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Player´s Portrait

Dresden, 20/11/2008

Batkhuyag Munguntuul – first board player for Mongolia

Who taught you chess and at what age?

I come from a family of chess players and learnt chess from her father at the age of 5

What was your first tournament and what success you had in junior chess?
I played many junior events and won the mongolian junior under 10 event in 1994 qualified for the world youth which was held in Hungary in the same year

What is your ambition and your favourite player?
I am now a women grandmaster and i want to become a fide grandmaster and my favourite chess player is Judit Polgar!

What about the Olympiad and what is special about it?
Dresden Olympiad is well organized  and very good to meet different people from over 144 countries. Fluent russian and mongolian and english is helps me since I landed in Dresden. I have picked up a few german words. In Mongolian “bayarlaa” is for “thank you”. Bayarlaa for this wonderful Olympiad!
Who is your coach and how do you prepare for tournament game?
 I have no chess coach and I prepare myself by playing in the internet and use Chessbase software. Fritz for analysis.

What improvement you want to see in your country?

Mongolia is closer to Russia and now there are more chess tournaments over there. We need more international events and want participate in asian and FIDE events.

Interview by Vaidyanathan Ravikumar