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Svetlana Matveeva
S Matveeva 
 
Number of games in database: 330
Years covered: 1973 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2375 (2338 rapid, 2264 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2454

Overall record: +99 -93 =133 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (55) 
    E32 E38 E34 E41 E36
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E60 E63 E69 E94
 Semi-Slav (18) 
    D45 D43 D44
 Slav (17) 
    D10 D15 D17 D18 D12
 Queen's Gambit Declined (12) 
    D31 D37 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A40 A41
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (67) 
    C03 C11 C18 C01 C02
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (22) 
    D27 D20 D21
 French (20) 
    C11 C13 C00
 French Tarrasch (20) 
    C03 C05
 French Winawer (17) 
    C18 C16 C19 C17 C15
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 A40 A45 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Matveeva vs Skripchenko, 2003 1-0
   S Matveeva vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1993 1-0
   S Matveeva vs V Gansvind, 1999 1-0
   S Matveeva vs A Stefanova, 1994 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2005)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2006)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2007)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2010)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 European Individual Women's Championship
   E Sedina vs S Matveeva (May-30-15) 1/2-1/2
   S Matveeva vs L Galojan (May-29-15) 1/2-1/2
   N Mammadova vs S Matveeva (May-28-15) 1/2-1/2
   S Matveeva vs S Ibrahimova (May-27-15) 1-0
   M Mikadze vs S Matveeva (May-25-15) 1-0

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SVETLANA MATVEEVA
(born Jul-04-1969, 50 years old) Russia
PRONUNCIATION:
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IM and WGM Matveeva won the Junior European Championship (U20 Girls) in 1989 and was Women’s Champion of the USSR in 1991. She came third in the Women’s World Cup in 2002 and was a member of the Russian Olympic team in 1996 (bronze medal), 1998 (silver medal), 2000 (bronze medal) and 2002 (silver medal). She won the first ACP Women’s Internet tournament that was held in May 2004.

Matveeva contested the FIDE Women's World Championship (2006), defeating Marie Sebag to reach the semi finals, before losing to Yuhua Xu. She also contested the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012), but lost in the first round tiebreaker to Natalia Pogonina.

Wikipedia article: Svetlana Matveeva


 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 330  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Litinskaya-Shul vs S Matveeva  0-1301973URS-ch (Women)A04 Reti Opening
2. N Gaprindashvili vs S Matveeva ½-½301974URS-ch (Women)B33 Sicilian
3. S Matveeva vs M Wu  0-1381985Interzonal TtD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. S Matveeva vs G Strutinskaya 0-1211987TbilisiA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. S Matveeva vs Anand 0-1441987FrunzeB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
6. S Matveeva vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½601987FrunzeD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. S Matveeva vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0421987URS-ch (Women)A04 Reti Opening
8. S Matveeva vs N Bojkovic  1-0361987BelgradeA80 Dutch
9. M Litinskaya-Shul vs S Matveeva  1-0341987Belgrade (Women)E90 King's Indian
10. Yurtaev vs S Matveeva 1-0301987FrunzeC16 French, Winawer
11. Sherzer vs S Matveeva  0-1401990PrestwichC05 French, Tarrasch
12. S Matveeva vs R Popivoda  1-0391990Moscow (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Blatny vs S Matveeva  1-0501990OakhamC02 French, Advance
14. D Norwood vs S Matveeva  1-0351990PrestwichA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. I Chelushkina vs S Matveeva  1-0381990URS-ch (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
16. S Matveeva vs Anand  0-1321990PrestwichA07 King's Indian Attack
17. S Matveeva vs A M Galliamova  1-0571991URS-ch (Women)E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
18. F Braga vs S Matveeva  0-1341991Andorra op 9thE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
19. A M Galliamova vs S Matveeva  ½-½421991Subotica Interzonal (Women)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. Gulko vs S Matveeva  1-0361992Helsinki opA00 Uncommon Opening
21. S Matveeva vs J Ye  0-1601992Helsinki opE92 King's Indian
22. S Matveeva vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½411992Belgrade (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
23. N Gaprindashvili vs S Matveeva 0-1361992Belgrade (Women)E73 King's Indian
24. S Matveeva vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½351992Chess Olympiad (Women)E92 King's Indian
25. S Matveeva vs Chiburdanidze  0-1421993Jakarta Interzonal (Women)D91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 330  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-03-04  Zaius: "Lose with grace and resign in a timely manner. If you are a lot of material down and don't have sufficient compensation, it is time to lay down your arms. This way you show your respect for both chess and your opponent."

How is playing a game through showing any less respect? I think when you resign, whether it be when you have reached your own limit at which you think you cannot come back, or whether it be at a checkmate is dependent entirely on your style and attitude and not on some overarching rule of what is gracious and what is not.

Oct-03-04  HailM0rphy: <you cannot come back> Exactly. You've lost..plain and simple..I don't know if you'd wanna play a game if you knew you'd loose everytime..It's like fighting a war of 500 against 50000..your there, but all your doing using up my time, yours, and the guy who wants to play next..
Oct-03-04  Zaius: Who said anything about losing everytime? I'm talking about a specific game here. If I value my time being spent on a game that is theoretically lost (but that I might come back from and draw through an opponent blunder, however unlikely) as being superior to some sense of temporal efficiency for either you or I, then why shouldn't I go ahead and play it?
Oct-03-04  unclewalter: wars have been won 500 to 50000 (e.g. gideon)...and i respect chess because i've lost "won games" and won lost games...it takes, and i think should take, skill, not just respect, to finish someone off. so zaius, i agree that this quote is silly.
Oct-03-04  Mulfish: Well, I'd guess she's talking about somewhat higher level chess here, too. At the GM level two or three pawns or a piece vs pawn, absent compensation, is sufficient to warrant resignation. At the amateur level anything can happen, so you play on a little longer. In quick chess, never resign. I've won and lost rook-deficit positions often.
Oct-06-04  HailM0rphy: Your right Mul, my bad. Anybody that would be against resignation is still a patzer whos been taught never to resign which I agree with and did too when I was at her level. She'll learn on her own sooner or later like all did..if she even advances to another level at all ;)
Mar-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: A charming lady! Here's a picture of her taken during the Women's World Chess Championships: http://www.womenchess.com/images/ga...
Mar-15-06  BIDMONFA: Svetlana Matveeva

MATVEEVA, Svetlana
http://www.bidmonfa.com/matveeva_sv...
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Mar-20-06  twinlark: <chessgames> According to the FIDE ratings history on Matveeva's card, her peak rating was 2502. Link is http://www.fide.com/ratings/id.phtm...
Mar-15-07  stanleys: Well Matveeva was very talented,but I don't think she was capable to draw against Gaprindashvili at only 5 years of age!

But something is not mentionned here - she became the youngest USSR champion of all times - think she was 15 when she won the title

Apr-10-07  Moondoll: I think resignation is completely dependant on each game and each opponent. I've played games and resigned down a minor piece early and I've played games down several pieces and come back to win. I think each player should know their own limitations and know when, barring several obvious blunders, there is no way to win a game and that it is time to "lay down your arms". Sometimes it is more fun to let your opponent play out the win, sometimes it's not worth either players time.
Sep-06-07  jackmandoo: <Moondoll.> Chess isn't about fun for some. For the competetive and serious player it's about truth. Logic. If you are several peices down and without compensaton a loss is inevitable. It is therefore, time to resign.
Jul-04-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday Svetlana!
Aug-16-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" Lose with grace and resign in a timely manner. If you are a lot of material down and don't have sufficient compensation, it is time to lay down your arms. This way you show your respect for both chess and your opponent. "

-- Svetlana Matveeva

Aug-16-08  GeauxCool: How is playing a game through showing any less respect? I think when you resign, whether it be when you have reached your own limit at which you think you cannot come back, or whether it be at a checkmate is dependent entirely on your style and attitude and not on some overarching rule of what is gracious and what is not. If I value my time being spent on a game that is theoretically lost (but that I might come back from and draw through an opponent blunder, however unlikely) as being superior to some sense of temporal efficiency for either you or I, then why shouldn't I go ahead and play it? I'd guess she's talking about somewhat higher level chess here. At the GM level two or three pawns or a piece vs pawn, absent compensation, is sufficient to warrant resignation. At the amateur level anything can happen, so you play on a little longer. In quick chess, never resign. I've won and lost rook-deficit positions often. I think resignation is completely dependant on each game and each opponent. I've played games and resigned down a minor piece early and I've played games down several pieces and come back to win. I think each player should know their own limitations and know when, barring several obvious blunders, there is no way to win a game and that it is time to "lay down your arms". Sometimes it is more fun to let your opponent play out the win, sometimes it's not worth either players time. Anybody that would be against resignation is still a patzer. Chess isn't about fun for some. For the competetive and serious player it's about truth. Logic. If you are several peices down and without compensaton a loss is inevitable. It is therefore, time to resign.
Sep-03-08  Abdooss: Matveeva was born in 1969, and her games started in 1973. She started to play competitively when she was 4 years old? (against Women World Champion Nona Gaprandashvilli when she was 5 ????)
Jul-27-09  popski: <Abdooss> That's interesting indeed! And she draw with Women World Champion Nona Gaprandashvilli when she was 5!?! WoW!!
Jul-27-09  percyblakeney: The first games were played by some other Matveeva, since Svetlana hardly participated on the highest level in the Russian Championship when she was four and five years old, to then take a more than dozen year long break from chess...
Mar-17-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Quote of the Day:
< "Lose with grace and resign in a timely manner. If you are a lot of material down and don't have sufficient compensation, it is time to lay down your arms. This way you show your respect for both chess and your opponent." >
Jan-11-12  Rook e2: I don't agree with the quote. I don't have to resign to show respect to my opponent. Always try to counter with one last all out attack. Especially under time pressure some opponents lose their nerves.
Jan-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Quote of the Day

< "Lose with grace and resign in a timely manner. If you are a lot of material down and don't have sufficient compensation, it is time to lay down your arms. This way you show your respect for both chess and your opponent." >

Hmm. Same as Mar 17th. :-\

Dec-30-12  Duque Roquero: Excellent quote! I don't understand people who like to be killed like a rat in a kitchen instead of resigning just when the situation have turned hopeless. <Rook e2> Read carefully. It says: without sufficient compensation. Obviously time trouble is one kind of compensation.
Oct-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔

< "Lose with grace and resign in a timely manner. If you are a lot of material down and don't have sufficient compensation, it is time to lay down your arms. This way you show your respect for both chess and your opponent." >

-Svetlana Matveeva

Oct-09-13  John Abraham: Looks like they are recycling quotes.
Oct-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < John Abraham: Looks like they are recycling quotes. >

Yep. This one will probably be repeated again sometime in the middle of 2014 based on previous dates.

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