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Monika Seps
Number of games in database: 155
Years covered: 2001 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2224
Highest rating achieved in database: 2290
Overall record: +48 -74 =33 (41.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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MONIKA SEPS
(born Feb-22-1986) Switzerland

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She is a WIM. Swiss champion (w) in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2012.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Seps vs E Sedina  0-133 2001 ch-SUI WomenC05 French, Tarrasch
2. M Seps vs C Jahn  0-147 2001 ch-SUI WomenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. E Gruenenwald vs M Seps  1-069 2001 ch-SUI WomenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. T Roschina vs M Seps  0-140 2001 ch-SUI WomenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
5. I Lauterbach vs M Seps  1-072 2001 ch-SUI WomenA04 Reti Opening
6. M Seps vs E Reust  1-048 2001 ch-SUI WomenB32 Sicilian
7. J Ramseier vs M Seps ½-½7 2001 ch-SUI WomenC55 Two Knights Defense
8. C Roelli vs M Seps  ½-½15 2001 ch-SUI WomenC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. M Seps vs A Skripchenko  0-132 2003 EuTCh wB06 Robatsch
10. M Seps vs C Landenbergue  ½-½58 2003 Zuerich opB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. M Seps vs A Stiri  1-037 2003 EU-ch (Women) 4thB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. M Seps vs E Repkova  0-139 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB01 Scandinavian
13. E Repkova vs M Seps 1-059 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB20 Sicilian
14. E Paehtz vs M Seps 1-011 2004 Accentus Turnier BielC24 Bishop's Opening
15. M Seps vs E Paehtz  0-134 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB54 Sicilian
16. V Ramon vs M Seps  1-042 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. M Seps vs I Rajlich  0-147 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
18. M Seps vs M Sebag  0-134 2004 WYg18B53 Sicilian
19. I Rajlich vs M Seps  1-036 2004 Accentus Turnier BielD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. M Seps vs Lahno 0-134 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB07 Pirc
21. M Seps vs T Kosintseva 0-136 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
22. T Kosintseva vs M Seps 1-036 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Lahno vs M Seps 1-013 2004 Accentus Turnier BielB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
24. M Seps vs N Aginian  0-134 2005 15th European Team Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
25. H Wirthensohn vs M Seps  1-028 2005 Swiss ChampionshipsD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Jul-28-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: I think she was invited because she's Switzerland's best (or one of the best) woman player. There are some that are better but they're not home-grown so to speak. That's just my theory, it sure is odd that she's in a group of six players that are so much stronger.
Aug-29-05  Knight13: The new Swiss Womans Champion rated under 2100, huh. Don't even think about it. The Highest Rating Ever Achieved thing up there is a mistake.
Aug-29-05  EeEk: She is actually 2173 at the moment, so not too long before she's getting her WIM title I guess. Very good looking too.
Aug-29-05  RookFile: The WIM title is a joke, they ought to get rid of things like that. There are plenty of strong woman players now who can compete with the men on an equal footing. 2173 is an expert rating.
Sep-16-05  percyblakeney: Better days for Monika Seps in Lausanne at the moment than in Biel last year (where she lost all her games, one in 11 and another in 13 moves). She's just won against one GM and drawn another:

http://www.lausanneyoungmasters.com...

Oct-11-05  AlexanderMorphy: can anyone tell me more about her? cause her playing record is not very immpressive!
Oct-11-05  stijn: For some reason this girl always gets invitations to tournaments where she has no realistic chance at scoring more than 2 points (e.g. olympiad, biel, lausanne). Not that I have any problem with this, it's just a bit strange.
Oct-11-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: <stijn> Well, she's getting a lot of experience which will turn her into a better player. Don't forget that Switzerland is a small country and she's a member of the national women's team. In Biel and Lausanne she was most likely invited as the local favorite. What's the problem with that?
Oct-11-05  azaris: <cu8sfan> Local favoritism goes down much easier when the host nation actually has a major pool of talent from which to inject into the tournament. It's just painful to watch a tournament held in a small country where the "local hero" gets drubbed round after round.

I've never cared for nationalism in chess - who cares where the players come from as long as they play well.

Oct-11-05  stijn: <azaris> yes,I agree. As long as the local favorite has a decent chance at scoring 50% or more it's ok, but when she has 400 points less than the others and scores 0/10 I can hardly believe that's good for anyone involved in the tournament.
Oct-11-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  cu8sfan: <azaris> I agree, watching her play in Biel 2004 was just painful but what can you do, if the organizers think they'll benefit from it... After all, Arkadi Naiditsch was only in Dortmund because he was the local favorite...
Jan-09-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Some beautiful pictures of Monika Seps:

http://www.1wcbc.com/contest/data/m...
http://www.1wcbc.com/contest/data/m...
http://www.1wcbc.com/contest/data/m...
http://www.chessbase.de/2004/calvia... http://www.kosteniuk.com/oxana/saas... http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20... http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20... http://www.kp.md/img/photo2/seps_mo...
http://www.chessbase.com/images2/20...
http://www.chessbase.de/2004/dresde... http://www.chessbase.de/2004/calvia... http://www.chessbase.de/2004/calvia... http://www.chessbase.de/2004/biel/2...
http://www.chessbase.de/2004/dresde...
http://www.kosteniuk.com/albums/got... http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/fr/...
http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/im/...
http://www.topschaak.nl/35chessolym...

Jan-09-06  EmperorAtahualpa: I particularly wonder during which chess match this picture was taken:

http://www.1wcbc.com/contest/data/m...

:)

Aug-13-06  EeEk: I thought she was pretty, but now I realize she is worse than a normal looking girl.
Aug-13-06  babakova: I like girls with big noses. I dont know why.
Mar-13-07  Dr.Lecter: <cu8fan> Same might be said for Van Wely and Tiviakov. They played in Corus many times, but never managed to get a "respectable" score, if you know what I mean
Mar-14-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  bumpmobile: And lets not forget Francisco Vallejo Pons in Linares...

Linares (2006)

XXII Torneo Ciudad de Linares (2005)

...better yet, lets.

Mar-17-07  Dr.Lecter: Naidisch in Dortmund might be a similar case. Although he won in 2005, I don't think he really was strong enough to be it in the first place. I might be wrong here, of course
Mar-18-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Caissanist: "Respectable" is of course subjective, but it seems to me that Van Wely had always scored respectably at Corus, until this year.
Mar-18-07  Dr.Lecter: Well, by respectable, I was thinking top 5 or so...
Mar-30-07  petrovalovski: Van Wely has never really contributed much to the tournament in Wijk Aan Zee. It's however very unlikely that he will be left out of the tournament anytime in the near future.
Apr-06-07  cannibal: Quite a lot of bashing on this site. Well, at least she was good enough for me. I played an online blitz game with her today (don't know what I've done to deserve it), and got kicked off in 18 moves. (Not a good game to show, actually I was so impressed with the high rating that I blundered as soon as I was out of book.)
Mar-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: She's now playing in the Neckar Open. After 2 rounds she's at +1 =0 -1 after losing to GM Ivan Saric. She's the second highest rated woman in the tournament, after Eva Moser, so that race may be an interesting sidelight. In a big Swiss an early loss is not always a bad thing.
Mar-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Her loss in round 5 to Ilja Zaragatski won't help much. The two women who started the round tied with her at 3/4, Eva Moser and Manuela Mader, haven't finished yet.
Mar-31-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: She's in a 4 way tie for second, half a point behind Moser for top female prize. With two rounds tomorrow who knows how this will come out.
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