It is always fun to see what is up with Irina Bulmaga on her FACEBOOK, BLOG or TWITTER. Above she is fooling around with her friend Ioana Gelip ( 19-yrs, 2180 elo)
NO BANANAS TODAY!
No bananas today? I have never seen this expression used in chess, and probably for good reason. Monkeys like bananas…and Oleksienko is NO monkey. It is no shame to lose to Giri, either. But truth be told, Oleksienko was CRUSHED today:
Final position. White had just played 18.Qf3!, threatening the Bishop. Black resigned because after 18…Be6 (what else?) White wins easily after 19.Nxa7+! BxN 20.Qc3+! and Black’s King will have go for a walk to the gallows!
A GIANT SCHNITZEL!
Now this is an original excuse for not posting any more today on twitter!