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Ekaterina Korbut
Photograph by karpidis from Piraeus, Greece - Korbut Ekaterina © 2007, CC BY 2.0, Wikimedia Commons 

Number of games in database: 235
Years covered: 1996 to 2008
Last FIDE rating: 2448
Highest rating achieved in database: 2467
Overall record: +98 -71 =64 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (54) 
    B90 B42 B33 B67 B93
 French Defense (22) 
    C10 C00 C11 C18 C03
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C77 C78 C65 C95 C69
 French (10) 
    C10 C00 C11
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (9) 
    B63 B67 B62 B65 B61
 Sicilian Kan (8) 
    B42 B43 B41
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B32 B22 B25 B92 B90
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (24) 
    D20 D27 D25 D22 D21
 King's Indian Attack (11) 
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B92 B95 B97 B96
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D00 D02 A40 D04
 Slav (5) 
    D11 D16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Korbut vs O Gencer, 2007 1-0
   S Buervenich vs Korbut, 2001 0-1
   A Rykalin vs Korbut, 2001 1/2-1/2
   M Komiagina vs Korbut, 2006 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2006)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2007)
   Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2006)
   Russian Championship (Women) (2000)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2007)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2008)
   Russian Club Championship: Women (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   Women's World Team Championship (2007)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   White Nights (2001)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2007)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) 2006 by Tabanus

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(born Feb-09-1985, 38 years old) Russia
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She is an IM and a WGM. In 2004, she won the World Women U-20 Championship and in 2006, the Russian Women's Championship.

Wikipedia article: Ekaterina Korbut

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 235  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Korbut vs N Kosintseva  0-1301996Wch U12 GirlsA00 Uncommon Opening
2. N Pogonina vs Korbut  1-0291998RUS-ch U16 GirlsB32 Sicilian
3. N Pogonina vs Korbut  1-0221999RUS-ch U14 GirlsB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
4. Korbut vs T Kosintseva  1-0621999EU-ch U16 GirlsA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
5. Korbut vs Kosteniuk  ½-½522000Russian Championship (Women)B89 Sicilian
6. J Ryjanova vs Korbut  1-0272000Russian Championship (Women)E91 King's Indian
7. Korbut vs E Chasovnikova  0-1332000Russian Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. E Mirzoeva vs Korbut  ½-½472000Russian Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. Korbut vs Lilia Timurova  1-0342000Russian Championship (Women)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
10. I Vasilevich vs Korbut  0-1282000Russian Championship (Women)B32 Sicilian
11. I Mashinskaya vs Korbut  0-1452000Russian Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
12. Korbut vs T Shadrina  1-0482000Russian Championship (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. Motylev vs Korbut  1-0322000Chigorin MemorialB32 Sicilian
14. V A Kazakov vs Korbut  0-1172000Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Korbut vs D Malina  1-0292001RUS-chTW 1-LigaB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. Korbut vs L Petrova  1-0272001RUS-chTW 1-LigaB32 Sicilian
17. M Reszka vs Korbut  0-1312001European Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
18. Korbut vs K Kachiani-Gersinska 1-0262001European Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
19. E Sedina vs Korbut  1-0662001European Championship (Women)B50 Sicilian
20. Korbut vs M Manakova  1-0602001European Championship (Women)C18 French, Winawer
21. C Foisor vs Korbut  1-0432001European Championship (Women)A20 English
22. Korbut vs S Matveeva  0-1302001European Championship (Women)C11 French
23. N Dzagnidze vs Korbut 1-0542001European Championship (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Korbut vs K Grosar  ½-½542001European Championship (Women)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
25. O Dolzhikova vs Korbut  0-1472001European Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Premium Chessgames Member Here's one.
Aug-10-05  Robin001: Thank you. She is very pretty.
Mar-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Here's another picture:
Dec-11-06  Whitehat1963: Sounds like an excellent name for a gymnast.
Dec-12-06  Hot Logic: Now the new Russian women's Champion with 8/11 ahead of both Kosintseva sisters and Elena Tairova with 7.5/11. Certainly playing well lately.
Dec-12-06  Wild Bill: From the Ladies' Superfinal:

[Event "Russian Women Championship 2006"]
[Site "Gorodets"]
[Date "2006/12/9"]
[Round "08"]
[White "Korbut, Ekaterina (2435)"]
[Black "Kosintseva, Tatiana (2458)"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Board "06"]
[Input "DGT3886"]
[Owner "Association of Chess Federations, Moscow"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5 6. c3 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. d4 Bb6 9. a4 Bg4 10. Bg5 Rb8 11. axb5 axb5 12. Bd5 Ne7 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. h3 Bh5 15. Nbd2 f5 16. Qe2 c6 17. Bb3 f4 18. Rfd1 Ng6 19. Qd3 Rg8 20. Kh2 Kf8 21. g4 fxg3+ 22. fxg3 c5 23. dxc5 Bxc5 24. Rf1 Kg7 25. Ne1 Ne7 26. Ng2 Rf8 27. Nh4 b4 28. Bd5 bxc3 29. bxc3 Nxd5 30. Qxd5 f6 31. Rab1 Bf7 32. Qd3 Rxb1 33. Rxb1 Qd7 34. Ndf3 Ra8 35. Nf5+ Kh8 36. Qd2 Be6 37. Qh6 Qf7

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38. Rb7 Ra2+ 39. Kh1 Ra1+ 40. Kg2 Ra2+ 41. Kh1 Ra1+ 42. Ng1 Rxg1+ 43. Kh2 Qg6 44. Rxh7+ Qxh7 45. Qf8+ 1-0

Dec-25-06  BIDMONFA: Ekaterina Korbut

KORBUT, Ekaterina

Dec-27-07  Udit Narayan: Here are some more photos of her:
Jan-05-08  Udit Narayan: In this photo she is on the right (vs. Tatiana Shadrina):
Premium Chessgames Member
  paulalbert: The photo that your link connects to shows Nadezhda Kosintseva on the left. Paul Albert
Jan-05-08  Udit Narayan: <paulalbert> Thanks for correction.
Feb-22-08  Udit Narayan: Whenever I recall the incident from this game, Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007, I still feel incredible pain. Losing a game because you mobile rings must be the worst feeling in the world!!! (especially if you have a promising position)

That loss cost her from winning the tournament.

Feb-09-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Ekaterina!
Feb-26-10  JohnstownChess: She was one of the instructers on ICC...
Mar-11-10  percyblakeney: Korbut hasn't played a rated game since 2008, when she played for the Russian team in the Olympiad and in a match against China. In the latter she won in 25 moves with black against the latest Grand Prix winner (and World Champion 2006-08) Xu Yuhua. In December 2006 she won the Russian Superfinal ahead of Kosintsevas, Galliamova etc, but for some reason she seems to have stopped playing, at least for the moment.
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Wasn't she the first player to compete in the Olympics, first as a gymnast, then as a figure skater? I thought I saw her profiled on "60 Minutes."
Mar-11-10  whiteshark: <he#me> No, you meant Olga Korbut.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <Hot Logic: Now the new Russian women's Champion [for 2006] with 8/11 ahead of both Kosintseva sisters and Elena Tairova with 7.5/11. ***>

This achievement should be mentioned in her bio on this page.

But for an unfortunate mobile-phone contretemps: Korbut vs N Pogonina, 2007, Korbut would have repeated as Russian Champion in 2007.

Apr-01-12  Karpova: According to her last rated game was played in April, 2009
Oct-12-13  whiteshark: According to she is married and has a daughter.
Oct-12-13  dx9293: Thanks <whiteshark>. I wondered what happened to her. Even though she is practically the same age as Pogonina, Kosteniuk, the Kosintsevas, Ushenina, Sebag, etc. she has been retired for several years already.

Actually, in Fall 2009 I contacted "Kate" for some lessons on ICC (I saw her ad on the Services page, liked her approach, and wanted to try a female coach for a change). We never got to do any lessons unfortunately because our schedules didn't mesh and it seemed like she was busy with other things.

Feb-09-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Katerina Korbut.
Feb-21-18  whiteshark: More addition to the family...


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  Tabanus: Probably the only Russian champion without a photo. Despite I sent one in a year ago ;)
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  Tabanus: Never say never! is the one I sent in, I could swear it was.
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