Rethymnon & Paleochora Open tournaments

My next event is going to be a strong open tournament in Rethymnon (Crete) & my husband is going to be the chief-arbiter there. You can see all the information about it on http://www.daor.gr/index.php?id=57,0,0,1,0,0. Then we are going to Paleochora where I won’t be playing but helping a couple of kids who will take part in the event and where my husband will again be the chief-arbiter:-) Photos will follow… 🙂

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Recent review of my 5th book :-)

Here is a link of IM John Donaldson’s review of the DW: KID book:
http://www.jeremysilman.com/book_reviews_jd/Dangerous_Weapons_Kings_Indian.html .

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News!

Eleni, myself and my aunt

I have some news to share with you!
First, I played in the Turkish league and scored 6,5 out of 8 on the women’s board! It was the best result in the team.

Secondly, you can check out a very recent and interesting interview of mine (questions asked by the current Women’s World Champion & GM Alexandra Kosteniuk) on http://www.chessblog.com/2009/07/womens-chess-star-interview-yelena.html . Enjoy!

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New stuff

The reason why I wasn’t updating the blog for a very long time is because I started writing my 6th book! The book is a guide to Scotch Game and should be published sometime next year by Everyman Chess! Naturally, in order to gather the material for both sides I have to go through practically everything I can find on the Scotch! Which is really a lot!

The other interesting matter is that the book that my parents write about my upbringing and education (as well as about their students, etc) is slowly moving forward! And although it is in Russian now, I consider translating it into English in the future as it will be very interesting both for parents and for parents-to-be!

And now back to my book :))

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Final rounds, Men’s European championship

In round 9 I lost to Erdos (2583 elo), then to Ruck (2558 elo) both from Hungary. These two games were quite long and difficult, mainly positional 🙂 And in the last round I drew GM Sedlak (2592 elo). So I finished with 5.5 out of 11 and am really satisfied with this result! I won rating, gained experience and won against a strong GM (Minasian – 2557 elo in 29 moves)!

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