Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Last round at EIWCC,Tbilisi

   The 11th round of the EIWCC will start in less than two hours,at 11 am :)
   I lost my game yesterday,against Khukhashvili Sopiko.It was an interesting,equilibrated game but I had done a mistake in zeitnot and then she played exactly in a rook ending and I couldn't do anything.... I play against Girya Olga today. My score after 10 games is 5,5 points,hope to improve it today! The closing ceremony will be at about 9 pm,I'll come with a later photo report ...
   As for now,I try to focus on the game,though I'm already thinking about the exams that are waiting for me when I return home. I'll have about 2 more weeks  of school and then the summer holiday starts!I'm so excited!  I won't play too many tournaments this summer as the last year when I played like a crazy-about 6 tournaments in 3 months...
   Keep your fingers crosed for me! :)

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Free day in Tbilisi

   I made a draw yesterday. It was a very interesting game.I had black against Charkhalashvili Inga. Though I made a nice combinaation,I missed the win later :( Houdini showed -27.54 in a moment,I didn't even know that it's possible to have such a big advantage! It was the longest game I've played so far (about 5 h 20 min). I was so angry with me after the game that even a Kinder Bueno didn't help,(although it usually does) :))) But I've found a new way to feel better- watching horror movies.It really helps!
The famous and delicious 'hachapuri'
  Now,let's talk about pleasant things :) Today we have a free day. I didn't manage to get to the "Women Party" yesterday,but I'm waiting for some impressions from the ones who were there! The day started with a late breakfast,followed by an excursion. The bus took us to the "President's Ressidence" at about 11 am. They asked us to have our passports. When we arrived,we saw a huge queue at the entrance and a security point where a man was checking everyone's bags.It didn't scare us,we decided to wait. Then,a guide came and he said that only two people were allowed to take pictures ! It was the last drop! Some friends of mine and me decided that we stayed enough and we just walked away. We walked through the center,ate some traditional "hachapuri".We also visited a church,bought some souvenirs :) Then,a taxi gave us a ride to our hotel (for the price of 6 lari). It has been a nice day,I've really enjoyed it! Here are some photos:
The view from a bridge

Veronica and Cristina Foisor

Mt'k'vari River

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Why European "Women" Chess Champ.

    I had an interesting game today and I'm happy to announce that I won it! :) I am playing against Matveeva Svetlana tomorrow,I play at the 21st board again,hope that it will be luckier than the last time :)
    I went to the 'secretariat' after I had finished my game,in order to register for the 'free day' excursion. I asked where I can do it and the organizer said that I'm in the right place. Then,he asked for wich of the excursions  I wanted to sign up. When I said that I didn't know that there were more than one excursions he proudly said that there would be a party in a downtown club in the evening before the free day and I could join it.An arbiter who was present at our dialogue asked: "Will there be only women?". And here is the answer: " Of course no,I will be there and some of the other organizers too!" I couldn't help laughing for quite a long time and then I thought " What a hell? Can't we have fun without men too?" So,I agreed to go. You should have seen my face when I saw the 2-paged list of the ones who had also signed up for the party (LOL). I just went out laughing like a crazy :))))))
So,tip for the organizers: "If you don't want to lose some of us to the other "part" make sure that the next men and women European's would be held together !" :DDDDDD


   Four rounds have been played and another 7 will be disputed in the next days.
I have 2 points as far,not so bad but far from my best,with some missed chances...But I hope for a better luck in my next games :)
   Tbilisi is a nice city.I enjoyed having a walk through the center.I discovered that Tbilisi had metro! It was quite a surprise for me. Although it has only 15 stations, I find it great ;) Comming to Tbilisi I was ready for the worst and I was surprised to find it so enjoyable! At least it compensates the lack of a stable internet connection ...
   I am playing with Hairapetian Anna tomorrow. The results can be followed on:
   Here is also the official site, where you can find daily photo reports and news :