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Olga Alexandrova
O Alexandrova 
Barcelona, 2012.
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Number of games in database: 222
Years covered: 1996 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2420 (2406 rapid, 2408 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2449

Overall record: +65 -40 =90 (56.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 27 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Grunfeld (13) 
    D86 D80 D85 D70 D94
 Semi-Slav (12) 
    D45 D46 D49 D47
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E52 E40 E53 E48 E43
 King's Indian (10) 
    E76 E92 E94 E97 E77
 Slav (9) 
    D10 D15 D13 D11
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    A46 E10 A40
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (43) 
    B40 B47 B41 B22 B83
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A46 D02 D00 A40 E00
 French Defense (10) 
    C10 C11 C01
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E46 E54 E24 E39 E41
 French (9) 
    C10 C11
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B47 B48 B46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Priya vs O Alexandrova, 2012 0-1
   K Rohonyan vs O Alexandrova, 2001 0-1
   O Alexandrova vs A Matnadze, 2004 1-0
   O Alexandrova vs E Kovalevskaya, 2004 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Spanish Team Championship (Honor Division) (2012)
   Ukrainian Championship (Women) (2001)
   YUG-chT (Women) (2001)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   UKR-chT (1999)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2011)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   josep's favorite games by josep

   🏆 Tromso Olympiad (Women)
   O Alexandrova vs L Mkrtchian (Aug-14-14) 1/2-1/2
   O Alexandrova vs Ju Wenjun (Aug-12-14) 1/2-1/2
   C Amura vs O Alexandrova (Aug-11-14) 1/2-1/2
   I Semenova vs O Alexandrova (Aug-10-14) 1/2-1/2
   O Alexandrova vs E Karavade (Aug-08-14) 1-0

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(born Jan-28-1978, 44 years old) Ukraine (federation/nationality Spain)

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International Master and Woman Grandmaster from Ukraine. She won the Ukraine's women's championship in 2004 and the Spanish women's championship in 2013 and 2014.

Wikipedia article: Olga Alexandrova

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 228  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zatonskih vs O Alexandrova  ½-½211996Yalta op (Women)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. A Zatonskih vs O Alexandrova  ½-½561998UKR-ch (Women)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. O Alexandrova vs E Karpchuk  ½-½411999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. I Derjabin vs O Alexandrova  1-0491999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. O Alexandrova vs A Prihodko  0-1491999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
6. O Alexandrova vs G Arzumanian  ½-½101999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. O Alexandrova vs E Sharapov  1-0541999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipA59 Benko Gambit
8. Nikolay Zavorotko vs O Alexandrova  0-1441999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
9. O Alexandrova vs V Khomyakov  1-0321999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
10. V Rudak vs O Alexandrova  ½-½391999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
11. S Ovsejevitsch vs O Alexandrova  1-0711999October GME58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
12. A Zatonskih vs O Alexandrova  1-0871999Alushta zt (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
13. O Alexandrova vs A Zatonskih  ½-½291999October GME41 Nimzo-Indian
14. Korotylev vs O Alexandrova  ½-½331999October GMB83 Sicilian
15. Brodsky vs O Alexandrova  ½-½371999Ukrainian Team ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
16. O Alexandrova vs Savon  ½-½481999October GME53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
17. O Alexandrova vs S Ovsejevitsch  ½-½251999Alushta2E58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
18. I Labensky vs O Alexandrova  ½-½6920008th Ukrainian Team ChampionshipE41 Nimzo-Indian
19. S Ovsejevitsch vs O Alexandrova  ½-½472000RUS-CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. O Alexandrova vs N Marchik  ½-½4620008th Ukrainian Team ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
21. O Alexandrova vs V Stoockalov  ½-½720008th Ukrainian Team ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
22. O Alexandrova vs S Savchenko  ½-½2620008th Ukrainian Team ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. D Stets vs O Alexandrova  ½-½4820008th Ukrainian Team ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. I Timoshenko vs O Alexandrova  ½-½6120008th Ukrainian Team ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
25. A Moiseenko vs O Alexandrova  ½-½6120008th Ukrainian Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 228  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-14-03  Cecil Brown: Olga Alexandrova.

There is an interesting interview with this young lady currently posted on the new Misha Interviews section at

Slightly surprisingly she takes a positive view of the recent sexing up of the womens game.

Aug-14-03  Larsker: Q: How do you like Alexandra Kosteniuk and Maria Manakova's attempts to bring attention to women's chess? They both claim to be chess sex-symbols, teenage and more mature style.

A: My position is: as long as it brings attention to the problems of our game, I support it. I don't understand attacks on Alexandra and her family - "How dare they!" etc. Better thank her! In the long run it should benefit all of us.

Jan-28-06  BIDMONFA: Olga Alexandrova


Jun-27-08  wanabe2000:
Jun-27-08  dx9293: I think Alexandrova is very beautiful, moreso than others who get greater hype. Everyone has different tastes, I guess.

<wanabe2000> I also think Karlovich should get more attention as far as "sex appeal" goes.

Dec-07-08  ruelas007: here she looks simply amazing, i find it kinda surprising that not many people have spoken about this girl
Dec-03-09  hellopolgar: is this the person that shirov is dating?


You came to Khanty Mansiysk with a charming friend? Tell us about her.

[Here Alexey faltered – it was obvious that he was trying to find the correct words…] It is not easy to speak about a dear person. Olga's support is very important for me now. Almost priceless. I am very thankful to her for coming here! We are together for a short time, though we know each other for a longer period. After we met and I became more optimistic, in chess as well as in life.>

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  Stonehenge: Nice picture:

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  HeMateMe: Check out that mug of beer the guy is drinking--its a Super Bowl!
Nov-06-12  cro777: At the Spanish Team Championship Division Honor 2012, Olga Alexandrova with perfect score after 2 rounds. She's playing on board 6 for her chess club Barcelona Uga.

Nov-11-12  cro777: IM Olga Alexandrova (2409) played very succesfully in the "men's" competition at the 2012 Spanish Team Championship in Leon.

With a score of 6/7 (five wins and two draws) and the rating performance of 2638, she achieved the best individual result on board 6 in the championship, earning 17.9 elo points.

(This picture is from the first round game against Marc Sanchez Ibern. She chose an aggressive Anti-Gruenfeld line).

Olga Alexandrova was born in 1978 in Kharkov, Ukraine. She became a WGM in 1999 and a IM in 2000.

"I was 6 when my father taught me the rules. At age of 10 I already was a candidate master ... Once I had to show one of my games to Kasparov, and he harshly criticized every one of my moves. Finally, I could not bear it, cried bitterly and ran away!" (Alexandrova)

Alexandrova is now citizen of Spain (she acquired Spanish nationality in 2010). Olga lives in Barcelona and is married to GM Miguel Illescas.

Nov-21-12  cro777: The Magistral Grandes Maestras female tournament in Mexico, as part of the Gran Fiesta UNAM 2012, includes 18 titled players from 3 continents divided in 3 groups of 6 players during the qualification fase that just concluded.

IM Olga Alexandrova, scoring 16/20 points, had no problems qualifying from the A group. In the semi-finals she is going to meet IM Sopiko Guramishvili, WGM Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes and WGM Sulennis Pina Vega.

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  Penguincw: Happy 36th birthday to WGM Olga Alexandrova.
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  perfidious: <dx9293: I think Alexandrova is very beautiful, moreso than others who get greater hype. Everyone has different tastes, I guess.>

Attractive indeed.

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