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Natalia Pogonina
Member since Jun-11-09 · Last seen Dec-09-19
WGM Natalia Pogonina, FIDE 2478
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   Natalia Pogonina has kibitzed 1413 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-09-16 Natalia Pogonina (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: Thanks for the birthday greetings, friends! <parmetd> Happy birthday! <AylerKupp> All the best to you and your wife! Keep it up!
   May-02-15 Russian Team Championship (2015) (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: <jamesmaskell: Actually, hold that. Translated, we have a "The Bronze Horsemen" team (Led by Wojtazsek)> The name of the St. Petersburg team is "Bronze Horseman":
   Apr-14-15 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2015) (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: Here is an in-depth interview with me on the championship and other related issues. Hope you will enjoy reading it:
   Feb-19-15 Arkadij Naiditsch (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: Play GM Arkadij Naiditsch free of charge:
   Sep-11-14 Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: "What a great game by Caruana! Logical strong moves and a beautiful finish. Could it be that we finally see somebody who could be a match for Carlsen- or even somebody who is stronger?!" - from GM Naiditsch's annotations to this game:
   Aug-30-14 I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014 (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: GM Csaba Balogh (won the silver medal on Board 2 for Hungary) annotates this game:
   Aug-27-14 Mikhail Beilin (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: My review of GM Yuri Averbakh's and Mikhail Beilin's book "Journey to the Chess Kingdom":
   Aug-27-14 Yuri Averbakh (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: My review of GM Yuri Averbakh's and Mikhail Beilin's book "Journey to the Chess Kingdom":
   Aug-22-14 Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2014 (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: GM Naiditsch annotates his winning #ChessOlympiad endgame vs. World #Chess Champion Carlsen:
   Aug-14-14 Csaba Balogh (replies)
Natalia Pogonina: Grats to Csaba on his great performance at the Chess Olympiad! :)
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Dec-25-11  parmetd: Dear Peter Zhdanov and Natalia Pogonina,
Merry Christmas and all the best.
May-23-12  iroozdar: Natalia, what say about Draw?
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  eternaloptimist: Congratulations on finishing in the top 10 in the spring leg of chessbookie! I also see that u r doing well in the Russian higher league tournament. Good luck in your remaining games!
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  WinKing: Your game is looking very strong GM Pogonina! Good luck on your attempt to win the crown in the Russian Superfinals.
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  WinKing: Congratulations on winning the Russian Chess Superfinal! A very impressive performance against very strong opposition.
Aug-12-12  LoveThatJoker: <Natalia> Congratulations on becoming the 2012 Female Russian Chess Champion!!


Aug-13-12  talisman: <Natalia> congratulations and thanks for all you do to make the live games enjoyable.
Nov-13-12  David2009: Congratulations GM Pogonina on getting through the first round of the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) (see also and best wishes for the rest of the tournament!

You have made a lot of friends here by your commentaries and also taking us on in N Pogonina vs The World, 2009 and the return match.

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  AylerKupp: And congratulations on winning the second round. GM Kostaniuk is a formidable opponent and your win was a very exciting game. I hope that you go all the way.
Apr-02-13  moulicules: Congrats Talia!
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  wordfunph: <The other 7 runner-ups all win a free one-year Chessgames membership and automatically qualify for the 2013/2014 championship.

(4) AnimusEtOblivio 21,976
(5) crazybird 19,418
(6) moulicules 18,668
(7) Natalia Pogonina 16,690
(8) Robin01 16,534
(9) SwitchingQuylthulg 16,395
(10) moronovich 16,201>

Natalia, congrats!

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  cro777: The Russian Team Chess Champioship 2013 takes place 6-14 April in Loo, Sochi, Russia.

The womens event is a team round robin with 6 teams.

Natalia plays for Ugra, Khanty-Mansiysk.

Anna Ushenina, Baira Kovanova, Marina Romanko and Tatiana Shadrina play on the same team.

Round 1 starts on April 7th at 15:00 local time.

Apr-25-13  Alien Math: Article of Natalia Pogonina as Multi-talented chess beauty, some pictures appear, notes not in English
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  wordfunph: fight Natalia!

<European Women's Championship rd 4: Vojinovic-Pogonina : Pogonina [info] 200 LIVE BET 5:4 2.24 448 Jul-26-13>

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  OhioChessFan: Per the chess grandmaster dustup, I appreciate your measured response and a bit of humor in what was becoming a highly charged environment.
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  alexmagnus: <Natalia Pogonina> I like your games and the style of your writing (and your "chatiness" with us low players) but I'm still kind of mad at your comments during Nanjing 2009 :D
Aug-06-13  MarkFinan: It doesn't matter to me whether you're rated 1500 or 2500, il tell people what i think of them regardless of status. So on the subject of you being a GM or not i happen to think in this instance you're right in what you say, but i wouldn't worry too much about what Lotsapoppa has to say in this instance because there's probably a little jealousy and envy on her behalf.. But i assure you usually she's really pleasant.. Are you the woman who's married to her manager?? If so it explains a lot to me why she's reacted like she has.. Peace out NP :)
Aug-12-13  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)


This brand new article (August 12th!) covers *exactly* what we were discussing in this forum a little over a week ago. It should answer *all* of the questions asked.

<Lipstick over the board
Women at the men's Olympiads 1950-2012>

Aug-25-13  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

This upcoming book from the <CHESS INFORMANT> publisher looks really good if you follow women's chess.

<<<<Official book of the European Women's Chess Championship "Belgrade 2013">>>


There is a double standard in the usual behavior of men when it comes to womens chess. Regarding the quality of the games at womens tournaments, neglect is still a common issue from the point of view of the opposite sex.

At the same time, there is an enormous fear of losing the game when a brave man finds himself at the board across from a lady. In fact, it is all about knowledge. Good players, no matter which sex they are, will always make an impression.

The main difference is that female players do it in a more esthetic way, with a gracious, dancing style of their battlefield pieces. We hear the common complaint from women chess grandmasters many times I never beat healthy men.

They always have an excuse as to why it happened. Shamefully, the authors cannot refute this statement from their own tournament experiences. Ladies do sacrifice pieces over the board, right!? Oh yes, they do, and they often do it in a blink of an eye.

There is a collection of annotated chess combinations carried out by women players throughout history in front of the reader. These combinations throw some light on an attractive part of the chess creativity of some of the greatest personalities in chess.

When it is about combinations, it is about the decisive point of every game. It is true that womens chess deserves wider attention, but we are at least now able to open the door a crack.

Inside, special space is dedicated to the Womens World Champions and one non-crowned champion. And there is space for top Serbian players as well, since this book is published to celebrate the European Individual Womens Championship that took place in Belgrade, capital of Serbia, a country with a great chess tradition.

We hope this book will encourage further projects dedicated to the prettiest side of the wonderful game of chess.

IM Slobodan Mirkovic
FM Josip Asik>

Nov-09-13  waustad: <notyetagm>Thanks for hyping olimpbase and that article. I did a bit of that when I first discovered how much the site had changed of late for the better. One of the biggest features now is that from each player's page there is the control that drops down a menu showing which events apply. As an example, see Natalia's personal page:
Aug-14-14  Alexshev: , ! .
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  moronovich: Congratulations on the goldmedal(s) !

More than well done.

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  AylerKupp: Good luck in the 2015 Women's Chess Championship matches!
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  thegoodanarchist: Natalia, I wonder if you would answer a question:

Are you usually punctual for the start of your games?

My experience with chess tournaments in NY was that the titled players always show up late!

With the exception of IM Ron Burnett, that is. He was always on time.

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  Messiah: <Alexshev> thank you for your insightful commentary.
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