Monday, 22 September 2014

Game Over

     I am home!!!
     Yes, after a long, long period of playing and traveling, I have finally got to a place where I can have a rest and I can think what is there to do next.
      With the University starting next week and some other projects I am onto I hope to keep myself busy. It is really strange to get used to the calm "day by day-no game" life after 3 months where my main thought was "what should I play tomorrow?" or what to choose between a 10 hours bus ride and some 14 hours by train.

      My next tournament will be not sooner than the end of October, so until then- more posts on my blog and less stuff to worry about :)

xoxo from Iasi ;)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Caruana Adjustment

     I think that each of us admired the great performance of Fabiano Caruana during the recent "Sinquefield Cup". We can guess, was that divine inspiration or just the result of a great amount of work (I think it was both of them)... Anyways, it has certainly inspired me!
     The "Maria Albulet Memorial" has ended today, with me scoring 8p/9 and taking clear first place with a 2561 Performance and +17 Elo points!

NameFED Rtg  Pts.

IMBulmaga IrinaROU 2365  8.0

WGMSandu MihaelaROU 2259  5.5

WIMOlsarova TerezaCZE 2296  5.5

WGMCosma Elena-LuminitaROU 2333  5.0

WFMImnadze NatoGEO 2082  5.0

WIMOlsarova KarolinaCZE 2224  4.5


Gelip IoanaROU 2102  3.5

WIMCiobanu Camelia-AdrianaROU 2153  3.5

WGMIonescu IrinaROU 2227  2.5

WGMMakropoulou MarinaGRE 2211 2.0

     Here you can find the detailed information about the tournament:
      It's been a fantastic tournament for me, one in which I am not ashamed to show any game! I am very thankful to those who have advised me to play here and to those who made this nice event possible!
     Here's a photo report:

WNM Gelip Ioana

WGM Ionescu Irina

WGM Cosma Luminita

Imnadze Nato

WIM Olsarova Karolina

WGM Sandu Mihaela

WIM Olsarova Tereza

WGM Makropoulou Marina

WIM Ciobanu Camelia


Happy Irina :)

 xoxo from Braila! :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

1 Square Meter

     Summer ended quite a few days ago, but it feels that it still hasn't left.
     What has changed in these 9 days? Hit-nay, no tournaments-nay, late morning coffee- check, game after game-check, white clothes-check, late summer evenings-check :))) So, it is still summer!
     Well, on a more serious basis- I am actually playing another tournament, this time- a round-robin in Romania, Braila- "Maria Albulet Memorial". You can check it here-
      It is a nice feeling- playing each game (especially after the Turkish League, where I played only 6 games out of 13).

     A big break will follow after this tournament, with no games to play until the end of October. I will finally have some time to process what has happened in the last 75 crazy days :)))
     One would say that it's not normal to play so much in a row and I totally agree, but what to do- have to earn for those square meters- 1sq meter at a tournament, another one at the next 2 ones and maybe they will add up in some 20 years :))))
     All in all, I greet each of you from my still ongoing summer and wish you all a nice week!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my dear mom!

xoxo from Braila :)