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Olga Girya
O Girya 
Number of games in database: 1,068
Years covered: 2001 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2469 (2471 rapid, 2297 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2505

Overall record: +311 -176 =313 (58.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 268 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (69) 
    D37 D38 D30 D39 D31
 Queen's Indian (57) 
    E15 E12 E17 E16 E19
 Queen's Pawn Game (42) 
    A40 A41 E10 E00 A46
 Slav (40) 
    D10 D15 D18 D17 D12
 King's Indian (35) 
    E73 E94 E90 E91 E80
 Nimzo Indian (31) 
    E32 E46 E39 E33 E34
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (142) 
    B12 B18 B13 B10 B11
 Slav (102) 
    D10 D12 D11 D17 D18
 Sicilian (67) 
    B32 B47 B48 B30 B42
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D38 D31 D37 D30 D39
 Reti System (27) 
    A06 A04
 Queen's Pawn Game (21) 
    D02 D00 E10 E00 A45
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Mammadova vs O Girya, 2001 0-1
   O Girya vs O Gritsayeva, 2014 1-0
   O Girya vs G Tokhirjonova, 2017 1-0
   Zhao Xue vs O Girya, 2014 0-1
   A Ushenina vs O Girya, 2013 1/2-1/2
   A Kashlinskaya vs O Girya, 2014 0-1
   O Girya vs A Kashlinskaya, 2014 1-0
   O Girya vs J Eric, 2019 1-0
   O Gritsayeva vs O Girya, 2014 0-1
   O Girya vs A Muzychuk, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2014)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2019)
   Russian Team Championship (Women) (2019)
   Russian Team Championship (Women) (2017)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2011)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010)
   Women's World Team Championship (2015)
   Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2012)
   Women's World Team Championship (2013)
   European Championship (Women) (2015)
   Russian Team Championship (Women) (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship (Women)
   O Girya vs K Balabayeva (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   O Girya vs M Kamalidenova (Dec-30-22) 1-0, blitz
   A Paramzina vs O Girya (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz
   O Druzhinina vs O Girya (Dec-30-22) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   Lan Yao vs O Girya (Dec-30-22) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jun-04-1991, 31 years old) Russia
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Grandmaster (2021). Woman Grandmaster (2009). Girya was runner up in the World U16 Girls Championship in 2007. In 2009 she won both the European and World Girls U18 Championships. In 2010, she was runner up to Anna Muzychuk with 10.5/13 at the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2010) in Poland, second at the Women's Russian Championship with 6.5/9, and scored 6/10 on board 2 for Russia 2 at the Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010). Her equal second in the August 2010 Russian Women's Championship behind WGM Nazi Paikidze qualified her for the Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2010) in November 2010, at which time she scored 4.5/11 although one of her two wins was against Alisa Galliamova, who was equal first in the tournament. She scored 4.5/9 in the Moscow Open 2011 B - Young GM in January 2011 and in August 2011 she came second in the World Junior Championship (Girls) (2011). She won the Moscow Open - B (women's division in the event) in 2014 outright after beating wunderkind Aleksandra Goryachkina in the final round. (1) She collected 4.5 points on reserve board at the World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017) in 6 games for Russia's reserve board, securing their team the win(2).

Girya qualified for the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2012) and defeated IM Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich in the first round before losing to French GM Marie Sebag in the second round.


References / Sources

(1), (2)

Wikipedia article: Olga Girya

Last updated: 2021-11-28 10:43:18

 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,118  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Savina vs O Girya  0-1712001RUS-ch U10 GirlsD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. A Savina vs O Girya  ½-½542001EYCC G10D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. O Girya vs K Amerika  ½-½312001EYCC G10E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
4. O Girya vs M Shapir (Porat)  ½-½822001EYCC G10C28 Vienna Game
5. G Mammadova vs O Girya 0-1352001EYCC G10B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. O Girya vs E Tairova  0-1302001EYCC G10A07 King's Indian Attack
7. M Komiagina vs O Girya  1-0332006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)B32 Sicilian
8. O Girya vs E Ubiennykh  1-0542006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
9. M Kursova vs O Girya  1-0482006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)A43 Old Benoni
10. O Girya vs I Korchenkova  1-0592006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
11. N Pogonina vs O Girya  0-1782006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)B32 Sicilian
12. O Girya vs J Movsesian  ½-½532006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
13. E Zaiatz vs O Girya  1-0452006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
14. O Girya vs V Solovjova  0-1422006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
15. S Bezgodova vs O Girya  ½-½652006Russian Championship Higher League (Women)A08 King's Indian Attack
16. G Mammadova vs O Girya  1-0372006EU-ch U16 GirlsB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. J Geller vs O Girya  ½-½522007Moscow OpenB30 Sicilian
18. O Girya vs A Okara 0-1472007Moscow OpenC47 Four Knights
19. Y Rodionov vs O Girya  0-1272007Moscow OpenA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
20. O Girya vs A Moskalenko  0-1242007Moscow OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
21. N Pogonina vs O Girya  1-0532007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B32 Sicilian
22. T Kosintseva vs O Girya 1-0412007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B32 Sicilian
23. O Girya vs Korbut 0-1382007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
24. E Kovalevskaya vs O Girya 0-1852007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B32 Sicilian
25. O Girya vs T Stepovaia  ½-½692007Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
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May-12-13  John Abraham: Looking very classy and elegant:

Ready to play chess:

Winter with red scarf:

Lovely smile:

Apr-05-14  waustad: She's playing in the Grand Prix series in Khanty-Mansiysk next week. My guess is that she's the home team nominee and that Nafisa Muminova was Kirsan's favorite. Several stronger women are playing in the Russian league in Sochi at the same time.
Apr-21-14  waustad: Her result in the FIDE Women Grand Prix Khanty Mansiysk, with a performance rating of 2602 should be good for an 11 game GM norm. She played 9 GMs from many different countries. Her last round draw almost took the performance below the 2600 minimum, but then she could have called it a 10 game norm. This should raise her rating to the 2470s for the first time too. She had a much better result than expected and her career seems to be on the rise.

Source for info: and of course her FIDE rating card.

Apr-21-14  joeyj: As early as R10, when she scored 6.5/10 with a PR of 2626, was already good for a GM norm!
Apr-24-14  waustad: Chessbase gives a slightly lower performance rating, so she may have to live with the 10 game norm.
May-02-14  waustad: Her Diaz cartoon is not flattering: Though she does not have a classically beautiful face, that is a little harsh.
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  WannaBe: Looking at the picture links posted by other members, that drawing by Diaz is terrible.
May-06-14  waustad: Perhaps she'll spend enough time in front of the mirror to learn to smile in front of a camera. I can't do it so I keep my mouth shut when anybody wants to take my picture. Many players don't have this down and show too much gum when smiling to be the ideal picture. Diaz combined this with her long face to generate an unkind caricature. She is somebody who will be photographed a lot over the years, so it's probably worth the effort to learn how to take a good smile picture. Maybe she should corner someone like media savvy like Pogonina or Karlovich and figure it out.
Jul-10-14  waustad: She already has the norms and rating to get the IM title. Perhaps she won't bother until she is ready to apply for the full GM title.
Jan-15-15  waustad: Her WIKI page indicates that she has the norms for a GM title, but none of the norms have been registered. She got close to the necessary 2500 elo last Summer but came a little short. The norms page on the FIDE site is not very helpful, since many people don't register their norms until they are ready to apply for a title. There is a fee involved, which explains why.
Mar-18-15  Beholder: <waustad>, <WannaBe>

I honestly think Olga is very beautiful, and I for one would prefer her type over (just as an example) the vain Pogonina any day.

That said, Diaz's cartoons are always drawn in an ultra-exaggerated style, that's just his thing. I'm sure he didn't mean to offend in any way.

Mar-18-15  cro777: <waustad: She is somebody who will be photographed a lot over the years, so it's probably worth the effort to learn how to take a good smile picture.>

The player also needs to learn and practice concentration skills. All the concentration must be filled in the thought of the upcoming game:

In the first round match Olga defeated Ekaterina Atalik from Turkey with the perfect score and advanced to the next round.

Aug-11-15  ChessMan94: This page needs a photo of Olga with her beautiful smile.
Nov-25-16  Rookiepawn: Nice, elegant and classy she looks in the pics. OTB you can add a knife held in that nice smile: she is quite a tactician, fears no danger and seems to like attacking in positions with hanging pieces and destroyed castles.

Against her better focus OTB and mind your King.

Feb-03-17  waustad: Her scheduled opponent for the first round of the WWCC in Tehran has died, so she makes it directly into the round of 32 it seems.
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  perfidious: Bill, at least my opponent in A Shaw vs V Bellas, 1998 lasted long enough to make a draw in the end before calling it a day in more ways than one.
Feb-04-17  waustad: I'm not sure if that is the way they'll handle it. If they bring in a replacement player, it would seem a little cold to waste all of the prep people have been doing and move everybody up one among the seeds. Plugging #65 into the #49 hole is another possibility, which would only really effect Girya. I hope that they have something like this written into the rules somehwere, but I don't know what it is. Most sports leagues have legal contingencies set up for what happens if a plane crashes or some such horrible event occurs.
Jun-11-17  sonia91: Olga was the best female player at the European Individual Chess Championship (2017). She scored 6.5/11 and finished 91st (she was seeded 187th) for a 2557 performance. She beat and drew several 2600+ GMs:
Jun-11-17  Nerwal: <She scored 6.5/11 and finished 91st (she was seeded 187th) for a 2557 performance. She beat and drew several 2600+ GMs:

Even better, it looks like it's a full GM norm over 11 games. For the purpose of a GM norm it seems the 1693 rating of round 1 can be set to 2200 (or such a win can be ignored for a 10 games norm). Then the performance is slightly above 2600.

Jun-11-17  sonia91: <Nerwal: For the purpose of a GM norm it seems the 1693 rating of round 1 can be set to 2200 (or such a win can be ignored for a 10 games norm). Then the performance is slightly above 2600.> You're right! I forgot about that, thanks for pointing this out. So she achieved her second GM norm, the first coming from a Women's Grand Prix event.
Jul-02-17  John Abraham: stunning:

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  Messiah: It's a pity she doesn't participate in the Candidates
Sep-27-20  login:

Perfectionism Helps Me

The champion of Russia gave an (extensive) interview to Etery Kublashvili, 2019


You obviously spend a lot of time on chess. How many hours a day do you devote to training?

On regular days, I train for three hours. However, every other day I work from morning until night. I would like to implement a timetable that I’ve developed over the last few months: 5-6 hours of chess per day, alongside physical activities (right now that is running,swimming and yoga). I only began to try this at the start of this summer, so I sometimes pause the routine. My habits of spontaneous training sometimes prove too strong.



Understand Russia (traffic jams)

A lot of relationships start in traffic jams and rumors are that many of them result in long time relationships and families.

Jan-18-22  Pulpofeira: She's a GM now.
Oct-07-22  trabant3: In summer 2022 she married a GM Igor Lysyj.
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