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N Zhukova 
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Natalia Zhukova
Number of games in database: 673
Years covered: 1995 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2456 (2383 rapid, 2334 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499
Overall record: +216 -115 =250 (58.7%)*
   * 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 (38) 
    D38 D37 D30 D35 D31
 King's Indian (35) 
    E80 E90 E81 E94 E70
 Slav (30) 
    D15 D12 D11 D17 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A46 A41 A40 E10 A45
 Nimzo Indian (27) 
    E21 E32 E20 E53 E54
 Queen's Indian (25) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17 E14
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (82) 
    C03 C11 C01 C02 C18
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A40 E10 D02 A46 D05
 French (29) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (27) 
    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 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 (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

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

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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 674  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 Xie Jun  ½-½26 2000 WCCA48 King's Indian
13. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½20 2000 WCCA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Sziva vs N Zhukova  ½-½44 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC11 French
15. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½9 2000 WCCA04 Reti Opening
16. N Zhukova vs Velimirovic  1-042 2000 Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA43 Old Benoni
17. N Zhukova vs Y Xu  1-052 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. A Galliamova vs N Zhukova  ½-½39 2000 Women's OlympiadC14 French, Classical
19. N Zhukova vs Wang Pin  ½-½59 2000 WCCA48 King's Indian
20. N Zhukova vs E Sziva  1-058 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE81 King's Indian, Samisch
21. Chiburdanidze vs N Zhukova  ½-½16 2000 Istanbul ol (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Y Hernandez vs N Zhukova  ½-½37 2000 WCCD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  1-074 2000 FIDE World CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  ½-½39 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC11 French
25. Wang Pin vs N Zhukova  0-137 2000 WCCB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 674  PGN Download
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May-08-10  sonia91: Congratulations for achieving GM title!
May-08-10  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.
May-09-10  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.
Nov-15-12  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)
Feb-06-14  HeMateMe: Nice finish at Gibraltar 2014, a point out of first.
Feb-06-14  dx9293: <HMM> But she defeated Alex in the last round! :-(((
Feb-07-14  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.

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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"
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