Sunday, 15 July 2012

Heading to Konya

   Waiting in different airports is an unavoidable part of life of every chess player. So,here I am writting from the Istanbul's airport,waiting for my next flight to Konya,I'm going to play the Turkish League there.
   I finished very well my tournament in Barbera del Valles,took the 1st woman prize and the 1st one under 2400... My Elo got raised by 11 points :) It's been an amazing trip! Spanish people definetely know how to live! Their lifestyle is very different from the Romanian's ones-they know how to relax and how to party! I've met a lot of interesting people there and I will definetely come again to Spain next year! :)
In Barcelona :)

With Van Riemsdijk Herman C (IM,2397)

Playing against Hernandez Carmenates Holden (GM,2569)

Friday, 6 July 2012

The magic of España

   Here I am, writting from a small city placed near to Barcelona- Barbera del Valles. The reason-of course playing chess :)) Here is the link where you can follow the results:
   Now speaking about Spain,it's my second time here (I've been here in 2002,at a EYCC). I can't say anything but that I'm totally in love with this country! First of all,I was lucky to come to Barcelona some days before the tournament started,so I had a lot of time for sightseeing :D Moreover,I watched the match Spain-Italy from here!!!!! It was so cool to see the fireworks and all the people celebrating Spain's win! It felt really nice to be among them :)
   The 3rd round starts today,at 5 pm,I'm playing against a French IM- Bergez Luc (2420). The tournament has started pretty well for me and I hope it will continue this way :)