kremlin, Moscow river, and Zamoskvorechie), the team of blonde players headed by Gunina is competing in a 8-round blitz match against the team of brunettes.
This is 4th edition of the April Fool’s Day blitz match. The Russians celebrate the day in the same way as much of the rest of the world, with "trust no one!" the motto. In the first edition (2011), everyone had been wondering whether it was an April Fool's Day hoax but it turned out to be a real event and a fun one at that.
|Apr-01-14|| ||cro777: Méfiez-vous des blondes
The blonde team convincingly won the April Fool’s Day blitz match in Moscow 48.5-32.5.
Blondes and Brunettes in Carlson Restaurant on the roof of a modern business centre in Moscow.
The restaurant is named after cartoon character Carlson, created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The cartoon adaptation became popularized in the Soviet Union and to this day, the adaptations are still celebrated as an integral part of the Russian cartoon industry, with Carlson being recognized as a national icon.
|Apr-02-14|| ||cro777: Valentina Gunina and Maria Fominykh achieved best individual results scoring 8.5/9.|
The final chord of the evening was a tea party with a cake in the form of a chessboard - a gift from the restaurant chef.
|Aug-18-14|| ||diceman: <The final chord of the evening was a tea party with a cake in the form of a chessboard - a gift from the restaurant chef.>|
Obviously not a chess player.
It has a black square in each corner.
|Aug-18-14|| ||waustad: Here's one they did better: http://indulgewithme.blogspot.com/2...|
|Dec-06-14|| ||weisyschwarz: She's a beast!!|
|Dec-07-14|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Valentina Gunina for winning the Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014). She finished with 7/9 (losing her first 2 but winning the next 7) to finish 1 point ahead of the 2nd place finisher, Galliamova.|
Gunina also gained 15.8 rating points to rise to a career high 2537.8 and the #7 on the women's rankings (which is also a career high).
|Dec-07-14|| ||FairyPromotion: Congratulations to miss Gunina for winning her second national title in a row, and 3rd overall.|
I also wish her luck in the upcoming Tata Steel Challengers (former: Group B).
|Dec-09-14|| ||HeMateMe: Way to go, champ!|
|Mar-03-15|| ||cro777: Blondes with Gunina and Girya defeated Brunettes in traditional match.|
The traditional 5th blitz match between "Blondes" and "Brunettes" took place on 3rd March at "Ostankino", a television and radio tower in Moscow. http://newtonplaza.ru/bg/NewtonPlaz...
The playing format was Scheveningen with eight players in each team. The Blondes won with the score 34:30 to take the overall lead 3.5:1.5. In the earlier encounters Blondes won two matches, Brunettes were better in one, while one match was tied.
Blondes (with yellow roses): Gunina, Girya, Vasilevich, Grabuzova, Zakurdyaeva, Fominykh, Bivol (the best individual result 6/8) and Dogodkina.
Brunettes (with red roses): Kashlinskaya (the best individual result 7/8), Matveeva, Mirzoeva, Harmunova, Pustovoytova, Bezgodova, Gvanceladze and Bogumil.
|Jul-04-15|| ||siggemannen: anyone knows Gunina's next tourney?|
|Jul-04-15|| ||Nerwal: At the latest, the Russian Championships in August (where she won thrice in the last four years)|
|Nov-22-15|| ||Bruce Graham: Gunina's full on style is in evidence at the European Team Championships: no draws.|
|Feb-04-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM (and WGM) Valentina Gunina.|
|Feb-05-16|| ||sonia91: Happy belated birthday!
Thanks to her result in Gibraltar, she is now back to 2500+ club.
|Feb-15-16|| ||Bruce Graham: Gunina attacked in Iran: http://www.chess-news.ru/en/node/21...|
|May-02-16|| ||cro777: Gunina convincingly won the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Batumi 2016 scoring 7.5/11.|
By winning the key game against Zhao Xue in the 10th round Gunina had ensured the victory with one round to go.
|Jun-13-16|| ||posoo: lolololol LOOK at da man beHIND her strate CREEPING trying NOT to look at da lady but ALSO tryna get EVERY LOOK he can steal!|
Most men are LOOMERS, dont know how to approche da women like da old posoo dos!
|Oct-08-16|| ||siggemannen: <posoo> That's her couch / team leader i think :P
Or were you speaking about your own experiences with the ladies? :D|
|Oct-08-16|| ||siggemannen: Anyone knows what's Gunina up to next, chesswise? She did quite solid at the Olympics, at least result-wise|
|Nov-27-16|| ||technical draw: Thanks for the pronunciation audio. I had her name all wrong.|
|Nov-27-16|| ||Dionysius1: <cro777>. That's awful in the photo. All the blondes have the black pieces. It does my head in!|
|Nov-28-16|| ||HeMateMe: where was Natalie Pogonina in the Blondes v. Brunettes match?|
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