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Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1994 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2168
Highest rating achieved in database: 2182
Overall record: +10 -5 =6 (61.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-24-1974, 43 years old) Vietnam (federation/nationality Australia)

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Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky is a WIM. Australian champion (w) in 1998.

Wikipedia article: Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Chapman vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  1-044 1994 It, VII-VIII, Melbourne (AustrC30 King's Gambit Declined
2. W Jordan vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  1-046 1994 It, Melbourne (Australia)C55 Two Knights Defense
3. J P Le Roux vs N Phan-Koshnitsky 0-142 1995 It (open)C55 Two Knights Defense
4. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs L Moylan  ½-½66 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA48 King's Indian
5. N Mills vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½24 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs V Smith  1-026 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA10 English
7. I Berezina vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½17 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE77 King's Indian
8. C Lip vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-145 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenB30 Sicilian
9. L Moylan vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-165 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA48 King's Indian
10. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs N Szuveges  1-045 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE73 King's Indian
11. N Szuveges vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½46 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
12. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs I Berezina  1-088 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE73 King's Indian
13. A Skripchenko vs N Phan-Koshnitsky 1-048 2001 FIDE WCh Women KOC45 Scotch Game
14. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs A Skripchenko  0-148 2001 FIDE WCh Women KOD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs A Hamdouchi  ½-½44 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB08 Pirc, Classical
16. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs A Benderac  ½-½61 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
17. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs M Boudechiche  1-024 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Castillo vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-128 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
19. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs E Partac  0-151 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. N Antonova vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-146 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenE92 King's Indian
21. E Ambrosi vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-152 2006 37th Chess Olympiad: WomenC25 Vienna
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Apr-20-05  fenno: There is an interesting note in this player's history. ->

Robert Crowley (sic) claims he may have won his third State chess championship if his opponent's breasts had not got in the way. Mr. Crowley, 50, claims he was unable to keep his eyes off Ngan Koshnitsky's cleavage. Part-way through the six-round South Australian state contest he complained to organizers about the 24-year-old reigning Australian women's champion's penchant for revealing tops.

Miss Koshnitsky beat Mr. Crowley 4-2 in last month's competition. She said yesterday that unlike most of her chess-playing counterparts she liked wearing sexy clothes, but said "it shouldn't be an issue at all". His complaint against her manner of dress was nothing more than a stupid excuse for losing. "It makes me angry that he didn't think I was good enough to win," she said. "I believe that most men can't accept losing a game against a woman."

- What do you think?

Apr-20-05  PivotalAnorak: <fenno> u got a picture ?
Apr-20-05  Karpova: Here is a picture of her (no pornographic content):

I think it's just a bad excuse.

Apr-21-05  TheSlid: <I think it's just a bad excuse> Even worse is the background music on the above link. It is truly terrible. : )
Apr-21-05  Karpova: crowley is obviously exaggerating and thereby makes a fool of himself.
Apr-21-05  PivotalAnorak: <theslid> LOL ! So true !
Apr-21-05  Karpova: is there anything notable about her except from her cleavage?
Apr-21-05  fenno: Let me continue on previous issue a while. :)

The article <Karpova> links calls the man Cowley.

My opinion is that Cow-/Crowley most probably did not lie that he experienced problems he described during the match, because he should have known that he was to be ridiculed about his 'confession'. I do not know if or how much he exaggerated his difficulties, though. In any case, he should have complained to his opponent during the match and not only after he lost the match (but he was a coward). A gentleman would not behave like he did.

Apr-22-05  Karpova: I think that only a man who has several problems could get distracted by his female opponent's clothing in such a way as described by Mr C(r)owley.

Chessplayers do better if they watch the chessboard instead of their (female) opponent. That's what chess is about.

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  Benzol: Looks like she might be the daughter-in-law of Gregory Koshnitsky.
Jun-22-05  Runemaster: The surname of the man in question is Cowley - a master from South Australia. I'm not sure, but Ngan might be the grand-daughter of Gary (Gregory) Koshmitsky.
Jan-05-08  AlbertoDominguez: She is really small ... the first time he sits down across the table from a gal who's really stacked he'll have a seizure!

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  Jim Bartle: Aren't you supposed to be looking at the board? Then again, maybe he used that method I've seen in Tal photos, with the eyes down at the level of the board...
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  Marmot PFL: I had a woman try that with me once, so I told her to save it for after the game (which she said "wasn't very nice"). She wore the same dress for a simul with Browne and he just laughed at her.
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  wordfunph: <fenno: There is an interesting note in this player's history. Robert Crowley (sic) claims he may have won his third State chess championship if his opponent's breasts had not got in the way.>

2nd case..

i read that Australian IM Mark Chapman once protested his losing title match against Australian WIM Ngan Koshnitsky. He claimed he lost because his attention always drifted from the board to the plunging neckline of his opponent.

this may be the attacking style of WIM Koshnitsky - Plunging Neckline Attack.. :)

Mar-20-11  BLarsen1967: <AlbertoDominguez> We can only pray that man will never play against Elina Danielian - they would have to carry him away !
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  FSR: There once was a lass named Ngan,

who won the state championship from a man.

He said in distress,

<'twas because of her breasts,

though I don't know if that was her plan.>

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