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Natalia Zhukova
N Zhukova 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 894
Years covered: 1995 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2444 (2367 rapid, 2372 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499

Overall record: +264 -149 =321 (57.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 160 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (56) 
    D38 D37 D30 D31 D35
 King's Indian (45) 
    E80 E94 E90 E81 E97
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A46 A41 A40 E10 A45
 Slav (36) 
    D17 D15 D12 D11 D10
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E21 E32 E20 E53 E55
 Queen's Indian (28) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17 E14
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (97) 
    C03 C11 C01 C02 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    A40 D02 A46 E10 D05
 French (33) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C67 C65 C70 C77 C92
 Queen's Gambit Declined (31) 
    D30 D31 D35 D38 D37
 Modern Benoni (30) 
    A58 A57 A70 A67 A62
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Novkovic vs N Zhukova, 2013 0-1
   N Batsiashvili vs N Zhukova, 2015 0-1
   T Molchanova vs N Zhukova, 2009 0-1
   N Zhukova vs C Peptan, 2008 1-0
   N Zhukova vs Ju Wenjun, 2012 1/2-1/2
   N Zhukova vs T Shadrina, 2001 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs N Zhukova, 2002 0-1
   Kosteniuk vs N Zhukova, 2010 0-1
   N Zhukova vs H Groffen, 2012 1-0
   N Zhukova vs P Cramling, 2015 1-0

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)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)

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

   🏆 Tradewise Gibraltar
   T Gara vs N Zhukova (Jan-30-18) 1/2-1/2
   N Zhukova vs S R Burns-Mannion (Jan-29-18) 1/2-1/2
   P Tregubov vs N Zhukova (Jan-28-18) 1-0
   N Zhukova vs J Estrada Nieto (Jan-27-18) 1-0
   F Bindrich vs N Zhukova (Jan-26-18) 1-0

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(born Jun-05-1979, 38 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 36; games 1-25 of 894  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Petrenko vs N Zhukova  0-1451995Interzonal (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
2. A M Galliamova vs N Zhukova  1-043199502A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
3. V Malakhatko vs N Zhukova  ½-½371996Yalta opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0751996UKR-ch (Women)A43 Old Benoni
5. N Zhukova vs A Stefanova  ½-½241998Belgrade (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Y Shulman vs N Zhukova  ½-½101998Novak Nikolic mem 1stD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  1-0331998Belgrade (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
8. N Zhukova vs Nisipeanu  0-1351998MK Cafe CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½321998Elista ol (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Y Kruppa vs N Zhukova  1-0551999UKR-chTA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
11. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0301999Alushta zt (Women)A15 English
12. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  1-0742000FIDE World CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. N Zhukova vs A Kovacevic  0-1752000Novak Nikolic mem 2ndD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. N Zhukova vs Velimirovic  1-0422000Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA43 Old Benoni
15. N Zhukova vs Xie Jun  ½-½262000WCCA48 King's Indian
16. Wang Lei vs N Zhukova  0-1462000WCCD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. N Zhukova vs I Krush  1-0362000WCCD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Y Hernandez vs N Zhukova  ½-½372000WCCD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-1322000WCCA80 Dutch
20. Hoang Thanh Trang vs N Zhukova  ½-½142000WCCD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½92000WCCA04 Reti Opening
22. Wang Pin vs N Zhukova  0-1372000WCCB01 Scandinavian
23. N Zhukova vs Wang Pin  ½-½592000WCCA48 King's Indian
24. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½202000WCCA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Hoang Thanh Trang vs N Zhukova  0-1462000WCCD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 36; games 1-25 of 894  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-15-06  notyetagm: You would look angry too if you were getting your butt kicked by a 12-year old.
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  Appaz: Is she in any way related to the great WWII general Georgy Zhukov
Mar-15-06  PinkPanther: No, Zhukov is a pretty common Russian (Soviet) surname.
Jun-05-06  BIDMONFA: Natalia Zhukova

ZHUKOVA, Natalia

Aug-20-06  percyblakeney: Zhukova did well in Ordix Open, where she won with black against Naiditsch in the last round and ended up with 8.5/11 together with Grischuk and Bacrot.
Jul-07-07  Karpova: A picture of her, her baby and the baby's father (guess who :-)) can be found on this site:
Jul-07-07  Open Defence: aahh so Grischuk is taken... well I am taken too ;-p
Jul-07-07  Karpova: <Open Defence: aahh so Grischuk is taken... well I am taken too ;-p> cause and effect?
Jul-07-07  Open Defence: <Karpova> probably... but then who knows what fate has in store ;-p
Jul-07-07  Karpova: <Open Defence>
Let's hope that Zhukova won't ever read this site or else she'll be aware of the danger :-)
Jul-07-07  Open Defence: aahh but she would be in zugzwang....
Jul-07-07  Karpova: And the threat is stronger than the execution
Sep-25-07  Refused: BTW. She and Grischuk are married by now and as far as I know they have little daughter.
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  whiteshark: Thanks <Refused>, you are an attentive and shrewd observer! :D
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FIDE has awarded Zhukova a GM title conditional on her achieving a 2500 ELO: .

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  whiteshark: Natalia Zhukova @ Dresden 2008:
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  technical draw: There is a really beautiful Zhukova photo in the New in Chess, January 2009 issue, taken at the last olympics in Dresden.
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  technical draw: BTW she looks a lot like my daughter-in-law. A real beauty from Medellin, Colombia.
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  Jim Bartle: I don't get it, TD.

Oh. You're being serious.

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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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