GM Kateryna Lagno

Full name
Kateryna Lagno
Born
Dec 27, 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Federation
Russia
Profiles

Currently the seventh best female chess player in the world, Kateryna Lagno has broken records on her way to the top of competitive women’s chess. She broke Judit Polgar’s record of youngest to become a Woman Grandmaster and has also won many tournaments. Now that she moved from Ukraine and lives in Russia, she has more opportunities for chess competition and will definitely be improving her play even more in the near future.

Kateryna Lagno was born in the Ukraine and ran through the women’s FIDE titles at a young age, becoming a Woman FIDE Master in 2000 and a Woman International Master in 2001. She held the record for youngest Woman Grandmaster ever when she became one at an extremely young age. She did this at the age of 12 years, 4 months and 2 days, breaking Judit Polgar’s record that had previously stood. She won the 2005 European Individual Women’s Championship when she was only 15 years old. She also won this same tournament in 2008. She became an official Grandmaster in 2007. Ever since 2008 she has been a leader for Ukraine in the Chess Olympiad. Recently she moved to Russia and has continued to be a strong chess player, ranked right now as the 7th best female chess player in the world.

Best Game


Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Italian Game (3) : C55 C58
Giuoco Piano Game (7) : C54 C53
Alekhine Defense (10) : B04 B05 B03
Petrov's Defense (19) : C42 C43
Scandinavian Defense (13) : B01
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (3) : B06
Philidor Defense (14) : C41
Pirc Defense (11) : B07
Modern Defense (11) : B06 A42
King's Indian Attack (14) : A07 A08
King's Pawn Opening (5) : B00
Four Knights Game (10) : C46 C49 C48
Catalan Opening (11) : E07 E00 E05 E01
Reti Opening (19) : A04 A05 A09
Nimzo-Indian Defense (4) : E41 E56 E47 E48
Scotch Game (4) : C45
Queen's Pawn Opening (4) : D02 A41
King's Indian Defense (14) : E91 E60 E94 E97 E99
Bishop's Opening (2) : C23 C24
Bogo-Indian Defense (3) : E11
Queen's Indian Defense (6) : E15 E18 E17
Indian Game (1) : A46
Tarrasch Defense (3) : D34 D33
Semi-Slav Defense (2) : D47 D43
Queen's Gambit Accepted (2) : D20
Dutch Defense (4) : A81 A85 A90 A84
Gruenfeld Defense (2) : D85
Undefined (3) : A00
Nimzowitsch Defense Declined (2) : B00
Old Indian Defense (1) : A53
Hungarian Opening (1) : A00
Black Pieces
Pirc Defense (63) : B07 B09 B08
Reti Opening (33) : A04 A05
Scotch Game (7) : C45
Giuoco Piano Game (19) : C53 C50
Four Knights Game (14) : C47 C46 C48
London System (3) : A48
Bishop's Opening (5) : C23 C24 C28
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (5) : A01
Torre Attack (7) : A48 A46
Modern Defense (11) : B06
Trompowsky Attack (14) : A45
Vienna Game (2) : C25 C26
Queen's Pawn Opening (6) : A41 D02 D00
Mieses Opening (1) : A00
Modern Defense with 1.d4 (2) : A40
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (11) : D71 D79 D73 D78
Van Geet Opening (1) : A00
Queen's Gambit Accepted (1) : D20
Bird's Opening (2) : A03 A02
Petrov's Defense (21) : C42 C43
Queen's Indian Defense (16) : E12 E18 E19 E17 E14
Slav Defense (3) : D11 D14
Undefined (3) : A00
Polish Opening (1) : A00
King's Gambit Accepted (1) : C33
Benoni Defense (4) : A61 A77 A60
Blumenfeld Countergambit (1) : E10
Queen's Gambit Declined (8) : D44 D39 D38
King's Indian Attack (2) : A07
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (1) : A59
Dutch Defense (2) : A87 A90
Hungarian Opening (2) : A00
Van't Kruijs Opening (1) : A00
Caro-Kann Defense (8) : B13 B17 B12
Catalan Opening (7) : E04 E02 E01 E00
Bogo-Indian Defense (3) : E11

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