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Universiade in Kazan: Part II

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Saturday, 20 July 2013
by WGM Irina Bulmaga

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WGM Irina Bulmaga finalizes the report from Kazan, Russia, where she participated in the summer Universiade. If you haven't read Part I of the story, it makes sense to check it out as well.

Life miniature
July 13

 I am so lucky that I have chess...
     Whenever I am disappointed of myself I just think- "Tomorrow's gonna' be a new round".
     Every game is a little life miniature. You can start from zero again and again; you can try a new variation; you can see what's going to happen if you make a move you were always afraid to do; you can risk- there's no place for fear in chess- it's not like everything summs to one game- unlike in life- where you don't get the chance to improve a bad move you made in your previous game.
     It is a free day today in Kazan and it's going to be a double round again tomorrow. It was good to have some rest- I had a fantastic 12h sleep :))) 
     Anastasia Bodnaruk is leading the tournament after 6 rounds, with 5,5p, being followed by 3 players with 5p- Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue and Rogule Laura. I've got 4,5p, as well as Sopiko Guramishvili, Anastasia Savina and Alina Kashlinskaya.
     I play against Sopiko tomorrow. It is quite funny-we play for the 2nd time against each other in the last 10 days :))) 
Here are some more photos we took these days:
Raluca Sgircea and Tiberiu Georgescu

Tiberiu Georgescu

Teodor Anton

Raluca Sgircea
Raluca vs Olga Girya

Wish you all to have a great weekend!

July 16

 The tournament is over, but not our stay in Kazan. We've got 2 extra days to visit the city and to have some fun ;)
     I lost in the last round against the Chinese Tan Zhongyi (2478) like a kid, blundering a piece at some point. I don't remember when was the last time when I did it... I guess I was too tired- so many double rounds immediatly after the Turkish League were too much. All in all, I've finished the tournament decently, on a +3 Elo points. You can find the final standings here.
     I hope to have a good rest until the European Individual Women's Chess Championship, which will start on the 23rd of July in Belgrad and to play some good games there.
     Trying to forget about the "not very pleasant" loss yesterday- we went to a polo match- which was quite a delight for our eyes :P Here are some photos:

Raluca Sgircea

Teodora Vasile and me

With our Serbian friends
Teodora,Raluca and me :)

Universiade is about making new friends, right?

xoxo from Kazan ;)

Based on the publications in Irina's

Other posts by WGM Irina Bulmaga:
Universiade in Kazan
Turkish Chess League
Me at my worst
Report from Golden Sands tournament

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