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A Muzychuk 
Anna Muzychuk
Number of games in database: 913
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2555 (2520 rapid, 2645 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606
Overall record: +297 -118 =321 (62.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      177 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (182) 
    B40 B30 B51 B52 B20
 French Defense (66) 
    C18 C11 C01 C12 C10
 Caro-Kann (43) 
    B12 B18 B10 B11 B17
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C69 C91 C65 C77 C78
 French (28) 
    C11 C12 C10 C00 C13
 Bird's Opening (18) 
    A02 A03
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (101) 
    B40 B42 B30 B43 B22
 Dutch Defense (40) 
    A81 A85 A87 A89 A88
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    A46 E10 A45 E00 A41
 Scandinavian (38) 
 Ruy Lopez (32) 
    C77 C84 C65 C92 C86
 Sicilian Kan (27) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Muzychuk vs A Ushenina, 2013 1-0
   N Muminova vs A Muzychuk, 2014 0-1
   V Cmilyte vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1
   M Muzychuk vs A Muzychuk, 2009 1/2-1/2
   G Sargissian vs A Muzychuk, 2009 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs Vogt, 2016 1-0
   Yifan Hou vs A Muzychuk, 2013 0-1
   A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Sasikiran vs A Muzychuk, 2012 0-1
   Bosboom-Lanchava vs A Muzychuk, 2004 0-1

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

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(born Feb-28-1990, 26 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.

In 2015, she 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, is also a strong player who won the Women's World Championship in 2015.

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.

Live rating (women's): *

Wikipedia article: Anna Muzychuk

Latest update 1 June 2015

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 913  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Dzagnidze vs A Muzychuk 1-017 1997 EU-ch U10 GirlsA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
2. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½66 1997 Wch U10 GirlsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. A Muzychuk vs Lahno  ½-½68 1999 UKR-ch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
4. A Muzychuk vs D Arutyunova  0-147 2000 UKR-ch U12WC58 Two Knights
5. Lahno vs A Muzychuk  ½-½29 2000 UKR-ch U12 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
6. D Harika vs A Muzychuk  1-049 2000 Wch U10 GirlsA04 Reti Opening
7. I Paulet vs A Muzychuk  0-144 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
8. A Muzychuk vs S Buervenich  ½-½39 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
9. A Muzychuk vs S R Sgircea  ½-½45 2001 EYCC G12B20 Sicilian
10. A Muzychuk vs Bosboom-Lanchava 0-134 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. E Egorova vs A Muzychuk  0-144 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
12. A Muzychuk vs M Reszka  1-064 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. A Muzychuk vs D Harika 1-043 2001 Wch U12 GirlsC18 French, Winawer
14. M Stefanova vs A Muzychuk  0-164 2001 EYCC G12B01 Scandinavian
15. I Tetenkina vs A Muzychuk 0-199 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenA00 Uncommon Opening
16. A Muzychuk vs E Shmirina  1-041 2001 EYCC G12C18 French, Winawer
17. S Gvetadze vs A Muzychuk  1-034 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB01 Scandinavian
18. A Muzychuk vs Lahno  ½-½24 2001 Wch U12 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
19. A Muzychuk vs I Merkulova  ½-½56 2001 EYCC G12A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
20. A Muzychuk vs E Moser 0-149 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC18 French, Winawer
21. A Muzychuk vs J Krivec  1-039 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenC59 Two Knights
22. A Muzychuk vs M Matyszewska  1-057 2001 EYCC G12B53 Sicilian
23. A Ushenina vs A Muzychuk  1-042 2001 UKR-ch U20 GirlsA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
24. A Muzychuk vs Z Sarakauskiene  ½-½61 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenB20 Sicilian
25. T Marinina vs A Muzychuk  0-138 2001 EYCC G12A83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 913  PGN Download
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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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!!
Apr-02-15  dumbgai: Chessbase finally has a worthwhile photo of the sisters!

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  waustad: It appears that she won't be playing in the European Women's Championship, but is entered in the rapids championship that occurs right afterwards.
Jul-03-15  ketchuplover: Good luck next March
Oct-06-15  sonia91: <ketchuplover> It's her sister Mariya Muzychuk that will play Hou Yifan in March.
Oct-14-15  choosea: AMuzyng!!!
Nov-01-15  HeMateMe: I'm definitely looking for a Ukrainian mail order bride!


Nov-02-15  Nina Myers: My counselor actually says I'm not supposed to be around sharp objects. They might trigger my emotional problems...
Jan-20-16  sonia91: No mention of the ACP Golden Classic (2012) in the bio? Her win over Sasikiran is listed in the Notable games list...
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  waustad: Nice win today over Laurent
Fressinet in Gibraltar.
Feb-04-16  sonia91: Congratulations to Anna on winning women's first prize at Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)!
Feb-05-16  HeMateMe: Needs a new picture, this looks like high school yearbook material.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Anna Muzychuk.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the beautiful & brainy GM Anna Muzychuk!
Feb-28-16  sonia91: Happy birthday Anna!
Mar-15-16  HeMateMe: I KNOW who's responsible for that new FIDE dress code in women's chess:


Mar-22-16  choosea: ###gorogoiuesssssssssssssssssssss


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