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Friday, May 7, 2010

GM Tatiana Kostintseva wins 2010 FIDE Nalchik Grand Prix

Grandmaster Tatiana Kosintseva has won the 2010 FIDE Nalchik Grand Prix Women's Chess
tournament. As indicated in a previous blog post, she had already won the tournament
without playing her final game. In the last round here is what happened over the board:

Round 11 on 2010/05/07 at 13:00

GM Cramling 2523 ---- GM Zhu Chen 2476 result: 1-0
IM Mkrtchian 2503 --- GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2524 result: 0-1
GM Hou Yifan 2570 -- WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2244 result: 1-0
GM Zhao Xue 2490 -- GM Koneru Humpy 2622 result: 1-0
10 IM Danielian 2491 WGM Kovanova Baira 2385 result:0-1
11 WGM Munguntuul2428 -- GM Dzagnidze Nana 2479 result: draw

These results mean the final crosstable is:

FIDE GP w Nalchik RUS 2010

1 Kosintseva,T 2524 +211
111½½1½11½19.0 / 11
2 Hou Yifan  2570 +31 0
0½½111½1117.5 / 11
3 Dzagnidze,N 2479 +96 01
½½½½½½1117.0 / 11 33.25
4 Cramling,P 2523 +48 0½½
½1½½½1117.0 / 11 32.25
5 Koneru,H 2622 -157 ½½½½
0001½115.5 / 11 26.75
6 Zhu Chen 2476 +2 ½0½01
0½1½1½5.5 / 11 26.75
7 Munguntuul,B  2428 +54 00½½11
010½15.5 / 11 25.75
8 Zhao Xue 2490 -44 ½0½½1½1
00015.0 / 11 26.75
9 Mkrtchian,L 2503 -59 0½½½0001
11½5.0 / 11 24.00
10 Kovanova,B 2385 +69 0000½½110
115.0 / 11 20.00
11 Yildiz,B 2244 +42 ½00000½100
½2.5 / 11
12 Danielian,E 2491 -334 00000½00½0½
1.5 / 11
Average Elo: 2477 <=> Cat: 10 gm = 7.37 m = 5.17

I used Chessbase 10 to create this crosstable. The digits to the right of the 4 digit rating of the
player (when added or subtracted from the player's elo rating), gives the player's performance
rating for the tournament. In the case of Tatiana Kosintseva, this means she had a performance
rating of 2735 in the tournament!
Congratulations Tatiana!

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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.