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Elena Sedina
Number of games in database: 422
Years covered: 1992 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2284 (2264 rapid, 2260 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2425

Overall record: +124 -102 =151 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 45 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (96) 
    B40 B31 B51 B30 B27
 French Defense (28) 
    C02 C01 C11 C00 C03
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B10 B18 B13 B12
 Scandinavian (10) 
 Giuoco Piano (9) 
    C50 C53
 Pirc (9) 
    B09 B07
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (86) 
    C11 C02 C01 C09 C00
 Slav (48) 
    D17 D10 D11 D12 D16
 French (26) 
    C11 C00 C10 C13
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C09 C07 C03 C04 C05
 French Winawer (14) 
    C18 C17 C15
 King's Indian Attack (11) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 1-0
   K Dolzhykova vs E Sedina, 2009 1/2-1/2
   E Sedina vs Yifan Hou, 2008 1-0
   E Sedina vs Carlsen, 2003 1-0
   E Sedina vs E N'guyen, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad (Women)
   E Sedina vs A Kalaiyalahan (Oct-05-18) 0-1
   D Harika vs E Sedina (Oct-03-18) 1-0
   E Sedina vs I Krush (Oct-02-18) 0-1
   Z Mamedjarova vs E Sedina (Oct-01-18) 1/2-1/2
   Y Marrero Lopez vs E Sedina (Sep-30-18) 0-1

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(born Jun-01-1968, 50 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Italy)

[what is this?]
WGM/IM Elena Sedina was born in Kiev and learned the rules of chess at the age of 7. She was awarded the WIM title in 1991, the WGM title in 1996 and the IM title in 1998. She moved to Italy in 1995 and palys for the Italian Chess Federation since April 2001.

In 2005 she was the first woman ever to win the Australian 2005 Open Championship.

Wikipedia article: Elena Sedina

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 422  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Litinskaya-Shul vs E Sedina  1-0481992YUG-chTB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
2. Bozidar Perovic vs E Sedina  0-1581996ToscolanoA03 Bird's Opening
3. E Sedina vs Miles  0-1331996ToscolanoC67 Ruy Lopez
4. G Timoshchenko vs E Sedina  1-0391997Nova Gorica op 2ndC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
5. Kharlov vs E Sedina  1-0311997Biel MTO opD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. E Sedina vs Xie Jun  0-1411998Elista ol (Women)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
7. E Sedina vs Rongguang Ye  0-1341998Groningen OpenB01 Scandinavian
8. E Sedina vs Movsesian  ½-½341998Groningen OpenB41 Sicilian, Kan
9. E Sedina vs D Reinderman  ½-½251998Groningen OpenC41 Philidor Defense
10. E Sedina vs A Lugovoi  1-0271999Saint Vincent OpenB07 Pirc
11. E Sedina vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1301999Saint Vincent OpenC02 French, Advance
12. I Efimov vs E Sedina  ½-½511999Saint Vincent OpenA58 Benko Gambit
13. E Sedina vs Drasko  0-1491999Saint Vincent OpenC02 French, Advance
14. M Lacrosse vs E Sedina  0-1371999Saint Vincent OpenA57 Benko Gambit
15. E Sedina vs R Vera  ½-½511999Saint Vincent OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. M Cebalo vs E Sedina  ½-½441999Saint Vincent OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A Martorelli vs E Sedina  0-1301999Saint Vincent OpenC00 French Defense
18. E Sedina vs G Timoshchenko 1-0341999Porto San Giorgio op 11thB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. V Malakhov vs E Sedina  1-0351999Porto San Giorgio op 11thB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. Razuvaev vs E Sedina  1-0661999Porto San Giorgio op 11thA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
21. P Straub vs E Sedina  0-1382000Stadt Casino opD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. E Sedina vs P Horvath  0-1392000Stadt Casino opB40 Sicilian
23. S Schmid vs E Sedina  0-1582000SUI-ch int (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. T Nguyen vs E Sedina  0-1432000Olympiad (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. E Sedina vs Y Xu  ½-½412000Olympiad (Women)B50 Sicilian
 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 422  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-09-05  Karpova: Elena Sedina (ITA) won the Australian 2005 Open Championship (the first woman ever!) with 8.5/11.

Born in 1968
Titles: IM, WGM

Mar-09-05  checkpat: I think that women have better claim
to equality in chess than that!
Very sad for Australia that the National
competition is won by somebody under 2500
Mar-09-05  Open Defence: probably coz the notable Australian players represented other countries ?
Mar-09-05  Karpova: <checkpat>

<I think that women have better claim to equality in chess than that!>
it's a great success for sedina. i didn't talk about female chessplayers in general.

<Very sad for Australia that the National competition is won by somebody under 2500>
why? she deserves this success. there have been strong GMs like Kengis

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  sonia91: Today she won against Hou Yifan (!).
Jun-01-10  weisyschwarz: Buon compleanno, Elena!
Dec-17-14  waustad: She plays in many team events. I was wondering if she had moved to Germany because of her presence in the FBL, but she also plays in leagues in several other countries. I have no idea where she actually lives. It seems to have little to do with one's official nationality in chess terms.
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