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Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1994 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2168
Highest rating achieved in database: 2182
Overall record: +10 -7 =10 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-24-1974, 48 years old) Vietnam (federation/nationality Australia)

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Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky is a WIM. Australian champion (w) in 1998.

Wikipedia article: Ngan Phan-Koshnitsky

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs N Kagan  0-1211994MelbourneA80 Dutch
2. N Kagan vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  1-0351994MelbourneE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. M Chapman vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  1-0441994MelbourneC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. W Jordan vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  1-0461994MelbourneC55 Two Knights Defense
5. J P Le Roux vs N Phan-Koshnitsky 0-1421995NoumeaC55 Two Knights Defense
6. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs A Akhsharumova  ½-½611996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs E Repkova  ½-½711996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. E Atalik vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½381998Elista Olympiad (Women)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
9. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs E Paehtz  ½-½492000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs L Moylan  ½-½662001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA48 King's Indian
11. N Mills vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½242001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs Vivian Smith  1-0262001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA10 English
13. I Berezina vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½172001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE77 King's Indian
14. C Lip vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-1452001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenB30 Sicilian
15. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs N Szuveges  1-0452001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE73 King's Indian
16. L Moylan vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-1652001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA48 King's Indian
17. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs I Berezina  1-0882001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE73 King's Indian
18. N Szuveges vs N Phan-Koshnitsky ½-½462001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
19. A Skripchenko vs N Phan-Koshnitsky 1-0482001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC45 Scotch Game
20. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs A Skripchenko 0-1482001Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
21. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs A Hamdouchi  ½-½442006Turin Olympiad (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
22. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs A Benderac  ½-½612006Turin Olympiad (Women)D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
23. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs M Boudechiche  1-0242006Turin Olympiad (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Castillo vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  0-1282006Turin Olympiad (Women)B20 Sicilian
25. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs E Partac  0-1512006Turin Olympiad (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Apr-20-05  fenno: There is an interesting note in this player's history. ->

Robert Crowley (sic) claims he may have won his third State chess championship if his opponent's breasts had not got in the way. Mr. Crowley, 50, claims he was unable to keep his eyes off Ngan Koshnitsky's cleavage. Part-way through the six-round South Australian state contest he complained to organizers about the 24-year-old reigning Australian women's champion's penchant for revealing tops.

Miss Koshnitsky beat Mr. Crowley 4-2 in last month's competition. She said yesterday that unlike most of her chess-playing counterparts she liked wearing sexy clothes, but said "it shouldn't be an issue at all". His complaint against her manner of dress was nothing more than a stupid excuse for losing. "It makes me angry that he didn't think I was good enough to win," she said. "I believe that most men can't accept losing a game against a woman."

- What do you think?

Apr-20-05  PivotalAnorak: <fenno> u got a picture ?
Apr-20-05  Karpova: Here is a picture of her (no pornographic content):

I think it's just a bad excuse.

Apr-21-05  TheSlid: <I think it's just a bad excuse> Even worse is the background music on the above link. It is truly terrible. : )
Apr-21-05  Karpova: crowley is obviously exaggerating and thereby makes a fool of himself.
Apr-21-05  PivotalAnorak: <theslid> LOL ! So true !
Apr-21-05  Karpova: is there anything notable about her except from her cleavage?
Apr-21-05  fenno: Let me continue on previous issue a while. :)

The article <Karpova> links calls the man Cowley.

My opinion is that Cow-/Crowley most probably did not lie that he experienced problems he described during the match, because he should have known that he was to be ridiculed about his 'confession'. I do not know if or how much he exaggerated his difficulties, though. In any case, he should have complained to his opponent during the match and not only after he lost the match (but he was a coward). A gentleman would not behave like he did.

Apr-22-05  Karpova: I think that only a man who has several problems could get distracted by his female opponent's clothing in such a way as described by Mr C(r)owley.

Chessplayers do better if they watch the chessboard instead of their (female) opponent. That's what chess is about.

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  Benzol: Looks like she might be the daughter-in-law of Gregory Koshnitsky.
Jun-22-05  Runemaster: The surname of the man in question is Cowley - a master from South Australia. I'm not sure, but Ngan might be the grand-daughter of Gary (Gregory) Koshmitsky.
Jan-05-08  AlbertoDominguez: She is really small ... the first time he sits down across the table from a gal who's really stacked he'll have a seizure!

Jan-05-08  Jim Bartle: Aren't you supposed to be looking at the board? Then again, maybe he used that method I've seen in Tal photos, with the eyes down at the level of the board...
Feb-18-09  Marmot PFL: I had a woman try that with me once, so I told her to save it for after the game (which she said "wasn't very nice"). She wore the same dress for a simul with Browne and he just laughed at her.
Mar-14-11  wordfunph: <fenno: There is an interesting note in this player's history. Robert Crowley (sic) claims he may have won his third State chess championship if his opponent's breasts had not got in the way.>

2nd case..

i read that Australian IM Mark Chapman once protested his losing title match against Australian WIM Ngan Koshnitsky. He claimed he lost because his attention always drifted from the board to the plunging neckline of his opponent.

this may be the attacking style of WIM Koshnitsky - Plunging Neckline Attack.. :)

Mar-20-11  BLarsen1967: <AlbertoDominguez> We can only pray that man will never play against Elina Danielian - they would have to carry him away !
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  FSR: There once was a lass named Ngan,

who won the state championship from a man.

He said in distress,

<'twas because of her breasts,

though I don't know if that was her plan.>

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  perfidious: <BLarsen1967: <AlbertoDominguez> We can only pray that man will never play against Elina Danielian - they would have to carry him away !>

The man's task would be insuperable indeed.

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