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from Missouri, USA
Signed on: Tue Aug 3 13:32:55 2010
Wonderful website! I was captured by your article or Chess as a sexual game. I find playing against women to be quite stimulating mentually, which can lead to physical arousal. 
Looking forward to your upcoming book "Chess Kamasutra." 
Comment: :)
MarceloSigned on: Mon Aug 2 23:22:02 2010
Your site is very informative and you do a wonderful job updating it and keeping track of everything neatly. Keep up the good work and thank you for promoting this beautiful game!! 
Comment: Thanks for appreciating it! We will try to make even better in the future :)
Tony L. Toruan
from Palembang, Indonesia
Signed on: Wed Jul 28 11:32:50 2010
Спасибо много, Наталия. We feel very honored you are willing to provide some enlightenment. The entire community in Team Indonesia are really excited now. Unfortunately you are not born as an Indonesian. We hope, someday Team Indonesia has the chance to play vote chess game with your. Ever.
richard borromeo
from Philippines
Signed on: Sat Jul 24 13:16:22 2010
its nice to be here. thanks mam Natalia
Comment: You are welcome! :)
Andres Marquez
from Argentina
Signed on: Fri Jul 23 17:33:34 2010
Estimada WGM Natalia, agradezco sus aportes de tanta importancia en cuanto a ajedrez se refiere,tanto en Facebook como en su pagina personal, soy un humilde instructor de ajedrez, de un pueblo de Argentina en la Provincia de Buenos Aires llamado Dolores. Y por cuestiones de interes personal me he convertido en su seguidor, por lo que nos ofrece de ajedrtez. Gracias :)
CristianSigned on: Wed Jul 21 19:28:05 2010
Hey Natalia, wanna marry me? :grin
Comment: Try next life... :)
MatildaSigned on: Sat Jul 17 14:25:08 2010
Prijatno chitat’ na russkom jazyke interesnye i umnye mysli. Uzhe pjat’ let v Anglii zhivu.
from India
Signed on: Sat Jul 17 14:23:30 2010
Hi Natalia. I love the Chess Tactics puzzles that you post frequently. However, the answers that are posted are sometimes 4 or 5 moves long, so they can be difficult to visualise. Would it be possible for you to use the same kind of boards that are used on where one can move the pieces, or view the moves on the board by clicking on the arrows at the bottom of the board?
Comment: Will think about it. The problem is there are often sub-variations, I don't like the "play the one and only move" approach.
libiticusSigned on: Fri Jul 16 00:15:57 2010
Dear WGM I forgot ur name, 
thank u for your articles and say hi to Thea L. 
Sometimes I miss her cookery. 
b.t.w. u play chess well
gijs@ismijnpaard.nliq? prety low
Mario Hernando Gutiй
from Cali - Colombia - South America
Signed on: Wed Jul 14 19:26:18 2010
Hi Natalia, I am Mario from Cali, Colombia, South America. I am a 32 years old Psychologist and an amateur hobby player in Chess. I would like to tell you that according to your profile and pictures, you are the Most Beautiful Intelligent Person I know and I will like to meet you someday in person. If you ever come to Cali, Colombia, contact me at and at the cell phone 3168731197. 
I send you hugs and kisses and hopes for you to become the Worldwide Female Chess Champion.
from Nigeria
Signed on: Fri Jul 9 10:49:57 2010
I have been following your profiling of chess in different countries and i wonder why a country of 130 million people like Nigeria has no single GM. i intend to go all the way though. How do i chose my opening repertoire?? 1.e4 or 1.d4 what do you suggest?
Comment: You can start with the classical 1.e4 and switch to 1.d4 later on (if you wish). The road to becoming a GM is long and tough though.
rgCOCASigned on: Tue Jun 29 18:12:27 2010
wow! beauty and brains! you are way too cool... 8)
from Oxford
Signed on: Tue Jun 29 17:08:14 2010
Hey, thanks for the add on FB, i have a question for you, right now i consider my self approximately ELO 1700 i intend to train and improve my chess to be at least ELO 2300 (strong master)what training process/method do GMs go through example magnus carlsen.what are the things i need to learn and master to be very strong? my ambition is to become a Grand master (or grand master stregnth) within the next 3 years.
Comment: It's extremely hard to get from 1700 to 2300 in just 3 years. It actually took Magnus Carlsen longer than that... :) You will have to play about 70-100 rated games per year against strong opponents, study chess regularly (and, probably, with a coach). And success is not granted. 
I write articles on chess improvement every week, follow them if you're interested. It's impossible to answer such a global question in just a few words...
from Oxford
Signed on: Tue Jun 29 09:30:07 2010
Hey, i love your passion for the chess game, I am akinleye Akinseye a Nigerian master chess player and the brain behind a place where Nigerian chess players discuss. i love chess as an art. nice site you got here.
Comment: Nice to meet you & thanks for the compliments! :)
from Иркутск
Signed on: Mon Jun 28 11:23:26 2010
Наташа, здравствуйте! 
Вы получили наше письмо?
Comment: Геннадий, письмо получила, отвечу. Сейчас просто в переездах сплошных, да еще турнир во Франции. Крайне мало свободного времени.