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Irina Berezina
Number of games in database: 86
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2112 (2100 rapid, 2114 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2295
Overall record: +23 -29 =34 (46.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A46 Queen's Pawn Game (9 games)
B06 Robatsch (4 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (4 games)
E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto (4 games)
B10 Caro-Kann (3 games)
E94 King's Indian, Orthodox (3 games)
E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation (3 games)
A00 Uncommon Opening (2 games)
B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (2 games)
B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack (2 games)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad (Women)
   Bernadette Galas vs I Berezina (Oct-05-18) 1/2-1/2
   I Berezina vs Marvia Josefina Alvarado Arcila (Oct-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   L Stoeri vs I Berezina (Oct-03-18) 1-0
   Y Hernandez Estevez vs I Berezina (Oct-01-18) 1-0
   T Injac vs I Berezina (Sep-30-18) 0-1

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(born Jul-07-1965, 54 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 86  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Berezina vs Chiburdanidze  0-1441994Moscow ol (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. R J Dive vs I Berezina  0-1541999Oceania Zonal TtA06 Reti Opening
3. C Lip vs I Berezina  0-1442001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenB83 Sicilian
4. I Berezina vs Vivian Smith  1-0392001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA07 King's Indian Attack
5. N Szuveges vs I Berezina  0-1402001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. I Berezina vs N Phan-Koshnitsky  ½-½172001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE77 King's Indian
7. I Berezina vs N Mills  ½-½172001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
8. L Moylan vs I Berezina  ½-½1042001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. I Berezina vs N Szuveges  1-0382001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE90 King's Indian
10. I Berezina vs L Moylan  1-0292001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenA59 Benko Gambit
11. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs I Berezina  1-0882001Zone 3.2b (Oceana) WomenE73 King's Indian
12. A Stefanova vs I Berezina  1-0412002Olympiad, womenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. I Berezina vs N Bojkovic  0-1602002Olympiad, womenE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. I Berezina vs Kachiani-Gersinska  0-145200436th Olympiad, WomenE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
15. K J Mouradian vs I Berezina  ½-½27200436th Olympiad, WomenB08 Pirc, Classical
16. C Foisor vs I Berezina  ½-½61200436th Olympiad, WomenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
17. I Berezina vs Zhaoqin Peng  0-139200436th Olympiad, WomenE15 Queen's Indian
18. I Berezina vs A Mendes da Costa  ½-½282006Queenstown ClassicA57 Benko Gambit
19. N Chernih vs I Berezina  0-1452006Queenstown ClassicB10 Caro-Kann
20. R Shanmugam vs I Berezina  0-1582006Queenstown ClassicA07 King's Indian Attack
21. I Berezina vs N Croad  1-0482006Queenstown ClassicE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
22. P Froehlich vs I Berezina  ½-½312006Queenstown ClassicA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
23. I Berezina vs T Karolyi Jr.  0-1542006Queenstown ClassicA81 Dutch
24. M Tredinnick vs I Berezina  ½-½372006Queenstown ClassicB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. S Vijayalakshmi vs I Berezina  1-0752006Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE62 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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