GM Anna Muzychuk

Full name
Anna Muzychuk
Born
Feb 28, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Ukraine
Profiles

The older of the two Muzychuk sister chess prodigies, Anna Muzychuk has risen to quickly become the fourth best female player in the world at a young age. Before this though, she methodically worked up the rating charts, achieving every single one of the FIDE titles in order and also winning plenty of girls age championships along the way. She’s played in the Women's World Championship twice, coming up short each time, but continues to be a force to be reckoned with.

Anna Muzychuk learned to play chess when she was a young kid, becoming the under-8 European champion in 1996. She became a Woman FIDE Master in 2001 and then a Woman International Master in 2002. Her biggest achievements as a child were when she won the Women’s Ukrainian Championship in 2003, the U20 Girls Championship of Ukraine in 2004 and the World U16 Girls World Championship in 2005. In between these tournaments, she became a Woman Grandmaster in 2004. She followed up these tournament successes with getting the official International Master title in 2007. In 2008 and 2010, she competed in the Women’s World Championship, falling short of the finals match each time. More recently she has become an official Grandmaster in 2012 and has also had some good tournament results as well, ranking her as the fourth best female chess player in the world. Her sister, Mariya Muzychuk, is also an accomplished chess player.

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Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Four Knights Game (17) : C49 C48 C46 C47
Italian Game (8) : C55 C59 C57
Semi-Slav Defense (5) : D43 D45
Pirc Defense (24) : B07 B08 B09
Scotch Game (28) : C45 C44
Alekhine Defense (16) : B04 B05 B02 B03
Vienna Game (4) : C25
Giuoco Piano Game (16) : C50 C53 C52 C55 C51
Bird's Opening (23) : A02 A03
Modern Defense (9) : B06
Philidor Defense (8) : C41
Petrov's Defense (20) : C42 C43
Nimzowitsch Defense Declined (1) : B00
Slav Defense (4) : D10 D11
King's Indian Attack (1) : A07
Queen's Pawn Opening (3) : D00 D02 A40
Catalan Opening (2) : E00 E01
Scandinavian Defense (21) : B01
King's Pawn Opening (2) : B00
Queen's Gambit Declined (2) : D31
Queen's Gambit Accepted (1) : D20
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (2) : B06
Old Benoni Defense (1) : A44
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C34
Nimzo-Indian Defense (1) : E34
Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D91
Center Game Accepted (2) : C21
Undefined (1) : A00
Indian Game (1) : A45
Dutch Defense (1) : A83
Black Pieces
Semi-Slav Defense (26) : D43 D47 D45 D44
Giuoco Piano Game (8) : C50 C53
Reti Opening (31) : A06 A04 A05
King's Indian Defense (16) : E60 D70 E62 E61 E67
Scotch Game (3) : C45
Queen's Pawn Opening (15) : A40 A41 D03 D02 E00
King's Indian Attack (2) : A07
Bishop's Opening (2) : C23 C24
Benoni Defense (10) : A60 A56 A61 A65 A70
London System (2) : A48
Four Knights Game (2) : C46 C47
Caro-Kann Defense (5) : B10 B13 B12
Torre Attack (2) : A48 A46
Nimzo-Indian Defense (15) : E32 E34 E47 E48 E55 E46
Trompowsky Attack (6) : A45
Vienna Game (2) : C27
Scandinavian Defense (64) : B01
Queen's Indian Defense (5) : E15 E12
Catalan Opening (4) : E00
Blumenfeld Countergambit (4) : E10
Budapest Defense (3) : A52
Benko Gambit Half-Accepted (3) : A57
Lion Defense (1) : B07
Benko Gambit (1) : A57
Hungarian Opening (2) : A00
Colle System (1) : D04
Queen's Gambit Declined (4) : D08 D09
Undefined (1) : A00
Blumenfeld Countergambit Accepted (5) : E10
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (1) : A01
Bogo-Indian Defense (2) : E11
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (2) : A58
Old Indian Defense (9) : A53 A54
Italian Game (2) : C59
Tarrasch Defense (1) : D34
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (2) : A40
Philidor Defense (1) : C41
Pirc Defense (2) : B07
Petrov's Defense (1) : C42
Polish Opening (2) : A00
Queen's Gambit Accepted (1) : D20
Nimzowitsch Defense Declined (2) : B00

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