N Zhukova 
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Natalia Zhukova
Number of games in database: 564
Years covered: 1995 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2459
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499
Overall record: +186 -103 =226 (58.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      49 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (30) 
    E76 E81 E80 E90 E70
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D38 D37 D30 D35 D31
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    A46 A41 E10 A40 A45
 Queen's Indian (22) 
    E15 E16 E12 E17 E14
 Slav (22) 
    D15 D17 D11 D10 D12
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E21 E32 E20 E53 E54
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (82) 
    C03 C11 C01 C02 C18
 French (30) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D15 D13 D11 D12
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D02 E10 A46 D05 D00
 French Tarrasch (22) 
    C03 C05 C06 C04 C07
 Semi-Slav (19) 
    D45 D46 D47 D48 D43
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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?]
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   2008 Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

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(born Jun-05-1979) 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 23; games 1-25 of 574  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Galliamova vs N Zhukova  1-043 1995 02A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
2. S Petrenko vs N Zhukova  0-145 1995 Interzonal (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
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 Chiburdanidze  ½-½32 1998 Elista ol (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  1-033 1998 Belgrade (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
7. N Zhukova vs Nisipeanu  0-135 1998 MK Cafe CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
8. Y Shulman vs N Zhukova  ½-½10 1998 Novak Nikolic mem 1stD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. N Zhukova vs A Stefanova  ½-½24 1998 Women's It, Belgrade YUGD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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 A Kovacevic  0-175 2000 Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA48 King's Indian
13. N Zhukova vs I Krush  1-036 2000 WCCD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
14. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  ½-½28 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC11 French
15. N Zhukova vs Y Xu  ½-½22 2000 WCCA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Xie Jun vs N Zhukova  1-040 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC03 French, Tarrasch
17. N Zhukova vs J Dworakowska  1-031 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOA80 Dutch
18. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-132 2000 WCCA80 Dutch
19. Wang Lei vs N Zhukova  0-146 2000 WCCD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. N Zhukova vs Y Xu  ½-½35 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Hoang Thanh Trang vs N Zhukova  0-146 2000 WCCD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. N Zhukova vs Xie Jun  ½-½19 2000 34th Olympiad WomenA65 Benoni, 6.e4
23. J Dworakowska vs N Zhukova  0-136 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC11 French
24. Hoang Thanh Trang vs N Zhukova  ½-½14 2000 WCCD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. N Zhukova vs Xie Jun  ½-½26 2000 WCCA48 King's Indian
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  technical draw: <JB> I'm sorry. I was just overwhelmed by her beauty. It won't happen again.
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  Jim Bartle: Not without a link, at least!
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  shalgo: Zhukova is having a fantastic tournament in Gibraltar. After 7 rounds, she is tied for the lead. She has played 5 GMs, beating Edouard and Lopez Martinez, and drawing with Adams, Cheparinov, and Malakhatko. Her TPR is well over 2700.
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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