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O Alexandrova 
Barcelona, 2012.
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Olga Alexandrova
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 1999 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2420 (2415 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2449
Overall record: +50 -32 =66 (56.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      21 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Grunfeld (12) 
    D86 D85 D70 D80 D94
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E54 E40 E43 E48 E52
 King's Indian (9) 
    E76 E92 E94 E97
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D45 D46 D49 D47
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A46 A41 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D37 D30 D36 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B40 B22 B47 B41 B85
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 D00 D02 E00
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E12 E14
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B47 B48 B46
 Sicilian Kan (6) 
    B41 B43
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E46 E24 E44 E20 E41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Alexandrova vs A Matnadze, 2004 1-0
   O Alexandrova vs E Kovalevskaya, 2004 1/2-1/2
   F Silva Rodriguez vs O Alexandrova, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
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(born Jan-28-1978) Ukraine (citizen of Spain)

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International Master and Woman Grandmaster from Ukraine. She won the Ukraine's women's championship in 2004.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. O Alexandrova vs Savon  ½-½48 1999 October GME54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
2. A Korotylev vs O Alexandrova  ½-½33 1999 October GMB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
3. M Brodsky vs O Alexandrova  ½-½37 1999 UKR-chTB83 Sicilian
4. O Alexandrova vs V Stoockalov  ½-½7 2000 Ukrainian Team chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. A Moiseenko vs O Alexandrova  ½-½61 2000 Ukrainian Team chB23 Sicilian, Closed
6. O Alexandrova vs S Savchenko  ½-½26 2000 Ukrainian Team chD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. O Alexandrova vs A Skripchenko  1-075 2000 YUG-chT (Women)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. O Alexandrova vs D Salinnikov  ½-½9 2000 Ukrainian Team chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
9. D Stets vs O Alexandrova  ½-½48 2000 Ukrainian Team chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. O Alexandrova vs Miroshnichenko  ½-½51 2000 Alushta, UkraineD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. I Labensky vs O Alexandrova  ½-½69 2000 Ukrainian Team chE41 Nimzo-Indian
12. I Timoshenko vs O Alexandrova  ½-½61 2000 Ukrainian Team chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
13. S Voitsekhovsky vs O Alexandrova  1-047 2000 Alushta, UkraineB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
14. O Alexandrova vs N Marchik  ½-½46 2000 Ukrainian Team chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
15. Ponomariov vs O Alexandrova 1-055 2000 Ukrainian Team chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
16. O Alexandrova vs S Ovsejevitsch  ½-½23 2000 Alushta, UkraineD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. O Alexandrova vs S Aleksieva  ½-½10 2001 TCh-BUL wD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. O Alexandrova vs A Benderac  1-034 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. E Sedina vs O Alexandrova  1-037 2001 FIDE WCh Women KOB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
20. A Zozulia vs O Alexandrova  ½-½16 2001 TCh-YUG WomenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
21. O Alexandrova vs T Kononenko  0-144 2001 ch-UKR WomenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. A Benderac vs O Alexandrova  0-137 2001 6th ECCWB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. O Alexandrova vs S Cherednichenko  0-154 2001 2nd ch-EUR WomenE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
24. O Alexandrova vs N Bojkovic  1-042 2001 TCh-BUL wE14 Queen's Indian
25. A Zatonskih vs O Alexandrova  1-035 2001 ch-UKR WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-03  Cecil Brown: Olga Alexandrova.

There is an interesting interview with this young lady currently posted on the new Misha Interviews section at

Slightly surprisingly she takes a positive view of the recent sexing up of the womens game.

Aug-14-03  Larsker: Q: How do you like Alexandra Kosteniuk and Maria Manakova's attempts to bring attention to women's chess? They both claim to be chess sex-symbols, teenage and more mature style.

A: My position is: as long as it brings attention to the problems of our game, I support it. I don't understand attacks on Alexandra and her family - "How dare they!" etc. Better thank her! In the long run it should benefit all of us.

Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Olga Alexandrova


Jun-27-08  wanabe2000:
Jun-27-08  dx9293: I think Alexandrova is very beautiful, moreso than others who get greater hype. Everyone has different tastes, I guess.

<wanabe2000> I also think Karlovich should get more attention as far as "sex appeal" goes.

Dec-07-08  ruelas007: here she looks simply amazing, i find it kinda surprising that not many people have spoken about this girl
Dec-03-09  hellopolgar: is this the person that shirov is dating?


You came to Khanty Mansiysk with a charming friend? Tell us about her.

[Here Alexey faltered – it was obvious that he was trying to find the correct words…] It is not easy to speak about a dear person. Olga's support is very important for me now. Almost priceless. I am very thankful to her for coming here! We are together for a short time, though we know each other for a longer period. After we met and I became more optimistic, in chess as well as in life.>

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  Stonehenge: Nice picture:

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  HeMateMe: Check out that mug of beer the guy is drinking--its a Super Bowl!
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  cro777: At the Spanish Team Championship Division Honor 2012, Olga Alexandrova with perfect score after 2 rounds. She's playing on board 6 for her chess club Barcelona Uga.

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  cro777: IM Olga Alexandrova (2409) played very succesfully in the "men's" competition at the 2012 Spanish Team Championship in Leon.

With a score of 6/7 (five wins and two draws) and the rating performance of 2638, she achieved the best individual result on board 6 in the championship, earning 17.9 elo points.

(This picture is from the first round game against Marc Sanchez Ibern. She chose an aggressive Anti-Gruenfeld line).

Olga Alexandrova was born in 1978 in Kharkov, Ukraine. She became a WGM in 1999 and a IM in 2000.

"I was 6 when my father taught me the rules. At age of 10 I already was a candidate master ... Once I had to show one of my games to Kasparov, and he harshly criticized every one of my moves. Finally, I could not bear it, cried bitterly and ran away!" (Alexandrova)

Alexandrova is now citizen of Spain (she acquired Spanish nationality in 2010). Olga lives in Barcelona and is married to GM Miguel Illescas.

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  cro777: The Magistral Grandes Maestras female tournament in Mexico, as part of the Gran Fiesta UNAM 2012, includes 18 titled players from 3 continents divided in 3 groups of 6 players during the qualification fase that just concluded.

IM Olga Alexandrova, scoring 16/20 points, had no problems qualifying from the A group. In the semi-finals she is going to meet IM Sopiko Guramishvili, WGM Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes and WGM Sulennis Pina Vega.

Jan-28-14  Penguincw: Happy 36th birthday to WGM Olga Alexandrova.
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