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The_Soviet
03-03-2007, 03:56 PM
I would like to tell everyone that I have had the honor to play Ekaterina Korbut (female grandmaster) while I was in Russia. My lover is Russian, and this is how I met this girl, by playing her in a blitz tournament and losing quite quickly to all the masters here. Drunk masters, that is.

The_Soviet
03-03-2007, 05:02 PM
Event: rated untimed match
Site: ?
Date: ????:??:??
Round: ?
White: White player
Black: Black player
Result: *
WhiteElo: 0
BlackElo: 0
ECO: A05
TimeControl: 0

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. e3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Bd3 c5 5. c3 d5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Bb5 O-O 8.
Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nd4 e5 10. Nxc6 Qc7 11. Nb4 Qxc5 12. O-O Re8 13. Nd2 Bg4 14. Qa4
a5 15. Nd3 Qe7 16. Re1 e4 17. Nf4 g5 18. Ne2 Bd7 19. Qc2 Ng4 20. h3 Ne5 21.
Rd1 g4 22. hxg4 Bxg4 23. Nf1 Nf3+ 24. gxf3 exf3 25. Nf4 Be5 26. e4 Qh4 27.
Rxd5 Bxf4 28. Bxf4 Qh3 29. Ne3 Kh8 30. Qd1 Bd7 31. Qd4+ Kg8 32. Rg5+ Kf8 33.
Bd6+ Re7 34. Qh8# *

This is one of my games playing as black. As you can see, I made a bad sacrifice.

WhiteElephant
03-03-2007, 05:09 PM
I would like to tell everyone that I have had the honor to play Ekaterina Korbut (female grandmaster) while I was in Russia. My lover is Russian, and this is how I met this girl, by playing her in a blitz tournament and losing quite quickly to all the masters here. Drunk masters, that is.

That's very good.

I find it very odd that non-russian speakers pronounce the word Privet (ie. hello in russian) like this: priv-yet.

I have no idea why. There is no y or j in the russian spelling of the word, nor is it pronounced that way in russian. Yet english speakers seem to add it themselves for some reason. Wonder if it's some sort of difficulty with pronouncing the 'ivet' with a soft t.

The_Soviet
03-03-2007, 05:35 PM
I see. It sounds like there is a "yet" sound at the end. I suppose I should study my Russian a little more! If I make it to world champion, I have to know Russian, I think it's a prerequisite!

Basil
03-03-2007, 06:21 PM
WE, are you familiar with the Ruskie for 'hydra'?

WhiteElephant
03-03-2007, 06:29 PM
WE, are you familiar with the Ruskie for 'hydra'?

Even hydras have trouble with foreign languages :)

This one seems fairly harmless....