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Natalia Zhukova
N Zhukova 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 1,236
Years covered: 1994 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2328 (2312 rapid, 2390 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2499

Overall record: +333 -205 =389 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 309 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (74) 
    D38 D31 D35 D30 D37
 King's Indian (60) 
    E80 E94 E76 E81 E90
 Slav (49) 
    D17 D15 D10 D12 D11
 Queen's Pawn Game (48) 
    A46 A41 A40 D02 E10
 English, 1 c4 e5 (39) 
    A29 A28 A27 A21 A22
 Queen's Indian (38) 
    E15 E12 E16 E14 E17
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (134) 
    C03 C11 C02 C00 C01
 Queen's Pawn Game (60) 
    D02 A40 A46 A45 D05
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C78 C65 C67 C70 C77
 French (45) 
    C11 C00 C12 C10
 Slav (44) 
    D10 D11 D15 D12 D17
 Modern Benoni (43) 
    A58 A57 A70 A67 A64
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J Novkovic vs N Zhukova, 2013 0-1
   N Batsiashvili vs N Zhukova, 2015 0-1
   T Molchanova vs N Zhukova, 2009 0-1
   N Zhukova vs C Peptan, 2008 1-0
   N Zhukova vs Ju Wenjun, 2012 1/2-1/2
   N Zhukova vs A Sharevich, 2004 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs N Zhukova, 2002 0-1
   N Zhukova vs T Shadrina, 2001 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs N Zhukova, 2010 0-1
   N Zhukova vs P Cramling, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Championship (Women) (2000)
   European Championship (Women) (2015)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2003)
   Corus Group C (2005)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Batumi Open (2001)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   Gibraltar Masters (2006)
   Gibraltar Masters (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2005 Corus (group C) by gauer
   Corus Group C 2005 by Tabanus

   🏆 World Blitz Championship (Women)
   A Muetsch vs N Zhukova (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz
   N Zhukova vs M Socko (Dec-30-21) 0-1, blitz
   N Zhukova vs M Sandu (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz
   N Buksa vs N Zhukova (Dec-30-21) 1-0, blitz
   I Bulmaga vs N Zhukova (Dec-30-21) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Jun-05-1979, 43 years old) Ukraine
[what is this?]
She is a GM and a WGM. Zhukova was European Women's Champion in 2000. She competed in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012), and eliminated WGM Qi Guo and GM Koneru Humpy before bowing out in the third round when she lost to WGM Ju Wenjun in the tiebreaker.

Wikipedia article: Natalia Zhukova

 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,243  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Beshukov vs N Zhukova  ½-½501994St Petersburg op2B01 Scandinavian
2. N Zhukova vs A Zatonskih  1-0401994Wch U16 GirlsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. D Zoler vs N Zhukova  1-0611994Groningen OpenD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. N Zhukova vs P Kindl  0-1501994Groningen OpenA48 King's Indian
5. M de Jong vs N Zhukova  1-0471994Groningen OpenB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
6. N Zhukova vs L Agergaard  1-0251994Groningen OpenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. R Fontaine vs N Zhukova  0-1341994Groningen OpenB07 Pirc
8. N Zhukova vs V Arbakov  1-0601994Groningen OpenA48 King's Indian
9. L Pliester vs N Zhukova  ½-½371994Groningen OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
10. N Zhukova vs W Zagema  0-1401994Groningen OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. T Grabuzova vs N Zhukova  1-0401994Groningen OpenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. N Zhukova vs I Gaponenko  ½-½121994Groningen OpenB01 Scandinavian
13. C Blaauw vs N Zhukova  1-0381994Groningen OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. S Petrenko vs N Zhukova  0-1451995Interzonal (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
15. N Zhukova vs Beshukov  0-1491995Berliner SommerA43 Old Benoni
16. A Galliamova vs N Zhukova  1-0431995Kishinev Interzonal (Women)A11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
17. N Zhukova vs R Sheldon  1-0241996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A48 King's Indian
18. L Wang vs N Zhukova 1-0251996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)B01 Scandinavian
19. N Gurieli vs N Zhukova  0-1851996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)B01 Scandinavian
20. V Malakhatko vs N Zhukova  ½-½371996Yalta opD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. N Zhukova vs M Litynska  1-0751996UKR-ch (Women)A43 Old Benoni
22. S Prudnikova vs N Zhukova  ½-½641996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
23. A Zatonskih vs N Zhukova  0-1501998ROM-chTB01 Scandinavian
24. N Zhukova vs A Stefanova  ½-½241998Belgrade (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Shulman vs N Zhukova  ½-½101998Novak Nikolic mem 1stD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,243  PGN Download
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May-31-15  gazzawhite: What a disgrace.
Jun-03-15  ex0duz: Disgraceful behaviour. I feel sorry for Grischuk.. at least he takes his losses like a man, and doesn't just throw around unfounded accusations without ANY proof whatsoever. The only reason it was taken seriously by the tournament director was because she managed to get 14 other players(most likely her friends) to sign..

Disgraceful behaviour/conduct like the above post said. You'd think well known chess players would know better, but apparently not. Their ego's n @#$% is off the charts too.. same as Mamedyarov with his accusation after a loss.. But at least he didn't drag 14 other people into it, who have also had their names tarnished now as a result.

But yeah. If there's one thing i took from this, it's those 15 names(and on the flipside, the others who DIDN'T sign are also on my radar now as being coolheaded and not dumb/easily manipulated(and/or not friends with Zhukova at least). I know who to look at with derision/suspicion in future now.

And finally. If Zhukova wants to use the fact that after the broadcast delay was put in, and Sandu started losing after that, so if that is proof that Sandu cheated, then Zhukova winning after lodging the 'protest' is proof that it was an orchestrated psychological attack in order to put the winner off her game. And that is why i am annoyed, because i hate to see cheats or unsportsmanlike conduct be rewarded, along with seeing someone being ganged up on.. REAL courageous. B-Please. GTFO-Here..

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  HeMateMe: Do she and Gris have any kids?
Jun-03-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

Do you ever bother to google? It's annoying when there are easily verifiable facts ppl with an IQ can research/find and then proper questions, asking a chess website's members for their opinions for opinions.

PPl who follow chess know full well Grischuk and Zhukova are parents.

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  keypusher: Hey! She <can> smile. And walk on water, it looks like.
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  MissScarlett: <Natalia Zhukova responded to the "loss" of Kateryna Lagno: "Getting rid of parasites is a painless process">

When Edward I handed over control of Scotland to a vassal, he's reputed to have remarked, <A man does good business, when he rids himself of a turd.>

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  keypusher: <MissScarlett> What if you used your powers for niceness, instead of evil?
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  MissScarlett: I don't think in those terms. Maybe I should follow the lead of <Bertrand Russell> and write an essay, <Why I Am Not a Liberal>.

Meanwhile, there are 40 new Capablanca games in the DB:

Capablanca vs Charles B Isaacson, 1915

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  HeMateMe: <Do you ever bother to google?>

Only when I feel like it, and it is not for a moron like you to tell other people here what to do.

Jun-03-15  Nina Myers: Ask your mom.
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  keypusher: <MissScarlett> thanks, looks like a great game.
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  HeMateMe: <Nina Myers: > Ask *your* mother.
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  perfidious: For all that, she could have <my> child.
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  HeMateMe: Perf owns stock in Hooters, along with John Daly and Tiger Woods.
Jun-03-15  tappingfoot: What a shame.
Jun-03-15  SimonWebbsTiger: @<HMM>

if you are too lazy to google, just tell.

We don't exist as some news bureau to provide a lazy person with info he could easily find using his computer. Why would you think so?

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  HeMateMe: Dude, you're not responsible for anyone on the internet. Not everyone marches to the same drummer you do. Grow up, shut up, and try to measure up.
Jun-05-15  ChessVip: Zhukova speaks:
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  MissScarlett: Hard-faced cow.
Jul-02-15  fisayo123: If Zhukova had any integrity, she should have reached out to Sandu by now to apologize for that. Totally unacceptable behaviour.
Mar-21-16  sfm: Cheater. Disgraceful. Unworthy.
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  HeMateMe: nice photo


she could really be attractive if she worked on smiling a bit.

Mar-13-17  The Kings Domain: Attractive but angry gal.
May-08-17  ketchuplover: 3 month chess ban suspended for 1 year if she does not make any unfounded allegations during that time
May-08-17  alexapple: Zhukova, pride and prejudice. I totally support FIDE's decision!
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