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Maria Manakova
M Manakova 
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 1989 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2280 (2275 rapid, 2229 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2395
Overall record: +63 -62 =40 (50.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      4 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (34) 
    B21 B92 B22 B33 B62
 Scotch Game (8) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B92 B90
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B47 B49
 Caro-Kann (4) 
    B10 B12 B14
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B33 B32 B30 B31 B22
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C11 C18 C00 C01
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D80 D70 D85 D87 D78
 Dutch Defense (5) 
    A84 A90
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D02 D05 A40
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D30 D35
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)

   D Charochkina vs M Manakova (Jun-07-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Manakova vs E Cosma (Jun-06-16) 1-0
   L Galojan vs M Manakova (Jun-05-16) 0-1
   M Manakova vs A Nikolova (Jun-04-16) 0-1
   N Kazimova vs M Manakova (Jun-03-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-01-1974, 42 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Serbia)

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She is a WGM. Serbian women's champion in 2013.

Wikipedia article: Maria Manakova

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Manakova vs S Kriventsov  0-129 1989 Candidate Master TournamentA33 English, Symmetrical
2. M Manakova vs A Kovacevic  0-132 1993 Nis opA48 King's Indian
3. M Manakova vs S Petrenko  0-160 1993 EU-ch U18 GirlsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. Gipslis vs M Manakova  1-030 1994 It (cat.8)B30 Sicilian
5. M Manakova vs Tringov  ½-½13 1996 CetinjeB83 Sicilian
6. M Manakova vs A Maric  1-065 1996 Ch Yugoslavia (team) (w)C55 Two Knights Defense
7. M Manakova vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½49 1996 YUG-ch1 (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
8. G Biocanin vs M Manakova  0-143 1997 YUG Cup (Women)A90 Dutch
9. M Manakova vs A Stefanova  ½-½72 1997 Ch Yugoslavia (team) (w)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. M Manakova vs A Galliamova  0-142 1997 Ch Russia (w)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
11. Chiburdanidze vs M Manakova  ½-½20 1997 YUG-chT (Women)A90 Dutch
12. J Chaves vs M Manakova  0-139 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. M Manakova vs J Chaves  1-035 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC45 Scotch Game
14. K Kachiani-Gersinska vs M Manakova  1-037 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. M Manakova vs K Kachiani-Gersinska  0-141 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
16. M Manakova vs K Grosar  1-040 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. G Olarasu vs M Manakova  1-028 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. M Manakova vs M Martsynovskaya 1-019 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC45 Scotch Game
19. Korbut vs M Manakova  1-060 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC18 French, Winawer
20. M Manakova vs T Melamed  ½-½49 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. S Tereladze vs M Manakova  1-081 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA84 Dutch
22. O Dolzhikova vs M Manakova  0-135 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC02 French, Advance
23. M Manakova vs S Cherednichenko 1-0100 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB06 Robatsch
24. O Sikorova vs M Manakova 1-056 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC02 French, Advance
25. M Manakova vs I Sudakova  0-165 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
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Oh my!!!!!!!!

Nov-19-07  Udit Narayan: Another nice picture:
Feb-04-08  slomarko: <At the bottom of the page you can see the cover of russian famous jornal SPEED. It is written is russian.<Cahmpion Maria Manakova:`I like eating bishops!`>> to be totaly correct she says "I like eating elephants". (thats how the bishop is called in russian)
Feb-04-08  weisyschwarz: Maybe she meant to say "I like eating at salons."
Feb-06-08  Riverbeast: < Maria Manakova:`I like eating bishops!` to be totaly correct she says "I like eating elephants". (thats how the bishop is called in russian)>

I'm not even going to touch that one

Feb-06-08  zanshin: Another chessbase article:

Apr-01-08  stanleys: Playing in the Serbian championship:
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  Stonehenge: <stanleys> Playing against Marija Petrovic
Aug-03-09  Halfpricemidge: Wow, sweet; I'd pay for some chess lessons from her.
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  whiteshark: <Halfpricemidge> and now the money is all in her handbag. :D
Aug-03-09  Halfpricemidge: Exactly!


Oh well.

Aug-04-09  kurtrichards: She is the Beast.
Nov-09-09  zdigyigy: Shes hot and shes 2300 what more can a man want??
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  Stonehenge: <Shes hot and shes 2300> Bit too old for my taste.
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  Stonehenge: Mmm, not very funny on second thoughts. Shall I delete it?
Dec-29-09  stanleys: Recent pic:
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  HeMateMe: She's attractive, but I doubt she'll be strapping on the wings at Victorias Secret anytime soon. There's a cheesecake photo of her, in a sort of bad girl 1950s style over on

I'm still hoping Edward Winter will publish those reportedly secret photos of Bogolubov in the buff....

May-08-11  BLarsen1967: Not so long ago Maria Manakova was busy trying to make a 'name' for herself,doing some sexy stunts that must've sent Magnus Carlsen go blushing in the corner. Personally I didnt mind her antics,except to say,of course the mysterious Zsofia Polgar is 10 times more beautiful --- Anyway,let's not forget that actually Maria is a real fine player,it's good to see that she now focuses on serious chess,she did quite well in the recent Serbian Champ.(w) where she scored 8 out of 11 - I believe Maria M. can take it far,she's got The Will
Dec-07-11  polarmis: There's a new long interview (with photographs) of Maria Manakova here:

It includes an "interesting" explanation for why she did so badly in Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2009) :)

Dec-07-11  Shams: <polarmis> I have to say, her story of sleeping with her opponent within an hour after the conclusion of the game was hot.
Dec-15-11  dx9293: <Shams> I agree!

About the Superfinal <Polarmis> mentioned...OMG. Usually I'm not into such "open" women, but spending such quality time with the passionate Manakova must be a pleasant experience!

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  wordfunph: from Chess Life February 2012..

<"I made a move. I didn’t go with my king to the corner, I went to the center, and my ex-husband thought, ‘Oh, she’s so brave.’ He fell in love with me immediately, because in this move was my character, my wish to be with him. Maybe I didn’t want to show it, but maybe I wanted him to win a little bit. I surrendered myself to him. He liked that.">

- WGM Maria Manakova (describing her first game against ex-husband Serbian grandmaster Miroslav Tosic)

Feb-10-13  stanleys: Great show by Manakova, commenting her win from the last round of the Moscow Open:
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  paulalbert: An interesting personality, a decent chess player, and also a nice looking lady. I had to laugh when she took so long to find the game score in her pocketbook; it reminded me of women I know who can never find anything since they have so much in their pocketbooks.
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  whiteshark: WGM Maria Manakova wins the 2013 Serbian Women Chess Championship which was held from 23rd March to 2nd April at the Hotel Gali in Pirot. <Congratulations>

She justified the top rated position and won the Championship with 8,0/11 points. This is her first national title.

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