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Kavala, Greece

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Thursday, 08 August 2013

by WGM Irina Bulmaga

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Here I am in Kavala, after a long, tiring and unsuccessful tournament in Belgrade.

I went to the beach the last 2 days and I had some time to think about what happened. It wasn't in my plans to play so badly- it was even a small shock for me... I wanted to qualify, but instead- I finished on -1 and a big Elo loss. I guess that bad tournaments happen but it's a bit dissappointing when they happen to be the most important ones.

There are more tournaments to go, more Europeans and more chances to qualify- there's nothing to do now but to try to focus on the upcoming events.

Kavala is a really nice city, with amazing beaches and nice surroundings. I was a bit afraid to come to play here after my horrible tournament in Belgrade, but I am happy with my decision now- as the Greek sun has charged my batteries, filling it with some positive thoughts

Here is the link where you can follow the results.

Wish you all a nice summer!

P.S. I won my game today, playing as a favourite- which makes my win kind of expected, but you can't imagine how happy it has made me!

Replay the game
 It's my first win since the 28th of July (yes, I'm counting ) and I played six games since then against players with less Elo than me. It is such a relief to know that I still can win!

You can find the live games here.

Can't help myself sharing the game with you!

Based on the publications in Irina's blog

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

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1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 09:55 09 2013 .
Enjoy life
You're very pretty so who cares about the chess

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