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Irina Berezina
Number of games in database: 76
Years covered: 1994 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2088 (2107 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2295
Overall record: +20 -26 =30 (46.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A46 Queen's Pawn Game (9 games)
E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto (4 games)
B06 Robatsch (4 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (4 games)
A40 Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)
E90 King's Indian (2 games)
B12 Caro-Kann Defense (2 games)
B10 Caro-Kann (2 games)
D00 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)
E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1 (2 games)

   I Berezina vs M Antipov (Apr-03-17) 0-1
   I Berezina vs Kosteniuk (Mar-18-15) 0-1
   Kosteniuk vs I Berezina (Mar-17-15) 1-0
   I Ostry vs I Berezina (Aug-11-14) 1-0
   I Berezina vs N Bojkovic (Aug-10-14) 1-0

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(born Jul-07-1965, 51 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Australia)

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IM (and WIM) Irina Berezina-Feldman is an Australian chess player. Together with husband Vladimir Feldman (they moved from Ukraine to Down Under in '92) and her elder brother Victor Berezin she runs a chess school in Sydney.

In 2012, she qualified to compete in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) and played French GM Marie Sebag in the first round. She drew the first game of the mini-match but lost the second to exit the contest. She is also a FIDE Trainer.


 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 76  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. I Berezina vs Chiburdanidze  0-144 1994 Moscow ol (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. R J Dive vs I Berezina  0-154 1999 Oceania Zonal TtA06 Reti Opening
3. C Lip vs I Berezina  0-144 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenB83 Sicilian
4. I Berezina vs V Smith  1-039 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
5. N Szuveges vs I Berezina  0-140 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. I Berezina vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½17 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE77 King's Indian
7. L Moylan vs I Berezina  ½-½104 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. I Berezina vs N Mills  ½-½17 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
9. I Berezina vs N Szuveges  1-038 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE90 King's Indian
10. I Berezina vs L Moylan  1-029 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA59 Benko Gambit
11. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs I Berezina  1-088 2001 Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE73 King's Indian
12. A Stefanova vs I Berezina  1-041 2002 Olympiad, womenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Berezina vs N Bojkovic  0-160 2002 Olympiad, womenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. I Berezina vs K Kachiani-Gersinska  0-145 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
15. K J Mouradian vs I Berezina  ½-½27 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. C Foisor vs I Berezina  ½-½61 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
17. I Berezina vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-139 2004 36th Olympiad, WomenE15 Queen's Indian
18. I Berezina vs A Mendes da Costa  ½-½28 2006 Queenstown ClassicA57 Benko Gambit
19. N Chernih vs I Berezina  0-145 2006 Queenstown ClassicB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. R Shanmugam vs I Berezina  0-158 2006 Queenstown ClassicA07 King's Indian Attack
21. I Berezina vs N Croad  1-048 2006 Queenstown ClassicE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
22. P Froehlich vs I Berezina  ½-½31 2006 Queenstown ClassicA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. I Berezina vs T Karolyi Jr.  0-154 2006 Queenstown ClassicA81 Dutch
24. M Tredinnick vs I Berezina  ½-½37 2006 Queenstown ClassicB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. S Vijayalakshmi vs I Berezina  1-075 2006 FIDE Women's World ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Sep-29-08  sneaky pete: No jokes about Napoleon Bonaparte here?
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  Benzol: Isn't she married to Vladimir Feldman ?
May-14-10  ozmikey: <Benzol> Yes.

Irina very nearly died in the Maccabiah Games bridge collapse in 1997 ( Her husband Vladimir (who I used to know quite well) was on the bridge as well when it collapsed, but got out of the water fairly quickly...I remember seeing footage on the news that night and recognising him among the chaos.

As far as I know they still run a business coaching chess in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

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  Benzol: <ozmikey> That's incredible. Only one of the athletes died as a result of the actual collapse but the other deaths were due to exposure to pollutants in the waters of the river.

I can remember seeing both Irina and Vladimir competing at the 2005 Oceania Zonal Tournament held here in Auckland.

May-14-10  myschkin: . . .

IM Irina Berezina-Feldman (born Juli 7th 1965) is an Australian chess player. Together with husband Vladimir Feldman (they moved from Ukraine to Down Under in '92) and her elder brother Victor Berezin she runs a chess school in Sydney.

Pic (2006):

The Chessmasters Team:

G'day Mate!

[answer to benz'z quest., while oz has been posting already ^^]

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  Benzol: <myschkin> Thanks!


May-14-10  ozmikey: <Benzol> That whole episode was a scandal - I remember they showed a good documentary about it afterwards, showing how shonky sub-contracting deals had resulted in that bridge being built by unlicensed cowboys at a knockdown (if you'll pardon the pun) price, with the original contractors making a mint in the process. No surprise that it was a disaster waiting to happen. As for the pollution in the water, apparently that was par for the course in Israel at that time.

<myschkin> Thanks for the update on Vlad and Irina's activities!

I remember when Vlad won the NSW Championship in 1994 (which I was playing in as well), and at the prizegiving Malcolm Tredinnick and I were talking about how our respective parents were, oddly enough, both shouting us the plane ticket over to Perth for the Australian Open that January as a 21st birthday present.

Vlad, this struggling migrant from the Ukraine, looked at us two affluent Oz kids talking about this easy largesse we were getting from our parents, and said, "Could one your parents please adopt me and buy me ticket to Moscow for Olympiad?!?"

May-24-11  soni156: Irina was/is my chess teacher. She is reeeaaaallllly good! I did chess competitions at the Hakoa Club Sydney Australia. And I've also had some lessons from Vladimir
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