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Anna Kantane
Number of games in database: 143
Years covered: 2005 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2247 (2159 rapid, 2116 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2312
Overall record: +50 -65 =28 (44.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C45 Scotch Game (6 games)
B32 Sicilian (5 games)
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A15 English (4 games)
A45 Queen's Pawn Game (4 games)
B06 Robatsch (3 games)
A60 Benoni Defense (3 games)
B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation (3 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (3 games)
C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed (3 games)

   🏆 European Championship (Women)
   U Fataliyeva vs Anna Kantane (Apr-19-18) 1/2-1/2
   Anna Kantane vs A Berke (Apr-18-18) 1-0
   A Savina vs Anna Kantane (Apr-17-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Hoolt vs Anna Kantane (Apr-16-18) 1-0
   Anna Kantane vs Yana Ilyuchyk (Apr-14-18) 1-0

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(born Apr-07-1995, 24 years old) Poland

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Anna Kantane, nee Iwanow, became a WFM in 2007 and a WIM in 2012.

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Last updated: 2019-07-10 07:11:38

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 143  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Anna Kantane vs V Ni  0-1362005Blaszczak mem 20thB42 Sicilian, Kan
2. J Roubalik vs Anna Kantane  1-0422008Cracovia op AE70 King's Indian
3. Anna Kantane vs L Kuchynka  0-1352010Wroclaw Chess FestivalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. Anna Kantane vs A Bebel  0-1432010Wroclaw Chess FestivalC41 Philidor Defense
5. Anna Kantane vs A Krawczyk  1-0582010Wroclaw Chess FestivalC18 French, Winawer
6. R Svane vs Anna Kantane  1-0242010Wroclaw Chess FestivalE91 King's Indian
7. P Sabuk vs Anna Kantane 1-0182010Wroclaw Chess FestivalA15 English
8. Anna Kantane vs M Lewicki  1-0392010Wroclaw Chess FestivalB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
9. M Leks vs Anna Kantane  ½-½392010Wroclaw Chess FestivalC45 Scotch Game
10. M Bartel vs Anna Kantane  0-1502010Wroclaw Chess FestivalA15 English
11. A Muzychuk vs Anna Kantane 1-0272010World Junior Championship (Girls)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
12. Anna Kantane vs S Misovic 1-0232010World Junior Championship (Girls)B32 Sicilian
13. Paulina Pedrak vs Anna Kantane 0-1332010World Junior Championship (Girls)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
14. Anna Kantane vs A Warakomska  ½-½142010World Junior Championship (Girls)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. T Rodshtein vs Anna Kantane 0-1392010World Junior Championship (Girls)C77 Ruy Lopez
16. Anna Kantane vs K Abdulla ½-½392010World Junior Championship (Girls)B42 Sicilian, Kan
17. S Toth vs Anna Kantane ½-½502010World Junior Championship (Girls)E90 King's Indian
18. Anna Kantane vs M Butuc 1-0352010World Junior Championship (Girls)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. E Pavlidou vs Anna Kantane 1-0382010World Junior Championship (Girls)E92 King's Indian
20. Anna Kantane vs G Nakhbayeva 0-1352010World Junior Championship (Girls)C11 French
21. I Agrest vs Anna Kantane 1-0532010World Junior Championship (Girls)C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
22. Anna Kantane vs B Pratyusha 1-0302010World Junior Championship (Girls)C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. A Lach vs Anna Kantane 1-0342010World Junior Championship (Girls)E60 King's Indian Defense
24. Anna Kantane vs A Tskhadadze  1-0452010WYCC Girls U16B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. H Khalaji vs Anna Kantane  0-1332010WYCC Girls U16C53 Giuoco Piano
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Sep-15-13  waustad: Here is a pic:
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  cro777: Anna is participating at the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)

FIDE World Junior Chess Championships for boys and girls under 20 are being held in Kocaeli, Turkey, from 12th September to 27th September 2013.

Sep-15-13  waustad: Yes, that's how I got to looking at her games. She held Deysi Estela Cori Tello to a draw. I'd seen her picture before and now know who the red haired one is.
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  WannaBe: Hellllllllllllllo future ex-wife!!!!!!

I enjoy chess and walks on the beach, sipping wine by the fireplace, good book by the beach...


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  whiteshark: ... and what's her relation to Long Beach inquiring minds <WannaKnow>?

Sep-18-13  waustad: <white>Probably just the tee. In europe there have been so many US oriented shirts, even back when I lived there in the 70s that it isn't a big deal. When I asked GM Hammer on his page about one he was gracious enough to explain how he'd gotten it.
Mar-22-17  alexapple: How to pronounce KANTANE?
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  whiteshark: "Anna Kantane was ten years old when her breakthrough in the world youth elite came. She becomes 21 this year and has a severeal championship medals in youth tournaments, and is today top 10 among female chess players in Poland. She was third in the World Championships for female players under 10 years of age, and took silver in the European Championships for female players under 12 years of age. She also has a silver medal from the team European championship for players under 18 years of age."

"I love chess, travelling, new people, cultures and food that's why I'm a professional chess player! grin.png My best performances include medals on World and European Youth Championships and 6th place on World Championship u20. I'm still improving, but it constantly amazes me what a complex and beautiful game chess is!"

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  whiteshark: Interview with Anna Kantane

Last but not least, the only woman on board of our ship, let's hope she won't bring us bad luck. She is young and talented WIM from Poland <currently living in Riga>, actively learning secrets of being Riga Magician. Don't let her rating fool you as she can put up a fight with anyone which she very often proves by beating Grandmaster after Grandmaster. Let's see Anna's answers:

<1) How long do you play chess and what could you tell about yourself shortly as a chessplayer?>

I started playing at the age of 5, because of my brother, who was attending a chess group. I really loved the whole atmosphere, it was a lot of fun with other kids and the coach we had was amazing, one can show you the charm of the game. I wasn't interested in tournaments though, when my dad took me to my 1st tournament I refused to play and he had to promise me a doll (I've already known how to deal with people!) so that I'd participate. I won the tournament, but actually - I've never gotten this doll!

<2) How do you see yourself in 5 years?>

I would like to be an IM with rating over 2400. Preferably living in a big house with a pool and a sauna 🙂

<3) Do you have a player who has always been your favourite and/or has inspired you?>

Without doubts it was Paul Morphy, I studied all his games when I was 8. As a little girl I loved all the sacrifices, attacks and learnt a lot about initiative and passion to the game.

<4) How many hours/minutes per day do you devote for chess on a daily basis? Participation in tournaments doesn't count!>

It very much depends on a current situation, but more or less 3h.

<5) Name your three best and worst characteristics!>

Best: honest, spontaneous, positive.
Worst: emotional, stubborn, disorganized.

<6) Former World Champion Bobby Fischer once said that chess is life. What do you think?>

Chess has created my life in a way and it still has a huge impact of course, but there is much more.

<7) Could you win Magnus Carlsen in a match with a pawn handicap in every game?>

No. It would probably just help him, one more open file to crush me 😉

<8) What future do you see for online chess?>

It's going to be more and more significant part of chess in general. I think it's important for advertising and showing that chess is a very interesting game. Hopefully it won't take over the actual chess too much though.

<9) What's the last book you have read which is not about chess?>

I read a book of Dr. W. Davis "Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health", because of my health problems, but I must say, I'm not a big fan.

<10) And finally, what do you expect from the Pro Chess League?>

Some fun! by ARTURS NEIKŠĀNS, JANUARY 10, 2017

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  perfidious: <<7) Could you win Magnus Carlsen in a match with a pawn handicap in every game?>

No. It would probably just help him, one more open file to crush me 😉>


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  tamar: Nice game today as White versus Anna Warakomska 2343 in Women's Polish Championship.

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51 Rxg7+ Kxg7 52 Bxe5 dbl check-and went on to win the ending.

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  GrahamClayton: Anna will be the media officer for the Riga Technical University Open in August 2019:

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