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Ivana Maria Furtado
Number of games in database: 91
Years covered: 2007 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2139 (2075 rapid, 1974 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2277
Overall record: +34 -28 =29 (53.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   🏆 World Junior Championship (Girls)
   I Furtado vs A Cramling Bellon (Sep-15-18) 1/2-1/2
   Sara Nass vs I Furtado (Sep-14-18) 1/2-1/2
   I Furtado vs S Hereklioglu (Sep-13-18) 1-0
   Allaney Jia G Doroy vs I Furtado (Sep-12-18) 1-0
   C Sakshi vs I Furtado (Sep-11-18) 1-0

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(born Mar-16-1999, 23 years old) India

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WCM (2008); WFM (2011); WIM (2012); one WGM norm (2012).

World U8 Girls' Champion in 2006 and 2007 and eight time international gold medal winner as at July 2008.

Born and raised in Goa, Furtado, at 5 years and 3 months, played her first tournament at Moira - an U7 event - where she won a prize. She won a number of age events, including the U7 Girls category at the Asian Schools Chess Festival in December 2006 in Singapore, and the U8 Asian Youth Chess Championship in the U.A.E in August 2006. She won both the individual and team gold medal in the U8 World School Chess Championship in Halkidiki, Greece in May 2007. In October 2006, Furtado won the World Youth Champions (Girls) U8 in Batumi, Georgia. In November 2007, she successfully defended her world title in Antalya, Turkey, becoming the third Indian girl after Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika to win more than one world age group title. In January 2008, Furtado was equal first in the U9 Girls category of the 3rd Asian Schools Chess Championship that was held in Kandy, Sri Lanka. In February 2008, she won her third consecutive (Goan) state U9 chess championship. In July 2008, she gained her WCM title by winning the gold medal in the Girls U9 division of the World Schools Championships in Singapore, and was runner up in the Girls U10 division of the Asian Youth Championship held in Tehran. At the 2009 World Youth Championship, she was runner up in the Girls U10 division behind Gunay Mammadzada and later won the Commonwealth Age Group Championships 2009 - Open U12 with 7.5/9. In 2010, she was =2nd in the RMK Residential Senior Secondary School 24th National U-11 Girls Chess Championship, and competed in the Commonwealth Chess Championship, scoring a very creditable 5.5/11. She also came second in the Asian Youth Chess Championship 2010 U12 (Girls) that was held in Beijing and =1st (2nd on count back behind the Ukraine's Iulija Osmak) with 9/11 in the 2010 World U12 Championships (Girls) that were held in Greece in October 2010. 2011 saw her first foray into World Junior Championships (Girls) (2011) at the age of 12, and she scored 6/13 boosting her ELO by 20 points. However, her 6/9 at the World Girls U12 Championship later that year was well below par for the top seed, and she shed 27 rating points as a result. She easily won the 2012 Asian Junior U20 Championship (Girls) held in Uzbekistan, with 7.5/9, a point clear of the field (winning her first WGM norm) and then came =3rd (4th on tiebreak) at the 2012 World Girls U14 Championship.

In non-age based tournament, she competed in the VII International Chess Festival of Figueira da Foz in October 2010, and while her overall result was quite modest, she managed draws against GM Luis Galego, IM Mauricio Vassallo Barroche and WIM Tatiana Kasparova. In 2011, she won the Asian U12 Girls Championship, scored 7.5/11 in the 37th (Indian) National Sub Junior Chess Championship for boys, and competed in the Commonwealth & South African Open 2011, scoring 7/11 including draws against GM Abhijit Kunte and WGM Ghate Swathi. In July 2011, she entered the 42st International Open Villa de Benasque in Huesca, Spain, scoring 5.5/9, a result that boosted her ELO to the top of her age group (U12) for Girls, and then in September, she came = 3rd with 8/11 in the National Junior Girls 2011 held in Goa. 2012 started poorly for Furtado, scoring 4.5/10 at the international open in Delhi in January and losing 30 rating points, however, she regained these rating points with a relatively strong showing at the Aeroflot Open B division where she scored a relatively strong 3/8, including her first win against a GM - Alexander Krapivin. Then in August 2012, she scored a strong 5.5/11 in the International Open in Barcelona, adding another 30 points to her rating. She fared reasonably well in the Indian Women's championship in October 2012, adding 10 points to her rating, and participated as favourite in the World Girls U14 Championship, but scored only 7/10. Her year ended badly when she scored only 5.5/11 at the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2012, shedding a massive 44 rating points, thereby conceding what would have been her spot in 2013 as the world's top rated U14 Girl to Kazakh WIM Zhansaya Abdumalik.

2013 saw a couple of strong performances to make up for the ground lost in late 2012. A relatively strong 4/9 at the 3rd HD Bank Cup (2013) and =4th at the Asian Junior U20 Championship 2013 for Girls with 6/9 combined to add over 50 points back into her rating card.

Ivana Furtado was entered into the Limca Book of World Records in 2007 for being the youngest Indian to win a world title in any sport (aged 7 years 226 days). She was voted the Sportswoman for the Year 2007 by the Goa Sports Journalist Association for the Geno Award, and The Person of the Year by "Goa Today" in 2007.

Wikipedia article: Ivana Maria Furtado Photo:

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Revita vs I Furtado  0-1562007Wch U08 GirlsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. I Furtado vs M Helin Saim  1-0502007Wch U08 GirlsA48 King's Indian
3. I Furtado vs N Mammadova  1-0362007Wch U08 GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. C H Meghna vs I Furtado  1-0702007Wch U08 GirlsC01 French, Exchange
5. I Furtado vs A Ponomarchuk  ½-½442007Wch U08 GirlsD04 Queen's Pawn Game
6. I Furtado vs B Vatansever  1-0602007Wch U08 GirlsE08 Catalan, Closed
7. I Furtado vs Thanh Thuy Tien Nguyen  1-0682007Wch U08 GirlsD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
8. G Mammadzada vs I Furtado 0-1552007Wch U08 GirlsB07 Pirc
9. Z Abdumalik vs I Furtado ½-½362007Wch U08 GirlsB07 Pirc
10. I Furtado vs Galego  ½-½382010VII OpenA55 Old Indian, Main line
11. M Vassallo vs I Furtado  ½-½322010VII OpenA13 English
12. I Furtado vs S Satyapragyan  0-130201113th Dubai OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
13. O N Al Ali vs I Furtado  1-041201113th Dubai OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
14. I Furtado vs R Phiri  ½-½582011Commonwealth and South African OpenD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. P Khuphwathea vs I Furtado  0-1152011Commonwealth and South African OpenC45 Scotch Game
16. I Furtado vs D Cawdery  ½-½212011Commonwealth and South African OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
17. G Prodromos vs I Furtado  0-1332011Commonwealth and South African OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
18. A Kunte vs I Furtado  ½-½262011Commonwealth and South African OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. I Furtado vs M J Makhushini  1-0312011Commonwealth and South African OpenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. I Furtado vs J M Mabusela  0-1262011Commonwealth and South African OpenE17 Queen's Indian
21. Lance J Windvogel vs I Furtado  0-1342011Commonwealth and South African OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
22. G Swathi vs I Furtado  ½-½312011Commonwealth and South African OpenC11 French
23. G Mammadova vs I Furtado  ½-½302011World Junior Championship (Girls)C11 French
24. I Furtado vs K Pilsova  ½-½342011World Junior Championship (Girls)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
25. Thi Nhu Y Hoang vs I Furtado  1-0332011World Junior Championship (Girls)A18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-14-08  twinlark: Definitely someone to watch.
Mar-16-08  brankat: Happy Birthday little girl!
Mar-16-08  Open Defence: yes someone to watch... when I was young I was always interested in reading about Tania Sachdev's results.. newspaper articles in India used to report how Tania beat computers at a very young age ... so yes there is plenty of talent among the young girls in India.. maybe Indian girls are the strongest in chess ? :-)
Mar-16-08  twinlark: At 9, she's close to being a veteran on the circuit! Happy birthday, little Ivana.

Here's an excellent picture of her:

Mar-16-08  Open Defence: <Dronacharya awardee Raghunandan Gokhale advised Ivana to use the Pirc Defence for the second consecutive time in two days and she won a pawn in the opening itself. Thereafter, she gradually outplayed her opponent > good coach
Mar-16-08  twinlark:

I'm impressed with how articulate this child is, as demonstrated in interviews with her.

<Deffi> <maybe Indian girls are the strongest in chess ? :-)>

India seems to take considerable interest in their young chess talents, and the way young Furtado has been feted in Goa is quite extraordinary.

Jul-24-08  Karpova: <The 2008 Asian Youth Chess Championship took place in the building of Iran Chess Federation, July 15-22.>

Furtado came in second in the Girls U10 competition with 6.5/9 (behind the indian M. Mahalakshmi (no one seems to know what the first M stands for) with 8.0/9.

Source: (report by FM Arash Akbarinia)

Aug-11-08  gazzawhite: <> I think the biography should read: <In November 2007, she successfully defended her world title in Antalya, Turkey, becoming the third INDIAN girl after Koneru Humpy and Dronavalli Harika to win more than one world age group title.> As I think there have been other girls to achieve this feat.
Mar-16-09  brankat: Happy big TEN Ivana Maria!!!
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  OhioChessFan: It can be unsettling to see how drastically it can all change. You see how excited people are, then no comments for 10 years. She was fairly active through 2018.

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