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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 (96) 
    B43 B48 B31 B30 B45
 French Defense (38) 
    C05 C03 C07 C11 C09
 French Tarrasch (28) 
    C05 C07 C03 C09 C04
 Sicilian Taimanov (23) 
    B48 B45 B46 B49
 Caro-Kann (19) 
    B12 B16 B18 B17 B13
 Scotch Game (19) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (92) 
    B31 B22 B30 B67 B65
 King's Indian (64) 
    E92 E62 E63 E97 E75
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (24) 
    B67 B65 B63 B61 B60
 English (15) 
    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 D Driamin, 2000 1-0
   Y Dembo vs I Krush, 1996 1-0
   N Castaneda vs Y Dembo, 2001 0-1
   Y Dembo vs G Mammadova, 2010 1-0
   Y Dembo vs R Palaj, 1994 1-0
   Y Dembo vs G Szamoskozi, 1999 1-0
   Y Dembo vs Nadezda Stojanovic, 2001 1-0
   Y Dembo vs E Repkova, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Y Dembo vs A Muzychuk, 2011 1-0

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

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

   🏆 FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship
   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, 34 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Y Dembo vs A Peterson  0-1271992World Championship under 10 GirlsB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
2. S Farhat vs Y Dembo ½-½441992World Champ under 10B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
3. Y Dembo vs O Avraam 1-0571993Ch-Israel(men), 1/8C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. Y Dembo vs R Palaj 1-0271994Ch-Israel(men), 1/4B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
5. J B Rasmussen vs Y Dembo  0-1451994EU-ch U12 Disney GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
6. Y Dembo vs I Krush 1-0301996Wch U14 Disney GirlsB89 Sicilian
7. Wang Yu vs Y Dembo  1-0331996Wch U14 GirlsB40 Sicilian
8. C Moshina vs Y Dembo  1-0291996Wch U14 GirlsB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
9. Y Dembo vs N Resika  ½-½201998FSIMA DecC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. D Fliszar vs Y Dembo  0-1401999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNA15 English
11. Y Dembo vs L Dekany  ½-½261999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB57 Sicilian
12. Y Dembo vs J Bergre  ½-½201999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
13. G Lakat vs Y Dembo  0-1401999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB83 Sicilian
14. Y Dembo vs G Szamoskozi 1-0441999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNC38 King's Gambit Accepted
15. Y Dembo vs F Jansen 1-0161999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. W Langer vs Y Dembo  0-1551999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNA05 Reti Opening
17. M Cleven vs Y Dembo 0-1281999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNA04 Reti Opening
18. Y Dembo vs V Vass  ½-½641999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
19. Y Dembo vs R Csolig 1-0541999Budapest First Saturday ELO04, HUNB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. Y Dembo vs D Driamin 1-0422000First Saturday IM sectionC05 French, Tarrasch
21. A Gara vs Y Dembo  ½-½622000t-EuCh U18 GirlsB56 Sicilian
22. Y Dembo vs A Srebrnic  1-0632000t-EuCh U18 GirlsC42 Petrov Defense
23. L Drljevic vs Y Dembo  1-0362000t-EuCh U18 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Y Dembo vs A Pahor  1-0332000t-EuCh U18 GirlsB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. C Moshina vs Y Dembo  0-1342000t-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.
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  zdigyigy: To think some lucky shmoe gets to call her mine.....Harumph ;-)Thank you and keep on beatin em Ms. Dembo.
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  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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  laskersteinitz: I know that elephant, too...Hihihihihi!!!!
Nov-01-09  ILikeFruits: hello...
how do you...
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  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!

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  talisman: Happy Birthday, Yelena!
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  Stonehenge: Happy Birthday :)
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  Benzol: Many happy returns.


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  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.
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  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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