I spent most of yesterday cleaning up from Monday's storm damage and the additional debris deposited over the next several days (including more yesterday) by a week's worth of unrelentingly strong winds out of the northwest averaging 30 mph. Yikes! So, after working about 6 hours all tolled yesterday, the front yard is finally presentable once again. But I have to cut it today. We've had rain storms rolling through and combined with the finally cool (unseasonably cool) temperatures visiting us, the grass is growing like there is no tomorrow! I was too tired last night to blog anything, but some interesting events happened yesterday in R6:
|Round 6 on 2012/09/22 at 15:00|
|12||GM||KOSINTSEVA TATIANA||2524||1 - 0||GM||CMILYTE VIKTORIJA||2520||9|
|10||WGM||RUAN LUFEI||2492||0 - 1||GM||KONERU HUMPY||2593||8|
|11||WGM||JU WENJUN||2528||1 - 0||GM||STEFANOVA ANTOANETA||2502||7|
|1||IM||MUNGUNTUUL BATKHUYAG||2434||0 - 1||GM||ZHAO XUE||2549||6|
|2||GM||MUZYCHUK ANNA||2606||1 - 0||WGM||YILDIZ BETUL CEMRE||2341||5|
|3||WGM||OZTURK KUBRA||2294||0 - 1||GM||SOCKO MONIKA||2463||4|
Can I hear a cheer for my girl Humpy Koneru? Humpy won with black - again! I make no secret of the fact that I'm a big fan of hers. I want her to win this one. I want her to challenge Hou Yifan once again for the Women's Champion title. I've a feeling - founded on nothing but just intuition (women's intuition, if you must), that this time Humpy is ready for it.
The fact that all results yesterday were W/L was very impressive to me. About time you get serious, ladies! Only joking :)
Here are the standings after R6:
|9||5||WGM||YILDIZ BETUL CEMRE||2341||TUR||0||0||0||0||1||½||*||1½||0||5,00|
There are now only 5 rounds left to play; there will be another rest day after round 8. Round 7 is today - may already be taking place, I've no idea what time it is in Turkey right now.
Here are the face-offs for today:
|4||GM||SOCKO MONIKA||2463||-||GM||KOSINTSEVA TATIANA||2524||12|
|5||WGM||YILDIZ BETUL CEMRE||2341||-||WGM||OZTURK KUBRA||2294||3|
|6||GM||ZHAO XUE||2549||-||GM||MUZYCHUK ANNA||2606||2|
|7||GM||STEFANOVA ANTOANETA||2502||½ - ½||IM||MUNGUNTUUL BATKHUYAG||2434||1|
|8||GM||KONERU HUMPY||2593||-||WGM||JU WENJUN||2528||11|
|9||GM||CMILYTE VIKTORIJA||2520||-||WGM||RUAN LUFEI||2492||10|
Whoa, a result already reported - Stefanova and Munguntuul drew their game. Anna Muzychuk and Humpy Koneru both have tough opponents. Things should get very interesting... Okay, now I've got to get out and cut that front lawn so my house doesn't look abandoned, and then it's moving to the back yard to begin massive clean-up operations! Yard waste pick-up is Tuesday morning and I've got to have as much as I can stuffed into my yard waste containers and larger limbs cut up into 4 foot long sections and roped together for haul-away. I SURE am getting a work-out this weekend!