Number of games in database: 73
Years covered: 1994 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2200
Highest rating achieved in database: 2295
Overall record: +20 -23 =30 (47.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
Most played openings
|A46|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (9 games)||E62|| ||King's Indian, Fianchetto (4 games)||A07|| ||King's Indian Attack (4 games)||B06|| ||Robatsch (4 games)||A40|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)||E94|| ||King's Indian, Orthodox (3 games)||E98|| ||King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1 (3 games)||E90|| ||King's Indian (2 games)||D00|| ||Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)||B12|| ||Caro-Kann Defense (2 games)|
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| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 73
|1. I Berezina vs Chiburdanidze
||Moscow ol (Women)||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|2. R J Dive vs I Berezina
||Oceania Zonal Tt||A06 Reti Opening|
|3. C Lip vs I Berezina
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||B83 Sicilian|
|4. L Moylan vs I Berezina
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|5. I Berezina vs V Smith
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|6. I Berezina vs N Mills
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||D04 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. I Berezina vs L Moylan
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||A59 Benko Gambit|
|8. N Szuveges vs I Berezina
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|9. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs I Berezina
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||E73 King's Indian|
|10. I Berezina vs N Phan-Koshnitsky
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||E77 King's Indian|
|11. I Berezina vs N Szuveges
||Zone 3.2b (Oceana) Women||E90 King's Indian|
|12. I Berezina vs N Bojkovic
||Olympiad, women||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|13. A Stefanova vs I Berezina
||Olympiad, women||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. C Foisor vs I Berezina
||36th Olympiad, Women||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|15. I Berezina vs K Kachiani-Gersinska
||36th Olympiad, Women||E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1|
|16. K J Mouradian vs I Berezina
||36th Olympiad, Women||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|17. I Berezina vs Zhaoqin Peng
||36th Olympiad, Women||E15 Queen's Indian|
|18. I Berezina vs S Vijayalakshmi
||FIDE Women's World Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. E Nuritdinova vs I Berezina
||37th Chess Olympiad: Women||B06 Robatsch|
|20. R Shanmugam vs I Berezina
||Queenstown Classic||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|21. A Muzychuk vs I Berezina
||37th Chess Olympiad: Women||B50 Sicilian|
|22. S Vijayalakshmi vs I Berezina
||FIDE Women's World Championship||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|23. I Berezina vs S Petrenko
||37th Chess Olympiad: Women||E12 Queen's Indian|
|24. I Berezina vs T Karolyi Jr.
||Queenstown Classic||A81 Dutch|
|25. I Berezina vs A Maric
||37th Chess Olympiad: Women||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
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|Sep-29-08|| ||sneaky pete: No jokes about Napoleon Bonaparte here?|
|May-14-10|| ||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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccab...). 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.
|May-14-10|| ||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): http://www.chessbase.de/2006/Jekate...
The Chessmasters Team: http://www.chessmasters.com.au/abou...
[answer to benz'z quest., while oz has been posting already ^^]
|May-14-10|| ||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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