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Natalia Zhukova
N Zhukova 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 1,026
Years covered: 1995 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2323 (2316 rapid, 2239 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499

Overall record: +285 -178 =342 (56.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 221 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (58) 
    D38 D31 D30 D35 D37
 King's Indian (52) 
    E80 E94 E76 E90 E81
 Slav (44) 
    D17 D12 D15 D11 D10
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A46 A41 A40 D02 E10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (32) 
    A29 A27 A28 A21 A22
 Queen's Indian (31) 
    E15 E12 E16 E17 E14
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (111) 
    C03 C11 C02 C01 C18
 Queen's Pawn Game (54) 
    D02 A40 A46 A45 D05
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C78 C65 C67 C70 C91
 Modern Benoni (38) 
    A58 A57 A70 A67 A77
 French (34) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (33) 
    D30 D31 D35 D38 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Novkovic vs N Zhukova, 2013 0-1
   N Batsiashvili vs N Zhukova, 2015 0-1
   T Molchanova vs N Zhukova, 2009 0-1
   N Zhukova vs Ju Wenjun, 2012 1/2-1/2
   N Zhukova vs C Peptan, 2008 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs N Zhukova, 2002 0-1
   N Zhukova vs T Shadrina, 2001 1-0
   N Zhukova vs P Cramling, 2015 1-0
   N Zhukova vs A Sharevich, 2004 1-0
   N Zhukova vs David Redondo Flores, 2018 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   Corus Group C (2005)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group C 2005 by Tabanus
   2005 Corus (group C) by gauer

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   T Roussel-Roozmon vs N Zhukova (Jan-29-20) 1-0
   N Zhukova vs L Javakhishvili (Jan-28-20) 1/2-1/2
   G Battaglini vs N Zhukova (Jan-27-20) 1/2-1/2
   N Zhukova vs E Barbosa (Jan-26-20) 1/2-1/2
   Pedro Antonio Gines Esteo vs N Zhukova (Jan-25-20) 0-1

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(born Jun-05-1979, 40 years old) Ukraine
[what is this?]
She is a GM and a WGM. Zhukova was European Women's Champion in 2000. She competed in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012), and eliminated WGM Qi Guo and GM Koneru Humpy before bowing out in the third round when she lost to WGM Ju Wenjun in the tiebreaker.

Wikipedia article: Natalia Zhukova

 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,026  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Petrenko vs N Zhukova  0-1451995Interzonal (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
2. A M Galliamova vs N Zhukova  1-0431995Kishinev Interzonal (Women)A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
3. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0751996UKR-ch (Women)A43 Old Benoni
4. V Malakhatko vs N Zhukova  ½-½371996Yalta opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. N Zhukova vs A Stefanova  ½-½241998Belgrade (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Y Shulman vs N Zhukova  ½-½101998Novak Nikolic mem 1stD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  1-0331998Belgrade (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
8. N Zhukova vs Nisipeanu  0-1351998MK Cafe CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
9. N Zhukova vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½321998Elista ol (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Y Kruppa vs N Zhukova  1-0551999UKR-chTA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
11. N Zhukova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0301999Alushta zt (Women)A15 English
12. Y Xu vs N Zhukova  1-0742000FIDE World CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. N Zhukova vs A Kovacevic  0-1752000Novak Nikolic mem 2ndD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. N Zhukova vs Velimirovic  1-0422000Novak Nikolic mem 2ndA43 Old Benoni
15. N Zhukova vs Xie Jun  ½-½262000WCCA48 King's Indian
16. Wang Lei vs N Zhukova  0-1462000WCCD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. N Zhukova vs I Krush  1-0362000WCCD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Y Hernandez vs N Zhukova  ½-½372000WCCD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-1322000WCCA80 Dutch
20. Hoang Thanh Trang vs N Zhukova  ½-½142000WCCD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½92000WCCA04 Reti Opening
22. Wang Pin vs N Zhukova  0-1372000WCCB01 Scandinavian
23. N Zhukova vs Wang Pin  ½-½592000WCCA48 King's Indian
24. Hoang Thanh Trang vs N Zhukova  0-1462000WCCD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. N Zhukova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½202000WCCA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 42; games 1-25 of 1,026  PGN Download
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May-31-15  gazzawhite: What a disgrace.
Jun-03-15  ex0duz: Disgraceful behaviour. I feel sorry for Grischuk.. at least he takes his losses like a man, and doesn't just throw around unfounded accusations without ANY proof whatsoever. The only reason it was taken seriously by the tournament director was because she managed to get 14 other players(most likely her friends) to sign..

Disgraceful behaviour/conduct like the above post said. You'd think well known chess players would know better, but apparently not. Their ego's n @#$% is off the charts too.. same as Mamedyarov with his accusation after a loss.. But at least he didn't drag 14 other people into it, who have also had their names tarnished now as a result.

But yeah. If there's one thing i took from this, it's those 15 names(and on the flipside, the others who DIDN'T sign are also on my radar now as being coolheaded and not dumb/easily manipulated(and/or not friends with Zhukova at least). I know who to look at with derision/suspicion in future now.

And finally. If Zhukova wants to use the fact that after the broadcast delay was put in, and Sandu started losing after that, so if that is proof that Sandu cheated, then Zhukova winning after lodging the 'protest' is proof that it was an orchestrated psychological attack in order to put the winner off her game. And that is why i am annoyed, because i hate to see cheats or unsportsmanlike conduct be rewarded, along with seeing someone being ganged up on.. REAL courageous. B-Please. GTFO-Here..

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  HeMateMe: Do she and Gris have any kids?
Jun-03-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

Do you ever bother to google? It's annoying when there are easily verifiable facts ppl with an IQ can research/find and then proper questions, asking a chess website's members for their opinions for opinions.

PPl who follow chess know full well Grischuk and Zhukova are parents.

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  keypusher: Hey! She <can> smile. And walk on water, it looks like.
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  MissScarlett: <Natalia Zhukova responded to the "loss" of Kateryna Lagno: "Getting rid of parasites is a painless process">

When Edward I handed over control of Scotland to a vassal, he's reputed to have remarked, <A man does good business, when he rids himself of a turd.>

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  keypusher: <MissScarlett> What if you used your powers for niceness, instead of evil?
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  MissScarlett: I don't think in those terms. Maybe I should follow the lead of <Bertrand Russell> and write an essay, <Why I Am Not a Liberal>.

Meanwhile, there are 40 new Capablanca games in the DB:

Capablanca vs Charles B Isaacson, 1915

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  HeMateMe: <Do you ever bother to google?>

Only when I feel like it, and it is not for a moron like you to tell other people here what to do.

Jun-03-15  Nina Myers: Ask your mom.
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  keypusher: <MissScarlett> thanks, looks like a great game.
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  HeMateMe: <Nina Myers: > Ask *your* mother.
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  perfidious: For all that, she could have <my> child.
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  HeMateMe: Perf owns stock in Hooters, along with John Daly and Tiger Woods.
Jun-03-15  tappingfoot: What a shame.
Jun-03-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

if you are too lazy to google, just tell.

We don't exist as some news bureau to provide a lazy person with info he could easily find using his computer. Why would you think so?

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  HeMateMe: Dude, you're not responsible for anyone on the internet. Not everyone marches to the same drummer you do. Grow up, shut up, and try to measure up.
Jun-05-15  ChessVip: Zhukova speaks:
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  MissScarlett: Hard-faced cow.
Jul-02-15  fisayo123: If Zhukova had any integrity, she should have reached out to Sandu by now to apologize for that. Totally unacceptable behaviour.
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  sfm: Cheater. Disgraceful. Unworthy.
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  HeMateMe: nice photo


she could really be attractive if she worked on smiling a bit.

Mar-13-17  The Kings Domain: Attractive but angry gal.
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  ketchuplover: 3 month chess ban suspended for 1 year if she does not make any unfounded allegations during that time
May-08-17  alexapple: Zhukova, pride and prejudice. I totally support FIDE's decision!
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