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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Natalia Pogonina Beats the World

Hello everybody!

Just before leaving for the Russian Team Championship, my friend Natalia was able to win her game against the world, played on Just in time, and in great style!

Congratulations, Natalia! (Read Natalia's Star Interview).

A short summary of the game:
Pogonina vs the World match took place from December 24, 2009 to March 28, 2010. During these three months a few thousand chess players from over 100 countries have been competing against top female grandmaster Natalia Pogonina. Among those who have revealed their identities were two IMs, two FMs, numerous NMs and CMs, as well as many strong correspondence players. Each side had one day per move. The World was offered a chance to discuss the course of the game at a special forum (not available to Natalia), come up with the best decision and vote. The move that received the most votes was automatically made. It’s important to mention that vote chess is perfectly suited for learning chess since more experienced players have a chance to teach and instruct their less experienced teammates along the way.

Read Natalia's impressions after the game, see the game itself, even on video, on Natalia's web site.

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion



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