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N Zhukova 
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Natalia Zhukova
Number of games in database: 739
Years covered: 1995 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2489 (2402 rapid, 2388 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499
Overall record: +237 -131 =279 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      92 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (44) 
    D38 D30 D37 D35 D31
 King's Indian (37) 
    E80 E90 E81 E94 E70
 Slav (31) 
    D15 D12 D11 D17 D10
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17 E14
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A46 A41 A40 E10 A45
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E21 E32 E20 E53 E54
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (84) 
    C03 C11 C01 C02 C18
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A40 D02 A46 D05 E10
 French (30) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (28) 
    D30 D31 D38 D39 D37
 Slav (27) 
    D10 D15 D12 D13 D11
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C67 C65 C78 C70 C69
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Molchanova vs N Zhukova, 2009 0-1
   N Zhukova vs C Peptan, 2008 1-0
   J Novkovic vs N Zhukova, 2013 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs N Zhukova, 2002 0-1
   N Zhukova vs T Shadrina, 2001 1-0
   N Zhukova vs Ju Wenjun, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 Corus (group C) by gauer

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(born Jun-05-1979, 36 years old) Ukraine
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She is a GM and a WGM. Zhukova was European Women's Champion in 2000. She competed in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012), and eliminated WGM Qi Guo and GM Koneru Humpy before bowing out in the third round when she lost to WGM Ju Wenjun in the tiebreaker.

Wikipedia article: Natalia Zhukova

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 739  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Petrenko vs N Zhukova  0-145 1995 Interzonal (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
2. A Galliamova vs N Zhukova  1-043 1995 02A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
3. V Malakhatko vs N Zhukova  ½-½37 1996 Yalta opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-075 1996 UKR-ch (Women)A43 Old Benoni
5. N Zhukova vs Nisipeanu  0-135 1998 MK Cafe CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. Y Shulman vs N Zhukova  ½-½10 1998 Novak Nikolic mem 1stD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. N Zhukova vs A Stefanova  ½-½24 1998 Women's It, Belgrade YUGD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½32 1998 Elista ol (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  1-033 1998 Belgrade (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
10. Y Kruppa vs N Zhukova  1-055 1999 UKR-chTA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
11. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-030 1999 Alushta zt (Women)A15 English
12. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½9 2000 WCCA04 Reti Opening
13. N Zhukova vs Velimirovic  1-042 2000 Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA43 Old Benoni
14. N Zhukova vs Y Xu  1-052 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. A Galliamova vs N Zhukova  ½-½39 2000 Women's OlympiadC14 French, Classical
16. N Zhukova vs E Sziva  1-058 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE81 King's Indian, Samisch
17. N Zhukova vs Wang Pin  ½-½59 2000 WCCA48 King's Indian
18. Chiburdanidze vs N Zhukova  ½-½16 2000 Istanbul ol (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  1-074 2000 FIDE World CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Y Hernandez vs N Zhukova  ½-½37 2000 WCCD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  ½-½39 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC11 French
22. N Zhukova vs Xie Jun  ½-½60 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. Wang Pin vs N Zhukova  0-137 2000 WCCB01 Scandinavian
24. N Zhukova vs A Kovacevic  0-175 2000 Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA48 King's Indian
25. N Zhukova vs I Krush  1-036 2000 WCCD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 739  PGN Download
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  perfidious: Still a clearly more attractive photo than that gracing this page.

Zhukova has nothing on someone I had the misfortune of knowing long ago--this female could have been appealing but for the constant expression of disdain at best, while at worst she looked as though she had sucked on a lemon.

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  MissScarlett: <Chess in Translation ‏@ChessinT

Natalia Zhukova responded to the "loss" of Kateryna Lagno: "Getting rid of parasites is a painless process">

May-29-15  Maatalkko: Shame on Zhukova. She drafted and circulated two petitions containing unsubstantiated cheating allegations against Mihaela Sandhu, to whom she had lost in the 2012 European Championships, directly before her Round 8 game against Sandu. The only "evidence" against Sandu is that she was having an excellent tournament.

Even if Zhukova was legitimately concerned by the possibility of cheating, this was not a fair or sporting method of addressing those concerns.

This brings to mind Mamedyarov's arrogant attack on the late Igor Kurnosov; however, Zhukova's action was worse, as it was a preemptive strike before the game was even played.

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  cro777: WGM Sandu: "Also I want to mention Zhukova's paltry behavior is standing out as she was the main benefactor of the defamation campaign"
May-31-15  gazzawhite: What a disgrace.
Jun-03-15  ex0duz: Disgraceful behaviour. I feel sorry for Grischuk.. at least he takes his losses like a man, and doesn't just throw around unfounded accusations without ANY proof whatsoever. The only reason it was taken seriously by the tournament director was because she managed to get 14 other players(most likely her friends) to sign..

Disgraceful behaviour/conduct like the above post said. You'd think well known chess players would know better, but apparently not. Their ego's n @#$% is off the charts too.. same as Mamedyarov with his accusation after a loss.. But at least he didn't drag 14 other people into it, who have also had their names tarnished now as a result.

But yeah. If there's one thing i took from this, it's those 15 names(and on the flipside, the others who DIDN'T sign are also on my radar now as being coolheaded and not dumb/easily manipulated(and/or not friends with Zhukova at least). I know who to look at with derision/suspicion in future now.

And finally. If Zhukova wants to use the fact that after the broadcast delay was put in, and Sandu started losing after that, so if that is proof that Sandu cheated, then Zhukova winning after lodging the 'protest' is proof that it was an orchestrated psychological attack in order to put the winner off her game. And that is why i am annoyed, because i hate to see cheats or unsportsmanlike conduct be rewarded, along with seeing someone being ganged up on.. REAL courageous. B-Please. GTFO-Here..

Jun-03-15  HeMateMe: Do she and Gris have any kids?
Jun-03-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

Do you ever bother to google? It's annoying when there are easily verifiable facts ppl with an IQ can research/find and then proper questions, asking a chess website's members for their opinions for opinions.

PPl who follow chess know full well Grischuk and Zhukova are parents.

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  keypusher: Hey! She <can> smile. And walk on water, it looks like.
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  MissScarlett: <Natalia Zhukova responded to the "loss" of Kateryna Lagno: "Getting rid of parasites is a painless process">

When Edward I handed over control of Scotland to a vassal, he's reputed to have remarked, <A man does good business, when he rids himself of a turd.>

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  keypusher: <MissScarlett> What if you used your powers for niceness, instead of evil?
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  MissScarlett: I don't think in those terms. Maybe I should follow the lead of <Bertrand Russell> and write an essay, <Why I Am Not a Liberal>.

Meanwhile, there are 40 new Capablanca games in the DB:

Capablanca vs Charles B Isaacson, 1915

Jun-03-15  HeMateMe: <Do you ever bother to google?>

Only when I feel like it, and it is not for a moron like you to tell other people here what to do.

Jun-03-15  Nina Myers: Ask your mom.
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  keypusher: <MissScarlett> thanks, looks like a great game.
Jun-03-15  HeMateMe: <Nina Myers: > Ask *your* mother.
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  perfidious: For all that, she could have <my> child.
Jun-03-15  HeMateMe: Perf owns stock in Hooters, along with John Daly and Tiger Woods.
Jun-03-15  tappingfoot: What a shame.
Jun-03-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

if you are too lazy to google, just tell.

We don't exist as some news bureau to provide a lazy person with info he could easily find using his computer. Why would you think so?

Jun-04-15  HeMateMe: Dude, you're not responsible for anyone on the internet. Not everyone marches to the same drummer you do. Grow up, shut up, and try to measure up.
Jun-05-15  ChessVip: Zhukova speaks:
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  MissScarlett: Hard-faced cow.
Jul-02-15  fisayo123: If Zhukova had any integrity, she should have reached out to Sandu by now to apologize for that. Totally unacceptable behaviour.
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  sfm: Cheater. Disgraceful. Unworthy.
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