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|Apr-27-12|| ||Nightsurfer: On that mixed event of SHOGI and International Chess that I have mentioned in my foregoing post (on <Apr-27-12>) and that has taken place in the autumn of 2011 at the wonderful <Chateau Villandry>/France, please check out http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail..., there have competed the SHOGI-<Meijin> Yoshiharu Habu and Toshiyuki Moriuchi versus Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ... in International Chess!|
|Apr-27-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Not only our beautiful Queen <Almira Skripchenk> is a fan of SHOGI, but -
as we learn from the report http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... as well - the same is true for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and for Anish Giri: The three of them have battled out a SHOGI-simul against SHOGI-<Meijin> Toshiyuki Moriuchi at Paris in the autumn of 2011, please check out once more again the reportage http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail... that has published the records of the games!|
|Apr-27-12|| ||Nightsurfer: In case that you would ask why all that fuzz about SHOGI?! Just have a look at a very entertaining feature that the German-language program of <MTV>!! has aired on that great Japanese version of Chess, please turn to the link as follows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9eZ... .|
And there you will see Rene Gralla play a short game of a demonstration against <Daniel "Budi" Budiman>, herewith more information about the latter: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel... , who is a very popular TV-journalist who covers electronic games in <MTV>'s magazine GAME ONE together with his partner <Simon Krätschmer>, herewith more information about <Simon Krätschmer>: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_....
Both <Daniel "Budi" Budiman> and <Simon Krätschmer> have been the presenters of that very production on SHOGI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9eZ... that has been aired by <MTV>.
|Apr-27-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: cg.com
Please ban that eternal spam, and the spammer, from Nightsurfer
Nobody here gives a s___ about the other variants on a site devoted to CHESS.
|Apr-27-12|| ||Nightsurfer: Hello <SimonWebbsTiger>, frankly spoken I don't understand you (??!!??).|
Chessplayers are supposed to be open-minded, they are supposed to be creative and interested in new things, the game of CHESS is no religion, and there is no such thing as CHESS AS SUCH, there are only several VERSIONS (!) of CHESS, be it the well-known version that is played conforming to the rules of FIDE (and that is just a NEW VARIANT of CHESS that only exists for round about 500 years whereas the MORE ORIGINAL version of CHESS, namely the Arab SHATRANJ, has existed for more than 800 years), be it the Chinese version XIANGQI, be it the Japanese version SHOGI, be it the Thai-version MAKRUK pp.!
I think that one should see beyond one's nose - if great players like Vladimir Kramnik or Anish GIRI or Maxime VACHIER-LAGRAVE or Almira SKRIPCHENKO are interested in SHOGI then it can not be wrong to have a look at it! And if great players like GRISCHUK or Robert HUEBNER are interested in the Chinese version of CHESS, namely XIANGQI, that can not be bad either! And therefore it is worth to check it out why those great players do not stubbornly stick to one variant of CHESS but why they have a look at the whole UNIVERSUM of CHESS.
Maybe those great players have become great players because they have great minds?!
Those people know what they are doing - since it is a given fact that, by thinking out of the box and by learning CHESS VARIANTS, one even gets better in our beloved version of CHESS that is governed by the body of FIDE.
Therefore everybody who is a REAL AFICIONADO of CHESS - namely of CHESS that depicts the whole picture of CHESS with all its variants - is interested in variants of CHESS as well. And therefore those different VERSIONS of CHESS are a topic for ChessGames.com as well!
Once more again: people with a standing like Vladimir Kramnik - who is interested in THAI-Chess MAKRUK as well, please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makruk - can not be that wrong, right?
Dear <SimonWebbsTiger>, there is an ages-old saying in LATIN language: <Si tacuisses philosophus mansisses ...> ...
|Jun-07-12|| ||wordfunph: <At one time, she was married to GM Joel Lautier and is now married to GM Laurent Fressinet.>|
lucky GMs, very lucky..
|Jun-07-12|| ||HeMateMe: What stakes do you suppose they play for, in a quiet evening at home, after opening a bottle of wine?|
|Aug-23-12|| ||Wild Bill: Congratulations to Mlle. Skripchenko on winning her fifth French women's title today.|
With tomorrow's round left to play, she is a point and a half ahead of her nearest rival, Sophie Milliet.
|Oct-18-12|| ||Nightsurfer: La belle <Almira Skripchenko> has joined with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and with the Superstars of Shogi, Yoshiharu Habu and Toshiyuki Moriuchi, in Tokyo at the end of September 2012 in order to battle out one more mixed event of Chess and <Shogi>, herewith a short feature by <ChessBase>, please check out http://chessbase.de/nachrichten.asp... , and herewith a page where the chessgames of that very event of <Chess Meets Shogi Tokyo 2012> can be replayed: http://www.checkmatetokyo.com/index... . |
A huge audience has watched the battle of crossover-chess that has been covered by Japanese TV.
|Oct-19-12|| ||Nightsurfer: La belle <Almira Skripchenko> is well on her way to follow in the footsteps of Larry Kaufman who - as <ughaibu> has pointed out in this forum here on <Sep-01-03> - is the top rated gaijin shogi player for many years.|
|Feb-17-13|| ||vinidivici: This lady also good in poker. Her winnings prize in poker exceed 250.000 dollars.|
How much her winnings in chess? anybody knows?
|Feb-27-13|| ||Stonehenge: Nice poker picture:
|Feb-28-13|| ||waustad: Here is an interview for a poker site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...|
|Feb-28-13|| ||OhioChessFan: I didn't think it was possible to have a bad pic of her, but this profile pic is awful.|
|Jun-09-13|| ||Method B: French Team Championship (2013)/Almira Skripchenko|
She scored 10 out of 10 in the French team championship. Quite a performance!
|Jun-09-13|| ||JPi: Yes and it could be 11/11 with a little care. A Fischer score among women!|
|Dec-25-13|| ||Fluffy: <<I didn't think it was possible to have a bad pic of her, but this profile pic is awful.>>|
She does look bedraggled. There are definitely more flattering pictures out there.
It might be my fault. Several years ago I suggested Chessgames use her wiki picture, but shortly after that the wiki changed the nice picture to this icky one.
The nice picture I tried to suggest back then is a few pictures down on this website with the white sweater and Almira playing a Sicilian. Nice hair and great chess themed picture:
But I think her best shot is probably the Britney Spears pose in black/white and chin-on-fingertips:
Top of this article:
And again for link redundancy - fourth down on the left:
|Dec-25-13|| ||OhioChessFan: <Fluffy> when using a link to a picture on a website, if you stick your cursor on the picture in question, then right click, then left click on properties, a box will open up that shows the URL direcctly to the pic. Copy that, then paste it in the kibitzing box. That will provide a direct link to the picture itself and you don't need us dialup types fighting through a slow loading page of pictures to see one. Here's a quick link to the white sweater picture:|
|Dec-25-13|| ||Fluffy: <<Dailup>> Dang!|
Thanks for the tip. In Firefox it looks like it's View Image Info on the right click, and then it actually shows all the picture URLs in a single box. Awesome! Good to know.
Merry Christmas to you my friend and also to Almira, since we're at her profile. I doubt she reads here, but what the heck. I'm feeling jolly!
|Feb-17-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to WGM/IM Almira Skripchenko!|
|Feb-17-14|| ||dx9293: She's 38 years old today...hard to believe!
Happy Birthday, Almira.
|Feb-17-16|| ||waustad: Happy b'day. 40 isn't bad, I had a blast at the party.|
|Feb-17-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Almira Skripchenko.
Player of the Day.
|Nov-07-18|| ||Saniyat24: She is really beautiful...blonde with brains and from France..aha Poison Ivy...!|
|Aug-01-19|| ||Check It Out: Just saw <Almira> on a World Poker Tour rerun where she placed second. Nice showing. You could tell that poker wasn't her top game, but she did all right.|
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