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Monday, July 26, 2010

That's luck in chess!

WGM Beata Kadziolka

Hello Everyone!

The great Mieczyslaw Najdorf was born in Warsaw on April 15, 1910. A special chess festival is held in his memory there. Julian Radulski of Bulgaria has won the latest edition of the festival. He did not lose any game at the nine-round tournament and even beat two strong grandmasters Zhigalko and Erdos. GM Aleksander Mista came second. He had the chance to win the tournament by beating GM Svieshnikov in the final round but couldn't manage it.

But here is a some news that will make you say "Ah! That's lucky!"

The best woman prize went to WGM Beata Kadziolka. She won one game after ten moves, when her opponent's phone rang. In the last round her opponent, GM Jakubowski, overslept and didn't show up. Of course, that doesn't lessen her ability at chess in any way!

Second place went to Monika Socko, who was playing a great tournament (including winning against Hammer). But she lost the last two games. Even with this terrible finish she gained on rating.

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