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Elena Sedina
Number of games in database: 332
Years covered: 1992 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2305 (2335 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425
Overall record: +112 -81 =129 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      10 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (80) 
    B40 B31 B22 B52 B30
 French Defense (22) 
    C02 C11 C01 C00 C03
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B10 B18 B12
 Scandinavian (10) 
 Pirc (9) 
    B09 B07
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (67) 
    C11 C01 C09 C02 C18
 Slav (39) 
    D11 D10 D16 D12 D17
 French Tarrasch (20) 
    C09 C03 C07 C04 C05
 French (18) 
    C11 C00 C10 C13
 French Winawer (10) 
    C18 C17 C15
 King's Indian Attack (8) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 1-0
   E Sedina vs Yifan Hou, 2008 1-0
   K Dolzhykova vs E Sedina, 2009 1/2-1/2
   J Jackova vs E Sedina, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   27th Cappelle-la-Grande (2011)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

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(born Jun-01-1968, 46 years old) Ukraine (citizen of Italy)

[what is this?]
WGM/IM Elena Sedina was born in Kiev and learned the rules of chess at the age of 7. She was awarded the WIM title in 1991, the WGM title in 1996 and the IM title in 1998. She moved to Italy in 1995 and palys for the Italian Chess Federation since April 2001.

In 2005 she was the first woman ever to win the Australian 2005 Open Championship.

Wikipedia article: Elena Sedina

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 332  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Litinskaya-Shul vs E Sedina  1-048 1992 YUG-chTB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
2. Bozidar Perovic vs E Sedina  0-158 1996 Toscolano opA03 Bird's Opening
3. E Sedina vs Miles  0-133 1996 It (open)C67 Ruy Lopez
4. Kharlov vs E Sedina  1-031 1997 Biel MTO opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. G Timoshchenko vs E Sedina  1-039 1997 Nova Gorica op 2ndC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
6. E Sedina vs Xie Jun  0-141 1998 Elista ol (Women)C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
7. E Sedina vs Ye Rongguang  0-134 1998 Groningen OpenB01 Scandinavian
8. E Sedina vs D Reinderman  ½-½25 1998 Groningen OpenC41 Philidor Defense
9. E Sedina vs Movsesian  ½-½34 1998 Groningen opB41 Sicilian, Kan
10. M Cebalo vs E Sedina  ½-½44 1999 Saint Vincent OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. E Sedina vs F Vallejo Pons  0-130 1999 Saint Vincent OpenC02 French, Advance
12. E Sedina vs R Vera  ½-½51 1999 Saint Vincent OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. E Sedina vs A Lugovoi  1-027 1999 Saint Vincent OpenB07 Pirc
14. M Lacrosse vs E Sedina  0-137 1999 Saint Vincent OpenA57 Benko Gambit
15. V Malakhov vs E Sedina  1-035 1999 Porto San Giorgio op 11thB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
16. E Sedina vs G Timoshchenko 1-034 1999 Porto San Giorgio op 11thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. E Sedina vs Drasko  0-149 1999 Saint Vincent OpenC02 French, Advance
18. Razuvaev vs E Sedina  1-066 1999 Porto San Giorgio op 11thA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
19. A Martorelli vs E Sedina  0-130 1999 Saint Vincent OpenC00 French Defense
20. I Efimov vs E Sedina  ½-½51 1999 Saint Vincent OpenA58 Benko Gambit
21. E Sedina vs Y Xu  ½-½41 2000 Women's OlympiadB50 Sicilian
22. P Straub vs E Sedina  0-138 2000 Stadt Casino opD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
23. E Sedina vs P Horvath  0-139 2000 Stadt Casino opB40 Sicilian
24. T Nguyen vs E Sedina  0-143 2000 Istanbul ol (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. E Fatalibekova vs E Sedina  0-137 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA06 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 332  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Elena Sedina (ITA) won the Australian 2005 Open Championship (the first woman ever!) with 8.5/11.

Born in 1968
Titles: IM, WGM

Mar-09-05  checkpat: I think that women have better claim
to equality in chess than that!
Very sad for Australia that the National
competition is won by somebody under 2500
Mar-09-05  Open Defence: probably coz the notable Australian players represented other countries ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: <checkpat>

<I think that women have better claim to equality in chess than that!>
it's a great success for sedina. i didn't talk about female chessplayers in general.

<Very sad for Australia that the National competition is won by somebody under 2500>
why? she deserves this success. there have been strong GMs like Kengis

Sep-05-08  sonia91: Today she won against Hou Yifan (!).
Jun-01-10  weisyschwarz: Buon compleanno, Elena!
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: She plays in many team events. I was wondering if she had moved to Germany because of her presence in the FBL, but she also plays in leagues in several other countries. I have no idea where she actually lives. It seems to have little to do with one's official nationality in chess terms.
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