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Natalia Pogonina @ Toronto Star: Honey, what are you doing with that rook?

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Written by Natalia Pogonina   
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
WGM Natalia Pogonina

Author: Anonymous
Date: Jun 13, 2009
Start Page: IN.2
Section: Insight
Text Word Count: 127

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Russia's Natalia Pogonina, 24, is one of the best female chess players in the world, a Woman Grandmaster and a two-time European under-18 champion. She is also very good-looking. Seeking to capitalize on her beauty, the law school student and new husband Peter Zhdanov, a Russian debating champ and now her "manager," are writing a book called Chess Kamasutra in which they will show "it is possible to apply sex principles to chess, and vice-versa."

Among other such subjects, Pogonina and Zhdanov will, as she recently told, "be reviewing the most interesting openings and middlegame positions and relating them to positions from Kama Sutra."

They will also explain a new hybrid activity they have pioneered "sexchess." Why not? "Chess," Pogonina said, "is just dying for effective promotion."

P.S. The article can be found here. I wonder what photos they have actually used - we have sent them a couple of them. Anyone  seen the original article in print?

Comments (2)
1. Written by on 03:08 15 2009 .
, . Toronto Star
2. Written by Peter Zhdanov on 03:26 15 2009 .
, . :)

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