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Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 696
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2412 (2377 rapid, 2412 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2501

Overall record: +244 -130 =232 (59.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 90 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (144) 
    B40 B23 B30 B52 B51
 French Defense (41) 
    C01 C10 C00 C11 C07
 Caro-Kann (31) 
    B10 B11 B18 B19 B17
 French (19) 
    C10 C00 C11 C12
 King's Indian Attack (17) 
    A07 A08
 Giuoco Piano (16) 
    C50 C53 C54
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B40 B33 B47 B32 B31
 Queen's Pawn Game (56) 
    A41 D02 A46 A40 A45
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (28) 
    D27 D20 D21 D28 D22
 Robatsch (23) 
 King's Indian (19) 
    E67 E94 E97 E62 E90
 Sicilian Taimanov (19) 
    B47 B48 B45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Skripchenko vs Fressinet, 2002 1-0
   A Stefanova vs Skripchenko, 2000 1/2-1/2
   M Congiu vs Skripchenko, 2012 0-1
   M Leconte vs Skripchenko, 2001 0-1
   Skripchenko vs Rongguang Ye, 1998 1-0
   Skripchenko vs N Maisuradze, 2013 1-0
   L Delorme vs Skripchenko, 2009 0-1
   Skripchenko vs Lautier, 1998 1/2-1/2
   Skripchenko vs V Cmilyte, 2011 1-0
   S Ibrahimova vs Skripchenko, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   French Team Championships (2011)
   French Team Championship (2013)
   French Championships (Women) (2015)
   French Team Championship (2015)
   French Team Championship (2014)
   French Team Championship (2012)
   Women's World Chess Championship (2010)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship (Women)
   Skripchenko vs Ju Wenjun (Dec-30-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Skripchenko vs V Gunina (Dec-30-17) 0-1, blitz
   M Sebag vs Skripchenko (Dec-30-17) 1-0, blitz
   Skripchenko vs Qi Guo (Dec-30-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Nataliya Buksa vs Skripchenko (Dec-30-17) 0-1, blitz

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(born Feb-17-1976, 42 years old) Moldova (federation/nationality France)

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WGM & IM Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko was born in Moldava and moved to France in 1996, becoming a French citizen in 2001. She won the Girls Under 16 World Championship in 1992, in 2001, the second European Open Women’s Championship and in 2002, she was the first and only female to play in the open French chess championship. She won the North Urals cup in 2004 ahead of Maia Chiburdanidze. Also in 2004 and in 2005, she won the Ladies' French championship. She played in the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012), but lost her first round match to Polish GM Monika (Bobrowska) Socko.

Her mother, Naira Agababean, is also a woman grandmaster. At one time, she was married to GM Joel Lautier and is now married to GM Laurent Fressinet. Recently Almira has shown an interest in poker, in which she had some successes:

Wikipedia article: Almira Skripchenko

Last updated: 2018-03-13 18:19:38

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 696  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Van Wely vs Skripchenko  1-0361991Bad MondorfE97 King's Indian
2. Raluca Negulescu vs Skripchenko  ½-½321993ROM-chTE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
3. D Mitaru vs Skripchenko  ½-½281993Odorheiu Secuiesc opA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Zsofia Polgar vs Skripchenko 1-03319933rd Principe de Asturias rapidB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. E Relange vs Skripchenko  1-0481993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
6. A Kogan vs Skripchenko  1-0351993Groningen Chess Festival; GM openD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. I Gaponenko vs Skripchenko  1-0821994Ch World (cadets) (g) (under 18)C51 Evans Gambit
8. Skripchenko vs Zsofia Polgar  0-1291994Olympiad (Womans), Moscow (Russia)B57 Sicilian
9. A Kogan vs Skripchenko  1-0251994GroningenC50 Giuoco Piano
10. Skripchenko vs S Radu  1-0301994ROM-chTB53 Sicilian
11. Skripchenko vs J Bonin  0-1271994New York OpenC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
12. T V Grabuzova vs Skripchenko  1-0301994Timisoara, ROMD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Skripchenko vs M Muresan  0-1291994ROM-chTB07 Pirc
14. Kupreichik vs Skripchenko  1-0371995Groningen opC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
15. Z Varga vs Skripchenko 1-091996Recklinghausen (Germany)D22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
16. N Gaprindashvili vs Skripchenko  0-1691996It (w)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Skripchenko vs A M Galliamova  0-1531996It (w)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. Chiburdanidze vs Skripchenko  ½-½511996Belgrade Yugometal (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Ashley vs Skripchenko  1-0271998It (open), Cannes (France)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
20. Skripchenko vs Lautier ½-½51998Lost Boys OpenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
21. Shcherbakov vs Skripchenko  ½-½141998Groningen OpenD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
22. Skripchenko vs Rongguang Ye 1-0201998Groningen OpenC46 Three Knights
23. Z Sturua vs Skripchenko  ½-½441998Groningen OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
24. H Olafsson vs Skripchenko  0-1371999Cappelle la GrandeA09 Reti Opening
25. Skripchenko vs A Graf  0-1351999Cappelle la GrandeC47 Four Knights
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 696  PGN Download
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  jon01: Does she have any GM-norms? She was once pretty close to 2500 rating.
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  Karpova: Her father died yesterday. Rest in Peace, Feodor.

The first game featuring 4...a6 in the Slav:

Chebanenko,Vecheslav - Skripchenko,Feodor [D13]
Kishnev City Championship sf, 17.06.1972

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 a6 5.cxd5 cxd5 6.Bf4 Nc6 7.e3 b5 8.Rc1 Qb6!? 9.Bd3 e6 10.0-0 Bb7 11.a3 Be7 12.Ne5 0-0 13.Qe2 Rac8 14.b4 Nxe5 15.Bxe5 Ne4 16.Bxe4 dxe4 17.Qg4 f6 18.Bf4 f5 19.Qg3 Bf6 20.Be5 Bxe5 21.Qxe5 Rfd8 22.a4 bxa4 23.Nxa4 Qd6 24.Qxd6 Rxd6 25.Rxc8+ Bxc8 26.Nc5 Rb6 27.Rb1 Kf7 28.Kf1 e5 29.dxe5 a5 30.b5 Be6 31.Ke1 Bc4 32.Rc1 Bxb5 33.g4 g6 34.Rb1 h6 35.h3 Ke7 36.gxf5 gxf5 37.Na4 Rb7 38.Nc5 Rb8 39.Na4 Rb7 40.Nc5 1/2-1/2


Jun-19-10  Fluffy: The poker picture on this page just doesn't get the job done. Wiki has a more flattering one that's actually a chess picture. Would be much nicer.

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  Tabanus: Winner of the French championship (women) 9-21 August 2010:

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  whiteshark: Isn't it a bit counterintuitive that Almira <Skripchenko-Lautier> is married with Laurent <Fressinet>?

Or is it just another French thingy to confuse the rest of the World? Every hint in this regard would be much appreciated. Thanks. :D

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  HeMateMe: From chessbase:

"Two world-class female chess players dominated the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational in Los Angeles this year en route to making the final table. And while< Almira Skripchenko and Dinara Khaziyeva> didn’t win, they proved they’re poised for big things in poker. "Historically, chess players have proven the transition to poker to be a profitable one," writes the author. 1995 WSOP Main Event champ and two-time finalist Dan Harrington is among those who played chess before he turned to poker, as is 2008 November Niner Ylon Schwartz."

Jul-18-11  piroflip: I made a request about a year ago for Almira's horrible profile pic to be changed. I see that they have now managed to find an even worse one of her. Such is life. lol
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  Stonehenge: ?

What's wrong with this pic?

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday.
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  HeMateMe: Its a librarian photo. She really does look better. Happy birthday!
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  brankat: Happy Birthday Almira!
Feb-17-12  King Death: Happy birthday until we meet again in Vegas on the green felt!
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  Nightsurfer: <Almira Skripchenko> is a beautiful lady with many talents. She even plays SHOGI, and on the occasion of the <International SHOGI Forum 2011> at Paris, she has taken part in a 3-board simultaneous game against Meijin Toshiyuki Moriuchi , herewith the proof by photo:

<Almira Skripchenko> has won that 2-piece handicap game against the Meijin, herewith one more photo: , and herewith the report on the <International SHOGI Forum 2011> at Paris: (<Almira Skripchenko>'s great performance has been featured in the paragraph that has the sub-headline <"Magnificent welcome party">).

<Almira Skripchenko>'s gig at Paris is a comeback: On the occasion of the <1st International SHOGI Forum 1999> at Tokyo she has fought for Moldova, please check out the participants of Group F that you will find in the report as follows: , or you can check out the interview & feature , and there please move on to the chapter after the sub-headline <"Tu es einfach ... - wie Almira und Wladimir ...">

SHOGI rules - and now even the German-language program of MTV has aired a feature on SHOGI, herewith the link:

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  Nightsurfer: In a scenic French castle our most beautiful <Almira Skripchenko> has taken part in a mixed event of SHOGI and International chess again, please ckeck it out: :-)
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  Nightsurfer: On that mixed event of SHOGI and International Chess that I have mentioned in my foregoing post (on <Apr-27-12>) and that has taken place in the autumn of 2011 at the wonderful <Chateau Villandry>/France, please check out, there have competed the SHOGI-<Meijin> Yoshiharu Habu and Toshiyuki Moriuchi versus Maxime Vachier-Lagrave ... in International Chess!
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  Nightsurfer: Not only our beautiful Queen <Almira Skripchenk> is a fan of SHOGI, but - as we learn from the report as well - the same is true for Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and for Anish Giri: The three of them have battled out a SHOGI-simul against SHOGI-<Meijin> Toshiyuki Moriuchi at Paris in the autumn of 2011, please check out once more again the reportage that has published the records of the games!
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  Nightsurfer: In case that you would ask why all that fuzz about SHOGI?! Just have a look at a very entertaining feature that the German-language program of <MTV>!! has aired on that great Japanese version of Chess, please turn to the link as follows .

And there you will see Rene Gralla play a short game of a demonstration against <Daniel "Budi" Budiman>, herewith more information about the latter: , who is a very popular TV-journalist who covers electronic games in <MTV>'s magazine GAME ONE together with his partner <Simon Krätschmer>, herewith more information about <Simon Krätschmer>:

Both <Daniel "Budi" Budiman> and <Simon Krätschmer> have been the presenters of that very production on SHOGI that has been aired by <MTV>.

Apr-27-12  SimonWebbsTiger:

Please ban that eternal spam, and the spammer, from Nightsurfer

Nobody here gives a s___ about the other variants on a site devoted to CHESS.

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  Nightsurfer: Hello <SimonWebbsTiger>, frankly spoken I don't understand you (??!!??).

Chessplayers are supposed to be open-minded, they are supposed to be creative and interested in new things, the game of CHESS is no religion, and there is no such thing as CHESS AS SUCH, there are only several VERSIONS (!) of CHESS, be it the well-known version that is played conforming to the rules of FIDE (and that is just a NEW VARIANT of CHESS that only exists for round about 500 years whereas the MORE ORIGINAL version of CHESS, namely the Arab SHATRANJ, has existed for more than 800 years), be it the Chinese version XIANGQI, be it the Japanese version SHOGI, be it the Thai-version MAKRUK pp.!

I think that one should see beyond one's nose - if great players like Vladimir Kramnik or Anish GIRI or Maxime VACHIER-LAGRAVE or Almira SKRIPCHENKO are interested in SHOGI then it can not be wrong to have a look at it! And if great players like GRISCHUK or Robert HUEBNER are interested in the Chinese version of CHESS, namely XIANGQI, that can not be bad either! And therefore it is worth to check it out why those great players do not stubbornly stick to one variant of CHESS but why they have a look at the whole UNIVERSUM of CHESS.

Maybe those great players have become great players because they have great minds?!

Those people know what they are doing - since it is a given fact that, by thinking out of the box and by learning CHESS VARIANTS, one even gets better in our beloved version of CHESS that is governed by the body of FIDE.

Therefore everybody who is a REAL AFICIONADO of CHESS - namely of CHESS that depicts the whole picture of CHESS with all its variants - is interested in variants of CHESS as well. And therefore those different VERSIONS of CHESS are a topic for as well!

Once more again: people with a standing like Vladimir Kramnik - who is interested in THAI-Chess MAKRUK as well, please read - can not be that wrong, right?

Dear <SimonWebbsTiger>, there is an ages-old saying in LATIN language: <Si tacuisses philosophus mansisses ...> ...

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  wordfunph: <At one time, she was married to GM Joel Lautier and is now married to GM Laurent Fressinet.>

lucky GMs, very lucky..

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  HeMateMe: What stakes do you suppose they play for, in a quiet evening at home, after opening a bottle of wine?
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  Wild Bill: Congratulations to Mlle. Skripchenko on winning her fifth French women's title today.

With tomorrow's round left to play, she is a point and a half ahead of her nearest rival, Sophie Milliet.

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  Nightsurfer: La belle <Almira Skripchenko> has joined with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and with the Superstars of Shogi, Yoshiharu Habu and Toshiyuki Moriuchi, in Tokyo at the end of September 2012 in order to battle out one more mixed event of Chess and <Shogi>, herewith a short feature by <ChessBase>, please check out , and herewith a page where the chessgames of that very event of <Chess Meets Shogi Tokyo 2012> can be replayed: .

A huge audience has watched the battle of crossover-chess that has been covered by Japanese TV.

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  Nightsurfer: La belle <Almira Skripchenko> is well on her way to follow in the footsteps of Larry Kaufman who - as <ughaibu> has pointed out in this forum here on <Sep-01-03> - is the top rated gaijin shogi player for many years.
Feb-17-13  vinidivici: This lady also good in poker. Her winnings prize in poker exceed 250.000 dollars.

How much her winnings in chess? anybody knows?

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