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Anna Muzychuk
A Muzychuk 
 
Number of games in database: 1,146
Years covered: 1997 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2564 (2597 rapid, 2559 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +344 -130 =385 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 287 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (225) 
    B51 B30 B25 B40 B52
 French Defense (86) 
    C11 C18 C01 C10 C12
 Caro-Kann (51) 
    B18 B12 B10 B17 B11
 Ruy Lopez (41) 
    C69 C91 C78 C65 C77
 French (39) 
    C11 C10 C12 C13 C00
 French Winawer (25) 
    C18 C15 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (114) 
    B30 B40 B42 B43 B33
 Dutch Defense (44) 
    A81 A85 A87 A89 A88
 Scandinavian (39) 
    B01
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C77 C84 C92 C80 C65
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    E10 A46 E00 A45 A41
 Reti System (28) 
    A04 A06
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Muzychuk vs Zhao Xue, 2016 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs Tan Zhongyi, 2017 1-0
   J Rapport vs A Muzychuk, 2016 0-1
   M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk, 2009 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs S Brunello, 2014 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs A Ushenina, 2013 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs Fressinet, 2016 1-0
   J V Demina vs A Muzychuk, 2009 0-1
   G Sargissian vs A Muzychuk, 2009 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   Women Grand Prix Ankara (2012)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2013)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   17th European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 34th European Club Cup (Women)
   A Muzychuk vs A Ushenina (Oct-17-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs A Bodnaruk (Oct-16-18) 1/2-1/2
   V Gunina vs A Muzychuk (Oct-15-18) 1/2-1/2
   T Injac vs A Muzychuk (Oct-14-18) 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs G Mammadzada (Oct-13-18) 1-0

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ANNA MUZYCHUK
(born Feb-28-1990, 28 years old) Ukraine
PRONUNCIATION:
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WFM (2001), WIM (2002), WGM (2004), IM (2007) and GM (2012). She represented Slovenia on board 1 in every women's Olympiad from 2004 to 2012 inclusive. In 2014, she returned to play for Ukraine.

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, becoming 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 Group B (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 third 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*.

Muzychuk scored 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 elimination in the second round of the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012) by the eventual winner and 2012 Women's World Champion, Anna Ushenina. She started 2013 with 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) and =4th with 6/11 at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Khanty - Mansiysk (2014). She scored 5.5/11 at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Lopota (2014). She was also =3rd at the Women's World Rapid Championship in April with 10/15, half a point from the lead, and then won the Women's World Blitz Championship 2014 with 23/30, 2.5 points clear of the field. In August she played top board for the Ukrainian women's team in the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) staged in Tromsø, scoring 6/10 and winning team bronze. In September 2014, she played board 2 for the CE de Monte Carlo club in the European Women's Club Championship, winning individual and team silver. She is playing top board for OSG Baden Baden in the Frauenbundesliga 2014-15. She also won the Ukraine Women's Final in November 2014.

In 2015, Muzychuk finished strongly in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) to score 6.5/10, and was the top scoring woman in the event. Soon afterwards, she played in the FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015) and defeated Amina Mezioud, Aleksandra Goryachkina, and Lela Javakhishvili in the early rounds before bowing out in the fourth round to Pia Cramling in the tiebreaker rapid match.

Anna's sister, Mariya Muzychuk, won the Women's World Championship in 2015.

In the August 2012 rating list, Muzychuk recorded a career high rating of 2606, only the fourth female player to rate over 2600, briefly ranking as #2 woman in the world.

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

Wikipedia article: Anna Muzychuk

Last updated: 2017-02-24 11:07:08

 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,151  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½661997Wch U10 GirlsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
2. N Dzagnidze vs A Muzychuk 1-0171997EU-ch U10 GirlsA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
3. A Muzychuk vs Lahno  ½-½681999UKR-ch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
4. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½292000UKR-ch U12 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
5. A Muzychuk vs D Arutyunova  0-1472000UKR-ch U12WC58 Two Knights
6. D Harika vs A Muzychuk  1-0492000Wch U10 GirlsA04 Reti Opening
7. A Ushenina vs A Muzychuk  1-0422001UKR-ch U20 GirlsA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
8. A Muzychuk vs Lahno  ½-½242001Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
9. A Muzychuk vs D Harika 1-0432001Wch U12 GirlsC18 French, Winawer
10. N Kosintseva vs A Muzychuk  ½-½10120012nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
11. A Muzychuk vs E Moser 0-14920012nd ch-EUR WomenC18 French, Winawer
12. I Tetenkina vs A Muzychuk 0-19920012nd ch-EUR WomenA00 Uncommon Opening
13. A Muzychuk vs Bosboom-Lanchava 0-13420012nd ch-EUR WomenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
14. A Benderac vs A Muzychuk  1-04820012nd ch-EUR WomenA04 Reti Opening
15. A Muzychuk vs Z Sarakauskiene  ½-½6120012nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
16. S Gvetadze vs A Muzychuk  1-03420012nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
17. A Muzychuk vs M Reszka  1-06420012nd ch-EUR WomenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. A Muzychuk vs S Buervenich  ½-½3920012nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
19. E Partac vs A Muzychuk 0-13320012nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
20. A Muzychuk vs J Krivec  1-03920012nd ch-EUR WomenC59 Two Knights
21. T Marinina vs A Muzychuk  0-1382001EYCC G12A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
22. A Muzychuk vs I Merkulova  ½-½562001EYCC G12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
23. M Stefanova vs A Muzychuk  0-1642001EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
24. A Muzychuk vs S R Sgircea  ½-½452001EYCC G12B20 Sicilian
25. V Tarasova vs A Muzychuk  1-0482001EYCC G12A10 English
 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,151  PGN Download
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Feb-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: Felicidades Miss Anna and go for
Feb-28-17  waustad: Best of luck in the match. 2 games to make up after -1 is tough, but give it a go.
Oct-22-17  waustad: Congratulations of the win in the European Women's Rapids Championship: http://chess-results.com/tnr297692....
Oct-22-17  dumbgai: I wasn’t aware of that tournament, but 9/11 with 7 wins and 4 draws is an excellent result. Including 4 wins in a row at the end to pull away from the field. Well done!
Oct-23-17  HeMateMe: <Anna Muzychuk scored an unbeaten 9/11 to add the ACP European Women’s Rapid Championship to the double gold she won at the Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship in Qatar late last year. >

well done!

Please submit a more current photo?

Dec-26-17  docbenway: Good for you, Anna, boycotting the murderous, misogynist thugs in Saudi Arabia. Too bad more players let the dollars lead before their ethics.
Dec-26-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: The only good thing about Saudi Arabia is that it was mentioned in the DEVO song <Space Junk>.
Dec-26-17  chamato: Thank you Anna, if only more leaders like you would stand up for their principles. Well done. You're paying for your stance but you'll live with a smile on your face. Thank you.
Dec-26-17  WorstPlayerEver: https://www.rferl.org/a/ukraine-che...
Dec-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheAlchemist: Saudi Arabia too often gets a free pass, it's good there are principled people who dare stand up against it. I wish we would see it more often with politicians, but that's a utopian dream.
Dec-27-17  sfm: Bravo, Anna Muzychuk!
Dec-27-17  dumbgai: If FIDE wasn’t such a joke of an organization we wouldn’t be having events held in these countries in the first place.
Dec-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: I think FIDE are doing a pretty good job; they'll be failing when they're unable to stage one of their obligatory championship events: http://www.fide.com/index.php?optio...
Dec-28-17  Petrosianic: <I think FIDE are doing a pretty good job;>

No you don't. You've simply lowered the bar to the point that their failing grade is now passing. Not caring if the event is legal or illegal as long as it's held in some form is about as low as the bar goes. But you definitely don't think what you claimed you thought.

Dec-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <‘Cantankerous, irritable, vituperative, Steinitz could be contemptuous of the efforts of others to understand his ideas. “Have you ever seen a monkey examining a watch?”, was his answer to one hapless enquirer.’ Page 67 of The Kings of Chess by W. Hartston (London, 1985).>

C.N. 6590

Dec-28-17  TheFocus: Really admire what Anna has done. Her sister also declined to play, true?
Jan-03-18  cyclemath: Anna was featured on Woman's Hour yesterday (2 January 2018) on BBC Radio 4. Here is a link to listen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09...
Feb-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: It says she was taught chess at the age of 2. It is surely impossible to teach a complex game of chess to a child of that age. Probably nonsense from the parents who always exaggerate about their children. Next we'll have children re-inventing Einstein's equations, writing great literature, and composing symphonies in the womb...

Still she plays well now. And she is a very attractive young woman. At 2600+ she is clearly also very bright also.

Feb-28-18  schnarre: ...Happy Birthday Anna!
Feb-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Richard Taylor, I once personally knew a two (and a half) year old who knew chess rules. Chess is complex, you say? Language is even more complex. And fairy tales are full of abstract thinking (when is "once upon a time"?). We vastly underestimate children's abilities, and especially ability for abstraction. We often hail abstract thinking as the pinnacle of though, but actually very young children have no choice but to think abstractly.
Feb-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Pinnacle of thought*
Feb-28-18  Ironmanth: Wishing you many happy returns of the day on your birthday, Anna! Be well grandmaster.
Feb-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: <alexmagnus: Richard Taylor, I once personally knew a two (and a half) year old who knew chess rules. Chess is complex, you say? Language is even more complex. And fairy tales are full of abstract thinking (when is "once upon a time"?). We vastly underestimate children's abilities, and especially ability for abstraction. We often hail abstract thinking as the pinnacle of though, but actually very young children have no choice but to think abstractly.>

No one can think abstractly. Or, what we call abstraction is actually a kind of generalization, or code. So there is actually not really any "higher thinking". This is an illusion.

Language is complex, the brain is, but a child of two! The brain is still forming. I know that children at that stage are in fact using more 'computing' power than any adult or anyone say doing advanced mathematics etc [all of which is pretty useless]. Language learning is essential for a human being. It is something different from learning a game etc....

My suspicion is that parents, fond as they are, make these things up. Or the person had no idea when he or she learned chess or whatever it was. There are at least two versions of the age of Capablanca's éclaircissement....

I don't underestimate childrens' abilities, I have three of them and 4 grandchildren, but I know the smell of a rat and my skeptical apparatus is still in good order. Be wary, in other words, of bullsheit artists...

Feb-28-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  sansenecoitz: happy birthday Anna !
Oct-12-18  waustad: This year she’s playing first board for Monte Carlo in the European Club Cup, taking place in Greece now. Many of the usual suspects aren’t playing this time around.
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