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A Muzychuk 
Anna Muzychuk
Number of games in database: 868
Years covered: 1997 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2552 (2543 rapid, 2645 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606
Overall record: +280 -110 =303 (62.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      175 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (174) 
    B40 B52 B30 B20 B25
 French Defense (64) 
    C18 C11 C01 C12 C10
 Caro-Kann (40) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B17
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C69 C65 C91 C77 C78
 French (27) 
    C11 C12 C10 C00 C13
 Bird's Opening (18) 
    A02 A03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (100) 
    B40 B42 B30 B43 B22
 Dutch Defense (39) 
    A81 A85 A87 A89 A84
 Scandinavian (38) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (36) 
    A46 E10 A41 A45 E00
 Ruy Lopez (30) 
    C77 C84 C65 C86 C89
 Sicilian Kan (27) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   N Muminova vs A Muzychuk, 2014 0-1
   V Cmilyte vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1
   Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1
   Bosboom-Lanchava vs A Muzychuk, 2004 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs S Brunello, 2014 1-0
   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 O Girya, 2013 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   Women Grand Prix Ankara (2012)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2013)
   17th European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2014)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)

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(born Feb-28-1990, 25 years old) Ukraine
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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. 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, 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) 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.

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

Myzychuk's rating as of 1 February 2015 was 2543 and she is the #1 female player in Ukraine and the #6 female player 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 2543 (women's world #8) and blitz rating 2645 (women's world #3).

Live rating (women's): *

Wikipedia article: Anna Muzychuk

Latest update 5 Feb 2015

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 868  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 Muzychuk vs M Matyszewska  1-057 2001 EYCC G12B53 Sicilian
8. A Ushenina vs A Muzychuk  1-042 2001 UKR-ch U20 GirlsA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
9. A Muzychuk vs Z Ciuksyte  ½-½61 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
10. T Marinina vs A Muzychuk  0-138 2001 EYCC G12A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
11. N Kosintseva vs A Muzychuk  ½-½101 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
12. E Partac vs A Muzychuk 0-133 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
13. V Tarasova vs A Muzychuk  1-048 2001 EYCC G12A10 English
14. A Benderac vs A Muzychuk  1-048 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA04 Reti Opening
15. I Paulet vs A Muzychuk  0-144 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
16. A Muzychuk vs S Buervenich  ½-½39 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
17. A Muzychuk vs S R Sgircea  ½-½45 2001 EYCC G12B20 Sicilian
18. A Muzychuk vs Bosboom-Lanchava 0-134 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
19. E Egorova vs A Muzychuk  0-144 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
20. A Muzychuk vs M Reszka  1-064 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
21. A Muzychuk vs D Harika 1-043 2001 Wch U12 GirlsC18 French, Winawer
22. M Stefanova vs A Muzychuk  0-164 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
23. I Tetenkina vs A Muzychuk 0-199 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA00 Uncommon Opening
24. A Muzychuk vs E Shmirina  1-041 2001 EYCC G12C18 French, Winawer
25. S Gvetadze vs A Muzychuk  1-034 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 868  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-12-12  Billy Vaughan: A win will make her the fourth woman ever above 2600.
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  Penguincw: Just like they have , they should have something like <> for women (which I believe is elite for women).
Mar-12-12  Billy Vaughan: keeps tabs on women's ratings.
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  Penguincw: Or that, I guess. :)
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  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.
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  waustad: Nice pic of her on this page:
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  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.
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  waustad: Yeah. She got pretty thoroughly stomped today.
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  waustad: She shed over 25 elo during the olympiad. She was unrecognizable. I wonder what's going on.
Sep-18-12  HeMateMe: I'd probably try 1. p-k5, and make other mistakes...


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  Abdel Irada: <waustad: Nice pic of her on this page:>


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  waustad: Happy 23rd!
May-06-13  John Abraham: She has a very beautiful refreshing honest and contagious smile.
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  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.

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  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?
Apr-28-14  joeyj: Congratulations Anna Muzychuk: 2014 Women's World Blitz Champion !!!
Apr-28-14  HeMateMe: Congrats to the speedy one!

Great Mona Lisa smile


Hou you laughin at?




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  waustad: I just read in the transers that she's changed federations back to Ukraine.
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  waustad: A Grand Prix tournament begins tomorrow with many of the top women in Georgia. FYI that's the same time zone as Dubai. They did the drawing, but the official site hasn't posted pairings yet.
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  waustad: She and Kateryna Lahno will be on boards 2 and 3 respectively for Cercle d’Échecs de Monte-Carlo in the European Club Cup.
Nov-23-14  sonia91: Congratulations to Anna on winning Ukrainian Championship (Women) (2014)! :)
Nov-23-14  Calar: Yup. Congrats :)
Feb-06-15  MariusDaniel: GM Anna is elegant and intelligent.She plays very nice--Great chess!!
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