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Anna Rudolf
Number of games in database: 178
Years covered: 1999 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2332
Highest rating achieved in database: 2359
Overall record: +62 -59 =44 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      13 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B42 B30 B31 B46 B51
 French Defense (15) 
    C03 C12 C05 C10 C17
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C03 C05 C07 C09 C08
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B42 B43
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B15 B18 B10 B14 B11
 French (4) 
    C12 C10
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (33) 
    C03 C02 C00 C11 C06
 French Tarrasch (14) 
    C03 C06 C07 C04
 French (7) 
    C00 C11
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E46 E28 E43 E52 E34
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D31 D39 D30 D37
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B12 B18 B10 B16 B13
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Rudolf vs A Kashlinskaya, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2006)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2007)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   17th European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)

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(born Nov-12-1987, 28 years old) Hungary

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International Master (and WGM). She was Hungarian women's champion in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Rudolf is also a FIDE Instructor.

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 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 178  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Rudolf vs J Gilbert  ½-½25 1999 Wch U12 GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
2. S Djukic vs A Rudolf  1-059 2001 EYCC G14E00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Rudolf vs M Nestorow  1-021 2001 EYCC G14B40 Sicilian
4. A Rudolf vs I Goutioudi 1-014 2001 EYCC G14C17 French, Winawer, Advance
5. M Crepan vs A Rudolf 1-054 2001 openC02 French, Advance
6. A Rudolf vs A Khudaverdieva  0-130 2001 EYCC G14C12 French, McCutcheon
7. A Rudolf vs M Novkovic  0-126 2001 openB40 Sicilian
8. A Rudolf vs A Ismailova  ½-½34 2001 EYCC G14B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. K Goutioudi vs A Rudolf  0-137 2001 EYCC G14C01 French, Exchange
10. A Rudolf vs S Farago  0-136 2003 FSIM OctoberB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. S Vajda vs A Rudolf 1-050 2003 ch-HUN wC06 French, Tarrasch
12. A Rudolf vs Y Dembo  0-132 2003 ch-HUN wB30 Sicilian
13. A Rudolf vs A Matnadze  ½-½59 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
14. A Rudolf vs T Molchanova  1-063 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
15. J Kochetkova vs A Rudolf  0-160 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipC06 French, Tarrasch
16. A Rudolf vs M Klinova  0-143 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
17. A Rudolf vs Y Melnikova  0-152 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
18. A Skripchenko vs A Rudolf  1-037 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
19. Z Stockova vs A Rudolf  1-053 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipC06 French, Tarrasch
20. J Demina vs A Rudolf  1-051 2005 6th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
21. A Rudolf vs Zhang Jilin  1-044 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
22. A Darbinyan vs A Rudolf  0-131 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
23. B De Jong-Muhren vs A Rudolf  0-146 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)C07 French, Tarrasch
24. A Rudolf vs D Mnatsakanyan  1-044 2006 World Junior Championship (Girls)C03 French, Tarrasch
25. Khurtsidze vs A Rudolf  1-065 2006 3rd Szeged CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Jan-09-08  Jim Bartle: "he doesn't say anything, yet it sounds good"

Sounds like he'd make a great politician.

Jan-09-08  Hot Logic: She often reapplies lip balm or visits the ladies and doesn't sit still in a chair for hours. The three Latvians think this is unusual. Anna is twenty. I will hazard the guess that they haven't spent time in the company of young women.

Unfortunately they don't seem to make them like they used to in Latvia. Tal was a real gentleman. He once 'forgot' to press his clock when he saw that his opponent (the women's world champion) was in time trouble (she noticed and threatened to resign unless he let her clock run).

I like Bauer's interview answers. He is obviously very intelligent and states the facts and draws sensible conclusions only where appropriate, rather than making wild speculations. If what Bauer says sounds good it is because of the merit of the thought behind his words.

After all, I would hope chess would have taught those that play it that it's important to search for the truth in every position.

Jan-09-08  Jim Bartle: "I will hazard the guess that they haven't spent time in the company of young women."

They're chessplayers. Of course they don't know any young women.

Jan-09-08  adair10: <Jim Bartle: "he doesn't say anything, yet it sounds good"

Sounds like he'd make a great politician.>

Why do you think so? It is natural to me when someone says "i don't personally suspect cheating, but knowing accusers, they probably had reasons (right or wrong) to accuse". Also, quick draw that much higher rated accuser agreed on tells about concerns (again, could be wrong) he had.

Jan-09-08  Jim Bartle: I was just suggesting that's what so many politicians do. They don't really say much of anything, but they make it sound good.
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  whiteshark: If <Lazarev> really believed she got external help, shouldn't he play a long game to check it with arbiters and friends ? It would've been his best opportunity!
Jan-09-08  jacqueslaumone: According to chessvibes, Rudolf wasn't allowed to use lip balm during the final round, which shows that not only the accusers but also the arbiter(s) had very serious mental health problems. I'm afraid that, in combination with the possibility of cheating, the strong correlation between paranoia and chess obsession will bring us many incidents like this in the future...
Jan-09-08  Mameluk: Some might think a quick look at the lip balm may be enough?!
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  Gejewe: These Latvians have a problem that is typical for chessplayers. When they perform better than their rating indicates, they think it is normal. When someone else makes a good performance it must be cheating ... One piece of advice for Mrs.Rudolf. A few years ago, all three Latvians had a lower rating than me. Now they outrate me, they improved so they must have cheated: I am willing to witness that. They "suddenly" started to win prizes as well ! So Anna, attack them first next time !
Jan-19-08  Karpova: <Hungarian Chess Federation letter about Anna Rudolf's case Ethics commision asked to take action


H-1055 BUDAPEST, Falk Miksa utca 10.

Tel: (36-1)311 6616 Fax: (36-1)331 9738


To the FIDE Ethics Commission

15th January 2008, Budapest

On behalf of the Hungarian Chess Federation I strongly protest against the unethical behavior of chessplayers Oleg Krivonosov, Vladimir Lazarev and Ilmars Starostits at the Vandoeuvre Open. Their unfair attacks against Ms Anna Rudolf reveal their preconception and prejudice against a female chessplayer and violate the FIDE Code of Ethics. Ms Anna Rudolf’s opponent even refused to shake hands with her before starting the game in the last round.

Throughout the tournament they deprived Ms Rudolf of being able to concentrate on the games by constantly accusing her of cheating. The ’gentlemen’ mentioned above did not provide any evidence of their claims. However, they showed extensive knowledge of cheating methods. (Source: Ugly story at Vandoeuvre Open,

I declare that Ms Anna Rudolf has been playing chess for 15 years and there has never been even a subtle sign of her being unfair or using analysing programs while playing games at chess tournaments.

We believe that chess games should be played on the board according to FIDE rules avoiding threats and psychological pressure on the opponent.

As a consequence of the unacceptable behaviour of the mentioned chess players, we firmly appeal to the FIDE Ethics Commission to examine the case in order to declare the behaviour of the mentioned players unethical and provide peaceful atmosphere for Ms Anna Rudolf at Capella-La-Grande in February 2008.

Zsolt Korpics FM, IA, IO

Secretary General

Peter Rajcsanyi

FIDE Delegate>

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  maxi: Has her computer been affected by all this scandal?
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  Wild Bill: Lip balm?

Why not accuse her of cheating by osmosis? Simply channeling Fritz? Witchcraft?

These accusations, like others we've had to endure in the recent past, belong in the toilet.

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  Geronimo: <I will hazard the guess that they haven't spent time in the company of young women.>

<Hot Logic> thou art well-named....

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  whiteshark: "Now an interesting question arises. If Short and Cheparinov replay the game, will Anna Rudolf case change? May be not over the refusal of handshake, but the story there was much deeper and a precedent that should be examined carefully. The Hungarian Chess Federation has sent an official letter to FIDE. <Viktor Novotny from Novoborsky has just informed us that Anna starts playing in the Czech republic at Mariensbad Open. She played for her club last week, and her coach Ben Purton informed Chessdom she drew successfully another grandmaster - GM Conquest.> "

Feb-07-08  slomarko: i don't know if this was posted here already but here is an interview with her:

seems that she's trying to use exactly the same defense as Kramnik tried in Elista: <I usually went away from the board when it wasn't my turn to move: I like to go out to the fresh air and also to wash my face. Moreover, I played most of my games on the stage, broadcasted, so I didn't have to sit at the board to see my position.>

Feb-23-08  Karpova: Pictures: (<The organizer of Cappelle la Grande Sylvie Templeur with Marie Boyarchenko (left) and Anna Rudolf (right)>)

Jul-12-08  myschkin:
Aug-10-09  wanabe2000: "Kavala 2009" 19th Open Greek Championship Group "A" WGM Anna Rudolf (HUN) 2313 placed =68th. An even score of 4.5/9..

Aug-10-09  Dredge Rivers: Maya's sister, I presume.
Jan-14-10  BIDMONFA: Anna Rudolf


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  GrahamClayton: Has Anna Rudolf faced accusations of cheating in any of her recent tournaments?

Have her 3 accusers made any subsuquent claims of cheating by other players since the Rudolf incident?

Nov-11-13  John Abraham: Nice pic:
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  cro777: Anna Rudolf following World Championship match even on her birthday.

Happy Birthday!

Nov-12-14  Rookiepawn: Perfect solution: naked chessplayers! Bet that would make chess popularity skyrocket.
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  OhioChessFan: No doubt <John A> I have found the older I get the more I find redheads innately attractive.
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