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Monday, June 28, 2010

2010 FIDE Women's Grand Prix:Jermuk:round 5 report

Three FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess events will occur in the next few months,these being:

Jermuk, Armenia 23rd June- 6th July 2010
Ulanbaatar, Mongolia 29 July - 12 August 2010
Santiago, Chile
27th October- 9th November 2010

Here is a list of the paricipants in the Jermuk Grand Prix:

Name Surname
Hou Yifan
Antoaneta Stefanova
Pia Cramling
Tatiana Kosintseva
Maia Chiburdanidze
Xu Yuhua
Nana Dzagnidze
Lilit Mkrtchian
Elina Danielian
Shen Yang
Baira Kovanova
Martha Fierro
Five  rounds have been played in the Jermuk tournament thus far,to see
the results from these rounds please click on the following link:

GM Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia leads after 5 rounds with a score of 4.5 points. In second and
third are GM Tatiana Kostintseva of Russia and IM Lilit Mkrtchian of Armenia with 3.5 points.
Tied for 4th through 7th places are IM Elina Danielian of Armenia, WGM Shen Yang of China,
GM Hou Yifan of China and GM Maia Chiburdanidze of Georgia with 2.5 points. Tied for
8th-10th places are GM Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria, GM Pia Cramling of Sweden and
GM Xu Yuhua of Chian, all with  2 points. WGM Baira Kovana of Russia is in 11th place
with 1.5 points and in 12th place is IM Martha Fierro Baquero of Ecuador with 0 points.

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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.