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fuad_rouet
fuad_rouet
Location: Russia
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Pogonina
Pogonina
Location: Ukraine
Joined: 1/7/14
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WarakomskaAnna
WarakomskaAnna
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Natalia_Pogonina
Natalia_Pogonina
Location: Saratov, Russia
Joined: 7/3/09
Last Online: 2/26/15
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  • Pogonina, Natalia

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    Natalia Pogonina (born on March 9, 1985) is one of the best female chess players in the world. Woman Grandmaster (WGM), three-times European champion (U16, twice U18), bronze prize winner at the World Championship (U18) and European Women Champi... Read More »