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    The Age: Pawn queen accused of being chess bawd?!

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...903444436.html

    anyone heard of her before? and anyone know the story behind the vagueness that the age reports?

    [Mod Edit: This link and the following are not work safe.]
    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 10-08-2004 at 02:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boardumb
    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...903444436.html

    anyone heard of her before? and anyone know the story behind the vagueness that the age reports?
    It was on the chessbase website mentioned this last week.

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=1826

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    CC Candidate Master boardumb's Avatar
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    ahh indeed, i just googled my way there.
    interesting that she never popped up despite all this interest over kosteniuk et al.

    as a bit of an aside, her entry on the fide rating list has
    927007 Manakova, Maria wg SCG 2374 0 01.03.74 w

    anyone know where SCG is?

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    serbia and montenegro

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    serbia and montenegro
    Ah, maybe Fischer's new home.
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    Doesn't bother anywhere near as much as Kosteniuk based on the photos I've seen so far. Not sure if that's because she's a mature adult who seems to be in control of what she's doing, or because she appears to be stirring if not trolling. Anyway there were some great moments in the chessbase article:

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Manakova
    There is something attractive about Karpov too. But maybe I am a bit perverted?
    The mind boggles. Someone please tell me something was lost in translation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Manakova
    As for Kramnik, he doesn’t interest me. He is neither bad nor good. When he won the title of world champion he should have offered Kasparov a rematch. He didn’t – he was simply scared. Such men don’t interest me.
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    CC Candidate Master boardumb's Avatar
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    [Mod Edit: This link and the following are not work safe.][/QUOTE]

    not work safe?
    i always assumed not work safe line was drawn at pointy bits and more?
    surely a page on the age wouldn't be considered not work safe?!

    *shrug*

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    CC Grandmaster Alan Shore's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by boardumb
    [Mod Edit: This link and the following are not work safe.]

    not work safe?
    i always assumed not work safe line was drawn at pointy bits and more?
    surely a page on the age wouldn't be considered not work safe?!

    *shrug*
    Hehe.. you'd think so.. there's stuff on unmod forums though I'd never check at the university labs after logging in.. in sigs alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boardumb
    not work safe?
    i always assumed not work safe line was drawn at pointy bits and more?
    surely a page on the age wouldn't be considered not work safe?!

    *shrug*
    I think it is culturally dependent. You would think anything at The Age would not be unacceptable. I don't think anyone at my would would be reprimanded for it, but I guess mileage may vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boardumb
    i always assumed not work safe line was drawn at pointy bits and more?
    Usually, but if someone happened to be facing sexual harassment type action and that happened to be on the screen as their opponent in such a process walked in ...

    I think it best not to take any chances.
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    CC Grandmaster Alan Shore's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Usually, but if someone happened to be facing sexual harassment type action and that happened to be on the screen as their opponent in such a process walked in ...

    I think it best not to take any chances.
    That reminds me of one Sydney chess player in particular... lol.
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    Hell yah!

    Bring on the naked chicks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteryman
    Hell yah!

    Bring on the naked chicks!
    Many times here I have suggested a "nude chess" event, but nobdy takes it seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    Many times here I have suggested a "nude chess" event, but nobdy takes it seriously.
    No that's because nobody takes YOU seriously!

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