SanduGoryachkina

The tragedy of Mihaela Sandu

Just imagine a chess player competing with 6 opponents, each of them higher rated than our player by approx. 150-200 points. The player wins 4 games consecutively, loses in the fifth game, then wins one more. As it turns out, live transmission of the 5th game had been interrupted. Coincidence or not? The performance of a lifetime.or a clear-cut case of…

DM2015Kampe

Women’s chess tournaments – a necessity

This post is a translation of Kvindeturneringer – en nødvendighed at my Skakkerlak-blog. A special thank you goes out to GM Tiger Hillarp-Persson for convincing me of that I ought to make this post accessible to a larger audience. Upon publishing my post of April 12 on the Danish Championship I announced on Facebook, that I was going to write…