NATALIA POGONINA

  • #121
    learningthemoves wrote:

    Jason, am I reading your FIDE link wrong or doesn't it correctly state she has a woman Grand Master title?

    Or were you simply making the distinction between the regular grandmaster and woman grandmaster titles?

    Just trying to understand.

    It´s okay to make the distinction, since WGM and GM are different.

    performance required for a WGM norm is 2400.

    performance required for a GM norm is 2600.

    elo required for the GM title is 2500.

    elo required for the WGM title is 2300.

  • #122

    Ah I see, wasn't aware of 'Grandmaster of Russia'.

  • #123
    hedgehog_5051 wrote:

    I'm nominating this thread starter for a Chess.com Troll of the Month!

    I don't know why, but I'm still nominating this thread starter for a Chess.com Troll of the Year 2013.

    Well... so far you haven't nominated the OP on the official nominations thread yet. Your nomination will only be counted if you post it there.

  • #124
    waffllemaster wrote:

    Pogonina and all the other young female chess players who pose half dressed didn't "really" do modelling either.

    Try to find pictures of a young Krammnik or Ivanchuk in a speedo or spread out on the floor wearing some designer jeans... that's the difference.

    I can't but agree with Wafflemaster.

    But... but... but... We are trying to attract some people to our local Reader's Digest club. What if I went in my underwear? For the sake of literature of course. Wink

    Ivanchuk has enough charisma btw, he doesn't have to go half naked. Cool

  • #125

    Sex Sells, since at least the Neolithic Revolution, about 12,000 years ago.

    You'll get used to it, eventually.

  • #126
    zborg wrote:

    Sex Sells, since at least the Neolithic Revolution, about 12,000 years ago.

    You'll get used to it, eventually.

    A warm welcome to our newest member Z. He likes to read too Tongue Out

  • #127
    zborg wrote:

    Sex Sells, since at least the Neolithic Revolution, about 12,000 years ago.

    You'll get used to it, eventually.

  • #128
    waffllemaster wrote:

    Pogonina and all the other young female chess players who pose half dressed didn't "really" do modelling either.

    Try to find pictures of a young Krammnik or Ivanchuk in a speedo or spread out on the floor wearing some designer jeans... that's the difference.

    Has Elubas hacked your account?

    The difference, as our friendly 'borg pointed out, is that half naked ladies bring in the bucks.  Half naked bucks don't.

  • #129

    Don't get me wrong, WGM is basically just a FM.  So if I were her at ~2500 FIDE I would feel like the WGM title is beneath me too.

  • #130
    socialista wrote:
    zborg wrote:

    Sex Sells, since at least the Neolithic Revolution, about 12,000 years ago.

    You'll get used to it, eventually.

    The secret to her success is a good love life... lol.

    She gained 300 points from 2001-2002 ages 16-17.

    In 2009 she married and her rating hasn't improved since.

    The secret to her success was learning at an early age just like everyone else... why do people bother being so silly?  And when they're silly why do others bother printing it as if it means anything?  Why do people who read it not laugh?

  • #131
    bigpoison wrote:
    waffllemaster wrote:

    Pogonina and all the other young female chess players who pose half dressed didn't "really" do modelling either.

    Try to find pictures of a young Krammnik or Ivanchuk in a speedo or spread out on the floor wearing some designer jeans... that's the difference.

    Has Elubas hacked your account?

    The difference, as our friendly 'borg pointed out, is that half naked ladies bring in the bucks.  Half naked bucks don't.

    I was responding to the silly post by that 400 guy.


    I guess the basis of all this is I like to respect strong players and it conflicts with my not having any respect for someone who markets themselves that way.  You might as well show up to the board dressed like a clown IMO.


    Yeah, just my personal dilemma, I didn't need to say anything.  She's free to make her own decisions.

  • #132
    waffllemaster wrote:

    The secret to her success is a good love life... lol.

    She gained 300 points from 2001-2002 ages 16-17.

    In 2009 she married and her rating hasn't improved since.

    The secret to her success was learning at an early age just like everyone else... why do people bother being so silly?  And when they're silly why do others bother printing it as if it means anything?  Why do people who read it not laugh?

    Perhaps her husband should be concerned at her lack of improvement then.

  • #133
    400yearsofoppression wrote:

    See those platform heels she's wearing in that pic?  Those are hot.  I would lick those.

    You joined the site yesterday, and you have offered to "lick" her shoes how many times in this thread ??

    Give it a rest, please.

  • #134

    lol... this thread is still around? I thought the mods deleted it already.

This forum topic has been locked

Online Now