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14
Jul

Vote For the Miss of the US Chess Women’s Championship 2010!

Vote For the Miss of the US Chess Women’s Championship 2010!

You may remember the Chess Miss Universe “competition” which was quite popular last year. It was not organised by me, but I like the idea so much that I decided to organise a virtual voting for the Miss of the US Chess Women’s Championship 2010.

Here are all participants’ photos and it is up to you to chose the most beautiful one among them.

I know it is hard, but I am sure you will be able to chose and vote in the form below ;)

Let us know who should be deserved by the title Miss of the US Chess Women’s Championship 2010!

Irina Krush
Irina Krush

Anna Zatonskih
Anna Zatonskih

Tatev Abrahamyan
Tatev Abrahamyan

Camilla Baginskaite
Camilla Baginskaite

Sabina Foisor
Sabina Foiser

Alisa Melekhina
Alisa Melekhina

Katerina Rohonyan
Katerina Rohonyan

Iryna Zenyuk
Iryna Zenyuk

Abby Marshall
Abby Marshall

Beatriz Marinello
Beatriz Marinello


Vote for the Miss of the US Chess Women's Championship 2010!

  • Anna Zatonskih (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Sabina Foisor (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Irina Krush (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Katerina Rohonyan (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Alisa Melekhina (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Tatev Abrahamyan (13%, 1 Votes)
  • Camilla Baginskaite (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Iryna Zenyuk (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Abby Marshall (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Beatriz Marinello (-2%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

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All pictures are taken from the official site of the championship – http://www.uschesschamps.com/

10
Jul

New poll: Who Will Become the US Women’s Chess Champion For 2010?

New poll: Who Will Become the US Women’s Chess Champion For 2010?

pollToday the US women’s championship will start in Saint Louis. Great occasion for all chess fans in the USA, right? I am sure you watch this event closely at least on the same level as I am going to watch it.

You may remember I post polls on the blog sometimes. It is always good to know your opinion and/or to know who is your favorite player in the tournament/match.

I think, the question of today’s poll is clear – it could not be clearer :)

Who will win the US women's championship 2010

  • IM Anna Zatonskih (2518 ) (33%, 1 Votes)
  • WFM Tatev Abrahamyan (2403) (33%, 1 Votes)
  • WFM Abby Marshall (2211) (33%, 1 Votes)
  • IM Irina Krush (2521) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • WIM Iryna Zenyuk (2286) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • WGM Katerina Rohonyan (2322) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • WIM Alisa Melekhina (2323) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • WGM Sabina Foisor (2356) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • WGM Camilla Baginskaite (2387) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • WIM Beatriz Marinello (2206) (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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Voting is open until July 13rd only! Hurry and vote now! ;)

12
Apr

New poll: Anand or Topalov? Who will win their match?

New poll: Anand or Topalov? Who will win their match?

pollApril 23rd will be the day when the world chess championship match between Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov will begin. The match will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria and consists of 12 classical games with tie-break if needed. I think the question for this month is clear for each chess fan:

Who will win the world chess championship match Anand - Topalov?

  • Anand (90%, 18 Votes)
  • Topalov (10%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Photo: lakelandlocal

04
Mar

New poll: Would you be also interested in posts covering current news and games from the top chess world?

New poll: Would you be also interested in posts covering current news and games from the top chess world?

pollAlthough most of us will probably not become grandmaster, we watch their matches and tournaments as they are (or they are supposed to be) inspiration for us and also a source of new ideas and knowledge. I do not cover them on this blog too much now and I would like to know your opinion. So the question for this month is:

Would you be also interested in posts covering current news and games from the top chess world?

  • Yes (81%, 13 Votes)
  • No (19%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Photo: lakelandlocal

03
Nov

New poll: What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

New poll: What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

pollIn the previous poll on this blog, you have selected chess ending as something which most of you don’t like to study. But chess endings are also important phase of a game and this month I would like to ask you the following question:

What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

What kind of chess ending is the most difficult for you?

  • Queen endings (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Rook endings (33%, 2 Votes)
  • Knight endings (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Pawn endings (17%, 1 Votes)
  • Bishop endings (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 6

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Photo: lakelandlocal

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