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Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska
Number of games in database: 134
Years covered: 2001 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2398 (2316 rapid, 2352 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2405
Overall record: +51 -39 =40 (54.6%)*
   * 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 (34) 
    B23 B32 B84 B54 B25
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B18 B13
 King's Indian Attack (6) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C88 C78 C91 C84 C77
 King's Indian (11) 
    E62 E94 E92 E96 E61
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C88 C91 C84
 Sicilian (6) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A41 A45 A46
 Scotch Game (5) 
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Women's World Team Championship (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

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(born Oct-28-1987, 27 years old) Poland

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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 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Jurkiewicz vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-152 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenA02 Bird's Opening
2. J Zawadzka vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½64 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB33 Sicilian
3. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs J Gilbert  ½-½55 2001 EYCC G14B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. A Mackiewicz vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-158 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB33 Sicilian
5. A Khudaverdieva vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-155 2001 EYCC G14E97 King's Indian
6. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs K Szymanowska  0-147 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB30 Sicilian
7. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs E Andrzejewska  ½-½60 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB32 Sicilian
8. D Czarnota vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-049 2001 EYCC G14B33 Sicilian
9. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs A Matras  0-116 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenC29 Vienna Gambit
10. K Cherenkova vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-042 2001 EYCC G14E92 King's Indian
11. M Reszka vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  0-136 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenC77 Ruy Lopez
12. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs A Darbinyan  1-043 2001 EYCC G14B01 Scandinavian
13. A Chmielinska vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½52 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenC45 Scotch Game
14. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs K Novak  1-067 2001 EYCC G14B23 Sicilian, Closed
15. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs K Toma  ½-½45 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB32 Sicilian
16. V Savtchenko vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½48 2001 EYCC G14C45 Scotch Game
17. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs B Kadziolka  ½-½22 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB56 Sicilian
18. L Rogule vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-034 2001 EYCC G14A16 English
19. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs D Pokojska  0-143 2001 ch-Pol u20 WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs I Lacau-Rodean  1-066 2001 EYCC G14B23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Zhang Xiaowen vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½56 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)C88 Ruy Lopez
22. N Raghavi vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  1-066 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. J Gilbert vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½64 2005 Wch U18 GirlsA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs D Harika  0-171 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)B23 Sicilian, Closed
25. K Szczepkowska-Horowska vs B Munguntuul  0-160 2005 World Junior Championship (Girls)B23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 134  PGN Download
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  WannaBe: <alexapple> "Smith".
Dec-25-07  square dance: thats only helpful if you're able to pronounce "smith", <wannabe>.
Dec-25-07  Bratek: OK<alexapple>I will give it a try:"Szczepkowska"should be pronounced"Shchepkowska"."ch"here is pronounced like "ch"in "champion".As to"sh",I think I dont have to explain.
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 Ho³uj-Radzikowska, which was held from 28th September to 6th October 2013 at the Chess Club KSz Polonia Wroc³aw, in Wroc³aw, Poland.

Jul-10-14  kia0708: no picture of this lady ?
Jan-02-15  HeMateMe: <>
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