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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cool Chess Wedding Ahead: WGM Baira Kovanova Engaged

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Hi everyone,

This one's for all the fans of the Russian women chess players: Sorry, another one's taken! 

Our heartiest congratulations to WGM Baira Kovanova for getting engaged. The talented Russian player told about engagement right after her Round 5 victory at the Russian Chess Superfinal. 

When asked about the ring on her finger, she said the date of the marriage was to be finalised soon. Of course, she duly won the Round 5 game which you can see below with Chess King. Kovanova is currently rated 60th among women chess players in the world and her Russian national rank is 11.

Kovanova, Baira  -  Ubiennykh, Ekaterina 

Result: 1-0
Site: Moscow,RUS
Date: 2012.08.08
[...] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.¤xd4 ¤f6 5.¤c3 a6 6.g3 e5 7.¤de2 ¥e6 8.¥g2 b5 9.h3 ¤bd7 10.g4 ¤b6 11.¤d5 ¤fxd5 12.exd5 ¥c8 13.b3 h5 14.g5 h4 15.f4 ¥e7 16.O-O exf4 17.¤d4 ¥xg5 18.¤c6 £f6 19.£e1+ ¢f8 20.¥xf4 ¥xh3 21.£e3 ¦e8 22.£xb6 ¥xg2 23.¦ae1 ¦a8 24.£b7 ¢g8 25.¥xg5 £xg5 26.¦f5

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