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Anya Sun Corke
Number of games in database: 123
Years covered: 2001 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2255
Highest rating achieved in database: 2301
Overall record: +49 -46 =28 (51.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A45 Queen's Pawn Game (25 games)
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A46 Queen's Pawn Game (5 games)
D31 Queen's Gambit Declined (4 games)
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C10 French (3 games)
E10 Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)
D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (3 games)
D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation (2 games)
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   🏆 European Team Championship (Women)
   A Corke vs H Thorsteinsdottir (Nov-17-13) 1-0
   Z Mamedjarova vs A Corke (Nov-16-13) 0-1
   A Corke vs K Ozturk (Nov-15-13) 1/2-1/2
   G Heinatz vs A Corke (Nov-14-13) 1/2-1/2
   A Corke vs H Puuska (Nov-12-13) 1-0

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(born Sep-12-1990, 29 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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She is a WGM. Anya was born in California USA, but raised in Hong Kong.

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 123  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Corke vs Lagno  0-1482001Wch U12 GirlsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. E Dearing vs A Corke  1-046200436th OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
3. A Corke vs A Christopher  1-029200436th OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Corke vs M Pacheco  1-070200436th OlympiadD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
5. A Corke vs M Abdul Adhim  1-058200436th OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Kato vs A Corke  0-167200436th OlympiadB40 Sicilian
7. A Corke vs D Sirias Martinez  1-041200436th OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Corke vs D Cilia Vincenti  1-025200436th OlympiadD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
9. A Corke vs V Talla  0-120200436th OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. M Lorne vs A Corke  0-149200436th OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
11. H Shafruddin vs A Corke 0-123200436th OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. C Domingos vs A Corke  1-052200436th OlympiadD97 Grunfeld, Russian
13. A Corke vs C Cave  1-038200436th OlympiadA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. J Juarez Flores vs A Corke  1-038200436th OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
15. A Corke vs V Gunina  1-0402005Wch U16 GirlsD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. A Muzychuk vs A Corke 1-0402005Wch U16 GirlsB25 Sicilian, Closed
17. B Coddens vs A Corke  0-1252005World Junior Championship (Girls)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A Corke vs A L'Ami  0-1452005World Junior Championship (Girls)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Chierici vs A Corke ½-½322005World Junior Championship (Girls)B01 Scandinavian
20. A Corke vs M Alimova 1-0512005World Junior Championship (Girls)D50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. B Munguntuul vs A Corke  1-0352005World Junior Championship (Girls)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
22. A Corke vs N Zdebskaja  1-0582005World Junior Championship (Girls)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. M R Nechaeva vs A Corke  1-0442005World Junior Championship (Girls)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Corke vs M de los Angeles Plazaola  0-1362005World Junior Championship (Girls)E60 King's Indian Defense
25. N Raghavi vs A Corke  0-1402005World Junior Championship (Girls)B23 Sicilian, Closed
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Jun-27-05  Knight13: Anya Sun Corke (born 12 September 1990) is a Woman Grandmaster and the top chess player currently active in Hong Kong. She was the 2004 Hong Kong National Champion, thought to be the second youngest national champion ever (after Jose Raul Capablanca who won the Cuban Championship at age 12).

She was the British Junior Under-11 Champion in 2002, and the Under-12 Champion in 2003; the first girl to win either of these age groups.

In August 2004, she became joint British U-14 Champion (with Xi Yang Guo and Dan Hall).

In December 2004 she won the Asian Youth Girls U-14 Championship.

--- Wikipedia

Dec-06-05  EmperorAtahualpa: For a picture of Anya Sun Corke, click below:

Aug-07-06  Albertan: Anna Sun Corke gave IM Richard Pert everything he could handle in their first round game from the 2006 British Championship. She blundered on move 31.

Here is some analysis of the game:

Opening:Queen's Indian Defense
Pert,R (2445) - Corke,A (2179) [E12]
93rd ch-GBR Swansea WLS (1), 07.08.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6

Corke is going to play the Queen's Indian Defense,

4.Nc3 Bb7

An idea of deceased former World Chess champion Tigran Petrosian,preventing ...Bb4.


According to my database this move is the main continuation for Black in this position.

6.cxd5 exd5

[Analysis:According to my database, Black usually continues the game by playing 6...Nxd5 ]


A rarely played continuation for white (one game in my database).



Targeting the weak black c-pawn.

9.e3 c6

A rarely played idea for Black.

10.Bd3 Nbd7 11.0-0 Re8 12.Rac1N

Pert's last move appears to be a theoretical novelty.

Aug-07-06  Albertan: [Analysis:In the game F.Peters-H,Hupe play continued 12.h3 Nf8. 12.h3 ] Play in the game now continued:


Giving her the option of chasing the white bishop via ...Ng6 next move.

13.Ne5 N6d7

She decides to spend a tempo to contest the White knight on e5.

14.Nf3 Ng6

Winning a tempo.


The lost tempo.

16.Ne5 Nh5
Attacking his bishop. [Another idea in this position was to play 16...Bd6 17.f4 c5 18.Bb5 Rf8 19.f5 Ne7 20.Nd7 Bxg3 21.Nxf6+ gxf6 22.hxg3 a6 23.Be2 Qd6 =] Returning to the moves played in the game:


Allowing him to recapture on g3 with his knight to preserve his pawn structure if she plays ...Nxg3. [Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 17.Nd1 Nxg3 18.fxg3 Bf6 19.Ng4 Be7 20.Qf2 Rf8 =]

Corke now continued the game by playing:


[Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 17...Rc8 18.Bf5 Nxg3 19.fxg3 Nxe5 20.dxe5 Bg5 21.Nf4 Rxe5 22.h4 Bh6 23.Bxc8 Qxc8 And Hiarcs 8 suggests Black has compensation for the pawn.]

Returning to the moves played in the game:

18.fxg3 Nxe5
19.Bxh7+ Kh8

Regaining his piece.


21.Kh1 Bxe3

Regaining material equality.

22.Rcd1 Qe7
23.Bd3 c5
24.Qb3 Bh6

[Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 24...Qxe5 25.Rxf7 c4 26.Qc3 Qxc3 27.Nxc3 d4 28.Nb5 Bd5 29.Rf5 Be6 30.Rh5+ Bh6 ]

Pert for his next move in the game played:


[Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 25.Bb5 Rf8 26.Nf4 a6 27.Be2 Qxe5 28.Qxb6 Bxf4 29.gxf4 Qxe2 30.Qxb7 d4 =]


She goes up a pawn in material.

Aug-07-06  Albertan: 26.Qd3

Creating the game ending threat of 27. Qh7#


[Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 26...f5!? 27.Rxf5 Qe4 28.Rf7 Qxd3 29.Bxd3 c4 30.Bg6 Rxe2 31.Rdf1 Rg8 32.Rxb7 Rxb2 33.Rxa7 Be3 ]

Returning to the moves played in the game, which continued:

27.Qh7+ Kf8[]

The only move.


[Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 28.Rde1 Re6 29.Bf5 Rae8 30.Bxe6 Rxe6 31.Qh8+ Ke7 32.Rf2 f6 33.Rd1 Kf7 34.Nf4 Bxf4 35.gxf4 Qe1+!? 36.Rf1 Qe2 and black has compensation for the material.] Going back to the moves played in the game,Corke played:


Advancing her passed pawn up the board. [Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 28...f6 29.Bg6 Re6 30.Bf5 Rae8 31.Bxe6 Qxe6 32.Nf3 Qe4 33.Qxe4 Rxe4 34.Rfe1 Rxe1+ 35.Rxe1 Kf7 ]

The game now continued with the players playing these moves:

29.Nf3 Bxf3

[Analysis:Hiarcs 8:Better for Black was 29...Qd5: 29...Qd5 30.Nh4 Ke7 31.b4 a5 32.Qc2 Kd6 33.Nf5+ Kd7 34.Nxh6 gxh6 35.bxc5 bxc5 36.Ba2 Qe5 37.Rxf7+ Re7 38.Rdf1 Rae8 =]

Returning to the moves played in the game:

30.Rxf3 Qe1+

[Analysis:Hiarcs 8:Better was 30...Ke7: 30...Ke7 31.Rdf1 Rf8 32.Bd3 Rae8 33.Bb5 Rc8 34.Bc4 f6 And White lacks sufficient compensation for the pawn.]

Aug-07-06  Albertan: 31.Rf1 Qe5??

A blunder. [Analysis:Hiarcs 8:Better was 31...Qe6 32.Bf5 Qb3 33.Bg6 f6 34.Rxf6+ Ke7 35.Bc2 Qe3 36.Rf3 Qe2 =]

Pert now played the move:


Creating the threat of Rxf7#


[Analysis:Hiarcs 8: 32...Ke7 33.Rde1 Be3 34.Rf5 Qe4 35.Rxf7+ Kd6 36.Qxg7 c4 37.Ref1 Re6 38.Rd7+ Kc5 39.Rc7+ Rc6 40.Rxc6+ Kb5 (40...Kxc6 41.Rf6+ Kb5 42.Qd7+ Ka5 43.Bxc4 Qb1+ 44.Rf1 Qxb2 45.Rf5+ b5 46.Rxb5+ Ka4 47.Rb3+ Ka5 48.Qb5#) ]

Play in the game now continued:

33.Rde1 Be3
34.Rf5 Qd6?
She makes a mistake.

[Better was 34...Qxf5 however this would not have changed the result of the game: 35.Qxf5 Rac8 36.Qd5 Rc7 37.Qg8+ Ke7[] 38.Qxg7+ Kd8 39.Qxf6+ Kc8 ]

Play in the the game concluded with these moves being played:

35.Qg8+ Ke7 The only move. 36.Qxg7+ Kd8 37.Rd5 Corke resigned. 1-0

Sep-12-06  BIDMONFA: Anya Sun Corke

CORKE, Anya S.

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  virginmind: anya is currently participating in the international chess festival m sadoveanu, iasi, romania (which i'm attending too). after four rounds she has 3 points. today is the fifth round and she is still playing her game (i only got my second point in today's round). live site for first 15 tables (which in most rounds included her playing, with pictures available too):
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  whiteshark: Never heard about her. Muchas gracias to bigmonfa for the supply of raw materials.
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  whiteshark: Board 1 of the Hongkong (men) team @ Dresden 2008.

An 'older' picture:

Jul-05-09  Karpova: "Anya Corke a special talent from Hong Kong" by Diana Mihajlova (2009.07.05):

Some excerpts:

<Anya is a highly accomplished chess player, passionate about literature she has been devouring books since an early age and has built up a rich, erudite vocabulary. Anya is critical, analytical, with strong beliefs, but at the same time exquisitely sensitive and kind. Chess has been her main occupation for the last eight years (she is only 18!).>

<She is about to take up residence at the prestigious Wellesley College in the USA. where she will be studying English literature and Russian language.>

<Anya was born in the USA but raised in Hong Kong, where her parents, a Chinese mother and Scottish father, had both obtained lecturing positions at the Hong Kong University. She is a Woman Grand Master and strongest chess player in Hong Kong.>

<The example of IM Harriet Hunt, the English multiple ladies champion, who after earning her doctorate and a position at the Cambridge University turned her back to a highly promising chess career, points to the fact that academic and professional obligations are among the dangers that may take promising ladies players away from chess.>

Aug-15-10  notyetagm: Now **that** is a cool middle name, Sun.
Aug-15-10  stanleys: A funny pic of her:
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  whiteshark: <stanleys: A funny pic of her> Side note: Black played the <Elephant Gambit>. :D
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  TheFocus: Her theme music when she plays - "Here Comes the Sun".

She is cute. Probably has a sunny disposition. She should bear me many sons.

Aug-24-10  Dredge Rivers: Put a Corke in it!
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  BishopBerkeley: Nice piece on Ms. Corke at Wellesley College, her alma mater:

Good luck, Ms. Corke!

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

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