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Yelena Dembo
Y Dembo 
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Number of games in database: 444
Years covered: 1992 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2448
Highest rating achieved in database: 2482

Overall record: +138 -61 =185 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 60 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (97) 
    B43 B48 B31 B30 B45
 French Defense (38) 
    C05 C03 C07 C11 C09
 French Tarrasch (28) 
    C05 C03 C07 C09 C04
 Sicilian Taimanov (23) 
    B48 B45 B46 B49
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B12 B16 B13 B17 B18
 Scotch Game (19) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (93) 
    B31 B22 B30 B67 B65
 King's Indian (64) 
    E92 E62 E63 E97 E75
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
    B67 B65 B63 B61 B60
 English (14) 
    A15 A10 A16
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 D02
 Sicilian Scheveningen (5) 
    B83 B81
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Y Dembo vs I Krush, 1996 1-0
   Y Dembo vs D Driamin, 2000 1-0
   N Castaneda vs Y Dembo, 2001 0-1
   Y Dembo vs G Mammadova, 2010 1-0
   Y Dembo vs N Stojanovic, 2001 1-0
   Y Dembo vs A Muzychuk, 2011 1-0
   N Kosintseva vs Y Dembo, 2010 0-1
   T Kosintseva vs Y Dembo, 2010 0-1
   Y Dembo vs G Szamoskozi, 1999 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Biel Int'l Festival (Ladies) (2006)
   7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2011)
   SportAccord Mind Games (Blindfold, Women) (2011)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Cappelle la Grande (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   10th European Individual Championship (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Yelena Dembo's collection - women chess bites:) by Yelena Dembo
   spasskey69's favorite games by spasskey69

   Y Dembo vs I Krush, 1996
   Y Dembo vs D Driamin, 2000
   Y Dembo vs R Palaj, 1994

   Khurtsidze vs Y Dembo (Nov-12-12) 1-0
   Y Dembo vs Khurtsidze (Nov-11-12) 1/2-1/2
   Y Dembo vs M Aulia (Sep-09-12) 0-1
   B Yildiz vs Y Dembo (Sep-07-12) 1/2-1/2
   Y Dembo vs D Vazquez Maccarini (Sep-06-12) 1-0

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(born Dec-08-1983, 33 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Greece)

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Yelena Dembo was born in Penza, Russia. At only 3 years and 9 months, she played chess in an under-13 tournament and became rated. When she was 7, her family emigrated to Israel, where her parents opened a chess academy. She was Israeli champion among the girls five times, including once in the category under 20 years. She became a WGM in 2001 and Men's IM in 2003.

She is an eight time medalist of World and European Youth and Women Championships, including winning the first place in Girl's Under 20 European Rapid Championship in 2002. She won the Bykova's Memorial (women's WGM event) in December 2004. She won the bronze medal in Women's European Individual Championship in Moldova 2005 and scored 6.5/11 (TPR 2464) at the 12th European Individual Championship (2011), which included a 4/8 (+2 -2 =4) result against her 8 GM opponents in that event. She qualified for the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012), but lost in the first round to Georgian IM Nino Khurtsidze.

She recently made her first men's GM norm in the Hamburg open.

Wikipedia article: Yelena Dembo

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 444  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Farhat vs Y Dembo ½-½44 1992 World Champ under 10B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
2. Y Dembo vs A Peterson  0-127 1992 World Championship under 10 GirlsB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
3. Y Dembo vs O Avraam 1-057 1993 Ch-Israel(men), 1/8C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. Y Dembo vs R Palaj 1-027 1994 Ch-Israel(men), 1/4B82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. J B Rasmussen vs Y Dembo  0-145 1994 EU-ch U12 Disney GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
6. Y Dembo vs I Krush 1-030 1996 Wch U14 Disney GirlsB89 Sicilian
7. Wang Yu vs Y Dembo  1-033 1996 Wch U14 GirlsB40 Sicilian
8. C Moshina vs Y Dembo  1-029 1996 Wch U14 GirlsB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. Y Dembo vs N Resika  ½-½20 1998 FSIMA DecC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. D Fliszar vs Y Dembo  0-140 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNA15 English
11. Y Dembo vs L Dekany  ½-½26 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB57 Sicilian
12. Y Dembo vs J Bergre  ½-½20 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. G Lakat vs Y Dembo  0-140 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB83 Sicilian
14. Y Dembo vs G Szamoskozi 1-044 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNC38 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Y Dembo vs F Jansen 1-016 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. W Langer vs Y Dembo  0-155 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNA05 Reti Opening
17. M Cleven vs Y Dembo 0-128 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNA04 Reti Opening
18. Y Dembo vs V Vass  ½-½64 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
19. Y Dembo vs R Csolig 1-054 1999 Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. Y Dembo vs D Driamin 1-042 2000 First Saturday IM sectionC05 French, Tarrasch
21. A Gara vs Y Dembo  ½-½62 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsB56 Sicilian
22. Y Dembo vs A Srebrnic  1-063 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
23. L Drljevic vs Y Dembo  1-036 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Y Dembo vs A Pahor  1-033 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. C Moshina vs Y Dembo  0-134 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 444  PGN Download
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  brankat: Wishing You all the best for Your Birthday!
Dec-09-08  jesse06: ive got a chance to play with her..she's amazing!!! woww can't describe lovely ! best wishes maam. thanks
Dec-09-08  jesse06: guys there are three things she always mentioned during the game... 1. protect the king
2. control the center
3. develop your pieces

so sweet..

Dec-14-08  Udit Narayan: I had the honor to play against Ms. Dembo one time. We entered a Najdorf Sicilian and I was doing fine until about move 7, when I became unsure of the theory. In addition, I was very nervous playing such a high rated player. Needless to say, my position quickly collapsed after that and I resigned on the 10th move.
Feb-10-09  zdigyigy: To think some lucky shmoe gets to call her mine.....Harumph ;-)Thank you and keep on beatin em Ms. Dembo.
Oct-06-09  Albertan: I have analyzed the first round game between GM Pia Cramling and WGM/IM Yelena Dembo from the 2009 European Cup Chess Tournament and posted this analysis to my blog: I hope you drop by and play through this analysis,especially if you like the King's Indian Defense.
Nov-01-09  ILikeFruits: i know...
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Nov-01-09  laskersteinitz: Hello, I am fine thank you.
Dec-08-09  BIDMONFA: Yelena Dembo

DEMBO, Yelena

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  whiteshark: Don’t just count your years, make your years count.

Happy Birthday, Yelena!

Dec-08-09  talisman: Happy Birthday, Yelena!
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
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  Benzol: Many happy returns.


Dec-08-09  monopole2313: Happy Birthday, Yelena!
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  WannaBe: Happy boithday, Yelena!
Dec-08-09  dx9293: Happy Birthday, Yelena!
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  eternaloptimist: Happy Belated Birthday Yelena! Sorry I'm late, but better late than never.
Mar-12-10  DIO: Μπράβο Έλενα!!!
Mar-17-10  wanabe2000: A win over Nadezhda Kosintseva, a draw against Tatiana Kosintseva and Antoaneta Stefanova in the 2010 European Women's Championship for an undefeated score of +5-0=6! Very good Yelena Dembo! Congratulations from a fan.
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  GrahamClayton: Yelena's blog:

Sep-19-10  chesswizz1964: This must be a mistake or rogue account?
Sep-19-10  BobCrisp: Her mistake was getting caught.
Sep-19-10  chesswizz1964: Woman GM? Her face is pretty & certainly not that of a cheat.
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