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Anna Muzychuk
A Muzychuk 
Number of games in database: 1,089
Years covered: 1997 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2582 (2607 rapid, 2574 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +338 -130 =372 (62.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 249 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (214) 
    B51 B30 B40 B25 B90
 French Defense (82) 
    C11 C18 C01 C10 C12
 Caro-Kann (50) 
    B18 B12 B10 B11 B17
 Ruy Lopez (39) 
    C69 C91 C77 C78 C65
 French (37) 
    C11 C12 C10 C00 C13
 French Winawer (23) 
    C18 C16 C15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (116) 
    B30 B40 B42 B43 B22
 Dutch Defense (43) 
    A81 A85 A87 A89 A88
 Scandinavian (39) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    A46 E10 A45 E00 A41
 Ruy Lopez (36) 
    C77 C84 C92 C65 C80
 Sicilian Kan (27) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Muzychuk vs Zhao Xue, 2016 1-0
   M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk, 2009 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs Fressinet, 2016 1-0
   J Rapport vs A Muzychuk, 2016 0-1
   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
   V Cmilyte vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs A Mezioud, 2012 1-0
   Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010)
   Women Grand Prix Ankara (2012)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2013)
   17th European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)

   🏆 IMSA Elite Mind Games (Blitz, Women)
   D Harika vs A Muzychuk (Dec-13-17) 1-0, blitz
   A Muzychuk vs Kosteniuk (Dec-13-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   N Dzagnidze vs A Muzychuk (Dec-13-17) 0-1, blitz
   A Muzychuk vs Lahno (Dec-13-17) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   A Muzychuk vs Ju Wenjun (Dec-13-17) 0-1, blitz

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(born Feb-28-1990, 27 years old) Ukraine
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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): *

Wikipedia article: Anna Muzychuk

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

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,117  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Dzagnidze vs A Muzychuk 1-0171997EU-ch U10 GirlsA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
2. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½661997Wch U10 GirlsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
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 45; games 1-25 of 1,117  PGN Download
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  tamar: This is the day the Muzychuk puns died.
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  tpstar: The hills are alive without the sound of Muzychuk.
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  OhioChessFan: I'm kind of with <ColeTrane> in that bad puns don't bother me so much as obvious puns.
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  WannaBe: Good puns bother me to no ends. =))
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  Amulet: <dumbgai: Another one: https://scontent.fdet1-2.fna.fbcdn.... Would make a better picture for this page, if we could get her permission to use it. :)>

I would have difficulty deciding where to plant my bishop.

Jan-19-17  John Abraham: I am free any day of the week if Miss Anna would like to give me a few lessons about pins, forks, long diagonals, and back rank mates.
Jan-19-17  waustad: This coming weekend the German Frauenbundesliga will be playing. Baden Baden will be playing one of the stronger opponents and a lot of players will be on the way to Gibraltar. It will be interesting to see who plays this weekend. Several of the listed players haven't played much if at all in the last year or so:
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  Amulet: My wish for Anna, is that if she fell in love and get married, that they stay in love and stay with each other for the rest of their days. She's such a fine woman.
Jan-20-17  waustad: There are times when I think I'm in the minority trying to keep it to chess. While I'm a straight man who is interested on women, I really think many of us seem to miss the point that some very attractive chess is played by woemn. Perhaps it is the rating difference, I've discussed this before on here with Jen Shahade among others, but "women's chess" tends to have a higher percentage of very aggressive attacks and fun chess. Short boring draws happen too, but going for it is more common. In my previous post I mentioned some folks who haven't played much recently. Viktoria Cmilyte has 3 kids and is in the parliament in Lithuania, so she's busy and Eva Moser, who went 6/6 the last time she played in the FBL hasn't played in over a year. I'd be delighted to see either one play in this tournament, as well as several other strong players on the team. Sadly, the FBL doesn't do a very good job of posting games, so even if these players return to active play, there is no guarantee that we'll see the games.
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  HeMateMe: We already know they can play chess. Some girls like to show off a bit, too. Seems harmless to me.


It's that little Mona Lisa grin that I find so alluring:


Anna vs Hou Yifan

<A Muzychuk vs Yifan Hou, 2013>

Jan-21-17  Mr. V: Cmilyte is in the parliament? Talk about busy
Jan-22-17  waustad: <HHM> I'm not immune to the allure of attractive women and the attitudes here are no where near what one sees on, for example chessbomb. If you haven't, please read Lisa: a Chess Novel. I've played in several all male tournaments and, after reading some comments, I can see why "women's chess" exists. Why go to a hostile environment if you don't have to? I remember a broadcaster asking Anna M if she shouldn't be out shopping. The basic "hiya toots, where've you been all my life?" sort of comment doesn't help.

BTW, the FBL games of Baden Baden and their travel partner are available on chessbomb.

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  HeMateMe: I've been in a couple of tournaments where there was one female player. In both cases it was an older woman who was a college student or grad student. No one said anything rude or immature to them, that I noticed. You may be selling your fellow chess players short?

Now and then there would be a female chess player at the chess forum in the Village, the club and they seemed to blend right in.

the only time I really see guys lose it is in the bar when they get liquored up and repressed problems come out, they take it out on a girl. Been to a couple of frat parties too where a guy got drunk and embarrassed the girls. Stuff happens.

Feb-27-17  The Kings Domain: She has a nice figure. :-)
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  HeMateMe: happy birthday Anna!


you go girl!

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  naresb: Happy Birthday Anna.
Feb-28-17  ketchuplover: +1.0000000000
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  whiteshark: On top of The World, or in the depths of despair ?
Feb-28-17  sonia91: Happy birthday!
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to Anna & good luck to her in the Women's World Chess Championship going on now vs Tan Zhongyi!
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  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:
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!
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  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!

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