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Aleksandra Goryachkina
Number of games in database: 254
Years covered: 2009 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2438 (2384 rapid, 2322 blitz)
Overall record: +72 -44 =71 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      67 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    E00 A40 A46 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D38 D31 D30
 Modern Benoni (9) 
    A58 A62 A60 A63
 King's Indian (9) 
    E92 E91 E76 E86 E80
 Slav (9) 
    D10 D11 D17
 Catalan (8) 
    E01 E06 E03 E04
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B30 B31 B22 B90 B50
 Slav (28) 
    D12 D10 D17 D18 D16
 Caro-Kann (15) 
    B12 B11 B17 B10 B13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
    D30 D31
 Sicilian Najdorf (8) 
    B90 B96 B92 B95
 English (5) 
    A11 A12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Goryachkina vs B Khotenashvili, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)
   67th Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2014)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2014)

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ALEKSANDRA GORYACHKINA
(born Sep-28-1998, 16 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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WGM (2012); World U10 Girls Champion (2008); U14 Girls World Champion (2011); U18 European Girls Champion (2012); World U18 Girls Champion (2012) and World Junior (Girls) Champion (2013 & 2014). She has two IM norms (as of April 2014).

Championships

Goryachkina won the Russian PriFR 2008 Girls U18, the European U12 Girls Championship 2010, and the European Girls U14 championship in 2011, and came second in the European U12 Girls Championship in 2009 and third in the World Girls U12 Championship, also in 2009. 12 year old Aleksandra won the 2011 Lyudmilla Rudenko Memorial Tournament, one of the qualifier tournaments for Russia’s Women’s Cup, ahead of 8 WGMs and an IM, by a point with 7.5/9 (TPR 2441), earning her first WGM norm in the process. She subsequently won the European Girls U14 Championship held in Albena in Bulgaria in September 2011 with a score of 7.5/9 (+7 -1 =1).

In November 2011, she won the World Girls U14 Championship held in Brazil with a stunning score of 9/9 and a 2700+ TPR, gaining her 20 Elo for that event alone. In April 2012, the 13 year old came =2nd in the Russian Girls U20 Championship behind 20 year old IM Anastasia Bodnaruk. She contested the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012), scoring 8/13, 1.5 points off the lead, and placing =11th; it was (for her) a sub-par performance. Soon afterwards she won the European U18 Girls Championship with 7.5/9 (+7 -1 =1), winning the title at the age of 13 years and nearly 11 months. In November 2012, she won the World Girls U18 Championship with 9.5/11 at the age of 14 years 1 month and 21 days. In June 2013, she placed =2nd (3rd on tiebreak) at the 66th Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2013), a point behind the winner Anastasia Bodnaruk and qualifying for the Russian Women's Superfinal 2013. In July-August, she competed in the European Individual Women's Championship (2013), scoring 6.5/11 and an IM norm after 9 rounds.

So far she has won the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2013) with 10.5/13, a point clear of the field, and still a couple of days shy of her 15th birthday in the U20 event, following up with a successful defence of her title at the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014) with an even more decisive 11/13, a point and a half clear of the field and runner-up Sarasadat Khademalsharieh. She followed up her 2013 triumph by participating in the World U18 Championship, scoring 6.5/11 and her first attempt at the European Individual Championships (2014), where she scored a par for rating 5/11. Then followed =3rd with 6/9 at the Russian Women's HL Championship 2014 and 6.5/11 at the European Individual Women's Championship (2014).

Tournaments

Goryachkina scored 5/9 in the 2011 Chigorin Memorial, including a win against Moldavian IM Vladimir Hamitevici. Despite a slightly below par performance (3/9) at the 2012 Aeroflot Open B, a strong 5.5/9 at the 2012 Moscow Open E improved her rating for the rating period to March and earned her 2nd WGM norm, although she slipped two places in her open age division. In March 2012, Goryachkina scored 6/11 (TPR 2351) at the European Individual Women's Championship (2012), earning her 3rd WGM norm. She is the youngest WGM in the world at the age of 13 years 5 months, and the youngest since Yifan Hou (12 years and 3 months). Also in March she won the Rector Cup 2012 held in Kharkov with 7/9, 1.5 points clear of the field. In July, she scored a solid 5/9 in the Czech Open - GMA, although her record against her 5 GM opponents was =2 -3. She beat Olga Girya to win the Final of the Russia Cup for Women in December 2012, held in Khanty-Mansiysk. Perhaps over-awed by the occasion, Goryachkina's first participation at Wijk aan Zee was unsuccessful, as she scored only 3.5/13 at Tata Steel (Group C) (2013), winning only one game, placing 12th and shedding 16 rating points. She recovered some of these points with a solid 5.5/9 at the Karpos Open held in March in Macedonia. She recovered further points with her =2nd placement at the Russian U19 Boys Championship in April, bringing her back up to the 2400 mark. She finished 2013 with a solid 4/9 at the powerful IX Gubernators Cup Ugra 2013 open, including a win over Boris Savchenko. In 2014, she scored 6.5/9 at the Moscow Open - B.

Team Events

In the European Team Championship (Women) (2013), Goryachkina played board 4 for Russia, which won silver. She played board 3 for Yamal Yamalo-Nenets in the Russian Team Championships (2013) and the Russian Team Championships (2014)

Rapid/Blitz

Goryachkina placed =2nd at the Orsk-Open 2014 Blitz with 9/11 and also placed =2nd in the Rapid division of that event with 5.5/7.

Rating

As of 1 November 2014, Goryachkina's rating was 2438, making her the highest rated U16 Girl in the world and #46 woman player in the world. Her rapid rating is 2384 and her blitz rating is 2322.

Sources and references

Photos: http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=A... and http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=a...

Last updated 4 Nov 2014


 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 254  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Goryachkina vs E Nikanova  ½-½82 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
2. A Goryachkina vs S Bezgodova  0-160 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
3. A Kiseleva vs A Goryachkina  0-161 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
4. A Goryachkina vs O Lelekova  0-157 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
5. A Goryachkina vs V Minina  0-146 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
6. E Makka vs A Goryachkina  1-026 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. M Manakova vs A Goryachkina 1-042 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
8. L Abuladze vs A Goryachkina  ½-½57 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
9. A Goryachkina vs V Korchagina  0-156 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
10. I Petrukhina vs A Goryachkina  1-042 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
11. T Elizarova vs A Goryachkina  0-136 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
12. A Goryachkina vs S Bezgodova  1-037 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A55 Old Indian, Main line
13. E Tomilova vs A Goryachkina  ½-½95 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. O Girya vs A Goryachkina  ½-½102 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. A Goryachkina vs S Matveeva  ½-½65 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E17 Queen's Indian
16. A Goryachkina vs D Belenkaya  ½-½77 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A Travkina vs A Goryachkina  0-142 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B30 Sicilian
18. A Goryachkina vs V Nozdrachev  ½-½74 2011 Chigorin MemorialA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
19. K Ambartsumova vs A Goryachkina  1-043 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. A Goryachkina vs Z Severiukhina  0-137 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E92 King's Indian
21. A Goryachkina vs B Kovanova  ½-½42 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A44 Old Benoni Defense
22. Khurtsidze vs A Goryachkina  1-056 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
23. L Gonda vs A Goryachkina  ½-½41 2012 23rd Czech Open AD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. B Kovanova vs A Goryachkina  1-050 2012 European Individual Women's Rapid Chess ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
25. S Milliet vs A Goryachkina  ½-½43 2012 Trophee Anatoly KarpovB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Aug-10-12  brankat: Only 14 and already a WGM!

Currently doing great at the World Junior Championship (Girls) with 6/8 (+4 -0 =4), a half point behind the leader.

Nov-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: After 6 rounds of the <2012 WORLD YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP>, Goryachkina is tied for 1st with <5/6> in the <U18 GIRLS> event.

She is trying to win her 3rd World Youth title, at the age of 14!

http://chess-results.com/tnr84658.a...

Nov-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <Brunello vs Goryachkina World Youth Chess Championship (8) 2012> 36 Qf4xh6?? opens the h-file to the tender h2-sq for the obvious pin 36 ... Rc8-h8 0-1
Nov-16-12  nok: A poor choice, I think. The open u14 section would have made for better competition. What Polgar had and many girls seem to lack is ambition.
Nov-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <nok: A poor choice, I think. The open u14 section would have made for better competition. What Polgar had and many girls seem to lack is ambition.>

I agree.

She just played Ivanchuk a little while ago and now she is playing a girls event? Makes no sense.

Ivanchuk vs A Goryachkina, 2012

Nov-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: L Schut vs A Goryachkina, 2012

http://www.wycc2012.com/#art83

<41...Txd5!


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It is Capablanca`s recommended way of realization with the help of exchange sacrifice.

42.Lxd5 Kxd5 43.e7 Ke6 44.Ta1

Does not help 44.Te1 Kf6 45.Ka3 Lxg6 46.Kb4 h5 47.Kxb5 Lf7 48.Kc5 Ke6

44...Kxe7 45.Ta6 h5 46.Tb6 h4 47.Tb7+ Ld7 0–1>


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Nov-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: 14-year-old Goryachkina becomes World Champion Under 18

At the 2012 World Youth Championship held in Maribor, Slovenia, the 2nd-seeded Goryachkina convincingly won the gold in the under 18 girls section scoring 9,5/11 , a full point ahead of Lisa Schut of Netherlands.

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2012/...

Nov-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: By winning the World Youth Championship 2012 in the under 18 girls section, WGM Aleksandra Goryachkina, a schoolgirl from Salekhard, the Russian town and the administrative center of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous okrug, fulfilled an International Master norm.

Goryachkina first appeared as FIDE rated player in the October 2008 list with ELO of 1889.

Dec-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: "We have the Cup of Russia!" (GM Vladimir Belov, the coach of Alexandra Goryachkina, on twitter)

Alexandra Goryachkina has won the 2012 Cup of Russia for women. In the final match she defeated Olga Girya 1.5-0.5.

The tournament format of the Women’s Cup was 8-players knock-out, with each mini match consisting of two games with time control 90′+30” . In case of a tie, rapid games 15′+10” decided the winner.

Jan-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Good luck in Wijk aan Zee :)

http://www.tatasteelchess.com/news/...

Jan-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: From thet link: <Granstergroup C>. Grandster? Gangster? ;). From "Grandmaster" it's too big a typo :)
Jan-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: http://pattzifist.blogsport.de/imag...
Jan-04-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: What Stonehenge said
Jan-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Round 1 of the 75th jubilee edition of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament starts tomorrow (Saturday the 12th) at 13.30.

In Grandmaster group C, WGM Alexandra Goryachkina (2402), the recent World Champion Girls Under 18, faces with the black pieces the Argentinian GM Fernando Peralta (2617).

This is Goryachkina's first appearance in Wijk aan Zee. She is replacing Salem Saleh. The Grandmaster of the United Arab Emirates has obligations at University.

Jan-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Garry Kasparov honors the 14-year-old Alexandra Goryachkina with the gold medal at the World Youth Championship 2012 in the under 18 girls section.

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2013/...

Apr-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: She is at the current Russian team championships. Playing with the big boys, on the mens yamal team.
Apr-25-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: At the Russian Junior Chess Championships 2013, the 15-year-old Alexandra Goryachkina, chose to play in the Boy's U-19 section. She came in second and will be Russia's representative in the European Youth championship. The winner Rail Mahmutov will represent Russia at the Junior World Chess Championship.
Jun-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Goryachkina tied for second with WGM Kashlinskaya at the Higher League of the Russian Championship (Women) scoring 6.5/9. The winner was IM Bodnaruk with 7.5/9.

Goryachkina qualified to this year's superfinals.

http://russiachess.org/upload/repor...

Jul-26-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

<alexmagnus: If Goryachikna wins the whole thing she will be the youngest European champ ever (currently this record is held by Lahno from 2005).>

Just learned that Goryachkina has won three(!!!) Girls World Youth Chess Championships.

2008 -> Girls U-10 World Champion
2011 -> Girls U-14 World Champion
2012 -> Girls U-18 World Champion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_...

And here she is <4/4> and leading the European Individual Women's Championship (2013) at age 14!

Sep-18-13  AsosLight: <Garry Kasparov honors the 14-year-old Alexandra Goryachkina with the gold medal at the World Youth Championship 2012 in the under 18 girls section.

http://www.chessbase.com/news/2013/>...

I cannot but sympathize about how terrible poor Garry should had felt for having to give to this young Russian lady, wearing the Russian uniform, the first place trophy.

Sep-26-13  Laneidos: Congratulations on winning the World Junior Chess Championship!!
Dec-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Last year, the 14-year-old Alexandra Goryachkina won the gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship 2012 in the under 18 girls section.

The World Youth Chess Championship 2013 has just started. The 15-year-old Goryachkina (2436) is competing in the under 18 open section.

The competition is very strong. Rating favorites are Jorge Cori (2609) from Peru and Karen Grigoryan (2604) from Armenia. Last year Jorge Cori won the bronze medal.

Oct-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: The defending champion Goryachkina leads World Junior Chess Championship 2014 (Girls) after 9 rounds. Four more rounds are remaining.

The Championship, an under-20 chess tournament, is being held in Pune, India.

http://www.worldjuniorchess2014.com...

Oct-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Goryachkina won the 2014 World Junior Girls Chess Championship by 1.5 point.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cjjvhx3vE...

Oct-19-14  Mr. V: She is so far ahead of the girls her age, I really hope she works hard enough to someday compete with the men.
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