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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

FIDE Women's Grand Prix Istanbul:round 4 results

Here are the results from round 4 of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix:

Title Name Rating Result Title Name Rtg
GM KONERU 2621 ½ - ½ WGM SHEN 2448
GM CHIBURDANIDZE 2516 0 - 1 IM DANIELIAN 2496
WGM MAMEDJAROVA 2362 0 - 1 GM SEBAG Marie 2529
GM STEFANOVA 2557 ½ - ½ GM ZHAO Xue 2508
GM CRAMLING Pia 2548 0 - 1 GM HOU Yifan 2571
WIM YILDIZ Betul 2214 0 - 1 IM FIERRO Martha 2403

These results mean that after round 4 the following standings exist:

Rank Name Rtg FED Pts
1 GM HOU Yifan 2571 CHN 3½
2 IM FIERRO Martha 2403 ECU 3½
3 GM KONERU Humpy 2621 IND 3
4 GM ZHAO Xue 2508 CHN 3
5 IM DANIELIAN Elina 2496 ARM 2½
6 GM STEFANOVA A. 2557 BUL 2
7 GM SEBAG Marie 2529 FRA 2
8 GM CHIBURDANIDZE M.2516 GEO 1½
9. WGM SHEN Yang 2448 CHN 1½
10 GM CRAMLING Pia 2548 SWE 1
11 WIM YILDIZ Betul 2214 TUR ½
12 WGM MAMEDJAROVA Z. 2362 AZE 0

It is quite a surprise to see Chibirdanidze with 1.5 points and Cramling with only 1 point after four rounds of play!!

Here are the pairings for round 5:

Round 5 on 2009/03/12 at 15:00

Name
IM FIERRO Baquero Martha L.2403 ---GM KONERU Humpy 2621
GM HOU Yifan 2571--- WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 2214
GM ZHAO Xue 2508--- GM CRAMLING Pia 2548
GM SEBAG Marie 2529--- GM STEFANOVA Antoaneta 2557
IM DANIELIAN Elina 2496--- WGM MAMEDJAROVA Zeinab 2362
 WGM SHEN Yang 2448--- GM CHIBURDANIDZE Maia 2516

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"Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."-Sidney Madwed



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Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. -Albert Einstein



The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Ghandi



The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. - Helen Keller



Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns



Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. -His Holiness The Dalai Lama



Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -



Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being



The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Ego's trick is to make us lose sight of our interdependence. That kind of ego-thought gives us a perfect justification to look out only for ourselves. But that is far from the truth. In reality we all depend on each other and we have to help each other. The husband has to help his wife, the wife has to help the husband, the mother has to help her children, and the children are supposed to help the parents too, whether they want to or not.-Gehlek Rinpoche Source: "The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 pg. 165

The hostile attitude of conquering nature ignores the basic interdependence of all things and events---that the world beyond the skin is actually an extension of our own bodies---and will end in destroying the very environment from which we emerge and upon which our whole life depends.