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sonia91
Member since Feb-09-08 · Last seen Jul-17-19
Games that I've submitted:

Carlsen vs C Aldrovandi, 2003

I Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2002

D Andreikin vs Carlsen, 2002

Lagno vs A Muzychuk, 1997

A Muzychuk vs Lagno, 1999

A Muzychuk vs D Arutyunova, 2000 (maybe)

N Dzagnidze vs A Muzychuk, 1997

D Harika vs A Muzychuk, 2000

Lagno vs A Muzychuk, 2000

A Ushenina vs A Muzychuk, 2001

E Sedina vs K Isgandarova, 2013

Karjakin vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2000

A Muzychuk vs Lagno, 2001 (maybe)

A Muzychuk vs D Harika, 2001

A Muzychuk vs D Harika, 2002

Yu Yangyi vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015

Leko vs Li Chao, 2015

Women's World Team Championship (2015)

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Women with all requirements for the IM title (norms+rating or Women's World Championship runner-up) but aren't IM:

Olga Girya

Natalia Pogonina

Baira Kovanova

Deysi Estela Cori Tello

Jolanta Zawadzka

Ruan Lufei

Kanying Qin

Huang Qian

Soumya Swaminathan

Joanna Majdan-Gajewska

Daria Voit

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First tournament to enforce "Sofia rules" (idea by Silvio Danailov) : MTel Masters (2005)

First tournament to adopt "Basque system" (later better known as "Basque chess"): Donostia Chess Festival (2011)

First tournament to have a blitz event prior the start to define the starting places, instead of drawing of lots: Tal Memorial (2012)

First tournament played in a glass cube: Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) (idea implemented also at Festival da Uva 4-player rapid event with Carlsen in 2014, and at EnterCard Chess Qualifier in 2015)

First tournament to implement a confessional boot: EnterCard Scandinavian Masters (2015)

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   sonia91 has kibitzed 1222 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jul-17-19 Danzhou GM (2019) (replies)
 
sonia91: What a dumb comment... why do you have to throw politcs in a chess forum on a chess tournament??!
 
   Jul-13-19 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
sonia91: <Grand Prix Riga Riga ISL> *Riga LAT (it's the capital of Latvia!)
 
   Jul-09-19 Alan Pichot
 
sonia91: He leads the <American Continental Championship> in Sao Paulo, Brazil after round 5 with 5/5. Top 4 or 5 will qualify for World Cup.
 
   Jul-09-19 Mikhail Antipov
 
sonia91: He won the Netanya Open, held alongside the Netanya Masters (2019) : http://chess-results.com/tnr436185.... . Top seed of the open was Anton Korobov (2687). This is Antipov's second big win, after the World Junior Championship (2015) .
 
   Jul-09-19 Le Quang Liem
 
sonia91: Liem wins his 3rd consecutive tournament, after the Asian Continental and the St Louis Summer A (2019) (not spring as I wrote in the previous comment), this time the <World Open> in Philadelphia. He beat Jeffery Xiong, who crossed 2700 in this tourney, in an Armageddon ...
 
   Jul-09-19 Jergus Pechac (replies)
 
sonia91: At the last FIDE presidential board meeting: https://www.fide.com/component/cont... <the silent page of GM Jergus Pechac..> I remember he made the headlines some years ago when thanks to k=40 he jumped from 2100+ to 2500+ in just one list: ...
 
   Jul-08-19 Richard Rapport (replies)
 
sonia91: Congrats on winning Danzhou GM (2019) ! <Rapport roars in Hainan Danzhou> https://en.chessbase.com/post/haina...
 
   Jul-07-19 Parham Maghsoodloo
 
sonia91: He just won the traditional Leon rapid tournament in Spain after beating Vassily Ivanchuk in the final (it's a KO event). Maghsoodloo beat in the semifinal local GM Jaime Santos Latasa . Indian prodigy Nihal Sarin also took part in the tourney, but was defeated by Ivanchuk in the ...
 
   Jul-07-19 Alexey Sarana (replies)
 
sonia91: He finished =1st in the Russian Higher League (2019) , 2nd on tiebreak, and qualified for the Russian Championship Superfinal for the second year in a row. This year Sarana gained 14.5 rating points in the tournament and broke into the top 100 in the live ratings.
 
   Jul-07-19 Russian Championship Higher League (2019)
 
sonia91: Photos of medallists at award cerimony: http://ruchess.ru/en/news/all/russi...
 
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