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|Feb-04-13|| ||Llawdogg: Happy 24th Birthday!|
|Mar-07-13|| ||HeMateMe: She's a Murmansker. I don't think they serve tropical drinks in the bars, up there. Even the polar bears wear wetsuits.|
|Mar-08-13|| ||John Abraham: Valentina played a wonderful game recently...full of tactics and ideas, it's a very beautifully complex game...wonderful play|
V Gunina vs Ju Wenjun, 2013
|Mar-08-13|| ||HeMateMe: ^^Definitely an exciting game. Carlsen had a similar position in London I think, this year, but with fewer pieces on the board. One of those games where the defenders rooks are badly coordinated and multiple threats hang everywhere.|
|May-07-13|| ||Natalia Pogonina: Grats to Valya on becoming the 29th woman in chess history to earn the GM title.|
1991 Polgar Susan, Xie Jun
1992 Polgar Judit, Cramling
2001 Zhu Chen
2002 Humpy, Stefanova
2004 Kosteniuk, Peng
2007 Hoang Thanh, Lahno, Xu Yuhua
2008 Dzagnidze, Sebag, Socko, Zhao Xue
2009 Arakhamia-Grant, Hou Yifan, Kosintseva Tatiana
2010 Cmilyte, Zhukova, Danielian
2011 Kosintseva Nadezhda, Dronavalli
2012 Muzychuk Anna, Ushenina
|May-31-13|| ||whiteshark: Congratulations!
(Approved by FIDE's 2nd quarter Presidential Board 2013 meeting held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 4-7 May 2013.)
|Oct-11-13|| ||Karpova: All smiles: http://www.chessbase.com/Portals/4/...|
|Oct-11-13|| ||Shams: <Karpova> Add some jangly earrings and put her in a synth-pop duo!|
|Oct-13-13|| ||Conrad93: She was the only undefeated player at the Russian Super Finals (Women).|
|Oct-14-13|| ||Calar: Congrats on becoming 2013 Russian Women Chess Champion :)|
|Oct-26-13|| ||The Last Straw: Good work!|
|Nov-26-13|| ||Nightsurfer: <Valentina Gunina> wants to win the up-coming rapid chess tournament <"International Ladies Chess Gala 2013"> - that is organized by the German daily <"neues deutschland"> - in Berlin on November 28th, 2013, for the second time. Herewith a (German-language) portrait of <Valentina Gunina> with regard to her trip to Berlin: http://www.neues-deutschland.de/art...|
|Dec-01-13|| ||Karpova: Congratulations on winning the 8th ND-Damen-Schachgala, November 28, 2013:|
1. Gunina 3.0
2. Pähtz 2.0
3. Michna 1.0
4. Bjerke 0.0
Gunina went on to beat Pähtz 1.5-0.5 in the final.
Report and games: http://de.chessbase.com/post/gunina...
|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.
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