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Anna M Akhsharumova
Number of games in database: 47
Years covered: 1975 to 1996
Last FIDE rating: 2310 (2287 rapid)
Overall record: +14 -20 =13 (43.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jan-09-1957, 65 years old) Russia (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Anna Markovna Akhsharumova was born in Moscow, USSR. Awarded the WIM title in 1977, she was USSR Women's Champion in 1976 and 1984 (=Svetlana Matveeva). She now has the WGM title. By all rights, she should have won the 1983 Soviet Women's title, held in Tallinn, when she defeated Nana Ioseliani after Anna won on time forfeit. It would have given Anna 12 points to Nana's 11 points. The next day, Ioseliani filed a protest alleging a chess clock malfunction. Anna refused to re-play the game. The result of Anna's game was reversed from win to loss by the All-Union Board of Referees in Moscow, thereby forfeiting Anna's title. Anna ended up in 3rd place. In 1987, Anna won the U.S. Women's Championship with a perfect 9-0 score. She is married to Boris Gulko. They immigrated to the United States in 1986. In 1990, she tied for 5th-6th place in the Genting Women's Interzonal Tournament.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 47  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Akhsharumova vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½421975Tbilisi (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
2. N Gaprindashvili vs A Akhsharumova 1-0401983URS-ch (Women)A53 Old Indian
3. Murey vs A Akhsharumova  1-0531987?C16 French, Winawer
4. Benjamin vs A Akhsharumova 0-1601987New York OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. A Akhsharumova vs Fedorowicz  ½-½401987New York OpenE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
6. A Akhsharumova vs Adorjan  0-1661987New York OpenE12 Queen's Indian
7. A Akhsharumova vs O Cvitan  ½-½441987New York OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
8. A Akhsharumova vs V Zaltsman  0-1371987New York OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Degnan vs A Akhsharumova  0-147198889th US opC02 French, Advance
10. A Akhsharumova vs R Britton  1-0381988Hastings BE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. A Akhsharumova vs Suba  ½-½741988Hastings op 1988/89E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. K G Shirazi vs A Akhsharumova 1-0341988Saint John op-1C15 French, Winawer
13. A Akhsharumova vs I Ivanov  1-0361988Saint John op-1E81 King's Indian, Samisch
14. A Akhsharumova vs Mendel Mendlewicz  1-030198889th US OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
15. A Coull vs A Akhsharumova  0-1251988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C02 French, Advance
16. A Akhsharumova vs N Starr  1-0291988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Xie Jun vs A Akhsharumova  1-0371988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)C02 French, Advance
18. P Cramling vs A Akhsharumova  ½-½401988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. A Akhsharumova vs B Hund  ½-½381988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. A Akhsharumova vs S Lalic  1-0411988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Chiburdanidze vs A Akhsharumova  ½-½311988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. A Akhsharumova vs Susan Polgar  0-1281988Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. A Akhsharumova vs Kasparov 0-1301989Simul, 8bB07 Pirc
24. M Litynska vs A Akhsharumova  1-0761990Kuala Lumpur Interzonal (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. A Akhsharumova vs Xie Jun  0-1571990Interzonal TtE81 King's Indian, Samisch
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  Benzol: Anna Markova Akhsharumova
(Mrs Gulko)
Born 9th January 1957 in Moscow
Awarded WIM title in 1977
She was USSR Women's Champion in 1976 and also won that title jointly in 1984.
Nov-23-08  centercounter: She was the 1983 USSR Women's Champion, period. The bio should be changed to reflect that. That USSR ruling runs directly contrary to FIDE's laws. A protest about a clock malfunction on the next day is ludicrous and no sane person can even recognize such a ruling as being made.
Nov-23-08  Jim Bartle: What happened in that 1983 tournament?
Jan-09-09  brankat: Happy Birthday Anna!
Mar-22-15  Caissanist: Unlike her husband, Akhsharumova did not play chess for very long after arriving in this country. She was apparently one of the players who answered the 1990 ad that Bankers Trust placed in Chess Life at the instigation of Norman Weinstein, inviting titled chess players to apply to that company to pursue a career in investement banking. She applied and got a job, and that was the end of her competitive chess career.
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  perfidious: Got to face Anna in a set of four blitz games one Tuesday night during the regularly held event at Harvard. Those were some strong tournaments, usually featuring a number of the toughest quick players in Boston, with the occasional GM putting in an appearance.
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  Sally Simpson: <Jim Bartle: What happened in that 1983 tournament?>

Anna Akhsharumova and her husband Gulko were at the time refuseniks and had been prevented for leaving Russia since 1977.

Gulko writing in: 'The KGB Plays Chess' (an interesting read) partly blames Korchnoi for the refusal being extended. When hearing Gulko was leaving Korchnoi 'apparently' made a statement Gulko would be his second at the 1978 match.

So Gulko and wife and were not going anywhere till the threat of Korchnoi had receded. They were allowed to leave in 1986.

Regarding Jim's question, just prior to the 1983 woman's event both Gulko and his wife were on hunger strike.

Gulko states that Nana Ioseliani in a difficult position lost on time. He continues that remembering his wife's political situation Ioseliani sent in a complaint, '...probably about the clock.' he makes an excuse for her by adding players sometimes do silly things after a loss.

A week later the order came from Moscow that the game be replayed from the 38th move.

Anna refused and the game was giving to Ioseliani. Gulko adds jokingly, thus robbing the KGB of more gold to steal from their house. (his house was often raided, vandalised, bugged, and all gold medals etc were stolen by the KGB.)

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