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Thursday, April 29, 2010

3rd Women's Chess Grand Prix:Round 4 results and standings

All but one of the games at today's fourth round of the FIDE Woman's Grand  Prix Chess tournament
had a decisive result today in Nalchik: (it is very interesting that in four of these decisive games
the player of the black pieces won the game!). Here are the results from round 4 (the player
on the left had the white pieces in the game): source of information:

Round 4 on 2010/04/29 at 15:00
12GMZhu Chen24760 - 1GMHou Yifan25708
9GMZhao Xue24900 - 1IMMkrtchian Lilit25037
10IMDanielian Elina24910 - 1GMCramling Pia25236
11WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag24280 - 1GMKosintseva Tatiana25245
1GMDzagnidze Nana24791 - 0WIMYildiz Betul Cemre22444
2WGMKovanova Baira2385½ - ½GMKoneru Humpy26223

These results mean the following standings exist after 4 rounds of play:

15GMKosintseva Tatiana2524RUS*11½1
21GMDzagnidze Nana2479GEO*1½1½3
36GMCramling Pia2523SWE*½½½1
42WGMKovanova Baira2385RUS0*½½12
3GMKoneru Humpy2622IND½½*012
4WIMYildiz Betul Cemre2244TUR0*½1½2
7IMMkrtchian Lilit2503ARM½*½012
8GMHou Yifan2570CHN0½½*12
12GMZhu Chen2476QAT½½10*2
1011WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2428MGL001½*
119GMZhao Xue2490CHN½½00*1
1210IMDanielian Elina2491ARM000½*½

Here are the pairings for round 5
(the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Round 5 on 2010/04/30 at 15:00
3GMKoneru Humpy2622-GMZhu Chen247612
4WIMYildiz Betul Cemre2244-WGMKovanova Baira23852
5GMKosintseva Tatiana2524-GMDzagnidze Nana24791
6GMCramling Pia2523-WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag242811
7IMMkrtchian Lilit2503-IMDanielian Elina249110
8GMHou Yifan2570-GMZhao Xue24909

Best wishes to all of the players for round 5!

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Thoughts worth thinking about

"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

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every woman and man present their views without penalty, there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.- Albert Einstein Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia

A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed

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.