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Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska
Number of games in database: 170
Years covered: 2001 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2405 (2244 rapid, 2392 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2414
Overall record: +65 -49 =52 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      4 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B23 B32 B25 B84 B54
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B18 B13
 King's Indian Attack (7) 
 Two Knights (4) 
    C55 C59
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C88 C78 C84 C91 C77
 King's Indian (11) 
    E62 E94 E92 E96 E61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C88 C84 C91 C92
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A41 A45 A46
 Sicilian (7) 
    B33 B32
 Scotch Game (5) 
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   Women's World Team Championship (2015)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Women's World Team Championship (2007)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)

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(born Oct-28-1987, 28 years old) Poland

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International Master (2015).

Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska was born in Rybnik. She earned her Woman International Master title in 2006 and her Woman Grand Master title in 2010.

Wikipedia article: Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 170  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Cherenkova vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-042 2001 EYCC G14E92 King's Indian
2. M Reszka vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-136 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenC77 Ruy Lopez
3. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs A Darbinyan  1-043 2001 EYCC G14B01 Scandinavian
4. A Chmielinska vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½52 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenC45 Scotch Game
5. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs K Novak  1-067 2001 EYCC G14B23 Sicilian, Closed
6. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs K Toma  ½-½45 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB32 Sicilian
7. V Savtchenko vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½48 2001 EYCC G14C45 Scotch Game
8. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs B Kadziolka  ½-½22 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB56 Sicilian
9. L Rogule vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-034 2001 EYCC G14A16 English
10. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs D Pokojska  0-143 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs I Lacau-Rodean  1-066 2001 EYCC G14B23 Sicilian, Closed
12. K Jurkiewicz vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-152 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenA02 Bird's Opening
13. J Zawadzka vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½64 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB33 Sicilian
14. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs J Gilbert  ½-½55 2001 EYCC G14B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. A Mackiewicz vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-158 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB33 Sicilian
16. A Khudaverdieva vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-155 2001 EYCC G14E97 King's Indian
17. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs K Szymanowska  0-147 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB30 Sicilian
18. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs E Jakubiec  ½-½60 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB32 Sicilian
19. D Czarnota vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-049 2001 EYCC G14B33 Sicilian
20. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs A Matras-Clement  0-116 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenC29 Vienna Gambit
21. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs B Munguntuul  0-160 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)B23 Sicilian, Closed
22. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs N Umudova  1-025 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs J Zawadzka  ½-½38 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. E Dudas vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-133 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C88 Ruy Lopez
25. D Aketayeva vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-068 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C88 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 170  PGN Download
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Dec-25-07  Maroczy: Chessgames could create an audiophile for the Smith & Jones crowd.
Dec-26-07  Resignation Trap: Better yet, she should just buy another vowel!
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  whiteshark: <resignaton>: 2 vowels, at least

<Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska> born 28.10.1987

Dec-26-07  Larsker: Yea - it's the old problem with Slave languages - all those vowels. In Russian they have words beginning with ss- , and both s'es are pronounced.
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  whiteshark: What's her secret? Hot chocolate and elderberry juice?
Aug-29-08  SickedChess: pic
Oct-28-09  Moonstone: happy birthday karina!
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  Tabanus: Awarded the Woman Grand Master (WGM) title at FIDE's Presidential Board meeting 1/2010:, congratulations!

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  waustad: Today in the European Blitz championships she beat Marcus Ragger 2-0.
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  waustad: She's playing at Wolfsberg Austria in a few hours.
Dec-26-12  Kikoman: Wolfsberg Open 2012
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  waustad: She came in 3rd, half a point behind the leaders. Losing to Eva Moser in round 4 proved to be somewhat of a Swiss gambit since she only had to play one of the GMs, Zdenko Kozul who she beat in the 3rd round!
Jan-12-13  Kikoman: A full standings in the tournament. ^^

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  waustad: She's in a match now: WGM Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska vs. IM Eva Repková The web site for this is:
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  waustad: Karina S-H leads 1.2 - .5 after the first two rounds. The third games will be played at 8:30 CET. Maybe I'll watch some if I'm still up.
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  waustad: KSH won the third game, but it isn't posted on the live link like the first two. It does seem strange having a 3 game match, but that is what they did.
Apr-25-13  HeMateMe: Doesn't she resemble another Polish beauty, Paulina P., the 1980s swimsuit model?

chess beauty:


swimsuit Paulina:


I'm headed for Poland, next train.

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  waustad: I saw something that looked like Karina came in ahead of Monika Socko in the Polish womens championships but have seen pictures of her coming in 3rd. I'm confused.
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  whiteshark: <waustad> Four players were tied 1st place after the championship, thereafter was a rapid double round robin among them. There again three players had equal points, after which SB points of the regular tournament decided the placing:

1 Monika Socko
2 Jolanta Zawadzka
3 Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska

Source: cb report

tournament page:


Anyhow: Congratulations!

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  cro777: WGM Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska tied for third with Sopiko Guramishvili at the 3rd Women International Chess Tournament, Memorial of Krystyna Hołuj-Radzikowska, which was held from 28th September to 6th October 2013 at the Chess Club KSz Polonia Wrocław, in Wrocław, Poland.

Jul-10-14  kia0708: no picture of this lady ?
Jan-02-15  HeMateMe: <>
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  waustad: Her team in the Frauenbundesliga officially has her playing first board today, even though she is in China with the Polish national team. They are conceding on two boards, though it probably doesn't matter. They've pretty much clinched being dropped after this season.
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  waustad: Her loss today in the European Women's Individual Championship was probably the biggest upset in the first round. Going down the list (at least of the broadcast games), the better known player almost always won.
Jun-06-15  sonia91: <International Master (2015). >

Her IM title application wasn't approved at the last presidential board:

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