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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    your juniors are selected on the basis of?
    Hi Mischa long time no see, thanks for visiting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa
    and....
    visit again some time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    An interesting interview, thanks JAK and Alana. I've also been pretty impressed by Polgar but you've given me an idea, Alana... I definitely need to become more aggressive in my approach, so I think studying Polgar might be part of the answer.
    No worries Jean, our pleasure.

    Yes, Judit is indeed an interesting person to have a look at games of, for example: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess...page=1#reply17 . It's impressive enough winning a game blindfolded normally, but this game is 108 moves long and ends with Judit mating KBN v K!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexrules01
    Sounds exactly like me

    Play really well against people 1800+ then lose to people rated 1400 and lower, its weird.
    Yes I know what you mean, I had a club game on Friday night against a 600, it went on for about 3 hours and I was probably in a losing position (until I got a cheap fork (he had a choice - be back-rank mated or down a piece, he chose the piece)).
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    good try

    Quote Originally Posted by Alana
    (he had a choice - be back-rank mated or down a piece, he chose the piece)).
    I would have done the same and I am 1400 (not for long I don't think ) that means he is learning
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    Thanks Shaun!

    Thanks to Shaun Press for including info about Alana's interview in his prestigious Chess Express Blog!
    http://chessexpress.blogspot.com/200...g-mailbox.html
    Also thanks for his kind words about my work, feelings and respect are mutual Shaun, keep up the good work!
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    Response to Domagoj No II

    Quote Originally Posted by D Dragicevic
    Nice, enjoyable interview as they all are. Jak, can you give us an insight of which players you are hoping to interview in the future.
    Actually Domagoj I think Noble Park is involved in another first! This time it has to do with Australian Chess History since we happen to have for the first time a situation where a brother and a sister are presidents of two different Chess Clubs at the same time in the same City!
    That's of course Narelle Szuveges President of Noble Park Chess Club and Grant Szuveges, President of the Melbourne Chess Clun!
    Since I have already interviewed Grant, I think it might as well be Narelle's turn this time, so I will message her an invitation to be one of the future interviewees!
    That's of course after Alana's interview, which tends to be very successful and popular, reaches its peak! After all it has only been published in its entirety for less than 48 hours!

    Having said that let me repeat the most imprortan parts of my original response to you previous posting

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    What I have in mind now is to at least have one more junior after Sally and Alana! I have three in mind, and that's doesn't include Lawrence Matheson who declined due to heavy workload and Antolis who has not yet responded and I take it that he isn't interested!
    So after the Juniors series is finished, I have in mind two personalities who like IM Guy West have already established their presence in the Australian Chess History.
    Now for future plans, I have in mind interviews with
    a small number of international personalities!
    A number of Chess parents in a vox pop form and (maybe some interviews) with participants, spectators and officials from tournaments while they are taking place! I got this idea by Amiel's excellent blog as well as Eclectic's suggestions but that very much depends on technical support (I can get) from work. We see how it goes!
    Of course first and most important, whatever plans I have are subject to the approval of the Forum's administration which I once again wish to thank for their absolute support, encouragement and provision of assistance everytime is needed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justaknight
    And let's finish with an advice that you would give to the junior players
    who admire your style and try to play like you!


    ... Self belief is a powerful asset.
    I'm sure this is true. I thought I'd add a short postscript to this as I was very amused when some years ago I came across the scribbled handwritten notes of a disgruntled (junior) Guy West on page 63 of Solitaire Chess by I.A. Horowitz ('Match your wits against the greatest chess masters').

    Guy had just scored 50 out of a possible 100 points guessing the moves of a 1908 game where Lasker defeats Tarrasch and was obviously disgusted by the result: “Bastard book! Waste of time. 'Cause as usual my suggestions were as good or better!”

    lol, I'm going to have to run the game through Fritz now...
    EDIT: I did run it through Fritz and in doing so realised that Guy had actually scored 32/100 but had given himself an extra 18 points to total 50 () reasoning that his "suggestions were as good or better!" To be fair to him, several of the moves where he scored zero, Fritz considered them to be the best move. I guess that's the problem with a book where only the moves chosen by the master count.
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    "I guess that's the problem with a book where only the moves chosen by the master count."

    That's true, and I recall reading a book that dealt with it a little better. Might have been "Test your chess IQ" or maybe not. There were several moves that might give points in a gven position, maybe something like best move is 7, a move that is almost as good is 5, and moves that don't spoil anything too much get 1 and anything else is 0.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watto
    Bastard book! Waste of time. 'Cause as usual my suggestions were as good or better!”
    That's what I always think... but Fritz and I have differing opinions. Perhaps in a few years Fritz will be proven wrong like the book was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    That's what I always think... but Fritz and I have differing opinions. Perhaps in a few years Fritz will be proven wrong like the book was?
    Miranda, I reckon the difference is because Fritz has a male silicon chip (I can't say 'Y' chromosome now can I?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyD
    Miranda, I reckon the difference is because Fritz has a male silicon chip (I can't say 'Y' chromosome now can I?)
    If a tree falls in a forest with no one to hear it, does it make a sound?
    If a man says something with no woman to hear it, is he still wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    If a man says something with no woman to hear it,
    he he, that would never happen!!!
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    is he still wrong?
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    Alana's Interview: The Extension

    Last but not least Alana, first of all other interviewees so far breaks the existing barriers of the Battle of the Sexes… She is not alone; watching over her shoulder was her best friend Genna who also contributed in answering questions alongside Alana. She says she just did it for a laugh, but I thought those responses were very interesting , humorous, and provide another insight to the young Doeberl Minor Champion’s personality here we go:

    Do you feel that Chess is still a male sport?


    ALANA: I don’t feel that chess is still a male sport (if a sport at all). Though it is mainly dominated by males, there are many females playing all over the world. Hence all the different female programs and tournaments (for example here in ACT there are tournaments such as the Women’s and Girls’ and the Girls Allegro, and a once a year holiday “Chess Chicks” camp) that are run to encourage more girls to play.

    GENNA: I was unaware that it was a sport at all. Perhaps it falls into the same category as gardening and cooking? Neither of which are considered male sports. As such I do not consider chess to still be a male sport. However, if it was a male sport, I am sure that Alana would simply dress up as a boy in an attempt to continue playing.

    Do you feel that female participants are discriminated against [by] their male opponents?

    ALANA: I wouldn’t say we are discriminated against, though it can be weird sometimes turning up and being the only female in a tournament.

    GENNA: Yes. However, I am sure the discrimination against Alana and her female peers falls closer to female-inspired awe rather than simple toleration or borderline respect.

    Have you [had] any personal case that you or your fellow female chessplayers were discriminated against?

    ALANA: Not that I remember.

    GENNA: Yes. Alana has always been discriminated against. As a proclaimed chess goddess, she is always worshipped wherever she goes. This is discrimination. However, I have yet to hear any complaints from her about it.

    Do you feel that you have something to prove when you play against a male opponent?

    ALANA: Not really, I like defeating my opponents no matter whether they are male or female.

    GENNA: Yes. Alana feels she has to prove that she is better than them. However, this is a personal thing and has nothing to do with whether she is playing a male opponent or not.
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