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by Maria Yurenok
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Team Chs in Warsaw
Replies: 239
Views: 13909

Re: European Team Chs in Warsaw

Didn't waste time reading the warning and this is final comment I'm going to make on it- both Nigel Short and Michael Adams have similar views, but don't waste that much energy putting them out. Other GMs don't want foreign players playing in the British Championship either. Certainly more chesspla...
by Maria Yurenok
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Team Chs in Warsaw
Replies: 239
Views: 13909

Re: European Team Chs in Warsaw

Think 2nd 'England' result got the name wrong... how about... "rag tag team of people from everywhere" :). So you know, I've reported your post Mark. I'm finally fed up with you writing utter crap time after time. And don't try to make it appear like a joke with a smiley - it's quite the opposite, ...
by Maria Yurenok
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Magnus Carlsen piece in the Guardian
Replies: 44
Views: 3504

Re: Magnus Carlsen piece in the Guardian

Thanks, that's good to know. The flow of the thread made me think that. And I don't want to be famous, so glad it's working :)
by Maria Yurenok
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Magnus Carlsen piece in the Guardian
Replies: 44
Views: 3504

Re: Magnus Carlsen piece in the Guardian

Anyhoo, good for The Vibers for not resorting to fawning and for asking some real questions instead. Are you swiping at me, Jonathan? I'm doing chess journalism for fun , not to make a living like Peter Doggers, so I have no intention of impersonating Jeremy Paxman. I wanted my interview to be more...
by Maria Yurenok
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: Middlesex county footage on youtube
Replies: 35
Views: 6389

Re: Middlesex county footage on youtube

Action packed highlights – Maria making move... If you only filmed for those three minutes you did well to capture Maria actually making a move! A rare moment indeed, before the time-scramble. Ever considered a career as a wildlife documentary cameraman? :lol: :D I think I was at the start of the...
by Maria Yurenok
Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012
Replies: 90
Views: 12976

Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

It was probably best to write something like that: I sat down with anticipation as a supporter of Judit Polgar
I'm only human :)
by Maria Yurenok
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012
Replies: 90
Views: 12976

Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

If you haven't read this already, I recommend Sutovsky's interview about the scandals at the European. It's an eye-opener! http://chess-news.ru/en/node/6851 And it was translated by me from Russian :)
by Maria Yurenok
Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: Great chess website for English readers
Replies: 1
Views: 915

Great chess website for English readers

I've started doing translation for the following chess website: http://chess-news.ru/en There will be lots of interesting news, interviews and other material to interest English readers. Check it out! My first translation is the interview with GM Jakovenko - the European Champion: http://chess-news....
by Maria Yurenok
Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012
Replies: 90
Views: 12976

Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Well done to Gawain! Looking forward to his update on the blog. You might be interested to read an interview with the European Championship winner - GM Jakovenko here: http://chess-news.ru/en I now provide translation for this website, so there will be a lot more interesting news, interviews and oth...
by Maria Yurenok
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Meri Grigoryan Charity Simul
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Meri Grigoryan Charity Simul

James Pratt wrote:when is the simul? I have read elsewhere that the date may have altered. Please help ...

I am coming with photographer and full entourage.

James PrattBCM ET
You can see the new date details in the link quoted earlier:
http://www.donatetobreastcancer.org/chessinbournemouth
by Maria Yurenok
Tue May 03, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Round 11 results
Replies: 21
Views: 2765

Re: Round 11 results

It was a lot quieter in the upstairs room than it was in the London room. We had to contend with slamming doors, noise from outside every entrance which increased as the day wore on, the wedding and noisy staff not to mention many boards being close to the arbiters, numerous post mortems in the pla...
by Maria Yurenok
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rate of Play
Replies: 61
Views: 4848

Re: Rate of Play

Mike, I agree with you that doing a poll on the ECF forum isn't going to give an accurate picture while testing the water with the captains is a good idea. I'll just have to remember to check if my captain is going to the meeting and give him my views! Richard, I agree that intensity of some time co...
by Maria Yurenok
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rate of Play
Replies: 61
Views: 4848

Re: Rate of Play

There is a good rule - if it ain't broke, don't fix it! At the moment the 4NCL offers the luxury of a longer time limit, and it allows players to make firm travel arrangements. If there are suggestions for improvements to be made at the 4NCL, I am sure they would be considered seriously. But this o...
by Maria Yurenok
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rate of Play
Replies: 61
Views: 4848

Re: Rate of Play

Come to Sheffield! On the comparison between the two - the appropriate question is not "under which time control do you get into the most time trouble?", but "under which time control do you play the better chess?" (until you blunder all your pieces in the time scramlble 8) ) Yes, I'm thinking abou...
by Maria Yurenok
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Rate of Play
Replies: 61
Views: 4848

Re: Rate of Play

Richard, yes - I'm a chess tourist! :D I love visiting new places and play a bit of chess! I wouldn't accuse a Russian of not being serious about chess though ;)