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    Elena Sedina!

    Its looks like that Sedina will at least share first place in the Open-a remarkable achivement.This is an excellent example for aussie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonid Sandler
    Its looks like that Sedina will at least share first place in the Open-a remarkable achivement.This is an excellent example for aussie girls.
    Definitely!
    Last edited by jenni; 08-01-2005 at 09:39 PM.

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    wake up call

    well done sedina! - for precipitating a wake up call to australian chess..........with due respect, this is just the psyche jarring outcome that oz chess needs,........suitably chastened, well done..........i hope sedina is the new role model for female chessplayers in australia, her poster should be in every chess club in australia

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    And to think that she wouldn't even be here if it hadn't been for the Mercure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by the chess nut
    And to think that she wouldn't even be here if it hadn't been for the Mercure!
    Hey with all the free advertising you're doing you should charge the Mercure a commission

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonid Sandler
    Its looks like that Sedina will at least share first place in the Open-a remarkable achivement.This is an excellent example for aussie girls.
    Yes Leonid - she is looking good right now but she must avoid a loss today otherwise obviously D'Amore will leapfrog into the title along with possibly Kengis and/or Hecht.

    No matter what happens you have to admire the way she has played.
    Against Zveveniouk she fould a superb winning combination.
    In the miniature against Ralph Jackson she offered 4 sacrifices in 4 successive moves! ( pawn, bishop,knight and bishop).
    Against Domagoj it was a object lesson converting a superior minor piece ending to a win.
    She fought her way back out of a ditch to annihilate Arlandi who was clearly better out of the opening.
    Hecht blundered a Knight but he was worse anyway and against Johansen she found a neat little device to force a draw.

    To rephrase an earlier question though ...
    Has an Australian championship been won before by a female??
    Can't have happened too many time if ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilD707
    Yes Leonid - she is looking good right now but she must avoid a loss today otherwise obviously D'Amore will leapfrog into the title along with possibly Kengis and/or Hecht.

    No matter what happens you have to admire the way she has played.
    Against Zveveniouk she fould a superb winning combination.
    In the miniature against Ralph Jackson she offered 4 sacrifices in 4 successive moves! ( pawn, bishop,knight and bishop).
    Against Domagoj it was a object lesson converting a superior minor piece ending to a win.
    She fought her way back out of a ditch to annihilate Arlandi who was clearly better out of the opening.
    Hecht blundered a Knight but he was worse anyway and against Johansen she found a neat little device to force a draw.

    To rephrase an earlier question though ...
    Has an Australian championship been won before by a female??
    Can't have happened too many time if ever?
    It's probably the best angle through which to get some publicity for the result It's great to have international players in your field but much easier to sell the story to the papers with an Aussie angle. It's difficult to present chess to the non-chess media when the premier Aussie event does not feature (or may not feature) an Australian in the placings. Perpetuates the idea that it is still a token activity here, only really played by Europeans.

    And no, I'm not criticising the inclusion of overseas players or even the performance of Aussie players - just making an observation. In the ACT we attract most media interest for females, very young players (U8s), national titles and school chess.

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    Sedina will win tournament alone!

    It looks like that Kengis will not win and Hecht also will not win which means that first time in history of Open female will win the tournament!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonid Sandler
    It looks like that Kengis will not win and Hecht also will not win which means that first time in history of Open female will win the tournament!
    Hmmmm ....
    Brave call - Hecht is struggling for sure but the Johansen Kengis game has a lot of play left.
    Darryl has a pawn on a7 but what are its career prospects??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilD707
    Hmmmm ....
    Brave call - Hecht is struggling for sure but the Johansen Kengis game has a lot of play left.
    Darryl has a pawn on a7 but what are its career prospects??
    I'm not sure Darryl's idea of running his King to d1 was so good but Kengis threw away any slight advantage he had with 29. d3 and handed the advantage to Darryl with 30. Kh6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteElephant
    Hey with all the free advertising you're doing you should charge the Mercure a commission
    Sorry... I get carried away sometimes.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilD707
    Hmmmm ....
    Brave call - Hecht is struggling for sure but the Johansen Kengis game has a lot of play left.
    Darryl has a pawn on a7 but what are its career prospects??
    Brave, perhaps, but prophetic.

    To the victor as they say go the spoils. Elena Sedina AFAIK the first woman to win the Australian Open outright.

    Also well played to all the competitors including ChessChat regular Ascaro Pecori finishing in the top 9 of a strong field.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    Brave, perhaps, but prophetic.

    To the victor as they say go the spoils. Elena Sedina AFAIK the first woman to win the Australian Open outright.

    Also well played to all the competitors including ChessChat regular Ascaro Pecori finishing in the top 9 of a strong field.
    So does she, by virtue of winning the Open, get invited to participate in the next Australian (Closed?) Championship or is that privilege only for a winning Australian?

    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skaro
    So does she, by virtue of winning the Open, get invited to participate in the next Australian (Closed?) Championship or is that privilege only for a winning Australian?

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    I think you have to be Australian or Australian resident at least to play the Championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skaro
    So does she, by virtue of winning the Open, get invited to participate in the next Australian (Closed?) Championship or is that privilege only for a winning Australian?

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    No, as there is no privileges attached to winning the Australian Open (apart from money/trophy).

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