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Karina Cyfka
K Cyfka 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 455
Years covered: 1998 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2411 (2330 rapid, 2304 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2419

Overall record: +144 -101 =130 (55.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 80 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (51) 
    B23 B25 B32 B20 B54
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D37 D30 D38 D35
 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B18 B13 B12 B10
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A40 E10 A50 A46 E00
 Queen's Indian (11) 
    E12 E15 E16
 King's Indian Attack (11) 
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C84 C78 C77 C91 C67
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    A41 A45 E10 A46 E00
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (23) 
    C84 C91 C95 C89 C86
 King's Indian (17) 
    E81 E62 E94 E76 E69
 Scotch Game (13) 
 Two Knights (13) 
    C55 C57
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Cyfka vs A Lach, 2012 1-0
   K Cyfka vs K Novak, 2001 1-0
   S Shaydullina vs K Cyfka, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Batumi Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   EU-ch U14 Girls (2001)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Championship (Women) (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2017)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2015)

   🏆 World Blitz Championship (Women)
   K Cyfka vs B Kovanova (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   K Cyfka vs E Pavlidou (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   Alisa Nur-Mukhametova vs K Cyfka (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   K Cyfka vs A Sliwicka (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz
   J Antolak vs K Cyfka (Dec-30-21) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Oct-28-1987, 34 years old) Poland

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International Master (2015).

Karina Cyfka (also known as Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska), née Szczepkowska, was born in Rybnik. She earned her Woman International Master title in 2006 and her Woman Grandmaster title in 2010. She won the Polish Women's Championship in 2020.

Wikipedia article: Karina Cyfka

Last updated: 2022-05-26 14:47:07

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 456  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Zawadzka vs K Cyfka  1-0351998POL-ch U12 GirlsC45 Scotch Game
2. K Cyfka vs J Zawadzka  0-1441999Wisla Hugart op (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
3. K Cyfka vs J Zawadzka  0-1361999POL-ch U12 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. K Cyfka vs K Szymanowska  0-1472001ch-Pol u20 WomenB30 Sicilian
5. K Jurkiewicz vs K Cyfka  0-1522001ch-Pol u20 WomenA02 Bird's Opening
6. K Cyfka vs B Zawadzka  ½-½222001ch-Pol u20 WomenB56 Sicilian
7. A Chmielinska vs K Cyfka  ½-½522001ch-Pol u20 WomenC45 Scotch Game
8. K Cyfka vs A Matras-Clement  0-1162001ch-Pol u20 WomenC29 Vienna Gambit
9. A Mackiewicz vs K Cyfka  0-1582001ch-Pol u20 WomenB33 Sicilian
10. K Cyfka vs D Pokojska  0-1432001ch-Pol u20 WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
11. K Cyfka vs K Toma  ½-½452001ch-Pol u20 WomenB32 Sicilian
12. M Reszka vs K Cyfka  0-1362001ch-Pol u20 WomenC77 Ruy Lopez
13. K Cyfka vs E Jakubiec  ½-½602001ch-Pol u20 WomenB32 Sicilian
14. J Zawadzka vs K Cyfka  ½-½642001ch-Pol u20 WomenB33 Sicilian
15. A Khudaverdieva vs K Cyfka  0-1552001EU-ch U14 GirlsE97 King's Indian
16. K Cyfka vs I Lacau-Rodean  1-0662001EU-ch U14 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. V Savtchenko vs K Cyfka  ½-½482001EU-ch U14 GirlsC45 Scotch Game
18. K Cyfka vs A Darbinyan  1-0432001EU-ch U14 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
19. D Kika vs K Cyfka  1-0492001EU-ch U14 GirlsB33 Sicilian
20. K Cyfka vs J Gilbert  ½-½552001EU-ch U14 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
21. L Rogule vs K Cyfka  1-0342001EU-ch U14 GirlsA16 English
22. K Cyfka vs K Novak  1-0672001EU-ch U14 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
23. K Shulepina vs K Cyfka  1-0422001EU-ch U14 GirlsE92 King's Indian
24. J Zawadzka vs K Cyfka  ½-½772003POL-ch U20 GirlsB06 Robatsch
25. K Cyfka vs A Pourkashiyan  1-0332003Wch U16 GirlsC22 Center Game
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  whiteshark: What's her secret? Hot chocolate and elderberry juice?
Aug-29-08  SickedChess: pic
Oct-28-09  Moonstone: happy birthday karina!
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  Tabanus: Awarded the Woman Grand Master (WGM) title at FIDE's Presidential Board meeting 1/2010:, congratulations!

Dec-14-12  waustad: Today in the European Blitz championships she beat Marcus Ragger 2-0.
Dec-26-12  waustad: She's playing at Wolfsberg Austria in a few hours.
Dec-26-12  Kikoman: Wolfsberg Open 2012
Jan-02-13  waustad: She came in 3rd, half a point behind the leaders. Losing to Eva Moser in round 4 proved to be somewhat of a Swiss gambit since she only had to play one of the GMs, Zdenko Kozul who she beat in the 3rd round!
Jan-12-13  Kikoman: A full standings in the tournament. ^^

Apr-09-13  waustad: She's in a match now: WGM Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska vs. IM Eva Repková The web site for this is:
Apr-09-13  waustad: Karina S-H leads 1.2 - .5 after the first two rounds. The third games will be played at 8:30 CET. Maybe I'll watch some if I'm still up.
Apr-10-13  waustad: KSH won the third game, but it isn't posted on the live link like the first two. It does seem strange having a 3 game match, but that is what they did.
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  HeMateMe: Doesn't she resemble another Polish beauty, Paulina P., the 1980s swimsuit model?

chess beauty:


swimsuit Paulina:


I'm headed for Poland, next train.

Apr-26-13  waustad: I saw something that looked like Karina came in ahead of Monika Socko in the Polish womens championships but have seen pictures of her coming in 3rd. I'm confused.
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  whiteshark: <waustad> Four players were tied 1st place after the championship, thereafter was a rapid double round robin among them. There again three players had equal points, after which SB points of the regular tournament decided the placing:

1 Monika Socko
2 Jolanta Zawadzka
3 Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska

Source: cb report

tournament page:


Anyhow: Congratulations!

Oct-29-13  cro777: WGM Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska tied for third with Sopiko Guramishvili at the 3rd Women International Chess Tournament, Memorial of Krystyna Ho³uj-Radzikowska, which was held from 28th September to 6th October 2013 at the Chess Club KSz Polonia Wroc³aw, in Wroc³aw, Poland.

Jul-10-14  kia0708: no picture of this lady ?
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  HeMateMe: <>
Apr-18-15  waustad: Her team in the Frauenbundesliga officially has her playing first board today, even though she is in China with the Polish national team. They are conceding on two boards, though it probably doesn't matter. They've pretty much clinched being dropped after this season.
May-19-15  waustad: Her loss today in the European Women's Individual Championship was probably the biggest upset in the first round. Going down the list (at least of the broadcast games), the better known player almost always won.
Jun-06-15  sonia91: <International Master (2015). >

Her IM title application wasn't approved at the last presidential board:

Apr-11-17  waustad: She is listed in the roster of players for the European Women's Championship without the hyphen and second last name.
Nov-25-17  BIDMONFA: Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska


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  whiteshark: According to FIDE (and E.Paehtz gossip) it's now again just <Karina Szczepkowska>.
Oct-23-20  schnarre: ..Anything new about her?
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