Determination of Russian Women Chess Players

Have you ever sat in front of a Russian woman chess player in an over-the-board chess tournament?

I have. I used to feel the pressure on me, the tension coming from my opponent, the determination to win before the game had even started!

Name other nations, and no, I can’t say the same about their players.

It’s enough to have a look at the chess workbooks Russians have, and you know that they don’t take chess lightly.

I was reminded of this while reading the ChessBase news’ article over here.

Just look at those photos. It gives me shivers…