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A Zatonskih 
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Anna Zatonskih
Number of games in database: 478
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2476 (2482 rapid, 2425 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2537
Overall record: +182 -91 =136 (61.1%)*
   * 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 (20) 
    C02 C10 C04 C03 C05
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    D02 E10 A40 A45 A41
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C92 C94 C78 C97 C70
 French Tarrasch (11) 
    C04 C03 C05 C06 C07
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (71) 
    C10 C02 C11 C07 C01
 French (34) 
    C10 C11 C00
 Queen's Pawn Game (23) 
    D00 A46 D02 A41 D05
 Queen's Gambit Declined (23) 
    D31 D37 D35
 French Tarrasch (17) 
    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
   A Zatonskih vs A Melekhina, 2007 1-0
   P Charbonneau vs A Zatonskih, 2004 0-1
   N K Ortiz vs A Zatonskih, 2002 0-1
   A Zatonskih vs P Dukaczewski, 2013 1-0
   R Forthofer vs A Zatonskih, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Women's Championship (2007)
   USA Women Championship (2010)
   US Chess Championships (Women) (2013)
   US Women's Championship (2008)
   US Championship (Women) (2014)
   US Championship (Women) (2012)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Reykjavik Open (2004)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Zatonskih! by larrewl

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(born Jul-17-1978, 36 years old) Ukraine (citizen of 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 478  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 Savon  ½-½14 1999 October GMC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Jobava vs A Zatonskih  ½-½65 1999 KharkovE15 Queen's Indian
7. A Zatonskih vs Y Kruppa  0-138 1999 UKR-chTC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
8. A Zatonskih vs A Korotylev  1-031 1999 October GMB06 Robatsch
9. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-042 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC10 French
10. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  ½-½36 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-060 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC02 French, Advance
12. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-048 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC02 French, Advance
13. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-057 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
14. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-052 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
15. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-076 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC02 French, Advance
16. Zhu Chen vs A Zatonskih  1-050 2000 Women's OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
17. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  0-152 2000 FIDE WCh Women KOC41 Philidor Defense
18. A Matnadze vs A Zatonskih  ½-½42 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
19. T Gharamian vs A Zatonskih  0-155 2001 openC07 French, Tarrasch
20. H Hunt vs A Zatonskih  1-050 2001 EuTChwC07 French, Tarrasch
21. A Zatonskih vs A Zozulia  ½-½25 2001 ch-UKR WomenB33 Sicilian
22. O Dolzhikova vs A Zatonskih  ½-½16 2001 ch-UKR WomenC07 French, Tarrasch
23. D Reizniece-Ozala vs A Zatonskih  ½-½23 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA13 English
24. T Mgeladze vs A Zatonskih  ½-½104 2001 openA04 Reti Opening
25. A Zatonskih vs Khurtsidze  ½-½14 2001 FIDE WCh Women KOB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 478  PGN Download
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  Wild Bill: 8 1/2 out of nine!!

Congratulations, Anna.

Oct-13-09  Phoenix: Absolutely an outstanding score.
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  Travis Bickle: Congratulations Anna Z!! 8.5/9 What an oustanding score!!! I used to play blitz with you on the old WCN. Do you remember? ; P
Oct-14-09  Open Defence: <Travis> I never thought you were the Blitz and Tell type ;-p
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  Travis Bickle: OD Anna was very friendly and used to chat with me for a few moments when i said hello. She was very personable! ; P
Oct-14-09  laskersteinitz: OD, very clever word play there, hehehe!
Oct-15-09  Winter: Anna the Great!
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  GrahamClayton: Prior to the start of the 2009 US Women's Championship, Anna gave a 5 board simultaneous blindfold exhibition, finishing with a +5, =0, -0 score. This is believed to be the record for the most number of games played simultaneously blindfold by a female chess player in a scheduled and regulated exhibition. A report and video can be found at:

Jul-18-10  Remizatorul: Nice pics gallery here ...
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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in the US Women's Championship 9-20 July 2010:

Aug-08-10  HeMateMe: Anna Z finishes 26th at Main Rapid, highest among women (World champion A. Kosteniuk finishd 49th) with 8 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. She finished around the middle of the field, not too bad.
Nov-13-10  HeMateMe: anna is seeded 18th at the ladies world championship. GL Anna! No Irina Krush, unfortunately. C. Baginskaite is in the tournament for the USA; she is seeded No. 49.
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  SetNoEscapeOn: Congrats to Anna on winning her fourth US women's championship. They really made her work for it this time.
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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