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Kateryna Lahno
Lahno 
Photo © Farid Khayrulin; courtesy of Zahir Ahmadov.  
Number of games in database: 1,286
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2540 (2577 rapid, 2622 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2557

Overall record: +335 -184 =386 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 381 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (203) 
    B92 B90 B32 B42 B33
 French Defense (64) 
    C02 C01 C11 C18 C14
 Ruy Lopez (61) 
    C77 C67 C65 C92 C78
 Caro-Kann (58) 
    B12 B18 B10 B14 B11
 Sicilian Najdorf (33) 
    B92 B90 B97 B96 B91
 Sicilian Dragon (22) 
    B74 B76 B36 B75 B39
With the Black pieces:
 Grunfeld (102) 
    D85 D80 D82 D90 D70
 Pirc (64) 
    B07 B09 B08
 King's Indian (55) 
    E60 E94 E63 E81 E70
 Sicilian (51) 
    B84 B90 B47 B52 B48
 Ruy Lopez (44) 
    C78 C92 C72 C65 C77
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    A45 A46 E10 D02 A41
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lahno vs M Etmans, 2004 1-0
   V Cmilyte vs Lahno, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Lahno vs N A Malmdin, 2007 1-0
   Lahno vs A Gasik, 2001 1-0
   B Khotenashvili vs Lahno, 2014 0-1
   Kosteniuk vs Lahno, 2004 0-1
   Lahno vs Kosteniuk, 2007 1-0
   Lahno vs S Shepeleva, 2001 1-0
   Lahno vs M Seps, 2004 1-0
   Lahno vs E Danielian, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lahno - Negi Match (2006)
   North Urals Cup (2006)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix (2011)
   Chinese Team Championships (2017)
   Tata Steel Group C (2011)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Lahno's winning miniatures by alexmagnus
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (group C) by gauer
   Lahno! by larrewl
   B90 Sicilian Defense by osmanseza

RECENT GAMES:
   S Liu vs Lahno (Aug-21-17) 0-1
   Lahno vs Fanghui Sun (Aug-20-17) 1-0
   Ruotong Chu vs Lahno (Aug-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   Lahno vs Ding Yixin (Aug-18-17) 1-0
   Lahno vs Lanlin Zhang (Jul-28-17) 1-0

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KATERYNA LAHNO
(born Dec-27-1989, 27 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Russia)
PRONUNCIATION:
[what is this?]
Kateryna ("Katja") Lahno (Lagno) was born on December 27, 1989 in Ukraine. In 2002 she became, at the age of twelve years, four months and two days, the youngest Woman Grandmaster (WGM) in chess history and she became the eleventh woman to be awarded the "men's" grandmaster title in 2007.

In 2003 she won a round robin in Kramatorsk with a performance rating of 2622, finishing a full point ahead of a field that included three grandmasters. In 2005 she became European Women's Champion after winning a tie-break match with Nadezhda Kosintseva and repeated this success in 2008. She qualified for the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012) and defeated Mona Khaled in the first round, only to fall to Georgian IM and WGM Lela Javakhishvili in the second round, thereby exiting the title contest.

In 2009 she married French GM Robert Fontaine.

Live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/women

Wikipedia article: Kateryna Lahno


 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,286  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½661997Wch U10 GirlsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. Lahno vs Z Borosova  1-0341998Wch U10 GirlsC53 Giuoco Piano
3. Lahno vs S Vassilkova  0-1451998Wch U10 GirlsB83 Sicilian
4. B Atnilov vs Lahno 0-1291998Wch U10 GirlsC49 Four Knights
5. A Bacionyte vs Lahno 0-1281998Wch U10 GirlsC46 Three Knights
6. Lahno vs M Herrera  1-0311998Wch U10 GirlsC54 Giuoco Piano
7. Lahno vs Solene Algaba  1-0291998Wch U10 GirlsB58 Sicilian
8. E Ambrosi vs Lahno  ½-½371998Wch U10 GirlsC47 Four Knights
9. V Nebolsina vs Lahno  ½-½251998Wch U10 GirlsC47 Four Knights
10. J Xing vs Lahno 1-0471998Wch U10 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
11. I Lacau-Rodean vs Lahno 0-1581998Wch U10 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
12. Lahno vs T Abrahamyan  1-0471998Wch U10 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
13. A Muzychuk vs Lahno  ½-½681999UKR-ch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
14. Lahno vs V Nebolsina 1-0241999Wch U10 GirlsC24 Bishop's Opening
15. Lahno vs N Darbinyan  0-1541999Wch U10 GirlsB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
16. K Revesz vs Lahno  0-1261999Wch U10 GirlsC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. S R Sgircea vs Lahno  0-1381999Wch U10 GirlsB24 Sicilian, Closed
18. Lahno vs Zhang Xiaowen  ½-½601999Wch U10 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
19. Lahno vs V Gunina 1-0511999Wch U10 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
20. Lahno vs Luong Huyen Ngoc  1-0431999Wch U10 GirlsB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
21. Lahno vs T Meskhi  0-1421999Wch U10 GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
22. Sun Yinan vs Lahno  0-1261999Wch U10 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
23. E Tairova vs Lahno  0-1331999Wch U10 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
24. Lahno vs P Lichmann 1-0392000Ukrainian Team chB02 Alekhine's Defense
25. L Semenova vs Lahno  ½-½512000UKR-ch (Women)A80 Dutch
 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,286  PGN Download
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May-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  bubuli55: Happy Mothers Day!
Sep-25-13  BIDMONFA: Kateryna Lahno

LAGNO, Kateryna
New link
http://www.bidmonfa.com/lagno_kater...
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Sep-30-13  Karpova: Kateryna on Boris Gelfand from an exchange taking place after Lahno vs B Khotenashvili, 2013 :

Kateryna: <I never calculate my points until the tournament is finished. I just want to play good games.>

Maria Emelianova: <So does Boris Gelfand! Is he your favorite player?>

Kateryna: <Yes, actually he is, but in Paris I support my compatriot Vassily Ivanchuk and wish him a very good luck!>

Source: http://www.chessbase.com/Home/TabId...

Apr-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Kudos on becoming the Women's Rapid Chess World Title Holder
Apr-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Congrats Katy :)
May-16-14
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  Beholder: It seems whoever keeps this page isn't up to date on Katya.

To begin with, she has already divorced GM Robert Fontaine.

But the much more important (for us at least) bit of trivia is that she has switched federations and will be now playing under a Russian flag.

Gone the way of Karjakin, one might say.

May-16-14
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  WannaBe: She's single!?!!?
May-16-14
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  Benzol: When did she divorce Robert Fontaine?
May-17-14
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  alexmagnus: <But the much more important (for us at least) bit of trivia is that she has switched federations and will be now playing under a Russian flag.>

Yes, in Russian forums there are some speculations around what happened. Some conflict with the Ukrainian chess federation, but the exact nature of it is kept secret.

May-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Beholder: Katya Lahno herself on that: http://chess-news.ru/node/15375

Katya's mom (note that this is a Ukrainian source, not Russian): http://sport.segodnya.ua/others/mam...

And the head of the RCF: http://chess-news.ru/node/15359

Jul-13-14  waustad: Why was her transfer fee 2000 Euros where Anna Muzychuk's was 5000? Is it because it was the second time for her? Ratings are similar and each played for another country repeatedly and recently. Could it be because Anna M has been over 2600 and Kateryna L hasn't? Karjakin was Euro 3200, but that was 5 years ago.
Jul-13-14
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  perfidious: <waustad> See section 6.2 in the following link for the table of fees:

http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.h...

Jul-14-14  waustad: <perfidious> Thanks for the link. That fills in a gap in my knowledge about how the process works.
Jul-21-14  waustad: She is listed as a member of the Ukrainian olympiad team in the roster they've turned in: http://chess-results.com/tnr140381....
Jul-22-14
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  notyetagm: <waustad: She is listed as a member of the Ukrainian olympiad team in the roster they've turned in: http://chess-results.com/tnr140381....>

I think the Ukrainians listed her on their team to delay her transfer to the Russian Federation or to delay her eligibility to play for Russia in the Tromsk Olympiad.

There is method to their madness. Yes, they know she is leaving. :-)

Jul-22-14
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  notyetagm: Does anyone know if Lagno/Lahno is ethnic Russian?

I believe that Karjakin was, a Ukrainian of Russian descent, so his moving to Moscow not just to train but to represent Russia made a lot of sense.

Jul-22-14
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  Alien Math: <notyetagm: Does anyone know if Lagno/Lahno is ethnic Russian?> Only article found to date about descent,

<"Для меня, наполовину русской, разговаривающей на русском языке и просто помнящей нашу историю, Россия так же близка, как и Украина. > Google translate appear: "For me, half Russian, talking in Russian and just remembering our history, Russia as close as Ukraine. ~ http://ruchess.ru/persons/catherine...

Jul-22-14
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  notyetagm: <Alien Math: <notyetagm: Does anyone know if Lagno/Lahno is ethnic Russian?> Only article found to date about descent,>

Ok, so she is 1/2 Russian and Russian is her native language. Thanks.

Jul-22-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Half Russian, but her last name (now matter how written :)) is clearly Ukrainian.
Jul-22-14
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  notyetagm: Kateryna Lahno

<alexmagnus: Half Russian, but her last name (now matter how written :)) is clearly Ukrainian.>

Yes, her last name does not end in -nova, -seva, or -nina.

Jul-29-14  GumboGambit: With shifting borders, countries struggling to break free from Soviet rule, and new countries popping up (primarily in the former Yuogoslavia), it is very common for current Eastern Europeans to have 'mixed' heritage, where both sides have tense relations. (Croat-Serb, Russia-anyone).

It may not be the same as jumping between Israel and Palestine, but going from Ukraine to Russia is going to leave harsh feelings, especially at this point in history.

Dec-14-14
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  alexmagnus: <It may not be the same as jumping between Israel and Palestine, but going from Ukraine to Russia is going to leave harsh feelings, especially at this point in history.>

Well, the current war in Ukraine has clearly worsened the matters between Russia and Ukraine, in both directions. I spent my childhood between 6 and 15 is what is currently the war region (Mariupol it was, to be exact), and have many schholfriends from the region (incuding one living directly on the line of the front in Donetsk). Most have flown, but the directions to <where> they flee shows a lot about who they support. Pro-Westerners tend to flee inside Ukraine (although Russia is closer than any non-fought or not-ponentially-fought part of Ukraine), pro-Russians go to Russia. Some are reluctant to flee at all, fearing revenge from whoever wins the war if they end up fleeing in the "wrong" direction. The discussions aboze the war itself have already broken some families. The longer the war is lasting, the more Russians and Ukrainians start hating each other instead of each other's war-driven governemnts. It takes extreme courage to openly walk with a Russian flag in (the peaceful part of) Ukraine or with the Ukrainian flag in Russia.

Dec-27-14
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  alexmagnus: Katie is 25... How time flies. I remember how I cheered for her when she was... hm, 11?!
Jul-06-16
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  posoo: YET AGAIN anuther page FILLED with comunts about da marital statis of a player. Dos dis hapen on MENS pages. NOT A CHUNCE.

Da thril of da whiff of da CHANCE is wat drives dis SHOWVANISM.

Jan-31-17  sonia91: She is playing at Tradewise Gibraltar (2017), her first classical tournament since Russia-China Match (Women) (2016).
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