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Natalia Pogonina's "Create a caption" contest

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Written by Natalia Pogonina   
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
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Natalia has just thrown one of her fans off the bridge for not solving a chess problem.
Who's next?

08/18/06

Lately we've been adding lots of my pics (see the new albums as well as the new photos in the old albums at the Gallery) - hope you'll like them. Contributors - your pics would be very much appreciated, just send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The photo above features me in a park at her home city Saratov. The trivia will have two questions:
1) Create a caption for the pic
2) Guess when the photo was taken (at least the year)

The winner's response will become the actual caption of the photo in 3 days from the post's "published on" time.

Good luck!


And the winner is Gennady with his caption "Natalia has just thrown one of her fans off the bridge for not solving a chess problem. Who's next?". Unforunately, nobody guessed the correct date right, it was August, 18, 2006.

Thanks to everyone for participating!



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Last Updated ( Sunday, 31 May 2009 )
 

Natalia Pogonina: "Unique trainings in sexchess..."

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Sunday, 24 May 2009
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A smile before the game is worth 100 performance points


Recently I gave a pretty exciting and informative interview for LatestChess.com, hope you'll like it:

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 May 2009 )
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Play like Pogonina: Pogonina (2467) - Romanko M (2451)

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Friday, 22 May 2009
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Today we are going to look at a position from the last round of Moscow Open-2009 where I had the white pieces against Marina Romanko and needed at least a draw to win the tournament (see my interview for more details). My opponent decided to put up a fight, so we arrived at the following position (see diagram).

Do you see how to win with White? This problem is easier than the previous one, but still nice and memorable to me. Press "More" to see the solution.

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 May 2009 )
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The Controversial Computer

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Thursday, 21 May 2009
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Recently we have asked you to submit your ideas and questions (my e-mail is still natalia@pogonina.com) so that I could share my opinion and personal experience with you. The #1 responder was Phiseiskii Stanislav who asked me to write a bit about playing advanced chess and my home computer preparation. Heres the story:

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24/7 with Natalia Pogonina - Episode 3

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Tuesday, 19 May 2009
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Today were going to talk about Natalias blitz playing habits. Please send your topic suggestions to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , and they may be covered in one of the following notes.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 May 2009 )
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Play like Pogonina: Pogonina (2462) - Biryukov D (2282)

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Written by Natalia Pogonina   
Sunday, 17 May 2009
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I would like to offer you a series of tactics problems based on my own games. Today we will consider an interesting kingside attack with lots of sacrifices. I hope that you will be excited by finding the correct way to tackle the chess position.

White to play and win. Press "More" for the solution.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 June 2009 )
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24/7 with Natalia Pogonina - Episode 2

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Thursday, 14 May 2009
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Natalia Pogonina passes her best wishes to all the readers of Pogonina.com, and will publish a new post...as soon as she gets to Saratov (and has a decent Internet connection).

Meanwhile I would like to present to you Episode 2 of the sensational project "24/7 with Natalia Pogonina":

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Last Updated ( Monday, 01 June 2009 )
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Natalia Pogonina - Women Chess Star interview by Alexandra Kosteniuk

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Tuesday, 12 May 2009
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World Women Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk has started a great Women Chess Star interviews Series. Wonderful idea by the Chess Queen! See her new blog for the details: chessblog.com

It an honor for Natalia Pogonina to become the first Women Chess Star to be interviewed by Alexandra.
Heres the full story:

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 June 2009 )
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24/7 with Natalia Pogonina - Episode 1

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Monday, 11 May 2009
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Standers-by see more than gamesters. Thats why the posts in Pogonina.com blog will not be limited to Natalias and her grandmaster colleagues its time for an insider amateurs opinion!

 

Few people know what its like to be a top chess player. The mastodons of the game fly too high to communicate with the public, and limit their comments to that was a nice tournament, I gained 10 rating points and had a good time or what a terrible performance I lost 15 ratings points + the organizers havent paid me the appearance fee!.

Lets peek into the soul, no, shower, no, daily life of our charming sportswoman, and see what her workdays are like. Of course, you can ask Natalia yourself (via the Guestbook or by email - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ), but, remember, standers-by see more than gamesters. So if you send me your questions about Natalia, I will try to spread some light on the topics in the next episodes of the 24/7 with Natalia Pogonina show.


Ok, lets start with Episode 1:


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Last Updated ( Monday, 01 June 2009 )
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Open Letter by Co-Chair for Commission for Women's Chess Alexandra Kosteniuk

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Written by Natalia Pogonina   
Monday, 11 May 2009

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Women's World Chess Champion and Co-Chair for Commission for Women's Chess Alexandra Kosteniuk has published an interesting open letter to FIDE. There she raises some serious issues connected with women's chess and suggests possible solutions to the existing problems. A must-read.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 01 June 2009 )
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