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WGM Natalia Pogonina

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All Skill Levels

Service Description Price
Play the Grandmaster 30 minutes of blitz or rapid chess $69.00
Your Games Analyzed Improve your chess by having your game analyzed by Natalia. $49.00
Play the Grandmaster-2 Play a 3 min blitz game vs Natalia $19.00
Play the Grandmaster-3 Play a 5 min blitz game vs Natalia $29.00
Play the Grandmaster-4 Play a correspondence (online chess) game vs Natalia. No vote chess games, only one on one. Post-game analysis provided. $99.00
Simultaneous Exhibition Chess simul, 10-20 boards, price per board. 10 boards or less - $1000 $99.00
Meet & Play Natalia Dinner; friendly chess game; autographs; pics together; report at Pogonina.com (optional) $999.00

About Me:

Natalia Pogonina (Born March 9, 1985)

Quick facts:

·         FIDE Woman Grandmaster (2004), Grandmaster of Russia (2006)  

·         One of the few women in the history of chess to break the 2500 rating barrier (associated with the title of an International Grandmaster)

·         Member of the Russian national chess team since 2004

·         According to the rankings of the Association of Chess Professionals, Natalia Pogonina became the 3rd most successful female chess player in the world in 2009

·         Education: MA in Law (Saratov State Academy of Law)

·         Hobbies: sports, travelling, music, photography, literature, poetry, flamenco, Internet

Main tournament results:

Best performance: FIDE 2941 (11/11)
World: bronze medal at the U18 World Women’s Chess Championship (2003). Shared first at the World Women’s Student Championship (2008). Winner of the World Team Student Chess Championship (2008). First International World Mind-Sports Games: gold in team blitz and bronze in rapid (Team Russia).  Took part in two World Women’s Chess Championships (2004, 2010) and two Chess Olympiads (2008, 2010). Silver medal at World Team Chess Championship-2011, bronze in 2013. Olympic Chess Champion-2012 and winner of individual Gold medal

Europe: won the European Junior Chess Championship thrice. Silver medal at the European Club Championship (2007). Bronze medal at the European Women’s Chess Championship (2009). European Club Chess Champion (2011). European Team Chess Champion (2011), runner-up (2013).

Russia: won the Russian junior Championship six times. Winner of the Top League among Women. Runner-up at the Russian Superfinal (2010), reigning Russian Champion (2012). Multiple awards at Russian Team Championships; three gold medals for best individual performance (2006,2007,2010)

Has victories at prestigious international tournaments: Lvov-2002, Bykova Memorial-2005, Rudenko Memorial-2007, Moscow Open-2009, etc.

Activities aimed at promoting chess:

·         Grandmaster Natalia Pogonina’s website is regularly updated in both English and Russian and is visited by a few thousand chess fans/day.

·         Commentating tournament games online at leading chess portals (ChessDom, ChessGames, CrestBook, etc.).

·         Columns in media – Chess.com, Sports.ru, RedHotPawn.com. Natalia Pogonina’s blog at Sports.ru was ranked top-5 among all sport blogs in Russia according to the Soviet Sport magazine.

·         Strong media presence: articles and interviews about Natalia have been published in popular media all over the world - NY Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Toronto Star, Times, Zeit, Scotsman, Komsomolskaya Pravda and so on.

·         Simultaneous exhibitions for children, at corporate events, for chess fans.

·         The online challenge «Pogonina vs The World» in 2010 has attracted about 4000 participants from over 100 countries. Natalia has scored an impressive victory in 55 moves. The re-match (The World vs Pogonina, 2011) ended in a draw on move 62.


  • 2 weeks ago


    1000 bucks for Dinner? I hope you take them to El Bully and pick up the check.

  • 5 weeks ago


     you're a true queen of chess

  • 5 weeks ago


    raner very good words thanks priyutno to soul became

  • 5 weeks ago


    whom the last interests the first points only and all

  • 5 weeks ago


    can do it a joke?

  • 5 weeks ago


    I thought Natalya plays chess instead of has dinner for 1000 dollars

  • 8 weeks ago


    1000$ for a dinner ? Live in Russia must be very expensive Cool

  • 2 months ago


    hi natalia.

    how are you?

    can we play 5 minutes?


  • 3 months ago


    This is a very gifted woman. Brilliant player but also wonderful personality which can only be good for chess. Humour and humble are also my impression.Beauty and brains.True sportswoman and for me Russia,s greatest ahead of Sharopva(tennis) Isenbeyeva(pole vault)

  • 3 months ago


  • 3 months ago


    I hope that Natalia reads these comments because I would like to know the status and health of Boris Spassky whom she talked about at some length on her website which I can't seem to access anymore.

    It might be just my opinion, but I think that Boris would have given Bobby all he could handle in 1972, if the Soviets hadn't brought his Russian wife to Iceland, whom he was estranged from, and probably at the time was already planning to marry his French wife.

    My best wishes to Natalia and ex-champ, B. Spassky.

    Chris Au.

  • 3 months ago


  • 5 months ago


    awesome history

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  • 6 months ago


    Hi.Can U train me some times?

    I'll appreciate you.

  • 7 months ago


    I think it is great for a chess grandmaster to get payed for her/his talents and hard work. It is up to themselves to set the prices.

    The Play the Grandmaster-4 has the most bang for the buck imo. You get to play for some days + an analysis at the end, maybe some chatting in between.

  • 7 months ago


    Fan sign , the name of any fans can have picture  with your presence. That is my recommend CoolWinkInnocent Just like a souvenir.

  • 7 months ago


    Well, for starters you could add ''Have Natalia live with you for a week, and play + analyze a game with her every morning. The rest of the day is up to you! ;D'' (BTW if I was rich I would go visit you in Russia and pay double the fee for u ;D)

  • 7 months ago


    i like the Meet & Play Natalia coach application, but will you manage to get here, do we eat your dinner or our dinner?Tongue Out


  • 7 months ago


    i like the meet and play natalia. do we have to go to russia?

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