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🏆 Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)

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Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Tatiana Kosintseva, Xue Zhao, Susan Polgar, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Jun Xie, Nana Dzagnidze, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Maia Chiburdanidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Lagno, Pia Cramling, Viktorija Cmilyte, Harika Dronavalli, Anna Zatonskih, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Marie Sebag, Elina Danielian, Yuhua Xu, Monika Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Irina Krush, Almira Skripchenko, Lela Javakhishvili, Natalia Zhukova, Qian Huang, Elisabeth Paehtz, Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi, Yelena Dembo, Inna Gaponenko, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Harriet Hunt, Zhaoqin Peng, Corina-Isabela Peptan, Alisa Maric, Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska, Natasa Bojkovic, Dagne Ciuksyte, Olga Alexandrova, Maia Lomineishvili, Eva Repkova, Cristina-Adela Foisor, Deysi Estela Cori Tello, Joanna Dworakowska, Jovanka Houska, Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Regina Pokorna, Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Ildiko Madl, Elena Sedina, Jana Jackova, Svetlana Prudnikova, Sophie Milliet, Carolina Lujan, Szidonia Lazarne Vajda, Nisha Mohota, Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero, Silvia Alexieva, Marta Michna, Angela Borsuk, Tea Lanchava, Zuzana Hagarova, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Anita Gara, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Nelly Aginian, Betul Cemre Yildiz Kadioglu, Mariya Sergeyeva, Elvira Berend, Atousa Pourkashiyan, Gabriela Olarasu, Anna-Maria Botsari, Emilia Djingarova, Margarita Voyska, Jennifer Shahade, Bianca de Jong-Muhren, Laura Rogule, Jana Krivec, Sulennis Pina Vega, Thi Thanh An Nguyen, Svetlana Petrenko, Petra Schuurman, Yaniet Marrero Lopez, Maritza Arribas Robaina, Natalija Popova, Nikoletta Lakos, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Sarai Carolina Sanchez Castillo, Jessica Schmidt, Ana Benderac, Maria Velcheva, Sofya Zigangirova, Zuzana Cibickova, Firuza Velikhanli, Genrieta Lagvilava, Ilze Berzina, Mirjana Medic, Elena Boric plus 229 more players. Chess Event Description
Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)


 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 707  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Bjerke vs Y Xu  ½-½332004Calvia Olympiad (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. X Zhao vs S Barth Stanford  1-0292004Calvia Olympiad (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Kosteniuk vs L Ptacnikova  ½-½372004Calvia Olympiad (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. G Thorsteinsdottir vs T Kosintseva  0-1282004Calvia Olympiad (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. N Kosintseva vs H Ingolfsdottir  1-0292004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C11 French
6. S Sanchez Castillo vs S Polgar 0-1862004Calvia Olympiad (Women)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. A Zatonskih vs Z Hernandez  1-0312004Calvia Olympiad (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
8. A J Martinez vs J Shahade  ½-½332004Calvia Olympiad (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
9. Chiburdanidze vs E Boric  ½-½282004Calvia Olympiad (Women)A80 Dutch
10. D Dengler vs N Dzagnidze  0-1342004Calvia Olympiad (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. M Lomineishvili vs S Dedijer  1-0362004Calvia Olympiad (Women)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
12. N Koskela vs N Zhukova  0-1482004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
13. I Gaponenko vs T Tuominen 1-0562004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
14. H Puuska vs O Alexandrova  0-1332004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C01 French, Exchange
15. Koneru vs Y Hernandez Guerrero  1-0392004Calvia Olympiad (Women)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. E Garcia Garcia vs S Vijayalakshmi  ½-½712004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C45 Scotch Game
17. E Hansen vs M Socko  1-0432004Calvia Olympiad (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
18. M Sebag vs C Leite  1-0502004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C53 Giuoco Piano
19. C Foisor vs H Mira  0-1802004Calvia Olympiad (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
20. R Hamid vs A Maric  0-1572004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C11 French
21. S Prudnikova vs S S Parveen  1-0432004Calvia Olympiad (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Repkova vs N K Ortiz  ½-½382004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C53 Giuoco Piano
23. B C Yildiz Kadioglu vs Z Peng  0-1492004Calvia Olympiad (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. P Cramling vs E Charomova  1-0312004Calvia Olympiad (Women)D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
25. G Sukhu vs O Sabirova 0-1192004Calvia Olympiad (Women)C44 King's Pawn Game
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  Benzol: <shr0pshire> Is it only the games you love looking over? :)
Nov-03-04  shr0pshire: Well I do especially like looking over the women's games. I am not a grandmaster, so I don't catch everything in grandmaster's games. Since women are generally rated lower, I understand more moves in their games, and it is easier for me to go over their games.

Although I do love watching Kasparov, Kramnik, Morozevich and Anand, but I don't understand all their moves.

I understand far more of an international master's game than I do a grandmaster's.

Thus, women's games are on the whole more instructive to me.

But I don't mind looking at the chess players either. There are a lot of cuties in the chess world. :)

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  cu8sfan: <shr0pshire> I agree, I also prefer to go over an IM's game rather than one of the super-GMs.
Nov-03-04  molinov: I wanna raise a question: Do you think it is right that men's and women's olympiads are to separated events?.It's true that it can help promote chess amongst women.But I still think that it is discriminatory and chauvinistic.What is your opinion on the matter?.
Nov-03-04  clocked: Women are not restricted from entering the "men's" event.
Nov-03-04  shr0pshire: I also think it is a discriminatory practice. Women are very capable of playing and beating men. I think it is a very discriminatory practice, and I think that national championships, and olympiads etc, should be all encompassing.

I guess there aren't too many women's chess players that are feminists.

Nov-03-04  clocked: Discrimination? yes, the men are discriminated against.
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  cu8sfan: If women can also play in the men's event I don't see a problem. Chess is the only "sport" I know of where women play men on occasion. I've never seen a woman play baseball or soccer or hockey or whatever in the men's group.
Nov-04-04  refutor: a woman played goal for the tampa bay lightning a couple of years ago...and sorenstam (sp?) played with the men in golf this year
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  cu8sfan: Thanks, <refutor>, interesting. I knew that there's been a female pitcher in the Minor Leagues a couple of years ago but for some reasons no one could imagine them in the Majors.
Nov-04-04  acirce: <Women are very capable of playing and beating men.> The thing is that there is, for example, only one single woman on FIDE's top-200 list. Without separate women's events they would simply just never win anything! Unlike in for example running, where no woman is even close to the fastest men, chess also has these occasional exceptions like Judit Polgar, which makes the current order very logical -- women's events AND possibilities for women to compete in "men's" events.
Premium Chessgames Member We moved the games which were erroneously categorized under the Men's Olympiad to this page now.
Nov-04-04  Calli: Chessgames:

Are there any plans for a searchable "event" field? In addition to the recent events, it would be great to click on the event name of a game and bring all the games for say "Hastings 1895" etc.

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  Gypsy: For about a decade Lyn Hill was the unquestionably best rock-climber in Western hemisphere. As a group, women rock climbers are quickly closing the performance gap on men. Suzan Buchard won the Ididarod (the great Alaska dog-sled race) a record breaking x times (x=6 1). Men are completely outmatched by women in gymnastics and, most years, in figure scating. Ammong top equestrian riders, there is more women than men; they compete together. Women are at least as good divers as men are.

Men bodies generate more raw speed and raw strength. Women bodies excell where relative strength (eg, strengh to body weight), flexibility, ballance, and accuracy of motion is required.

As for intellectual pursuits: Supposedly, women think in different patters from men. That probably is true, but I never understood the explanations of the difference. The best I can muster is that, typically, there are different things that "make us tick". Women still are a minority in various math science disciplines, but those that I met are as sharp as any of the men. I am absolutely sure that women are inherently as gifted as men. In chess, already Judith is a top ten player, Zsuzsa, before she retired, was a top 100 player, and so was Vera Menchik way back before WW2. Besides that, about ten or so of solid rank and fine grandmasters are women. Over time, their nubers will grow.

Nov-04-04  shr0pshire: Well segregating women by having them play in seperate tournaments as men will only prolong the problem in my opinion.

Having women train and play with men will bring their playing levels closer to men's.

I think the problem is that not as many women play the game proportionally to men. Chess is inherently a war game, and that does not suit the traditional conditioning of women.

I have not seen a single study saying that women are not as capable as men intellectually. I think if you give women the chance to succeed in chess, then they will. But, I think it is going to take a lot of societal change for that to happen.

Nov-04-04  Knight13: Cool. Xie Jun, the Women Champion from 1990, is playing, too.
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  Gypsy: <shr0pshire> There is a maxim that we are all capable to rise only a certain degree over our competition. I think its true. That speaks for the Mr. Polgar approach to chess training: "Let my daughters play with men!"

But there probably is also a complement of that maxim, namely that if the competition starts too far above our own level, most of us do not ever catch up. That speaks for having a separate events for kids, juniors, and, at present still, for women.

Of course, it is a fine line to walk. How long you go before you discontinue that? When does that initial help becomes a hindrance?

Nov-04-04  Minor Piece Activity: The Chinese team did real well on the women's event, is their score a record for them in their history of chess olympiads?
Nov-04-04  tldr3: I essentially agree with <acirce> and <Gypsy>. We must remember that (with the extremely rare exception) women have only been playing chess in fairly recent times. They have never been encouraged, indeed,must likely discouraged by society as a whole. We have a 1500 year advantage over them collectively. However, it certainly won't take them that long to catch up. I would quess that in 50 years you will see a good number of women in the top grandmaster level. In the meantime, " womens only" events encourage women to excel, which gets more women interested etc. I think they are a good idea.
Nov-04-04  WMD: You boys really should get out more (acirce in particular) and meet some women. Chess is a minority male interest. Like stamp collecting and model railways.
Nov-04-04  Minor Piece Activity: So I take it your stamp collecting is not going well WMD? ;)
Nov-04-04  suenteus po 147: <WMD> Men should only be out meeting women if they are prepared to appreciate the time they spend with the women as well as appreciating the women themselves. Otherwise it's much safer and more productive stay in kibitzing and playing chess :)
Nov-04-04  alexapple: <Minor Piece Activity> The Chinese women team scored 29 point in just 13 rounds in 1998 Chess olympiad.
Nov-05-04  Minor Piece Activity: Ok thanx. =)
Nov-07-04  ruylopez900: <tldr3> Yes, the Urals Cup (a womens only super tournament) was interesting to watch as it was all of these women playing at a level not seen anywhere else for them (their WC tourneys are watered down until the very end). Just kinda ineteresting.
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