The Women's World Chess Championship of 2012

  • #761

    I don't wanna be too harsh on her because she seems nice, but frankly she is useless.

  • #762
    Doggy_Style escribió:
    Scottrf wrote:

    Yeah.

    Anna still wearing the same red jumper. I wonder if it ever gets washed.

    I'm betting that it gets washed every night, in the sink with a handful of Persil. Nothing's too good for these leviathans of chess.

    not, imagine you wash and you start to lose, are you mad or what happens?

  • #763
    Scottrf escribió:

    I don't wanna be too harsh on her because she seems nice, but frankly she is useless.

    funny thing is that he hadn't slept some nights to watch the matchs and the day of the resolution it seems she is sleeping it off

  • #764

    Ushenina is most probably the weakest WC ever.

    That said, she fully deserved it: She played at her limits, and with a little help from her opponents, and a bit of luck, she is now crowned.

    I do not think she has the slightest of chances in a match against Hou next year- but hey, she has already registered herself as a WC, which is terrific.

  • #765

    Ushenina now automatically has the GM title bestowed upon her.

     

    The requirements for becoming a Grandmaster are somewhat complex. A player must have attained an Elo rating of at least 2500 (although they need not maintain this level to obtain or keep the title). In addition, at least two favorable results (called norms) from a total of at least 27 games in tournaments involving other Grandmasters, including some from countries other than the applicant's, are usually required before FIDE will confer the title on a player. There are other milestones a player can achieve to get the title, such as winning the Women's World Championship, the World Junior Championship, or the World Senior Championship. Current regulations can be found in the FIDE Handbook.

     

    (Wikipedia)

  • #766

    I'm watching the rebroadcast. Thanks to everyone's contributions in this thread! Below is the rapid game which Anna Ushenina used to win the Women's World Chess Championship:



  • #767
    Doggy_Style escribió:

    Ushenina now automatically has the GM title bestowed upon her.

     

    The requirements for becoming a Grandmaster are somewhat complex. A player must have attained an Elo rating of at least 2500 (although they need not maintain this level to obtain or keep the title). In addition, at least two favorable results (called norms) from a total of at least 27 games in tournaments involving other Grandmasters, including some from countries other than the applicant's, are usually required before FIDE will confer the title on a player. There are other milestones a player can achieve to get the title, such as winning the Women's World Championship, the World Junior Championship, or the World Senior Championship. Current regulations can be found in the FIDE Handbook.

     

    (Wikipedia)

    Nice, I wanted to ask for that point

  • #768
    Doggy_Style wrote:

    Ushenina now automatically has the GM title bestowed upon her......

    That's GM, not WGM, right?

  • #769
    rooperi escribió:
    Doggy_Style wrote:

    Ushenina now automatically has the GM title bestowed upon her......

    That's GM, not WGM, right?

    yes, she was already IM which needs more or less same requirements than WGM

  • #770

    That was really interesting! It's a shame one had to lose as they were both so impressive throughout the tournament. I think Yifan Hou is going to have a difficult match with Anna Ushenina.Smile

  • #771

    For those interested, the London Chess Classic has started about a half-hour ago. I'm at the site with live commentary, but all they're doing is playing music so the commentary hasn't started yet, or they are on a break?

    http://www.livestream.com/LondonChessClassic

  • #772

    The commentary is up and running - thanks for the link Cool

  • #773

    My pleasure, Benkobaby. I watched it for a little while. The commentators are the one's who do the "English Breakfast" podcast. I liked Judit's game against Kramnik, where she exchanged a knight for two pawns in the opening! Very creative game, which Kramnik won. I haven't played through the other games yet, but it's neat to see all four games were wins.Smile

  • #774

    very bad quality yesterday games

  • #775

    I don't know where else to put this!Laughing But for those interested, in about 5 minutes Messi is going to go for the record number of goals in one year! He has 84, the record is 85, 40 years ago! Fun stuff!Smile

  • #776

    85 goals

  • #777

    Add 2 more for him...10 in 5.

  • #778

    86

  • #779

    What a wonderful game! 86!!!!!Laughing

  • #780

    Where did everyone go?

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