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A Zatonskih 
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Anna Zatonskih
Number of games in database: 489
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2470 (2482 rapid, 2425 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2537
Overall record: +187 -93 =140 (61.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      69 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B22 B20 B32 B47 B41
 King's Indian (22) 
    E67 E76 E62 E63 E60
 French Defense (21) 
    C02 C10 C04 C03 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    E10 D02 A40 A45 E00
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C92 C94 C78 C97 C70
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C04 C03 C05 C06 C07
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (73) 
    C10 C02 C11 C07 C01
 French (34) 
    C10 C11 C00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D31 D37 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (24) 
    D00 A46 D02 A41 D05
 French Tarrasch (19) 
    C07 C09 C03 C05
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E54 E20 E21 E30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Votava vs A Zatonskih, 2004 0-1
   R Goletiani vs A Zatonskih, 2009 0-1
   I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2009 0-1
   P Charbonneau vs A Zatonskih, 2004 0-1
   N K Ortiz vs A Zatonskih, 2002 0-1
   A Zatonskih vs C Baginskaite, 2014 1-0
   A Zatonskih vs A Melekhina, 2007 1-0
   R Forthofer vs A Zatonskih, 2006 0-1
   I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2011 0-1
   A Zatonskih vs P Dukaczewski, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Women's Championship (2008)
   US Women's Championship (2007)
   US Championship (Women) (2012)
   USA Women Championship (2010)
   US Chess Championships (Women) (2013)
   US Championship (Women) (2014)
   US Chess Championships (Women) (2016)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2003 NAO - Oklahoma by gauer
   Zatonskih! by larrewl

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(born Jul-17-1978, 37 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Anna Zatonskih was born in Mariupol, Ukraine. She learned chess at age 5 and won girls' championships of Ukraine in several different age categories before finally winning the "overall" women's championship in 2001 and 2002. She became a WGM (Woman Grand Master) in 1999 and obtained the International Master title in 2003. She represented the USA 2010 (Women's) Olympiad team on 2nd board & was part of the American team that won the silver medal in the 36th Olympiad, Women (2004).

Zatonskih won the US Women's Championship in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and most recently US Championship (Women) (2011). She currently lives with her husband, GM Daniel Fridman, in Ohio. She qualified for the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) winning her first round match with 4-times Argentinian Women's Champion, IM Carolina Lujan before losing to WGM Ju Wenjun in the second round.

Wikipedia article: Anna Zatonskih Live rating:

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 489  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Litinskaya-Shul vs A Zatonskih  1-050 1997 ROM-chTE15 Queen's Indian
2. A Zatonskih vs M Litinskaya-Shul  ½-½23 1997 Predeal opB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. V Gordon vs A Zatonskih  1-042 1998 UKR-ch U20 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. M Litinskaya-Shul vs A Zatonskih  1-031 1998 ROM-chTE12 Queen's Indian
5. A Zatonskih vs Y Kruppa  0-138 1999 UKR-chTC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
6. A Zatonskih vs A Korotylev  1-031 1999 October GMB06 Robatsch
7. A Zatonskih vs Savon  ½-½14 1999 October GMC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Jobava vs A Zatonskih  ½-½65 1999 KharkovE15 Queen's Indian
9. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-052 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
10. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-076 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC02 French, Advance
11. Zhu Chen vs A Zatonskih  1-050 2000 Women's OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
12. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  0-152 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC41 Philidor Defense
13. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-042 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC10 French
14. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  ½-½36 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-060 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC02 French, Advance
16. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-048 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC02 French, Advance
17. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-057 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
18. N Zdebskaja vs A Zatonskih  0-143 2001 ch-UKR WomenE46 Nimzo-Indian
19. M Litinskaya-Shul vs A Zatonskih  0-159 2001 ch-UKR WomenE15 Queen's Indian
20. B Shovunov vs A Zatonskih  ½-½79 2001 openC02 French, Advance
21. E Cosma vs A Zatonskih  ½-½73 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
22. Li Ruofan vs A Zatonskih 0-112 2001 FIDE WCh Women KOC07 French, Tarrasch
23. A Zatonskih vs I Gaponenko  ½-½44 2001 ch-UKR WomenB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. A Zatonskih vs S Tereladze  ½-½60 2001 openB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. A Zatonskih vs N Aginian  ½-½35 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC03 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 489  PGN Download
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Apr-28-11  James Bowman: <Congrats to Anna on winning her fourth US women's championship. They really made her work for it this time.>

She started way off form, I still thought if she made it to the semi finals that she would be the favorite and she didn't disappoint. In some ways this was her finest U.S. championship because she showed the dogged determination to press ahead when it looked all but over.

Sorry for Irina she I'm sure is devastated for losing a won game.

And Tatyana Abramov should be overjoyed for going the distance.

Jul-17-11  Sho: Happy birthday Anna,

I teach middle school and try to inspire kids towards chess. I think the girls can find some in you. Thanks.

Jul-17-11  ketchuplover: Armageddon!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  jakaiden: Happy Birthday to the most beautiful US Champion ever!
Jul-17-11  HeMateMe: She is playing in that top flight women's tournament in China, alongside the mens team championships (with a nod to Judit Polgar, of course).
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  PhilFeeley: Why don't they have the Swinkels-Zatonskih game here?

Curacao, 2008
White: Swinkels, Robin
Black: Zatonskih, Anna

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Bd3 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 Nf6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Qe2 c6 11.O-O Bd6 12.c4 O-O 13.Rad1 Rd8 14.Rfe1 Bd7 15.Bc2 Be8 16.a3 b6 17.b4 a5 18.c5 Bc7 19.Ne5 axb4 20.axb4 bxc5 21.bxc5 Qe7 22.Qe4 g6 23.Nxc6 Bxc6 24.Qxc6 Rac8 25.Qe4 Qf6 26.d5 exd5 27.Rxd5 Rxd5 28.Qxd5 Ba5 29.Rd1 Qc6 30.Bb3 Qxd5 31.Rxd5 Rd8 32.Re5 Kf8 33.g3 Bc3 34.Re4 Rd4 35.Re3 Bb4 36.Rf3 f5 37.c6 Ba5 38.Re3 Rd6 39.Ba4 Bc7 40.Kg2 Rd4 41.Bb5 Rd5 42.Ba4 Rd4 1/2-1/2

It was played underwater!

Jul-17-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Anna!
Feb-10-13  Wyatt Gwyon: Daniel did really well for a...large man.
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  waustad: Her husband is from Latvia but plays for Germany. She's from Ukraine but plays for the USA and plays in the championships often. She also plays for Baden Baden in the Frauenbundesliga and may be the only German resident to play for them this year. The German language WIKI claims that she moved to Long Island in 2005. I wonder how many nationalities their daughter claims and what languages are spoken at home. Her parents would have Russian and German in common and probably English.
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  waustad: In the penultimate round of the FBL, I see two different results for her game against Lilit Mkrtchian. In the live broadcast of the games: it is listed as a draw, but on another website it is called a win for black:
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to U.S. Women Champ and WGM/IM Anna Zatonskih.
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  waustad: It appears that she got a "win" today for OSG Baden Baden in the Frauenbundesliga since both Foisor's were not present for SF Deizisau, though they wee listed as playing the top two boards. Baden Baden ended up with a 5-1 win and leads SK Schwäbisch Hall by 1.5 game points in tiebreak. They play each other on January 24. With so many players busy in tournaments in China, Poland and England, a lot of lower boards got some work today.
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  waustad: She played first board today for OSG Baden Baden and drew with WGM Marta Michna. Playing a weekend in Germany, where she lives, is less of a strain than her usual trip back to the US. Her team won 4-2 with wins on the bottom two boards. Many members of FBL teams were involved in the knock out tournament in Sochi, the Aeroflot tournament, the Polish Championship or the US Championship, so a fair number of lower boards played today. Baden Baden's matchup tomorrow is with SK Lehrte so we may see even lower boards playing since the latter team is one of the weakest in the league, elo wise.
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  waustad: There was a comment earlier by <HeMateMe> that Anna Z played for Russia in a team event. According to olimpbase, she has played for Ukraine and the USA in international team championships. Playing for a Russian or other club team has nothing to do with nationality, unless there is a local rule about how many local players must be on the team. She has played in German and Chinese leagues for example. She could play for a Russian team like UGRA in the European Club Cup without representing Russia.
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  waustad: Today OSG Baden Baden won all 6 games against SK Lehrte. In this round they used their bottom 3 ranked players, so that 5 of the 6 players were all German residents, which might silence some of the criticism from German bloggers. For anyone interested, games from earlier are available here:
Mar-29-15  schnarre: ...Thanks waustad
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  waustad: Today she drew her game as first board for OSG Baden Baden. The team won their match 4.5-1.5 and clinched first place in this season's German Frauenbundesliga. Many of the top players from several teams were missing due to the Women's Team Championships taking place in China. Since both of the teams that were closest to Baden Baden scored 3-3 ties today, Baden Baden's 20 match points is enough to clinch, despite not having Either Muzychuk sister, Viktoria Cmilyte or Eva Moser playing today.
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  WannaBe: I wanna hear Sylvester pronounce her name... Oughtta be a riot.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to 4-time US Women's Chess Championship champ IM Anna Zatonskih!
Jul-17-15  thegoodanarchist: Darn, I just remembered yesterday was my brother's birthday and I forgot it.
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  waustad: It seems that chessbase has an incorrect result for one of her first games in the new FBL season. According to several other sources, including the results in the same article, she won her game against Marta Michna, but in the game score, it is listed as a loss:
Sep-28-15  Dr. Overlord: Wow! Just saw the picture of her and what a babe!

Daniel Freeman, you lucky bastard!

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  FSR: <Dr. Overlord> I think you mean Daniel Fridman.
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  john barleycorn: <FSR> no details. Dr. Overboard is just jealous ...
Sep-28-15  Dr. Overlord: <FSR> Oh, so not our esteemed leader, then! And I that for a moment thought the beautiful Anna was the First Lady of the Chessgames Republic..

Daniel Freeman, you unlucky bastard!

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