Wednesday, 6 March 2013

2-2, 2-2, 2-2

     Another 2 difficult days have passed. We made 2 equal matches, against India yesterday and Kazakhstan today. Though our opponents were lower ranked than us- every game was fought very hard.
     I scored my first win yesterday, against Nisha Mohota, with black, in a 5 hours game where she was the last to make a mistake.
     It's been a better day for me today, as I've played a nice game from the beginning to the very end. It's the first game in a long time that I'm happy about.
     Tomorrow is the 5th- last round before the free day, when we're going to have an excursion through Astana- I can't wait to see the city! We are going to play against Turkey- who has almost made a sensation today- the score was 2-1 for Ukraine and the only girl from the Turkish team who was still playing was completely winning, but Inna Gaponenko managed to save the game and the match.
     Here's my today's game:

     And here you can see some photos from the last 2 days:

Romania vs India

Cristina Foisor

Alina l'Ami

Luminita Cosma

Gergely Szabo, Cristina Foisor, Luminita Cosma and Alina l'Ami

My lucky ritual, listening to my favourite songs before the game, as electronic devices of any kind are not allowed in the playing hall- Gergely has to take my ipod to his room day by day-but what doesn't one do for luck!

Carmen Voicu-Jagodzinsky

What faces one can't make during a game! This is from the "still acceptable" ones, or maybe not :)))

     Keep your fingers crossed for us!

P.S. A big pictorial report is to follow after the free day!