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Olga Girya
  
Number of games in database: 621
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2495 (2390 rapid, 2324 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +211 -113 =197 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 100 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D38 D37 D39 D30 D31
 Queen's Indian (31) 
    E15 E12 E17 E19
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A40 A41 E00 A46 A50
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E46 E34 E39 E20
 Sicilian (22) 
    B23 B25 B47 B34 B22
 King's Indian (21) 
    E94 E73 E91 E92 E80
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (86) 
    D10 D12 D11 D17 D18
 Caro-Kann (68) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
 Sicilian (61) 
    B32 B47 B48 B30 B42
 Sicilian Taimanov (19) 
    B47 B48 B49 B45
 Reti System (13) 
    A06
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D31 D30 D37
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Mammadova vs O Girya, 2001 0-1
   A Ushenina vs O Girya, 2013 1/2-1/2
   O Girya vs Ding Yixin, 2015 1/2-1/2
   O Girya vs A Kashlinskaya, 2014 1-0
   Zhao Xue vs O Girya, 2014 0-1
   A Kashlinskaya vs O Girya, 2014 0-1
   O Girya vs A Muzychuk, 2014 1-0
   E Kovalevskaya vs O Girya, 2007 0-1
   Lahno vs O Girya, 2015 0-1
   O Girya vs O Gritsayeva, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2017)
   67th Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2014)
   World Junior Championships (Girls) (2011)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010)
   Women's World Team Championship (2015)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty - Mansiysk (2014)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)
   Women's World Team Championship (2013)
   Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women) (2012)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 European Team Championship (Women)
   L Galojan vs O Girya (Nov-06-17) 1/2-1/2
   O Girya vs K Isgandarova (Nov-05-17) 1-0
   T Gueci vs O Girya (Nov-04-17) 1/2-1/2
   O Girya vs L Javakhishvili (Oct-31-17) 0-1
   I Gaponenko vs O Girya (Oct-30-17) 1/2-1/2

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OLGA GIRYA
(born Jun-04-1991, 26 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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WGM (2009). Olga was runner up in the World U16 Girls Championship in 2007. In 2009 she won both the European and World Girls U18 Championships. In 2010, she was runner up to Anna Muzychuk with 10.5/13 at the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010) in Poland, second at the Women's Russian Championship with 6.5/9, and scored 6/10 on board 2 for Russia 2 at the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010). Her equal second in the August 2010 Russian Women's Championship behind WGM Nazi Paikidze qualified her for the 60th Russian Women's Superfinal (2010) in November 2010, at which time she scored 4.5/11 although one of her two wins was against Alisa Galliamova, who was equal first in the tournament. She scored 4.5/9 in the Moscow Open 2011 B - Young GM in January 2011 and in August 2011 she came second in the World Junior Championships (Girls) (2011). She won the Moscow Open - B (women's division in the event) in 2014 outright after beating wunderkind Aleksandra Goryachkina in the final round. (1) She collected 4.5 points on reserve board at the World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017) in 6 games for Russia's reserve board, securing their team the win(2).

Girya qualified for the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012) and defeated IM Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich in the first round before losing to French GM Marie Sebag in the second round.

Photo: http://www.google.com.au/imgres?um=...

References / Sources

(1) http://chess-results.com/tnr123297...., (2) http://ugra2017.fide.com/rating-sta...

Wikipedia article: Olga Girya

Last updated: 2017-07-07 19:24:50

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 621  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Savina vs O Girya  ½-½542001EYCC G10D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. O Girya vs K Skinke  ½-½312001EYCC G10E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
3. O Girya vs M Porat  ½-½822001EYCC G10C28 Vienna Game
4. G Mammadova vs O Girya 0-1352001EYCC G10B22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. O Girya vs E Tairova  0-1302001EYCC G10A07 King's Indian Attack
6. M Komiagina vs O Girya  1-0332006Russian Women's ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
7. M Kursova vs O Girya  1-0482006Russian Women's ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
8. N Pogonina vs O Girya  0-1782006Russian Women's ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
9. O Girya vs J Kochetkova  ½-½532006Russian Women's ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. E Zaiatz vs O Girya  1-0452006Russian Women's ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
11. J Geller vs O Girya  ½-½522007Moscow OpenB30 Sicilian
12. O Girya vs A Okara 0-1472007Moscow OpenC47 Four Knights
13. Y Rodionov vs O Girya  0-1272007Moscow OpenA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
14. O Girya vs A Moskalenko  0-1242007Moscow OpenB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
15. N Pogonina vs O Girya  1-0532007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
16. T Kosintseva vs O Girya 1-0412007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
17. O Girya vs Korbut 0-1382007Russian Superfinals (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
18. E Kovalevskaya vs O Girya 0-1852007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
19. O Girya vs T Stepovaia-Dianchenko  ½-½692007Russian Superfinals (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
20. T Shadrina vs O Girya  ½-½512007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
21. O Girya vs N Kosintseva  0-1582007Russian Superfinals (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
22. E Tairova vs O Girya  1-0342007Russian Superfinals (Women)B32 Sicilian
23. O Girya vs S Matveeva  1-0472007Russian Superfinals (Women)C11 French
24. E Ovod vs O Girya  1-0602007Russian Superfinals (Women)E92 King's Indian
25. O Girya vs V Gunina  1-0302007Russian Superfinals (Women)C11 French
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Apr-24-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Olga Girya is the correct name. No marriage or name change.

Olga "Kettlebell" is just an accident of automatic translations.

"The kettlebell or girya (Russian: гиря) is a cast iron weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training.[1]" wikipedia

Aug-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Congratulations on a good result and commiserations on losing the lead in the last round.
Aug-28-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: This year (2011),only a loss with the white pieces in the final round stopped Olga Girya from winning the World U20 Championship in Chennai, India.

Girya told that she thinks the exotic conditions in India were a factor.

Dec-09-11  stanleys: Recent pic: http://www.chessmoscow.ru/pictures/...
May-12-13  John Abraham: Looking very classy and elegant:
http://es.chessbase.com/portals/0/f...

Ready to play chess:
http://d1lalstwiwz2br.cloudfront.ne...

Winter with red scarf:
http://whychess.com/sites/default/f...

Lovely smile:
http://www.orisports.com/newspics/3...

Apr-05-14  waustad: She's playing in the Grand Prix series in Khanty-Mansiysk next week. My guess is that she's the home team nominee and that Nafisa Muminova was Kirsan's favorite. Several stronger women are playing in the Russian league in Sochi at the same time.
Apr-21-14  waustad: Her result in the FIDE Women Grand Prix Khanty Mansiysk, with a performance rating of 2602 should be good for an 11 game GM norm. She played 9 GMs from many different countries. Her last round draw almost took the performance below the 2600 minimum, but then she could have called it a 10 game norm. This should raise her rating to the 2470s for the first time too. She had a much better result than expected and her career seems to be on the rise.

Source for info: http://chess-results.com/tnr131729.... and of course her FIDE rating card.

Apr-21-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  joeyj: As early as R10, when she scored 6.5/10 with a PR of 2626, was already good for a GM norm!
Apr-24-14  waustad: Chessbase gives a slightly lower performance rating, so she may have to live with the 10 game norm. http://en.chessbase.com/post/khanty...
May-02-14  waustad: Her Diaz cartoon is not flattering: http://d1lalstwiwz2br.cloudfront.ne... Though she does not have a classically beautiful face, that is a little harsh.
May-02-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Looking at the picture links posted by other members, that drawing by Diaz is terrible.
May-06-14  waustad: Perhaps she'll spend enough time in front of the mirror to learn to smile in front of a camera. I can't do it so I keep my mouth shut when anybody wants to take my picture. Many players don't have this down and show too much gum when smiling to be the ideal picture. Diaz combined this with her long face to generate an unkind caricature. She is somebody who will be photographed a lot over the years, so it's probably worth the effort to learn how to take a good smile picture. Maybe she should corner someone like media savvy like Pogonina or Karlovich and figure it out.
Jul-10-14  waustad: She already has the norms and rating to get the IM title. Perhaps she won't bother until she is ready to apply for the full GM title.
Jan-15-15  waustad: Her WIKI page indicates that she has the norms for a GM title, but none of the norms have been registered. She got close to the necessary 2500 elo last Summer but came a little short. The norms page on the FIDE site is not very helpful, since many people don't register their norms until they are ready to apply for a title. There is a fee involved, which explains why.
Mar-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Beholder: <waustad>, <WannaBe>

I honestly think Olga is very beautiful, and I for one would prefer her type over (just as an example) the vain Pogonina any day.

That said, Diaz's cartoons are always drawn in an ultra-exaggerated style, that's just his thing. I'm sure he didn't mean to offend in any way.

Mar-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: <waustad: She is somebody who will be photographed a lot over the years, so it's probably worth the effort to learn how to take a good smile picture.>

http://studentsport.ru/upload/media...

The player also needs to learn and practice concentration skills. All the concentration must be filled in the thought of the upcoming game:

http://sochi2015.fide.com/images/st...

In the first round match Olga defeated Ekaterina Atalik from Turkey with the perfect score and advanced to the next round.

Aug-11-15  ChessMan94: This page needs a photo of Olga with her beautiful smile.
Nov-25-16  Rookiepawn: Nice, elegant and classy she looks in the pics. OTB you can add a knife held in that nice smile: she is quite a tactician, fears no danger and seems to like attacking in positions with hanging pieces and destroyed castles.

Against her better focus OTB and mind your King.

Feb-03-17  waustad: Her scheduled opponent for the first round of the WWCC in Tehran has died, so she makes it directly into the round of 32 it seems.
Feb-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Bill, at least my opponent in A Shaw vs V Bellas, 1998 lasted long enough to make a draw in the end before calling it a day in more ways than one.
Feb-04-17  waustad: I'm not sure if that is the way they'll handle it. If they bring in a replacement player, it would seem a little cold to waste all of the prep people have been doing and move everybody up one among the seeds. Plugging #65 into the #49 hole is another possibility, which would only really effect Girya. I hope that they have something like this written into the rules somehwere, but I don't know what it is. Most sports leagues have legal contingencies set up for what happens if a plane crashes or some such horrible event occurs.
Jun-11-17  sonia91: Olga was the best female player at the European Individual Chess Championship (2017). She scored 6.5/11 and finished 91st (she was seeded 187th) for a 2557 performance. She beat and drew several 2600+ GMs: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr280...
Jun-11-17  Nerwal: <She scored 6.5/11 and finished 91st (she was seeded 187th) for a 2557 performance. She beat and drew several 2600+ GMs: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr280...

Even better, it looks like it's a full GM norm over 11 games. For the purpose of a GM norm it seems the 1693 rating of round 1 can be set to 2200 (or such a win can be ignored for a 10 games norm). Then the performance is slightly above 2600.

Jun-11-17  sonia91: <Nerwal: For the purpose of a GM norm it seems the 1693 rating of round 1 can be set to 2200 (or such a win can be ignored for a 10 games norm). Then the performance is slightly above 2600.> You're right! I forgot about that, thanks for pointing this out. So she achieved her second GM norm, the first coming from a Women's Grand Prix event.
Jul-02-17  John Abraham: stunning:

https://chessdailynews.com/wp-conte...

http://cs305503.userapi.com/u412725...

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