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Olga Alexandrova
O Alexandrova 
Barcelona, 2012.
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Number of games in database: 179
Years covered: 1999 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2419 (2406 rapid, 2408 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2449

Overall record: +54 -32 =71 (57.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 22 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D86 D70 D80 D85 D94
 King's Indian (9) 
    E76 E94 E92 E97
 Nimzo Indian (9) 
    E48 E53 E40 E52 E43
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D45 D49 D46 D47
 Slav (8) 
    D10 D15 D13 D11
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D37 D30 D36 D35
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (35) 
    B40 B47 B22 B41 B83
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A46 D00 E00 D02 A40
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E46 E54 E24 E20 E44
 Sicilian Taimanov (8) 
    B47 B48 B46
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E12 E14
 French Defense (7) 
    C10 C11 C01
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Seps vs O Alexandrova, 2011 0-1
   O Alexandrova vs A Matnadze, 2004 1-0
   O Alexandrova vs E V Kovalevskaya, 2004 1/2-1/2
   F Silva Rodriguez vs O Alexandrova, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   josep's favorite games by josep

   🏆 Chess Olympiad (Women)
   O Alexandrova vs L Mkrtchian (Aug-14-14) 1/2-1/2
   O Alexandrova vs Ju Wenjun (Aug-12-14) 1/2-1/2
   C Amura vs O Alexandrova (Aug-11-14) 1/2-1/2
   I Gevorgyan vs O Alexandrova (Aug-10-14) 1/2-1/2
   O Alexandrova vs E Karavade (Aug-08-14) 1-0

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(born Jan-28-1978, 42 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Spain)

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International Master and Woman Grandmaster from Ukraine. She won the Ukraine's women's championship in 2004 and the Spanish women's championship in 2013 and 2014.

Wikipedia article: Olga Alexandrova

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Alexandrova vs Savon  ½-½481999October GME53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. Korotylev vs O Alexandrova  ½-½331999October GMB83 Sicilian
3. M Brodsky vs O Alexandrova  ½-½371999UKR-chTB83 Sicilian
4. O Alexandrova vs V Stoockalov  ½-½72000Ukrainian Team chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. O Alexandrova vs D Salinnikov  ½-½92000Ukrainian Team chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
6. O Alexandrova vs S Savchenko  ½-½262000Ukrainian Team chD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. D Stets vs O Alexandrova  ½-½482000Ukrainian Team chB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. I Timoshenko vs O Alexandrova  ½-½612000Ukrainian Team chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
9. I Labensky vs O Alexandrova  ½-½692000Ukrainian Team chE41 Nimzo-Indian
10. Ponomariov vs O Alexandrova 1-0552000Ukrainian Team chB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. O Alexandrova vs N Marchik  ½-½462000Ukrainian Team chD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
12. A Moiseenko vs O Alexandrova  ½-½612000Ukrainian Team chB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. O Alexandrova vs S Ovsejevitsch  ½-½232000Alushta, UkraineD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. S Voitsekhovsky vs O Alexandrova  1-0472000Alushta, UkraineB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
15. O Alexandrova vs Miroshnichenko  ½-½512000Alushta, UkraineD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. O Alexandrova vs Skripchenko  1-0752000YUG-chT (Women)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. T Baklanova vs O Alexandrova  0-1252001ch-UKR WomenE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
18. O Alexandrova vs T Kononenko  0-1442001ch-UKR WomenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. I Gaponenko vs O Alexandrova  1-0752001ch-UKR WomenB41 Sicilian, Kan
20. N Zdebskaja vs O Alexandrova  0-1402001ch-UKR WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. O Alexandrova vs T Melamed 1-0192001ch-UKR WomenA57 Benko Gambit
22. A Zatonskih vs O Alexandrova  1-0352001ch-UKR WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
23. O Alexandrova vs N Jadvizhena  1-0242001ch-UKR WomenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. A Zozulia vs O Alexandrova  ½-½472001ch-UKR WomenB83 Sicilian
25. O Alexandrova vs M Litinskaya-Shul  1-0342001ch-UKR WomenE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-03  Cecil Brown: Olga Alexandrova.

There is an interesting interview with this young lady currently posted on the new Misha Interviews section at

Slightly surprisingly she takes a positive view of the recent sexing up of the womens game.

Aug-14-03  Larsker: Q: How do you like Alexandra Kosteniuk and Maria Manakova's attempts to bring attention to women's chess? They both claim to be chess sex-symbols, teenage and more mature style.

A: My position is: as long as it brings attention to the problems of our game, I support it. I don't understand attacks on Alexandra and her family - "How dare they!" etc. Better thank her! In the long run it should benefit all of us.

Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Olga Alexandrova


Jun-27-08  wanabe2000:
Jun-27-08  dx9293: I think Alexandrova is very beautiful, moreso than others who get greater hype. Everyone has different tastes, I guess.

<wanabe2000> I also think Karlovich should get more attention as far as "sex appeal" goes.

Dec-07-08  ruelas007: here she looks simply amazing, i find it kinda surprising that not many people have spoken about this girl
Dec-03-09  hellopolgar: is this the person that shirov is dating?


You came to Khanty Mansiysk with a charming friend? Tell us about her.

[Here Alexey faltered – it was obvious that he was trying to find the correct words…] It is not easy to speak about a dear person. Olga's support is very important for me now. Almost priceless. I am very thankful to her for coming here! We are together for a short time, though we know each other for a longer period. After we met and I became more optimistic, in chess as well as in life.>

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  Stonehenge: Nice picture:

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  HeMateMe: Check out that mug of beer the guy is drinking--its a Super Bowl!
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  cro777: At the Spanish Team Championship Division Honor 2012, Olga Alexandrova with perfect score after 2 rounds. She's playing on board 6 for her chess club Barcelona Uga.

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  cro777: IM Olga Alexandrova (2409) played very succesfully in the "men's" competition at the 2012 Spanish Team Championship in Leon.

With a score of 6/7 (five wins and two draws) and the rating performance of 2638, she achieved the best individual result on board 6 in the championship, earning 17.9 elo points.

(This picture is from the first round game against Marc Sanchez Ibern. She chose an aggressive Anti-Gruenfeld line).

Olga Alexandrova was born in 1978 in Kharkov, Ukraine. She became a WGM in 1999 and a IM in 2000.

"I was 6 when my father taught me the rules. At age of 10 I already was a candidate master ... Once I had to show one of my games to Kasparov, and he harshly criticized every one of my moves. Finally, I could not bear it, cried bitterly and ran away!" (Alexandrova)

Alexandrova is now citizen of Spain (she acquired Spanish nationality in 2010). Olga lives in Barcelona and is married to GM Miguel Illescas.

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  cro777: The Magistral Grandes Maestras female tournament in Mexico, as part of the Gran Fiesta UNAM 2012, includes 18 titled players from 3 continents divided in 3 groups of 6 players during the qualification fase that just concluded.

IM Olga Alexandrova, scoring 16/20 points, had no problems qualifying from the A group. In the semi-finals she is going to meet IM Sopiko Guramishvili, WGM Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes and WGM Sulennis Pina Vega.

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  Penguincw: Happy 36th birthday to WGM Olga Alexandrova.
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  perfidious: <dx9293: I think Alexandrova is very beautiful, moreso than others who get greater hype. Everyone has different tastes, I guess.>

Attractive indeed.

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