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In bodyguard, kacs, loginova on 01/31/2008 at 1:18 am

Russia’s most famous bodyguard, 29 year-old former model Anna Loginova, has been in killed in a carjacking. The glamorous 29-year-old died from head injuries after clinging on to the door handle of her Porche Cayenne and being dragged along the street at high speed as the car screeched away.

Loginova ran an agency for female bodyguards, some trained by the ex-KGB, to give discreet protection to Moscow’s billionaires and their wives and mistresses…
“A normal man gets sick and tired of male bodyguards around him all the time,” she said.
Her most famous client was rumored to be Kosta Tszyu, the Russian-Australian welterweight boxing champ.

Pravda reports that, on Sunday night, Loginova “arrived on her prestigious car to Moscow’s Novomarinskaya Street to purchase a kitten from someone. The next moment a Russian-made car stopped near the silvery Porsche. A young dark-haired man stepped out of the car and ran towards Anna’s vehicle.”

The man pulled the door open, grabbed the woman and dragged her our of the car. Afterwards, he quickly got into her Porsche Cayenne and shut the door. Everything happened in an instant. However, the young woman did not intend to give up without a fight. She got up onto her feet and gripped the handle on the door of her car. The woman did not let it go even when the car tore away.

The hijacker dragged the Porsche owner several meters before she released her hands. The woman hit her head on the asphalt road and died of a serious cranial injury. It turned out later that it was not the first incident, when hijackers attempted to steal Anna Loginova’s car. In December of 2007, the model said in an interview with Maxim magazine that she had already been a victim of such street attacks.

“I stepped out of my car and closed the door when I suddenly saw a young man near me. He grabbed me by the arm in which I was holding the car keys. By reflex, I used a Jiu-Jitsu technique. I twisted his arm and hit him on the face with my elbow. The guy obviously was not expecting such a reaction. He fell down on the rear windshield, which gave me enough time to grab my gun. He immediately jumped into his Honda and drove away,” the model said in an interview.

The second time around, she was not so lucky 😦

sexy brain in action…

In kacs, sexy brain on 12/21/2006 at 9:33 am

A short segment in which Chess Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk Plays Blitz Chess at a very fast pace and demolishes a Male Ego in just about the same timespan it takes for a typical male to reach an orgasm, but of course infinitely more uhm..satisfying to us gals;~)

the ultimate dating game…?

In kacs on 12/09/2006 at 3:40 am

Sadly this is not what you think. In spite of obvious chemistry and the shared passion for the ‘game’, this is no Blind Date reality-show-match in the making between Vesselin and Judith. Or to be more precise, Grandmasters Vesslin Topalov and Judith Polgar to you and I. This is a chess ‘match’ between the recent World Champion and the current World’s best female Grandmaster in the history of the game (and consistently among the top 10 in the world, men or women) being held from December 7–9 2006 at the renowned Gugenheim Museum in the Basque city of Bilbao. And yes, they are playing blindfolded.
The match consists of six rapid games, two played on each of the three days. Time controls are 25 minutes per game for each player + 10 sec. per move. The rounds start at 17:30h local time. You can watch the game in a live Java broadcast provided by the official site, or in the broadcast room of Playchess.com.
On the first day Veselin Topalov unfortunately won the first game in 27 moves with the white pieces in a Keres Attack of the Sicilian Scheveningen. The second game ended after 55 moves in a draw. Since we know that all you people are eagerly awaiting to find out the exact moves, we bring the following play by play of this exciting match for your edification and overnight analysis. Enjoy 🙂

GM Topalov,Veselin [BUL] (2813) – GM Polgar,Judit [HUN] (2710) [B81]Duelo Mundial de Ajedrez a Ciega blind Bilbao ESP (1), 07.12.20061.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be3 Be7 7.g4 h5 8.gxh5 Rxh5 9.h4 Nc6 10.Be2 Re5 11.Nf3 Ra5 12.a3 d5 13.b4 Nxb4 14.axb4 Bxb4 15.Bd2 dxe4 16.Nb5 Rxa1 17.Qxa1 Bc5 18.Ng5 a6 19.Qe5 axb5 20.Qxc5 Ra1+ 21.Bd1 b6 22.Qxb5+ Bd7 23.Qb2 Qa8 24.0-0 b5 25.Bb4 Ra2 26.Qe5 Qc6 27.h5 1-0.
GM Polgar,Judit (2710) – GM Topalov,Veselin (2813) [B33]Bilbao Blindfold match (2), 07.12.20061.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5 6.Ndb5 d6 7.Bg5 a6 8.Na3 b5 9.Nd5 Be7 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.c3 Bg5 12.Nc2 0-0 13.h4 Bh6 14.g3 Rb8 15.Bh3 Bxh3 16.Rxh3 a5 17.Nce3 Bxe3 18.Nxe3 Ne7 19.h5 f5 20.exf5 Nxf5 21.Qd5+ Kh8 22.Nxf5 Rxf5 23.h6 Qf6 24.hxg7+ Kxg7 25.0-0-0 Rxf2 26.Qxd6 Qg5+ 27.Kb1 Qg6+ 28.Qxg6+ hxg6 29.Rd7+ Kf6 30.Rhh7 Re2 31.Rd6+ Kf5 32.a3 g5 33.Ra6 b4 34.axb4 axb4 35.Rf7+ Kg4 36.Ra4 Kxg3 37.Rxb4 Rxb4 38.cxb4 Re4 39.b5 Rb4 40.Rb7 e4 41.b6 g4 42.Kc2 e3 43.Kd3 Rb3+ 44.Ke2 Kh2 45.Rh7+ Kg2 46.b7 g3 47.Rg7 Kh2 48.Rh7+ Kg1 49.Rg7 g2 50.Rh7 Rxb2+ 51.Kxe3 Rb6 52.Kd4 Kf2 53.Rf7+ Ke2 54.Rg7 Rxb7 55.Rxg2+ 1/2-1/2.
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K.A.C.S. (Kick Ass Chicks Society) profile #04

In kacs on 08/16/2006 at 12:31 am


No, not a mistake. We are not profiling Ben, but the kick ass chick over his left shoulder, Annie Duke. Also known as Ben’s poker teacher. (yes that ben) Annie Duke is not a household name. Yet. Frankly we are puzzled because in our books, she should be right up there as Woman of the Year, Player of the Year, Mother of the Year, and Teacher of the Year. Not to mention now, a brainwashcafe Kick Ass Chick Society member 🙂

take a look…

.. Annie was awarded a NSF Fellowship to attend graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania to major in cognitive psychology, specifically psycholinguistics. Her intention was to become a professor but after graduate school at Columbia quit to raise a family and yes, become a Professional Poker Player.

..In early 2004, Duke received considerable publicity because she tutored actor Ben Affleck, who then went on to win the 2004 California State Poker Championship. (now if only someone would just teach him to act..)

..In September 2004 Annie won $2,000,000(2 million us) in the inaugural World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, a 10-player, winner-take-all invitational event. She subsequently appeared on the David Letterman show.

..Today Duke is regarded as one of the best poker players in the world period, male or female. As of 2005, Duke has won a World Series of Poker bracelet, widely regarded as the SuperBowl of Poker, and more than $3.1 million in tournament play. Nowadays she refuses to play in women’s only tournaments, saying that “Poker is one of the few sports where a woman can compete on a totally equal footing with a man, so I don’t understand why there’s a ladies only tournament.” We empathize totally with her since our other favorite ‘sport of kings’, Chess, has a similar issue in that Judith Polgar, a grandmaster who beats top male players on a regular basis also refuses to play women only chess tournaments. hmm.. we sense a trend;)

..Duke is one of many poker players that take issue with the restrictions placed on players during televised tournaments. Although the players pay mandatory entry fees to enter tournaments, some venues do not allow players to wear sponsorship logos. Duke raised some controversy when she made a statement in a news article regarding this issue: “We poker players are not even slaves. We’re people paying to pick the cotton.”(yea you said it sister) . Our feeling is if Tiger chooses to be a walking nike billboard Annie should be able to flaunt d&G shirts…

..and, (our favorite part), Annie Duke currently has 28 cashes at the WSOP (world series of poker), more than the current male Best Poker Player in the world, Phil Ivey. (enuff said:)

K.A.C.S. (Kick Ass Chicks Society) profile #03

In kacs on 07/13/2006 at 7:38 pm

Just the fact that she has highest IQ in the world (198) male or female would qualify Marilyn for our KACS club, but to clinch the issue she kicked collective male establishment Ass dead center by manhandling(!) the by now infamous ‘Monty Hall Problem‘. Here’s how..and believe us, if you know the story already, it’s worth every second to relish it again!:))

Perhaps the most famous event involving Marilyn vos Savant began with the following question.
“Suppose you’re on a game show, and you’re given the choice of three doors. Behind one door is a car, the others, goats. You pick a door, say #1, and the host, who knows what’s behind the doors, opens another door, say #3, which has a goat. He says to you, “Do you want to pick door #2?” Is it to your advantage to switch your choice of doors?” —Craig F. Whitaker, Columbia, Maryland

This question, named “the Monty Hall problem” due to its resemblance to situations on the game show Let’s Make a Deal, existed before Marilyn addressed it, but was brought to nationwide attention by her column. Marilyn’s answer, that you should switch because door #2 has a 2/3 chance of winning whereas door #1 has only a 1/3 chance, provoked thousands of letters in response, nearly all arguing that she was wrong and that the doors are equally likely to win. A follow-up column affirming her answer only intensified the debate, which soon spread through the media, even reaching the front page of The New York Times. Among the ranks of her opponents were hundreds of academics with Ph.D.s, some of them professional mathematicians scolding her for propagating innumeracy.
Despite the criticism, Marilyn’s answer was correct under the most common interpretation of the question; see Monty Hall problem for details. Following a second follow-up column in which she explained in more depth her reasoning and the conditions on which it was based, many readers, including academics who had previously argued against her, wrote to admit that she was right. Marilyn also called on school teachers across America to simulate the problem in their math classes. In a final column, she announced the results: out of more than a thousand schools which had performed the experiment, nearly 100% had found that it pays to switch. A majority of readers now agreed with her answer, and half of those whose letters had been published wrote to retract their arguments. After months of controversy, the furor finally subsided.
These events are recounted from the perspective of a boy with autism in Mark Haddon’s 2003 bestseller The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. (a remarkable book in its own right, read review in our book section)

The K.A.C.S (kick ass chicks society) club….. Preview

In kacs on 06/20/2006 at 2:42 pm

Mariam Mansur,UAE. Professional Chess Player. 2006 Chess Olympiad, Turin Italy. photo courtesy: pufichek.

KACS membership requisites..
1. must have killer bod/looks/poise
2. must have sharp brain/skill/talent
3. must kick major ass

(for example; Paris Hilton would be disqualified because… 1. no 2. no 3. no) and Carmen Kass is in because..(well see for yourself just type ‘kass’ in ‘search this blog box’ on left!)
Your Nominations welcome, Stay tuned..

K.A.C. (kick ass chicks) Profile #02…

In kacs on 06/06/2006 at 5:53 am


OK so we admit it. We Brainwash gals (AND guys thanks Yasser!) have a strong built in bias for Power Chicks with Beauty & Brains who can KICK ASS (yet again. see previous post below) with best of the best, as seen here… The President of the Estonian Chess Federation and part-time super model Carmen Kass takes on the world’s number two Grandmaster Vishy Anand with, as far as we can see(!), the unorthodox Sicilian with 1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 e6 3.Qe2 Nc6. This is of course all theory, and in the picture above Carmen is about to play the common continuation 4.Nf3. (of course we know all this silly…)

Carmen is in full concentration mode in her game against Anand, who, we are told, was so confused by his spectacular opponent that he offered her a draw instead of delivering a forced mate. Carmen is also, as her official write-ups put it, a kick-ass chess player who prefers a nice chess game with friends to the finest night clubs in New York City. hmm.. well we don’t know about that last bit but possibly those ‘friends’ included Johnny Depp Orlando Bloom… In any case, all that to say Carmen is at this time one of the fourteen inaugural members of the very exclusive KAC Society. (If you do not know what that stands for the answer is NO)


Grandmaster Ass… vs. … chess Geek??

In kacs on 06/05/2006 at 3:41 am
The girl on the left is Alexandra Kosteniuk. She is currently considered the greatest female chess player on the planet. Last time I looked her FIDE rating was well over 2500, and she is a Grandmaster in both female and male lists (however that stuff works). If you were to compare the way she looks with some of her chess playing colleagues (see below) you would understand why Alexandra is the ultimate chess darling of geekdom, and if you played chess against her she’d KICK Your Ass. Her talent has given her the opportunity to travel the world, and in certain circles she’s become quite the celebrity. The girl on the right is just ass and her talent has given her cars, houses, plane tickets, movie roles, jewelry etc. Happy Friday!