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A Muzychuk 
 
Anna Muzychuk
Number of games in database: 768
Years covered: 1997 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2560
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606
Overall record: +264 -106 =278 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      120 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (154) 
    B30 B20 B50 B40 B23
 French Defense (57) 
    C18 C11 C01 C10 C12
 Caro-Kann (34) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B17
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C69 C91 C77 C65 C78
 French (25) 
    C11 C10 C12 C00 C13
 Scotch Game (18) 
    C45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (90) 
    B40 B42 B30 B43 B22
 Scandinavian (38) 
    B01
 Dutch Defense (34) 
    A81 A85 A87 A89 A84
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A46 E10 A41 A45 E00
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C77 C84 C65 C86 C89
 Sicilian Kan (26) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Muminova vs A Muzychuk, 2014 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs S Brunello, 2014 1-0
   V Cmilyte vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1
   Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs A Giri, 2010 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs A Muzychuk, 2013 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs T Kosintseva, 2013 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs N Bojkovic, 2012 1-0
   A Mezioud vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   2008 Women's Olympiad (2008)
   17th European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   Women Grand Prix Ankara (2012)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)

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ANNA MUZYCHUK
(born Feb-28-1990) Ukraine (citizen of Slovenia)
PRONUNCIATION:
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WFM (2001), WIM (2002), WGM (2004), IM (2007) and GM (2012). She has represented Slovenia on board 1 in every women's Olympiad since 2004.

Born in L'viv, Ukraine, Anna took an early liking to chess, leading her to become the under-8 European champion in 1996. She has competed in and won numerous age-based championship tournaments for girls in the Ukraine, Europe and the World, her most notable successes occurring in 2003, when she was the winner of Women's Ukrainian Championship, in 2004 when won the Championship of Ukraine (U20 Girls) and was runner up in the Girls U14 World Championship, and in 2005 when she won the World U16 (Girls) World Championship. She competed in the Women's World Championship (2008) in Nalchik where she reached the second round before bowing out to Dronavalli Harika. She also competed in the Women's World Chess Championship (2010) and made it to the third round, but was eliminated from the tournament by Ju Wenjun.

In 2004 she became a citizen of Slovenia, where she is the strongest Slovenian female player. Anna won her first GM norm at the 2008 European Club Cup, winning the gold medal on board 1 for her team T-Com Podgorica. Also in 2008 she won the Moscow Open C-ladies tournament with 8.0/9 and came equal first with 7/9 in the 1st Scandinavian International Ladies Open held in Stockholm. In 2009 she came equal second in the Snezenky a Machri - Czech Coal Chess Match and won her 2nd GM norm at the Inventi Chess Tournament (2009) held in Antwerp. In 2010 she won the Maia Chiburdanidze Cup in Georgia with 8.0/9, played in the Corus (B Group) (2010), finishing with a score of 5,5/13 and a performance of 2583, won the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010) with 11/13 and scored 7/10 on first board for Slovenia at the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010). She secured her 3rd GM norm at the Shenzhen Women's Grand Prix (2011) when she came 2nd with 7/11 (+3 -0 =8) behind Yifan Hou and soon after her 8.5/9 as Slovenia's top board at the European Team Championship (Women) (2011) secured her the event's highest rating performance, 2782, and her fourth GM norm*.

She scored solid 6.5/10 at the Tradewise Gibraltar (2012), following up with =1st (3rd on tiebreak) at the European Individual Women's Championship (2012) and =1st (2nd on tiebreak) at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Kazan (2012). She came 3rd in the 2011-12 Women's Grand Prix series behind Yifan Hou and Koneru Humpy. Then came her shock elimination from the 2nd round of the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) by the eventual winner and now 2012 Women's World Champion, Anna Ushenina. She started 2013 with a solid 7/10 at Tradewise Gibraltar (2013) and 2nd placement at the Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013) with 7.5/11, half a point behind the winner Bela Khotenashvili.

Muzychuk started 2014 by scoring 8/13 (+4 -1 =8) to place 4th at the category 14 Tata Steel (Group B) (2014) behind Ivan Saric, Jan Timman and Baadur Jobava. She followed up with a modest 5.5/10 at Tradewise Gibraltar (2014).

Anna's sister, Mariya Muzychuk, is also a strong player.

Myzychuk's rating as of 1 March 2014 was 2560 and she is the #1 female player in Slovenia, the #5 player overall in Slovenia, and the #4 woman in the world. In the August 2012 rating list, she recorded a career high rating of 2606, only the fourth female player to rate over 2600, briefly ranking as #2 woman in the world. Rapid rating 2520 and rapid rating 2613.

Live rating (women's): http://www.2700chess.com/women * http://ratings.fide.com/title_appli...

Wikipedia article: Anna Muzychuk


 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 768  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½66 1997 Wch U10 GirlsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. N Dzagnidze vs A Muzychuk 1-017 1997 EU-ch U10 GirlsA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
3. A Muzychuk vs Lahno  ½-½68 1999 UKR-ch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
4. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½29 2000 UKR-ch U12 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
5. D Harika vs A Muzychuk  1-049 2000 Wch U10 GirlsA04 Reti Opening
6. A Muzychuk vs D Arutyunova  0-147 2000 UKR-ch U12WC58 Two Knights
7. A Ushenina vs A Muzychuk  1-042 2001 UKR-ch U20 GirlsA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
8. A Muzychuk vs Z Ciuksyte  ½-½61 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
9. T Marinina vs A Muzychuk  0-138 2001 EYCC G12A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
10. N Kosintseva vs A Muzychuk  ½-½101 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
11. E Partac vs A Muzychuk 0-133 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
12. V Tarassova vs A Muzychuk  1-048 2001 EYCC G12A10 English
13. A Benderac vs A Muzychuk  1-048 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA04 Reti Opening
14. I Paulet vs A Muzychuk  0-144 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
15. A Muzychuk vs S Buervenich  ½-½39 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
16. A Muzychuk vs S R Sgircea  ½-½45 2001 EYCC G12B20 Sicilian
17. A Muzychuk vs Bosboom-Lanchava 0-134 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
18. E Egorova vs A Muzychuk  0-144 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
19. A Muzychuk vs M Reszka  1-064 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. A Muzychuk vs D Harika 1-043 2001 Wch U12 GirlsC18 French, Winawer
21. M Stefanova vs A Muzychuk  0-164 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
22. I Tetenkina vs A Muzychuk 0-199 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA00 Uncommon Opening
23. A Muzychuk vs E Shmyrina  1-041 2001 EYCC G12C18 French, Winawer
24. S Gvetadze vs A Muzychuk  1-034 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
25. A Muzychuk vs Lahno  ½-½24 2001 Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 768  PGN Download
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Feb-28-12  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Anna Muzychuk!
Mar-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Anna Muzychuk is the rating favorite of the European Individual Women's Chess Championship 2012 which will take place in Gaziantep, Turkey, from 2nd March (Round 1) to 13th March (Round 11) 2012.

Top participants (2500+):

GM MUZYCHUK ANNA SLO 2580
GM LAHNO KATERYNA UKR 2557
GM DZAGNIDZE NANA GEO 2535
GM STEFANOVA ANTOANETA BUL 2523
GM MARIE SEBAG FRA 2512
IM GUNINA VALENTINA RUS 2510
GM VIKTORIJA CMILYTE LTU 2503

Mar-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: In today's Round 1 of the European Individual Women's Chess Championship in Gaziantep (Turkey) Anna Muzichuk is playing against the young Russian Woman Grand Master and International Master Anastasia Savina (2325).

As a curiosity, Savina played for the team of brunette players in the last year edition of the April Fool’s Day blitz match Blondes versus Brunettes, which took place in the famous Botvinnik Central Chess Club in Moscow, Russia.

Everyone had been wondering whether it was an April Fool's Day hoax but it turned out to be a real event and a fun one at that.

http://ratings.fide.com/card.php?co...

Mar-02-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: In a Semi-Slav battle Savina missed a win and tied the first round game with Anna Muzychuk.

Position after 14...exd4


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<15. Bxh6> Ne5 16. Nxe5 Bxe5 17. f4 b5 18. fxe5 bxc4


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<19. Bxg7> Kxg7 20. Qg5+ <Kh7?> (20...Kh8 was the correct move).


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Here Savina could have won by playing <21.Rf1>.

21.Rf1 Rg8 22.Qh5+ Kg7 23.Rf6 Rh8 24.Qg5+ Kf8 25.Raf1 Ra7 26.Qg6

Instead she played <21.Qh5+?> and the game continued:

21. Qh5+ Kg7 22. Qg5+ Kh7 23. Rf1 Rg8 24. Qh5+ Kg7 25. Rf6 Rh8 26. Qg5+ Kf8 27. Raf1 Ra7 <28. Rxf7+?> (Again 28.Qg6 was winning) Qxf7 29. Qd8+ Kg7 30.Rxf7+ Rxf7 31. Qg5+ Kh7 32. Qh5+ Kg7 33. Qg5+ Kh7 34. Qh5+ Kg7 35. Qg5+ Draw

Mar-10-12  Billy Vaughan: Muzychuk's live rating is now above Humpy Koneru's.
Mar-10-12  King Death: < Billy Vaughan: Muzychuk's live rating is now above Humpy Koneru's.>

Another earth shattering moment, time to fold up the tents and go home.

Mar-10-12  Billy Vaughan: Hey, I like numbers :p
Mar-12-12  Penguincw: Muzychuk is having a great tournament. She's leading with 8.5/10, consisting of seven wins and three draws. Only two are one point behind. A draw is sufficient to win.
Mar-12-12  Billy Vaughan: A win will make her the fourth woman ever above 2600.
Mar-12-12  Penguincw: Just like they have www.2700chess.com , they should have something like <www.2500chess.com> for women (which I believe is elite for women).
Mar-12-12  Billy Vaughan: http://chesspro.ru/guestnew/looknul... keeps tabs on women's ratings.
Mar-12-12  Penguincw: Or that, I guess. :)
Jun-04-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: <bv>The other nice feature of that site is that they have links to lots of games. I've often used it to research some players.
Jun-17-12  Billy Vaughan: For the live rating buffs among you, Muzychuk has now passed Hou Yifan in live rating and is the live number two in the world.
Jul-07-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Nice pic of her on this page: http://whychess.org/en/node/1292
Jul-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Tomorrow must be an emotional experience for her. She's playing Ivanchuk, who must have been some sort of hero to a chess player growing up in Ukraine. With a draw she'll wind up at +1, which is a great result for the lowest rated player in the tournament. It's a shame that it isn't rated.
Jul-22-12  RookFile: It's also a shame she's not going to get a draw against Ivanchuk.
Jul-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Yeah. She got pretty thoroughly stomped today.
Sep-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: She shed over 25 elo during the olympiad. She was unrecognizable. I wonder what's going on.
Sep-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I'd probably try 1. p-k5, and make other mistakes...

<http://www.google.com/imgres?q=muzy...>

Feb-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <waustad: Nice pic of her on this page: http://whychess.org/en/node/1292>

Agreed.

Feb-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Happy 23rd!
May-06-13  John Abraham: She has a very beautiful refreshing honest and contagious smile.
Feb-28-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: How can it be that she only has one comment since my last one a year ago? Happy birthday!

At least she's been spared a lot of Ukranian poltical commentary.

Apr-09-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: During the post mortem of her win in the first round of the Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix, when asked about her first chess book, she mentioned that she learned to play at age 2 so she couldn't read yet. I've played with 5 year olds, but 2?
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