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Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih
A Zatonskih 
Photograph copyright © 2008 Federación Argentina de Ajedrez  
Number of games in database: 689
Years covered: 1997 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2420 (2327 rapid, 2331 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2537

Overall record: +221 -123 =196 (59.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 149 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (46) 
    B22 B20 B32 B41 B47
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A46 D02 A40 E10 E00
 French Defense (29) 
    C02 C05 C03 C10 C01
 King's Indian (25) 
    E67 E60 E76 E63 E62
 Slav (22) 
    D11 D10 D14 D17 D15
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E32 E46 E40 E37 E47
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (84) 
    C10 C02 C07 C11 C01
 Queen's Gambit Declined (47) 
    D37 D31 D35 D30 D39
 French (40) 
    C10 C11 C00 C12
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    D02 D00 A46 A41 D05
 Petrov (22) 
    C42 C43
 French Tarrasch (22) 
    C07 C09 C03 C05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Votava vs A Zatonskih, 2004 0-1
   R Goletiani vs A Zatonskih, 2009 0-1
   I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2009 0-1
   A Melekhina vs A Zatonskih, 2014 0-1
   A Zatonskih vs C Baginskaite, 2014 1-0
   P Charbonneau vs A Zatonskih, 2004 0-1
   A Zatonskih vs N A Adams, 2004 1/2-1/2
   I Krush vs A Zatonskih, 2011 0-1
   R Swinkels vs A Zatonskih, 2008 1/2-1/2
   S Foisor vs A Zatonskih, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Women's Championship (2008)
   USA Women Championship (2010)
   US Championship (Women) (2012)
   US Championship (Women) (2019)
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2013)
   US Women's Championship (2007)
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2016)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Zatonskih! by larrewl
   2003 NAO - Oklahoma by gauer
   2017 U.S. Women's Chess Championships by AchieverofChess

   🏆 US Championship (Women)
   A Zatonskih vs C Yip (Oct-24-20) 0-1
   Jennifer Yu vs A Zatonskih (Oct-24-20) 1/2-1/2
   A Zatonskih vs Emily Nguyen (Oct-23-20) 1/2-1/2
   A Eswaran vs A Zatonskih (Oct-23-20) 1-0
   A Zatonskih vs Thalia Cervantes Landeiro (Oct-23-20) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jul-17-1978, 42 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Anna Zatonskih was born in Mariupol, Ukraine. She learned chess at age 5 and won girls' championships of Ukraine in several different age categories before finally winning the "overall" women's championship in 2001 and 2002. She became a WGM (Woman Grand Master) in 1999 and obtained the International Master title in 2003. She represented the USA 2010 (Women's) Olympiad team on 2nd board & was part of the American team that won the silver medal in the 36th Olympiad, Women (2004).

Zatonskih won the US Women's Championship in 2006, 2008 and 2009, and most recently US Championship (Women) (2011). She currently lives with her husband, GM Daniel Fridman, in Ohio. She qualified for the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) winning her first round match with 4-times Argentinian Women's Champion, IM Carolina Lujan before losing to WGM Ju Wenjun in the second round.

Wikipedia article: Anna Zatonskih Live rating:

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 689  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Litinskaya-Shul vs A Zatonskih  1-0501997ROM-chTE15 Queen's Indian
2. A Zatonskih vs M Litinskaya-Shul  ½-½231997Predeal opB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. V Gordon vs A Zatonskih  1-0421998UKR-ch U20 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. M Litinskaya-Shul vs A Zatonskih  1-0311998ROM-chTE12 Queen's Indian
5. A Zatonskih vs Y Kruppa  0-1381999UKR-chTC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
6. A Zatonskih vs Korotylev  1-0311999October GMB06 Robatsch
7. A Zatonskih vs Savon  ½-½141999October GMC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. Jobava vs A Zatonskih  ½-½651999KharkovE15 Queen's Indian
9. Zhu Chen vs A Zatonskih  1-0502000Olympiad (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
10. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-0572000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
11. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-0602000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC02 French, Advance
12. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-0522000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
13. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-0762000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC02 French, Advance
14. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  1-0422000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC10 French
15. A Zatonskih vs M Arribas  0-1522000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC41 Philidor Defense
16. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  ½-½362000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. M Arribas vs A Zatonskih  1-0482000Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC02 French, Advance
18. Lagno vs A Zatonskih  ½-½402001EU-ch rap (Women)C11 French
19. K Rohonyan vs A Zatonskih  0-1562001ch-UKR WomenC11 French
20. A Zatonskih vs Lagno  1-0602001ch-UKR WomenC42 Petrov Defense
21. T Melamed vs A Zatonskih  ½-½152001ch-UKR WomenC07 French, Tarrasch
22. A Zatonskih vs V Kalinina  ½-½642001ch-UKR WomenC41 Philidor Defense
23. N Zdebskaja vs A Zatonskih 0-1432001ch-UKR WomenE46 Nimzo-Indian
24. A Zatonskih vs O Alexandrova  1-0352001ch-UKR WomenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. T Baklanova vs A Zatonskih  ½-½222001ch-UKR WomenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 689  PGN Download
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Nov-24-11  PhilFeeley: Why don't they have the Swinkels-Zatonskih game here?

Curacao, 2008
White: Swinkels, Robin
Black: Zatonskih, Anna

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Bd3 Nxe4 7.Bxe4 Nf6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bxf6 Qxf6 10.Qe2 c6 11.O-O Bd6 12.c4 O-O 13.Rad1 Rd8 14.Rfe1 Bd7 15.Bc2 Be8 16.a3 b6 17.b4 a5 18.c5 Bc7 19.Ne5 axb4 20.axb4 bxc5 21.bxc5 Qe7 22.Qe4 g6 23.Nxc6 Bxc6 24.Qxc6 Rac8 25.Qe4 Qf6 26.d5 exd5 27.Rxd5 Rxd5 28.Qxd5 Ba5 29.Rd1 Qc6 30.Bb3 Qxd5 31.Rxd5 Rd8 32.Re5 Kf8 33.g3 Bc3 34.Re4 Rd4 35.Re3 Bb4 36.Rf3 f5 37.c6 Ba5 38.Re3 Rd6 39.Ba4 Bc7 40.Kg2 Rd4 41.Bb5 Rd5 42.Ba4 Rd4 1/2-1/2

It was played underwater!

Jul-17-12  brankat: Happy Birthday Anna!
Feb-10-13  Wyatt Gwyon: Daniel did really well for a...large man.
May-04-13  waustad: Her husband is from Latvia but plays for Germany. She's from Ukraine but plays for the USA and plays in the championships often. She also plays for Baden Baden in the Frauenbundesliga and may be the only German resident to play for them this year. The German language WIKI claims that she moved to Long Island in 2005. I wonder how many nationalities their daughter claims and what languages are spoken at home. Her parents would have Russian and German in common and probably English.
Apr-03-14  waustad: In the penultimate round of the FBL, I see two different results for her game against Lilit Mkrtchian. In the live broadcast of the games: it is listed as a draw, but on another website it is called a win for black:
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to U.S. Women Champ and WGM/IM Anna Zatonskih.
Dec-14-14  waustad: It appears that she got a "win" today for OSG Baden Baden in the Frauenbundesliga since both Foisor's were not present for SF Deizisau, though they wee listed as playing the top two boards. Baden Baden ended up with a 5-1 win and leads SK Schwäbisch Hall by 1.5 game points in tiebreak. They play each other on January 24. With so many players busy in tournaments in China, Poland and England, a lot of lower boards got some work today.
Mar-28-15  waustad: She played first board today for OSG Baden Baden and drew with WGM Marta Michna. Playing a weekend in Germany, where she lives, is less of a strain than her usual trip back to the US. Her team won 4-2 with wins on the bottom two boards. Many members of FBL teams were involved in the knock out tournament in Sochi, the Aeroflot tournament, the Polish Championship or the US Championship, so a fair number of lower boards played today. Baden Baden's matchup tomorrow is with SK Lehrte so we may see even lower boards playing since the latter team is one of the weakest in the league, elo wise.
Mar-28-15  waustad: There was a comment earlier by <HeMateMe> that Anna Z played for Russia in a team event. According to olimpbase, she has played for Ukraine and the USA in international team championships. Playing for a Russian or other club team has nothing to do with nationality, unless there is a local rule about how many local players must be on the team. She has played in German and Chinese leagues for example. She could play for a Russian team like UGRA in the European Club Cup without representing Russia.
Mar-29-15  waustad: Today OSG Baden Baden won all 6 games against SK Lehrte. In this round they used their bottom 3 ranked players, so that 5 of the 6 players were all German residents, which might silence some of the criticism from German bloggers. For anyone interested, games from earlier are available here:
Mar-29-15  schnarre: ...Thanks waustad
Apr-18-15  waustad: Today she drew her game as first board for OSG Baden Baden. The team won their match 4.5-1.5 and clinched first place in this season's German Frauenbundesliga. Many of the top players from several teams were missing due to the Women's Team Championships taking place in China. Since both of the teams that were closest to Baden Baden scored 3-3 ties today, Baden Baden's 20 match points is enough to clinch, despite not having Either Muzychuk sister, Viktoria Cmilyte or Eva Moser playing today.
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  WannaBe: I wanna hear Sylvester pronounce her name... Oughtta be a riot.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to 4-time US Women's Chess Championship champ IM Anna Zatonskih!
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  thegoodanarchist: Darn, I just remembered yesterday was my brother's birthday and I forgot it.
Sep-28-15  waustad: It seems that chessbase has an incorrect result for one of her first games in the new FBL season. According to several other sources, including the results in the same article, she won her game against Marta Michna, but in the game score, it is listed as a loss:
Sep-28-15  Dr. Overlord: Wow! Just saw the picture of her and what a babe!

Daniel Freeman, you lucky bastard!

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  FSR: <Dr. Overlord> I think you mean Daniel Fridman.
Sep-28-15  john barleycorn: <FSR> no details. Dr. Overboard is just jealous ...
Sep-28-15  Dr. Overlord: <FSR> Oh, so not our esteemed leader, then! And I that for a moment thought the beautiful Anna was the First Lady of the Chessgames Republic..

Daniel Freeman, you unlucky bastard!

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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to 1 of the best combinations of beauty and brains to be had in the chess world… Anna Zatonskih!
Oct-22-16  waustad: She's playing top board for OSG Baden Baden in the opening weekend of the Frauenbundesliga. Neither team they are playing this weekend is a powerhouse, so they don't need to bring in the big guns. Sadly, these games are not being broadcast live.
Oct-22-16  waustad: Actually they are being broadcast on chessbomb! I hadn't seen that before.
Jul-17-19  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Anna! Thanks for some great battles over the years.
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  eternaloptimist: Happy birthday to the 4-time US Women’s Chess Champ, Anna Zatonskih!!
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