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Ekaterina Korbut
Number of games in database: 180
Years covered: 1998 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2448
Highest rating achieved in database: 2467
Overall record: +76 -53 =51 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (38) 
    B42 B33 B28 B90 B29
 French Defense (19) 
    C00 C18 C11 C10 C07
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C77 C65 C68 C95 C64
 French (9) 
    C00 C11 C10
 Petrov (6) 
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (5) 
    B63 B61 B62 B67
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B22 B26 B90 B32 B92
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (21) 
    D20 D27 D25 D22 D23
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B92 B95 B96
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 D00 A40 D04
 Semi-Slav (4) 
    D47 D44
 Scandinavian (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Korbut vs O Gencer, 2007 1-0
   A Rykalin vs Korbut, 2001 1/2-1/2
   N Kosintseva vs Korbut, 2007 1/2-1/2
   Korbut vs M R Guseva, 2006 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2007)
   Russia - China Match (2008)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2007)
   38th Biel Chess Festival (Women) (2005)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   Russia - China Match (2007)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2006)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Women's World Team Championship (2007)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   European Team Chess Championships (Women) (2007)

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(born Feb-09-1985, 31 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 180  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Pogonina vs Korbut  1-029 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsB32 Sicilian
2. N Pogonina vs Korbut  1-022 1999 RUS-ch U14 GirlsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. Motylev vs Korbut  1-032 2000 Chigorin MemorialB32 Sicilian
4. V A Kazakov vs Korbut  0-117 2000 Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
5. A Gilyazov vs Korbut  ½-½23 2001 White NightsD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. S Buervenich vs Korbut  0-119 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA28 English
7. M Buckley vs Korbut  0-135 2001 WJun WomenB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
8. Korbut vs Sivokho  0-149 2001 Chigorin mem openB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
9. Korbut vs S Matveeva  0-130 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC11 French
10. E Kovalevskaya vs Korbut  0-181 2001 White NightsB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
11. Korbut vs M Kasturi 1-041 2001 WJun WomenC41 Philidor Defense
12. Korbut vs A Vunder  ½-½30 2001 Chigorin mem openC18 French, Winawer
13. Korbut vs A Vaulin  0-138 2001 White NightsB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. Korbut vs B Jaracz  0-137 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. Korbut vs G Ramanauskaite  1-029 2001 WJun WomenC10 French
16. A Eliseev vs Korbut  ½-½51 2001 Chigorin mem openD00 Queen's Pawn Game
17. C Foisor vs Korbut  1-043 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA20 English
18. Korbut vs D Shchukin  1-051 2001 White NightsC16 French, Winawer
19. Korbut vs D Malina  1-029 2001 RUS-chTW 1-LigaB40 Sicilian
20. Korbut vs C Moshina  ½-½33 2001 WJun WomenB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
21. A Rykalin vs Korbut  ½-½18 2001 Chigorin mem openB01 Scandinavian
22. S Iskusnyh vs Korbut ½-½61 2001 White NightsD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
23. O Dolzhikova vs Korbut  0-147 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. K Cedikova vs Korbut  1-040 2001 WJun WomenD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
25. Korbut vs A Dushenok  1-036 2001 Chigorin mem openC10 French
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180  PGN Download
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Aug-10-05  Edwin Meyer: And i have played a 3 minute live chess game against her on ICC. And she is one of the most friendliest top level chess players i have got a chance to talk to. Besides playing chess she works as a manager somewhere.
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.
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  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.

Feb-09-09  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.
Mar-11-10  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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