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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Nalchik, 2009-2010 Women's FIDE Grand Prix:Round 5 results and standings

The fifth round of the Nalchik Women's FIDE Grand Prix chess tournament was held on Friday.
Here are the results from round 5 (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

3GMKoneru Humpy26220 - 1GMZhu Chen247612
4WIMYildiz Betul Cemre22440 - 1WGMKovanova Baira23852
5GMKosintseva Tatiana25241 - 0GMDzagnidze Nana24791
6GMCramling Pia2523½ - ½WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag242811
7IMMkrtchian Lilit2503½ - ½IMDanielian Elina249110
8GMHou Yifan25701 - 0GMZhao Xue24909

These results mean the following standings exist in the tournament after
5 rounds of play: Sunday is a rest day, the tournament will resume for the
players on Monday.

15GMKosintseva Tatiana2524RUS*111½1
21GMDzagnidze Nana2479GEO0*1½½13
2WGMKovanova Baira2385RUS0*½½113
6GMCramling Pia2523SWE*½½½½13
8GMHou Yifan2570CHN0½*1½13
12GMZhu Chen2476QAT½½0*113
77IMMkrtchian Lilit2503ARM½½0*1½
83GMKoneru Humpy2622IND½½0*012
4WIMYildiz Betul Cemre2244TUR00*½1½2
11WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2428MGL00½1½*2
119GMZhao Xue2490CHN½½000*1
10IMDanielian Elina2491ARM00½0½*1

Here are the pairings for round 6 of the tournament (the player on the left has the white piece
in the game):

12GMZhu Chen2476-GMZhao Xue24909
10IMDanielian Elina2491-GMHou Yifan25708
11WGMMunguntuul Batkhuyag2428-IMMkrtchian Lilit25037
1GMDzagnidze Nana2479-GMCramling Pia25236
2WGMKovanova Baira2385-GMKosintseva Tatiana25245
3GMKoneru Humpy2622-WIMYildiz Betul Cemre22444


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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

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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

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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.