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N Zhukova 
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Natalia Zhukova
Number of games in database: 652
Years covered: 1995 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2470 (2383 rapid, 2390 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499
Overall record: +205 -111 =244 (58.4%)*
   * 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 (35) 
    D38 D37 D30 D35 D31
 King's Indian (33) 
    E80 E76 E81 E90 E70
 Slav (29) 
    D15 D12 D11 D17 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A46 A41 A40 E10 A45
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E21 E32 E20 E53 E54
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17 E14
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (84) 
    C03 C11 C01 C00 C02
 French (31) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    A40 D02 A46 E10 D05
 Queen's Gambit Declined (26) 
    D30 D31 D38 D39 D37
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D15 D13 D11 D12
 French Tarrasch (22) 
    C03 C05 C06 C04 C07
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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
   N Zhukova vs T Shadrina, 2001 1-0
   N Zhukova vs Ju Wenjun, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2012)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   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)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)

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(born Jun-05-1979, 35 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 27; games 1-25 of 652  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. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-075 1996 UKR-ch (Women)A43 Old Benoni
4. V Malakhatko vs N Zhukova  ½-½37 1996 Yalta opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. N Zhukova vs Nisipeanu  0-135 1998 MK Cafe CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. N Zhukova vs A Stefanova  ½-½24 1998 Women's It, Belgrade YUGD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½32 1998 Elista ol (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  1-033 1998 Belgrade (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
9. Y Shulman vs N Zhukova  ½-½10 1998 Novak Nikolic mem 1stD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-030 1999 Alushta zt (Women)A15 English
11. Y Kruppa vs N Zhukova  1-055 1999 UKR-chTA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
12. N Zhukova vs E Sziva  1-058 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE81 King's Indian, Samisch
13. Wang Pin vs N Zhukova  0-137 2000 WCCB01 Scandinavian
14. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  1-074 2000 FIDE World CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  ½-½39 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC11 French
16. N Zhukova vs I Krush  1-036 2000 WCCD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. N Zhukova vs Velimirovic  1-042 2000 Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA43 Old Benoni
18. N Zhukova vs Y Xu  ½-½22 2000 WCCA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. A Galliamova vs N Zhukova  ½-½39 2000 Women's OlympiadC14 French, Classical
20. N Zhukova vs Xie Jun  ½-½60 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-132 2000 WCCA80 Dutch
22. Wang Lei vs N Zhukova  0-146 2000 WCCD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Chiburdanidze vs N Zhukova  ½-½16 2000 Istanbul ol (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. N Zhukova vs A Kovacevic  0-175 2000 Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA48 King's Indian
25. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  ½-½28 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC11 French
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 652  PGN Download
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Mar-17-10  kwi: She finally gets her rating above 2500 (2500.7 to be exact). Congrats to our new GM!
Mar-18-10  alexapple: Yes, Zhukova finally hits 2500 for her GM dream! Congratulations!
May-08-10  sonia91: Congratulations for achieving GM title!
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  HeMateMe: How many women now have the full GM title?
May-09-10  BobCrisp: According to FIDE's rating list, she'll be the 19th active female GM.
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  HeMateMe: thats a <crisp> response!
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  GrahamClayton: <kwi>She finally gets her rating above 2500 (2500.7 to be exact). Congrats to our new GM!

Zhukova has achieved 7 GM norms, so it is great that she has reached 2500 and "officially" become a WGM.

Jul-19-10  Remizatorul: Nice pics gallery here...
Oct-29-10  rapidcitychess: Lucky! I'm still working on my title. ;)
Sep-02-11  Jeffsteeven: Did Zhukova had a 2711 ELO FIDE? Is that true?
Sep-02-11  SimonWebbsTiger: @<jeffsteven>

FIDE have a page, you know. ;o)

Sep-02-11  Jeffsteeven: SimonWebbsTiger thanks for the answer
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  waustad: I suspect that the 2700+ is in error. Perhaps the same last name?
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  waustad: She eliminated Humpy Koneru from this years WWCC.
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  HeMateMe: Will she have the goods to take on yifan in a match? She seems a likely contender.
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  MikhailGolubev: TV interview with GM Zhukova (in Russian; November 2012):
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  MikhailGolubev: Odessa chess TV program Shkola Chempionov with GM Natalia Zhukova (March 2013)
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  HeMateMe: Nice finish at Gibraltar 2014, a point out of first.
Feb-06-14  dx9293: <HMM> But she defeated Alex in the last round! :-(((
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  ketchuplover: Kudos Natalia :)
Mar-24-14  RedShield: Was it about her that first caught Sasha Grischuk's attention?

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  jakaiden: <RedShield: Was it about her that first caught Sasha Grischuk's attention? > Maybe it was her beautiful smile, I mean frown. I met her a few years ago in Mainz. She never smiled the whole tournament. Just that grimace look on her face.
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  jakaiden: Zhukova is wearing her favorite smile.

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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.

Aug-24-14  MissScarlett: <Chess in Translation ‏@ChessinT

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

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