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N Pogonina 
Photograph courtesy of pogonina.com.  
Natalia Pogonina
Number of games in database: 920
Years covered: 1996 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2484 (2458 rapid, 2402 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2508
Overall record: +335 -153 =329 (61.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      103 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (187) 
    B92 B33 B42 B32 B83
 Ruy Lopez (65) 
    C78 C65 C69 C77 C70
 French Defense (64) 
    C07 C03 C05 C10 C04
 French Tarrasch (57) 
    C07 C03 C05 C04 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (46) 
    B92 B90
 Caro-Kann (43) 
    B12 B18 B17 B15 B19
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (104) 
    B76 B78 B52 B50 B70
 Sicilian Dragon (57) 
    B76 B78 B70 B72 B74
 Ruy Lopez (51) 
    C78 C65 C69 C92 C85
 Modern Benoni (45) 
    A57 A58 A59 A56
 Benko Gambit (43) 
    A57 A58 A59
 Nimzo Indian (36) 
    E32 E46 E21 E47 E20
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Pogonina vs V Gunina, 2012 1-0
   N Pogonina vs The World, 2009 1-0
   N Pogonina vs N Dzagnidze, 2009 1-0
   The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Zhao Xue vs N Pogonina, 2015 0-1
   Zhu Chen vs N Pogonina, 2007 1/2-1/2
   N Pogonina vs N Dudareva, 2006 1-0
   N Pogonina vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 2010 1-0
   N Pogonina vs C Roelli, 1998 1-0
   N Pogonina vs Kosteniuk, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2013)
   Russian Women's Superfinals (2012)
   Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women) (2012)
   FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2007)
   60th Russian Women's Superfinal (2010)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix Tehran (2016)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2007)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   White Sicilian Wins by Hvalros
   Black Sicilian Wins by Hvalros
   C78 Spanish: Archangelsk [Black] by chess.master

RECENT GAMES:
   N Pogonina vs Qi Guo (Sep-13-16) 1-0
   N Pogonina vs T Nguyen (Sep-11-16) 1/2-1/2
   N Pogonina vs A Zatonskih (Sep-10-16) 1/2-1/2
   K Kulon vs N Pogonina (Sep-09-16) 1/2-1/2
   N Pogonina vs Sholpan Zhylkaidarova (Sep-06-16) 1/2-1/2

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NATALIA POGONINA
(born Mar-09-1985, 31 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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WFM (2001), WIM (2002), WGM (2004).

IM and WGM Natalija Andreevna Pogonina was born in Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai and learned to play chess at the age of 5 from her grandfather.

Championships

Pogoninaís early successes include winning the Russian U14 Girls championship in 1998. She was =1st at the Russian U18 Girls in 2001 and is two-times European girls champion (U16 in 2000, U18 in 2003), bronze winner at the World Championship (U18) (Girls) in 2003, =1st at the Russian Junior Championship (Girls) in 2003 and 2004, and outright winner of that event in 2005, She also won bronze at the 10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009). She contested the 2004 Women's World Championship and the Women's World Chess Championship (2010) but was eliminated in the first round on both occasions. In March 2012, she scored 7.5/11 in the European Individual Women's Championship (2012) (EIWC) to place =5th (10th on tiebreak and with a TPR of 2501), and then followed up in June 2012 by scoring an undefeated 8/11 (TPR 2514) to take outright second place in the Russian Chess Championships Higher League (Women) (2012), signaling a return to her playing strength of a couple of years ago. Her latter result also qualified her to participate in the Russian Women's Superfinals (2012), in which she went one better to win outright with 6.5/9 (+4 =5), and a TPR of 2611. In August 2013, she scored a solid 7.5/11 at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013).

Pogonina qualified for the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012) and defeated compatriots, IM Svetlana Matveeva and former Women's World Champion, GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, in the first two rounds before losing to the eventual winner, Ukrainian IM Anna Ushenina, in the third round, thereby bowing out of the title contest. Her result in the 2012 EIWC qualified her to play in the FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015). There she won through to the final, defeating Qi Guo, Ju Wenjun, Marie Sebag, Zhao Xue and Pia Cramling in the preliminary rounds (also winning the IM title and a GM norm for her efforts), to play for the women's crown against Mariya Muzychuk. Unfortunately for her, she lost the final match by 2.5-1.5 (+0 =3 -1).

Classical Tournaments

Pogonina won the Líviv Hopes-5 Women in 2002 with 11/13 and the bronze medal at the North Urals Cup (2007). Co-winner of the 2008 Student World Championship, and first at multiple prestigious international tournaments: 2006 Bykova Memorial with 8.5/9, the Rudenko Memorial 2007 with 8/9 and the C section (women's) of the Moscow Open 2009 with 8/9, Pogonina also came equal first (2nd on rapid game tie break behind Alisa Galliamova) in the 60th Russian Women's Superfinal (2010). In 2011, she scored 6/10 in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2011) and in 2014 she scored a respectable 5.5/10 at the Tradewise Gibraltar (2014). In May-June 2014, she competed in the Rashid Nezhmetdinov Cup, and played strongly to score 6/9.

Team Play

<Olympiads> Pogonina represented Russia in the Women's Olympiad (2008) scoring 6/7 (+5 =2 -0) on first reserve, and was top board for Russia 2 in Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010), scoring 5.5/11. She achieved her best result so far when she won team and individual gold (playing on board 5) in the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012) held in Istanbul, scoring 6.5/8 (+6 =1 -1). She again played board 5 for Russia at the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014), remaining undefeated to score 5.5/7 and help her team to another gold medal for the event.

<National and Club events> She won team gold as a member of her Russian team for the womenís blitz final and the bronze medal in the women's team rapid final at the 1st International Mind Sports Games in 2008. 2011 was an excellent year for Pogonina in team play. Playing for her club, AVS Krasnoturinsk, she won team gold and individual silver at the European Club Cup (Women) (2011), and playing for Russia, she won team gold and individual gold at the European Team Championship (Women) (2011) and team silver and individual silver medals at the FIDE Women's World Team Championship (2011). The combination of winning in both the European Club and European Team championships in the same year is unique in both the womenís and menís competitions. Playing board 3 for Russian, she won bronze and helped her team to a bronze medal at the Women's World Team Championship (2013). She helped her team Ugra to win gold at the Russian Team Championships (Women) (2013), also taking individual gold for her 4.5/5 points, which represented a 2757 rating performance. Pogonina wound up 2013 playing board 3 for Russia in the European Team Championship (Women) (2013), helping her team to silver and winning individual bronze for her board.

In 2014, she played board 2 for Yugra (Khanty) in the Russian Women's League and helped her team to win the gold medal. She also played board 2 for the Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk region club in the 2014 European Women's Club Cup, scoring individual bronze and helping her team to 4th place in the event.

Personal

Pogonina has an MA in law from the Saratov State Academy of Law. Her hobbies include flamenco, music, photography, traveling, sports, literature and poetry. She is married to Peter Zhdanov (User: Peter Zhdanov), and they have a son, Nikolai (born 18 November 2009). She is also a member of chessgames.com as User: Natalia Pogonina, and an occasional commentator and analyst here for live broadcasts of games.

Award

Pogonina was awarded the national title of <Russian Grandmaster> in 2006 or 2007 in recognition of her achievements and contribution to the game in Russia. (1)

Rating

Pogonina's highest rating to date was 2508 in July 2014 when she was ranked #15 woman player in the world, while her highest ranking ever was #14 on the women's list in April 2009 and May 2010 when she was rated 2501.

Sources

(1) Natalia Pogonina, Wikipedia article: %D0%93%D1%80%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BC%D0%B5%D0%B9%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80 %28%D1%88%D0%B0%D1%85%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B%29; http://www.rg.ru/2007/12/08/sport-d... and Natalia Pogonina (kibitz #657).

Live rating: http://pogonina.com/index.php?optio...; Website: http://pogonina.com/; Wikipedia article: Pogonina

Last updated 5 April 2015


 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 920  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Pogonina vs A Sorokina  1-048 1996 Volgograd opC42 Petrov Defense
2. N Pogonina vs Y Kaschenko 1-038 1996 Volgograd opB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. T Baranchikova vs N Pogonina  ½-½31 1996 Volgograd opB24 Sicilian, Closed
4. N Pogonina vs I Vasilevich  0-128 1996 Volgograd opD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. N Zajnullina vs N Pogonina ½-½16 1996 Volgograd opA00 Uncommon Opening
6. V Savchuk vs N Pogonina  0-148 1996 Volgograd opC60 Ruy Lopez
7. N Pogonina vs A Kizhikina  1-032 1996 Volgograd opA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. M Dolgova vs N Pogonina 1-045 1996 Volgograd opB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
9. E Meshcheriakova vs N Pogonina 0-138 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
10. N Pogonina vs L Kucherova  1-060 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsB33 Sicilian
11. L Dezhurko vs N Pogonina  0-137 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsB27 Sicilian
12. N Pogonina vs E Hasanova 0-125 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
13. T Eremina vs N Pogonina  0-136 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. N Pogonina vs I Vasilevich  ½-½38 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. T Kosintseva vs N Pogonina  1-063 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
16. N Pogonina vs M Zabiran  1-050 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsC52 Evans Gambit
17. J Komarishkina vs N Pogonina  ½-½81 1997 RUS-ch U12 GirlsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. N Pogonina vs M Komiagina  1-040 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. L Galustova vs N Pogonina  0-166 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
20. N Pogonina vs N Zajnullina  1-017 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsC50 Giuoco Piano
21. O Druzhinina vs N Pogonina  0-161 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. N Pogonina vs I Vasilevich  1-023 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. N Pogonina vs O Kuchkova 1-033 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsC05 French, Tarrasch
24. N Pogonina vs Korbut  1-029 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsB32 Sicilian
25. Y Melnikova vs N Pogonina  ½-½52 1998 RUS-ch U16 GirlsC49 Four Knights
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 920  PGN Download
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Aug-09-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Let's hope Natalie can afford some new jeans with prize money from the 2015 Russian championships:

<http://ruchess.ru/upload/New%20Fold...>

I guess stuff wears out, after awhile...

Oct-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Natalie's back!

<http://monaco2015.fide.com/images/s...>

I couldn't resist.

Oct-04-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Women's FIDE Grand Prix 2015 in Monte-Carlo

After listening the anthems of Monaco and FIDE, it came the drawing of lots to set up the pairings, where each girl had to open a box, within which a medal with the number was to be found.

Natalia Pogonina: "Lucky 7!"

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQYHYcE...

Oct-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Natalie can't take a bad photo:

<http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/4/f...>

Jan-27-16  waustad: Congratulations on the nice win over Arkadij Naiditsch! That's getting back some elo in a hurry.
Feb-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: two former champions of Russia square off:

<http://en.chessbase.com/portals/4/f...>

Feb-05-16  sonia91: She earned a GM norm in Tradewise Gibraltar (2016): http://www.gibraltarchesscongress.c...
Feb-11-16  waustad: Yes. She got a 9 game norm. I thought she had come up short with a tpr of 2583, but before her last round draw in round 10 with Alexandra Kosteniuk it was over 2600. Now she only needs one more GM norm for the title, since she's had a rating over 2500. She started out well today, winning with black against Harika Dronavalli in the Tehran Grand Prix.
Feb-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Go Natalie! She's on top of the Grand Prix in Iran, leading the field, like a bullet. Rumor has it that she's superstitious, and she'll wear the head scarf to all future tournaments if she wins this one.

<http://images.iimg.in/c/55b8f54bc67...>

wait, wrong girl...

<http://en.chessbase.com/Portals/All...>

much better.

<https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.co...>

ok, that's not Nat, it's Svetlana Z, another Russian looker. She just popped up in the search window. kinda grabs your attention.

Mar-08-16  sonia91: Happy birthday to the 2015 Women's World Vice Champion!
Mar-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Natalie!!
Mar-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Happy birthday, Natalia!
Mar-08-16  waustad: 31, a prime of life!
Mar-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: happy 29th, Nat!
Mar-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Party Animal: Happy Birthday Natalia! Great chess player & beautiful woman! ; P

The Beatles - Birthday
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz...

Mar-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: Happy Birthday Natalia. We each have something to celebrate March 9th. You, of course, your birthday. Me, it's the anniversary of the day my wife and I met, back in 1969, and we still celebrate it each year. So, happy 31st to you and happy 47th to us.
Mar-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: <Natalia Pogonina> Happy Birthday!!
Mar-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  parmetd: Happy birthday! I say it every year because we share same birthday and year.
Mar-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Natalia Pogonina: Thanks for the birthday greetings, friends!

<parmetd> Happy birthday!

<AylerKupp> All the best to you and your wife! Keep it up!

Mar-09-16  sire: Happy birthday, Natalia!
Mar-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: <<AylerKupp> All the best to you and your wife! Keep it up!>

Double entendre?

Mar-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Many happy returns.

:)

Mar-09-16  Harvestman: Happy birthday Natalia Pogonina. Same birthday as the great Fischer, and the far less great me.
Mar-18-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Ladies who lunch---on their helpless opponents!

<http://chess-news.ru/sites/default/...>

Jun-10-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Congratulations Natalie on a strong showing, going +3 in the recent Euro championships.

Any chance early in your career that you bumped into Korchnoi at European competitions?

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