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Chess Kamasutra, really? by The Trinidad Guardian

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Written by Peter Zhdanov   
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Yet another article about our upcoming book Chess Kama Sutra, really insightful and interesting. Carl Jacobs from The Trinidad Guardian shares his views on the subject of our book, women in chess and other exciting issues.

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Newly-wed Russian chess players, Natalia Pogonina and Peter Zhdanov.
They are working on a book entitled Chess Kamasutra.


It would be interesting to hear what WGM Natalia Pogonina, one of the strongest women chess players in the world, has to say on the controversial topic of why men are apparently better at the game than women. For the Caribbeans people, her views on this perennially debated issue must hold some fascination since the mentally taxing sport has been a male dominated activity from its beginnings in the region. And some misogynistic individuals, like the late World Champion Bobby Fischer, have cited the game as evidence to prove their case that women are a mentally inferior breed to men.

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Listen to the eccentric chess genius, interviewed by Harpers Magazine in 1962: Theyre stupid compared to men. They shouldnt play chess, you know. They lose every single game against a man. There isnt a woman player in the world I cant give knight-odds to and still beat. Such a declaration, however, is not to be taken seriously, coming from perhaps the most erratic and irascible GM in the games long history. However, in Trinidad and Tobago even now, the vast majority of chess players are male and none of the handful of females who played the game has ever achieved the distinction of winning an open tournament or qualifying for the national championship finals. Indeed, while in most other countries girls are now catching up with boys in playing the Royal Game, in T&T the number of active female chess players can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Now Russian WGM Pogonina is producing a book on this absorbing subject together with her newly married husband and manager Peter Zhdanov, a successful IT specialist, debate expert and proficient chess player. They have intriguingly titled the volume Chess Kamasutra which, says Pogonina, contains ideas taken from the well-known Indian erotic classic. Both chess and the Kamasutra originate in India, says the Russian WGM. In Chess Kamasutra I and my co-author will show that it is possible to apply sex principles to chess and vice versa. We will be reviewing the most interesting openings and middle game positions, and relating them to the Kamasutra. We surprise our readers by introducing the love theory which is extremely effective for developing your chess skills and becoming happy in personal life. Chess Kamasutra, Pogonina assures, is going to be a very entertaining and useful book covering many interesting subjects. We arent revealing most of the secrets yet, but one day youll be able to see it for yourself.

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