2013 Championship

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Candidates Semi-Finals Moves To Rapid Games

With all the games being drawn during the "regular" time limit the players will move onto the "rapid" time limit of game 25 in hopes of producing winners. Should there still be a necessity to break ties, up to 5 two game blitz matches will be played at 5mins + 3secs.

The picture above is of GM's Grischuk and their daughter. I thought the readers would enjoy learning that GM Grischuk is married to GM Natalia Zhukova a champion in her own right who was a child prodigy achieving the WGM title in 1996 and the full Grandmaster title in 2010.Click here to view her FIDE rating card. For an interview with Alexandra Kostinuik from 2009 with more photo's click here.

1 comment:

Ernie said...

That little girl will never have to pay for chess lessons! :-)

GM Zhukova was about 17 yrs old when she became a "WGM". Amazing...