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Ekaterina Korbut
Number of games in database: 179
Years covered: 1998 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2448
Highest rating achieved in database: 2467
Overall record: +76 -52 =51 (56.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A07 King's Indian Attack (8 games)
B32 Sicilian (7 games)
D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted (7 games)
D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical (6 games)
C42 Petrov Defense (6 games)
B01 Scandinavian (5 games)
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (5 games)
B33 Sicilian (4 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (4 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (4 games)

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(born Feb-09-1985, 33 years old) Russia
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She is an IM and a WGM. In 2004, she won the World Women U-20 Championship and in 2006, the Russian Women's Championship.

Wikipedia article: Ekaterina Korbut

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Pogonina vs Korbut  1-0291998RUS-ch U16 GirlsB32 Sicilian
2. N Pogonina vs Korbut  1-0221999RUS-ch U14 GirlsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Motylev vs Korbut  1-0322000Chigorin MemorialB32 Sicilian
4. V A Kazakov vs Korbut  0-1172000Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
5. Korbut vs L Petrova  1-0272001RUS-chTW 1-LigaB32 Sicilian
6. Korbut vs D Malina  1-0292001RUS-chTW 1-LigaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. M Reszka vs Korbut  0-13120012nd ch-EUR WomenB33 Sicilian
8. Korbut vs Kachiani-Gersinska 1-02620012nd ch-EUR WomenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. Korbut vs M Manakova  1-06020012nd ch-EUR WomenC18 French, Winawer
10. C Foisor vs Korbut  1-04320012nd ch-EUR WomenA20 English
11. Korbut vs S Matveeva  0-13020012nd ch-EUR WomenC11 French
12. N Dzagnidze vs Korbut 1-05420012nd ch-EUR WomenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Korbut vs K Grosar  ½-½5420012nd ch-EUR WomenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
14. O Dolzhikova vs Korbut  0-14720012nd ch-EUR WomenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Korbut vs B Jaracz  0-13720012nd ch-EUR WomenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
16. S Buervenich vs Korbut  0-11920012nd ch-EUR WomenA28 English
17. Iskusnyh vs Korbut ½-½612001White NightsD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Korbut vs A E Vaulin  0-1382001White NightsB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. A Gilyazov vs Korbut  ½-½232001White NightsD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. Korbut vs G Fedorov  1-0532001White NightsC42 Petrov Defense
21. P Skatchkov vs Korbut  ½-½442001White NightsD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Korbut vs D Shchukin  1-0512001White NightsC16 French, Winawer
23. E V Kovalevskaya vs Korbut  0-1812001White NightsA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Korbut vs J Meister  0-1472001White NightsB06 Robatsch
25. O Biriukov vs Korbut  1-0272001White NightsD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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Aug-10-05  Robin001: We need a picture!
Aug-10-05  Palma Vest: A WGM with no picture?
Premium Chessgames Member Here's one.
Aug-10-05  Robin001: Thank you. She is very pretty.
Mar-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Here's another picture:
Dec-11-06  Whitehat1963: Sounds like an excellent name for a gymnast.
Dec-12-06  Hot Logic: Now the new Russian women's Champion with 8/11 ahead of both Kosintseva sisters and Elena Tairova with 7.5/11. Certainly playing well lately.
Dec-12-06  Wild Bill: From the Ladies' Superfinal:

[Event "Russian Women Championship 2006"]
[Site "Gorodets"]
[Date "2006/12/9"]
[Round "08"]
[White "Korbut, Ekaterina (2435)"]
[Black "Kosintseva, Tatiana (2458)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Board "06"]
[Input "DGT3886"]
[Owner "Association of Chess Federations, Moscow"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. d4 Bb6 9. a4 Bg4 10. Bg5 Rb8 11. axb5 axb5 12. Bd5 Ne7 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. h3 Bh5 15. Nbd2 f5 16. Qe2 c6 17. Bb3 f4 18. Rfd1 Ng6 19. Qd3 Rg8 20. Kh2 Kf8 21. g4 fxg3+ 22. fxg3 c5 23. dxc5 Bxc5 24. Rf1 Kg7 25. Ne1 Ne7 26. Ng2 Rf8 27. Nh4 b4 28. Bd5 bxc3 29. bxc3 Nxd5 30. Qxd5 f6 31. Rab1 Bf7 32. Qd3 Rxb1 33. Rxb1 Qd7 34. Ndf3 Ra8 35. Nf5+ Kh8 36. Qd2 Be6 37. Qh6 Qf7

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38. Rb7 Ra2+ 39. Kh1 Ra1+ 40. Kg2 Ra2+ 41. Kh1 Ra1+ 42. Ng1 Rxg1+ 43. Kh2 Qg6 44. Rxh7+ Qxh7 45. Qf8+ 1-0

Dec-25-06  BIDMONFA: Ekaterina Korbut

KORBUT, Ekaterina

Dec-27-07  Udit Narayan: Here are some more photos of her:
Jan-05-08  Udit Narayan: In this photo she is on the right (vs. Tatiana Shadrina):
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  paulalbert: The photo that your link connects to shows Nadezhda Kosintseva on the left. Paul Albert
Jan-05-08  Udit Narayan: <paulalbert> Thanks for correction.
Feb-22-08  Udit Narayan: Whenever I recall the incident from this game, Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007, I still feel incredible pain. Losing a game because you mobile rings must be the worst feeling in the world!!! (especially if you have a promising position)

That loss cost her from winning the tournament.

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Ekaterina!
Feb-26-10  JohnstownChess: She was one of the instructers on ICC...
Mar-11-10  percyblakeney: Korbut hasn't played a rated game since 2008, when she played for the Russian team in the Olympiad and in a match against China. In the latter she won in 25 moves with black against the latest Grand Prix winner (and World Champion 2006-08) Xu Yuhua. In December 2006 she won the Russian Superfinal ahead of Kosintsevas, Galliamova etc, but for some reason she seems to have stopped playing, at least for the moment.
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  HeMateMe: Wasn't she the first player to compete in the Olympics, first as a gymnast, then as a figure skater? I thought I saw her profiled on "60 Minutes."
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  whiteshark: <he#me> No, you meant Olga Korbut.
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  Peligroso Patzer: <Hot Logic: Now the new Russian women's Champion [for 2006] with 8/11 ahead of both Kosintseva sisters and Elena Tairova with 7.5/11. ***>

This achievement should be mentioned in her bio on this page.

But for an unfortunate mobile-phone contretemps: Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007, Korbut would have repeated as Russian Champion in 2007.

Apr-01-12  Karpova: According to her last rated game was played in April, 2009
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  whiteshark: According to she is married and has a daughter.
Oct-12-13  dx9293: Thanks <whiteshark>. I wondered what happened to her. Even though she is practically the same age as Pogonina, Kosteniuk, the Kosintsevas, Ushenina, Sebag, etc. she has been retired for several years already.

Actually, in Fall 2009 I contacted "Kate" for some lessons on ICC (I saw her ad on the Services page, liked her approach, and wanted to try a female coach for a change). We never got to do any lessons unfortunately because our schedules didn't mesh and it seemed like she was busy with other things.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Katerina Korbut.
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  whiteshark: More addition to the family...


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