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|Apr-10-15|| ||offramp: There is a very good picture of her at chessbase: http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f...
It is slightly odd in that she looks very serious. I think that's Alyssa Melekhina in the background. Just visible are the superb chessmen being used in this US Championships, beautiful pieces more easily visible in this picture, http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f...|
|Apr-12-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Irina Krush for winning US Championships (Women) (2015). She finished with 8.5/11 (+7,-1,=3). After she dropped her 3rd round game, she won back-to-back games, then conceded a draw, then won 4 in a row, and drew her last game to secure her 4th straight title (and 7th overall).|
Though not as important, she was so highly rated above everyone else that she actually lost 2.5 rating points.
|Apr-12-15|| ||ketchuplover: well done young lady :)|
|Apr-13-15|| ||HeMateMe: Congrats, Irina! back to backers. Perhaps someone could upload a photo here, with a smile?|
|Apr-13-15|| ||chancho: http://www.fanphobia.net/uploads/ac...|
|Apr-13-15|| ||HeMateMe: that's perfect, you should forward that to the site HQ in Naples, FL.|
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <For me, chess is a fight, sixty four squares where you lay out everything you have, and I believe in my ability to fight, because itís really just a function of your ability to give everything you have, to put it banally, to do your best.í I want to make the maximum effort, whether that means pushing myself to find the best moves, being resilient in defense, or overcoming any psychological weakness that can come up during a game: inclinations towards cowardice, towards giving up in difficult positions, or slacking off in better ones. So while I just canít see myself to be very good in the actual playing of chess, I do come into every game with the belief that I can give it 100%, and that is probably not a lot less than what my opponents can bring. Thatís where my confidence comes from> - Irina Krush.|
|Jul-26-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: Was fortunate enough to see her give a lecture at the Marshall this evening.|
|Jul-27-16|| ||HeMateMe: what was the content?|
|Jul-27-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: She actually just went over a bunch of different positions from her games (and some others).... It was cool.|
|Jul-27-16|| ||HeMateMe: she actually lives in St. Louis these days, subsidized by the Rex machine, correct? I think she was a Brooklyn girl for years, a Ukraine ťmigrť, don't know if she still keeps an apartment here or not. |
Very expensive to keep a unit in NYC you are not using, unless you can rent out half of it and keep your rent control status, a very important strategy for being an apartment dweller here. I guess it would depend on what Rex and the other St. Louis employees are making.
I think in the past she has been a paid trainer for one of the NYC high schools that has a strong chess team, not sure if she still does that or not.
|Jul-27-16|| ||Moszkowski012273: I see her quite a bit... Pretty sure she still lives in NYC.|
|Jul-27-16|| ||Jambow: <HeMateMe> almost sounds like you begrudge the time money and effort the Rex Sinquefield has invested in chess? Strange if you love the game or maybe I'm misreading your tone? |
Of all the millionaires and billionaires in America only one has stepped up, I have been to the St Louis chess club and museum and that section of St Louis and it is very nice. American chess just can't realistically afford NYC. We now have a team that compete on the world level in Nakamura, Caruana and So along with a host of support players available.
If I misread you sorry but I'm personally grateful for the Sinquefield's efforts.
|Jul-27-16|| ||HeMateMe: I'm a huge fan of R. Sinquefeld and all he has done for chess. Not just the first rate chess club in St. Looie but also sponsoring a super GM tournament and also setting up lucrative GM exhibition matches. We need all the support we can get.|
It is as you imply, a little artificial, because one guy is really stirring the drink and if his support ever disappeared it would be a disaster. It would be nice if people like the Microsoft billionaires would sponsor just one elite tournament a year.
college chess is big in Texas. I think that tech savy kids from third world countries are given full scholarships to play on those chess teams, but also to later work for lucrative oil and tech companies in texas. It's a win-win--the labor force is right there, upon graduation. However, it would also be nice if the texas energy gazillionaires would sponsor one good chess tournament a year, put their company's name on it. If they can pay $10M/yr to some of the horrible baseball players on the Texas Rangers team, well, I don't think one chess tournament should be so hard to fund.
Regarding chessers living in St. Lou, I seem to remember reading in chessbase 2-3 years ago that both Krush and fellow Brooklyn GM Gata Kamsky had moved to St. Louis, presumably in the employ of Rex S. That may have been true at the time, or maybe I remember this incorrectly.
You never know with Chessbase. Their proofreaders couldn't spell cat if you spotted them the 'c' and the 't'.
|Jul-28-16|| ||Jambow: <HeMateMe> Thanks for clarifying and I would pretty much agree. Sorry if I heard a tone not present.|
|Jul-28-16|| ||Jambow: I am a Krush fan BTW I enjoy her chess lecture style and chosen examples for analysis. |
|Jul-28-16|| ||kia0708: Great video, thanks Jambow.|
|Sep-13-16|| ||Jambow: <kia708> Welcome...|
|Apr-07-17|| ||HeMateMe: "Hey sailor, buy me a drink?"
|Apr-07-17|| ||Retireborn: Looks like a pair of Bond villains.|
|Apr-10-17|| ||UncleBent: In her post US Championship interview with Maurice Ashley, Irina blamed her poor result on her lack of study over the past two years. Besides being very occupied with her teaching and organizing ventures, she hinted at lack of motivation. Sad, but very understandable. She is the only female player, developed in the USA, that became a GM. Is this the end of an era?|
|Feb-16-19|| ||Penguincw: GM Krush had a good showing at the Cairns Cup (2019). Finished in 3rd with 5.5/9, as the top American. She also entered as the 2nd lowest rated player.|
|Mar-20-19|| ||ketchuplover: Miracle win today imo.|
|Apr-22-19|| ||RookFile: I think what UncleBent wrote above is accurate. Why isn't she playing as well? She doesn't want to. In other words, not willing to put the work in. Happens to all of us from time to time.|
|Jul-13-19|| ||DarthStapler: I just saw her at a tournament today.|
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