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    she's playing Mariya with White this coming round. Not going to be an easy task!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvinator View Post
    Probably the biggest deal is not that Goryachkina has a 1.5 point lead over those on 3.5, but that she has a 2.5 lead over the next set of players. That is going to be tough to catch for those on 2.5. 2.5 behind with 8 rounds remaining and three players in front of you. Odds very slim for those on 2.5.
    Now 20yo Aleksandra Goryachkina, the youngest player in this closely matched field, has a 2-point lead at the end of the first round of this double round robin, with 6.5 points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    Now 20yo Aleksandra Goryachkina, the youngest player in this closely matched field, has a 2-point lead at the end of the first round of this double round robin, with 6.5 points.
    She did have a lot of luck...but is certainly most consistent and hard-fighting player so far.
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    Goryachkina 2.5 points ahead now with five to play. Gunina basically gave her a full-point bye in round 9.

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    Time to start finalizing details of the next WWC match .
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    Goryachkina's main coach is her father. Youri Goryachkin (as opposed to Kamsky's and Polgar's dads) is a chess master (his peak rating that he reached around 1990 was 2485 or so) who put his non-chess professional activities on hold to focus on assisting his daughter in developing her chess career.

    One of those sacrifices that pay-off!
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    Yeah, but divide her rating by three, and Goryachkina is just an average player rated under 900.

    Laszlo Polgar on the other hand, produced 3 female chess superstars... added together, their top ratings were:

    Sofia: 2540
    Zsuzsa:2577
    Judit: 2735

    Lots!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee View Post
    Yeah, but divide her rating by three, and Goryachkina is just an average player rated under 900.

    Laszlo Polgar on the other hand, produced 3 female chess superstars... added together, their top ratings were:

    Sofia: 2540
    Zsuzsa:2577
    Judit: 2735

    Lots!
    To have 3 chess playing girls in a family one needs not only to be good at chess coaching...but also at reproduction
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    Goryachkina still 2.5 points up with 3 to play so just about home as the challenger now.

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    With a draw in a winning position against Tan Zhongyi, Goryachkina has maintained her 2.5-point lead, and has thus won the tournament with two rounds to spare.
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    Suck on that, Magnus!
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