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Aleksandra Goryachkina
Number of games in database: 306
Years covered: 2009 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2486 (2453 rapid, 2363 blitz)
Overall record: +88 -57 =87 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      74 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    E00 A40 A46 A50 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D37 D38 D31 D30
 Catalan (12) 
    E01 E06 E03 E04
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E15 E17
 Slav (11) 
    D10 D11 D12 D17
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A58 A62 A60 A63 A56
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (39) 
    B30 B32 B31 B22 B90
 Slav (29) 
    D12 D10 D17 D18 D16
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B12 B10 B11 B17 B15
 Queen's Gambit Declined (10) 
    D30 D31
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B96 B92 B95
 English (8) 
    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 Junior Championship (Girls) (2013)
   World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2014)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)
   67th Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2012)
   FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championships (2014)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (2015)

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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, 6.5/11 at the European Individual Women's Championship (2014), and =3rd with 5.5/9 at the Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014). She also scored 6.5/11 at the European Individual Championship (2015), winning a double IM norm.

Goryachkina competed in the FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015), which was a knock out event. She won her first round against Lilit Mkrtchian, but was defeated in the second round by Anna Muzychuk.

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 placed =2nd at the Moscow Open - B with 7/9, a point behind the winner Tingjie Lei.

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), the Russian Team Championships (2014) and the Russian Team Championship (2015). She scored 6/10 for her team's 2nd board at the 2014 World youth team chess Olympiad. In 2015 she won team and individual silver (for board 4) at the Women's World Team Championship,

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

Goryachkina has been one of the world's top female junior players since she was 13 and has been the number one Junior (U20) in the female ranks since January 2015. She entered the ranks of the top 100 women players in the world in August 2012 before her 14th birthday, remaining in the top 100 since. Her highest rating to date is 2489 achieved in June 2015.

Sources and references

Photos: http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=A... and http://www.google.com.au/imgres?q=a... , http://wyco2014.chess.hu/?lang=en , http://www.chess-results.com/tnr153...

Last updated 31 May 2015


 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Goryachkina vs V Minina  0-146 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
2. E Makka vs A Goryachkina  1-026 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. M Manakova vs A Goryachkina 1-042 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
4. L Abuladze vs A Goryachkina  ½-½57 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
5. A Goryachkina vs V Korchagina  0-156 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
6. I Petrukhina vs A Goryachkina  1-042 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
7. T Elizarova vs A Goryachkina  0-136 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
8. A Goryachkina vs E Nikanova  ½-½82 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
9. A Goryachkina vs S Bezgodova  0-160 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
10. A Kiseleva vs A Goryachkina  0-161 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
11. A Goryachkina vs O Lelekova  0-157 2009 10th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
12. O Girya vs A Goryachkina  ½-½102 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
13. A Goryachkina vs V Nozdrachev  ½-½74 2011 Chigorin MemorialA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
14. A Goryachkina vs S Matveeva  ½-½65 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E17 Queen's Indian
15. A Goryachkina vs D Belenkaya  ½-½77 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. A Travkina vs A Goryachkina  0-142 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)B30 Sicilian
17. K Ambartsumova vs A Goryachkina  1-043 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. A Goryachkina vs Z Severiukhina  0-137 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)E92 King's Indian
19. A Goryachkina vs B Kovanova  ½-½42 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A44 Old Benoni Defense
20. A Goryachkina vs S Bezgodova  1-037 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)A55 Old Indian, Main line
21. E Tomilova vs A Goryachkina  ½-½95 2011 Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. A Goryachkina vs I Videnova  1-040 2012 European Individual Women's Rapid Chess ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. A Goryachkina vs Karpov 0-155 2012 Trophee Anatoly KarpovD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. N Ziaziulkina vs A Goryachkina  ½-½41 2012 World Junior Championship (Girls)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
25. A Goryachkina vs I Baraeva  1-046 2012 World Youth Championship (Girls)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 306  PGN Download
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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  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  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.
May-05-15  detritus: She's broken even through the first five rounds of the Russian League, which is a TPR of somewhere around 2620:

http://chess-results.com/tnr171712....

She just cracked the Top 20 in the Women's Live Ratings after beating Dmitry Frolyanov.

If I'm reading the cross table correctly, she's still got one of Jakovenko/Wang Yue/Korobov and one of Jobava/Rublevsky/Aleexev in her last two games, assuming she continues to play Board 3 for her team, and depending on how the other teams set their lineups.

May-07-15  UncleBent: Goryachkina finished the Russian Team Ch with draws against Korobov(2708) and Alekseev(2653). As a WGM rated 2474, she went 3.5-3.5 against all GM opposition with an average rating of 2653. She gained 15 ELO pts and is now at 2489. At just 16 years old, she is ranked 19th overall amongst women, and every one ahead of her is at least 5 years older. Most of them more than 10 years older.

Her ability to hold her won against all GM opposition should get her some choice invitations to tournaments.

May-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Goryachkina was the only woman player in the open (men) section.

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/...

May-10-15  detritus: Will she earn a GM norm for her performance here?
May-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Were there enough foreign players? A national championship is an exception, but usually there has to be a country mix to get a norm.
May-10-15  Nerwal: <Will she earn a GM norm for her performance here?>

Probably not, a norm requires 9 games. There are special cases requiring only 7 or 8 games but it doesn't seem to be one of them.

May-10-15  detritus: Yeah, I guess it fails both the "too many opponents were Russians" and "the tournament was not long enough" tests, so no GM or even IM norm for her.
May-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: I downloaded the FIDE PDF about norms and it is amazing how often it comes in handy for a chess nerd. https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook....
Jun-01-15  ketchuplover: Top Junior Girl
Jun-24-15  sonia91: <was defeated in the second round by the eventual winner and new Women's World Champion, Mariya Muzychuk.>

She was defeated by Anna Muzychuk, not Mariya.

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