Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Chess Femme News

Several photos taken by IM Irina Krush during the Chess Olympiad in Mansky Kamsky were published at Chess Life Online:

Irina Krush's Siberia Photo Gallery
By IM Irina Krush
September 28, 2010

Irina also made the cover of the October, 2010 Chess Life Magazine.  I've got to say, I thought the cover looked - well - strange.  But then I don't know diddly sqat about yoga.  Featuring Krush as the benign(?) aspect of Kali - but with eight arms rather than four...hmmm...  Photo of cover from ebookee.com

At the Huffingtonpost.com (Huffington carries GM Lubomir Kavalek's excellent chess column) Claire Wasserman did an interesting short blog about her involvement in Chess in Schools:

Claire Wasserman
Development Associate at Chess-in-the-Schools
Posted: October 5, 2010 01:47 PM
How to Make Chess Cool (and Other Marketing Conundrums)

The press in Malayasia loves young WIM Irene Kharisma Sukandar - check out the list of articles on WIM Sukandar at the end of the linked article

From the Jakarta Post: SPORTS
Irene closes on men’s chess title, RI team rank plunges
Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Tue, 10/05/2010 1:18 PM | Sports
Indonesian Woman Grandmaster Irene Kharisma Sukandar edged closer on Sunday to her goal to win a men’s International Master title, as the 18-year-old university student collected significant points to add to her current 2372 rating at the 39th World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia...

The individual Gold Medal won in the Olympiad by a female Cuban chessplayer, along with the excellent results of the Cuban Women's Chess Team is also big news in her home country.  I don't understand not dating an important article like this but here it is - with no date on it:

Cuba's Yaniet Marrero won Gold Medal at World Chess Olympiad 2010 
WGM Yaniet Marrero
Cuban Women’s Squad: an historic forth place
Las Tunas, Cuba, Oct 4, (P26).- Cuban Grandmaster Yaniet Marrero won Gold Medal in the third board in the World Chess Olympiad 2010, which ended in the Russian city of Khanty-Mansysk.  Marrero gave an excellent performance in the defense of the third board to take first place with 87.5 percent of effectiveness with seven of eight possible points. 

Cuban Women’s Chess Squad Excelled at Chess Olympiad The Cuban women’s squad achieved the forth spot on Sunday at the Chess Olympiad, described by Caribbean specialists as a historic feat, taking into account their 25th place achieved  in the competition  held in Dresden 2008. 


Anonymous said...

wasserman plagairized my article, chessanomics, in the 12.09 chess life.

Jan said...

Prove it. And you know, it is highly doubtful that anyone other than you and I will ever see these posts - a year out from the plagerizing you allege. So, prove it to me. And put your own name on it, and a face (photo) to go with. I want to know you are a real person. Otherwise, suck wind, and your post will be deleted within 10 days. Happy Holidays, darling!


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