How to beat the world champions?
With white knights!? ...could be the answer so simple?
Since I was a litle girl, I loved white horses.
I started playing chess at the age of 12, which is a little bit late for our days. Mysteriously, at that age, I created a connection between white horses and white chess knights when I realized that seeing a white horse on the road, before one important game, "helped" me win in that day my chess game. From this experience, to prefer white knights on the chess board there was only a step to go...If somebody has no superstitions at all, please let me know :-) .
In my country, Romania, seeing white horses on the city's street( and I also observed this in NYl)is not a big deal, but when playing tournaments, let's say in Dubai or Khanty Mansyisk, it could pose some problems.
In 2011, I played in the European Women's Championship in Tbilisi. In the last round, I had to play my decisive game for qualification for the Women's World Championship against WGM Ana Ushenina (the 2012 women's world champion). As you can see the important factor in my success step to the world championship were the ...white knights and a "hand of luck" of a white horse that I saw on my way to the playing hall.