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Olga Zimina
Number of games in database: 519
Years covered: 1998 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2378 (2327 rapid, 2229 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +165 -116 =139 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 99 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (67) 
    B51 B40 B30 B52 B31
 English (40) 
    A13 A14 A15 A12 A11
 French Defense (20) 
    C05 C03 C07 C00 C04
 French Tarrasch (16) 
    C05 C03 C04 C07 C09
 Reti System (16) 
    A06 A04
 King's Indian Attack (12) 
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (69) 
    B18 B12 B10 B14 B13
 Slav (41) 
    D11 D10 D15 D17 D12
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C67 C77 C65
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D30 D31 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 D00 D04 A41 E10
 Giuoco Piano (15) 
    C53 C50 C54
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Zimina vs M Socko, 2010 1/2-1/2
   O Zimina vs K Cedikova, 2001 1-0
   O Zimina vs A M Botsari, 2010 1/2-1/2
   O Zimina vs S Barth Stanford, 2013 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship (Women) (2002)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Wch U20 Girls (2001)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2021)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2019)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 European Championship (Women)
   J Zawadzka vs O Zimina (Aug-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   O Zimina vs Monika Rozman (Aug-19-21) 1-0
   A Bodnaruk vs O Zimina (Aug-18-21) 1-0
   M Gajcin vs O Zimina (Aug-17-21) 0-1
   O Zimina vs A C Navrotescu (Aug-16-21) 1-0

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(born May-14-1982, 39 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Italy)

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WGM/IM Olga Zimina was born in Vladimir, Russia and currently resides in Modena, Italy. She is the 2017 Italian Women's Champion.

Wikipedia article: Olga Zimina

Last updated: 2017-12-13 04:03:29

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 519  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wang Yu vs O Zimina  1-0531998Wch U16 GirlsB30 Sicilian
2. O Zimina vs T Melamed  ½-½132000St. Petersburg (Women)D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
3. O Zimina vs D Yevseev  0-1322000Chigorin MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. O Zimina vs Totsky  0-1242000Chigorin MemorialC00 French Defense
5. O Zimina vs V A Loginov  ½-½482000Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
6. I Zakurdjaeva vs O Zimina  ½-½252001RUS-ch U20WB40 Sicilian
7. O Iljushina vs O Zimina  0-1382001RUS-ch U20WD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. O Zimina vs K Cedikova 1-0282001Wch U20 GirlsB50 Sicilian
9. I Rajlich vs O Zimina  ½-½652001Wch U20 GirlsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. O Zimina vs Xu Yuanyuan  0-1342001Wch U20 GirlsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. D Reizniece-Ozola vs O Zimina  1-0482001Wch U20 GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
12. O Zimina vs M Buckley  1-0322001Wch U20 GirlsC00 French Defense
13. D Kaps vs O Zimina  ½-½512001Wch U20 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. O Zimina vs K Jurkiewicz  1-0282001Wch U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
15. J Jackova vs O Zimina  0-1292001Wch U20 GirlsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
16. O Zimina vs I Charkhalashvili  1-0282001Wch U20 GirlsB40 Sicilian
17. S Khukhashvili vs O Zimina  ½-½562001Wch U20 GirlsB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
18. O Zimina vs Koneru  0-1432001Wch U20 GirlsB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
19. A C Calotescu vs O Zimina  1-0492001Wch U20 GirlsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. O Zimina vs Y Xu  1-0602001CHN-RUS Summit WomenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. Wang Lei vs O Zimina  1-0362001CHN-RUS Summit WomenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Wang Pin vs O Zimina  1-0652001CHN-RUS Summit WomenB33 Sicilian
23. O Zimina vs Wang Pin  0-1472001CHN-RUS Summit WomenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. O Zimina vs Wang Lei  ½-½472001CHN-RUS Summit WomenB30 Sicilian
25. Y Xu vs O Zimina  1-0482001CHN-RUS Summit WomenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 519  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-09-06  Karpova: Olga Zimina is playing for Italy now and crowded Elena Sedina out of being italy's best female chessplayer. She's a WGM/IM and was born in 1982.
Dec-21-07  Karpova: Olga Zimina lives in italy and plays for Italy because she's married to Gian Marco Marinelli and together they do have a little daughter.

Here's a picture of the family:

Gian Marco Marinelli was born in 1971 and has a rating of 1992.

More pictures of Olga: (Analysing with Niccolo Ronchetti ) (l. to r.: Elena Sedina, Olga Zimina, Eleonora Ambrosi, Maria Vincenza Santurbano)

Oct-04-11  GreenLantern: Chessgames can use this picture of Zimina released into public domain by the copyright holder.

Jun-14-15  waustad: She won her first round game in the Mitropa Cup against Sarah Hoolt to give the Italian team a match win over Germany. This game piqued my interest when I looked at the webcam broadcast since there was a lot of discussion going on between the players and the arbiter. After a period of time where the arbiter and players were moving pieces around and gesticulating with score sheets and such, the arbiter plugged the clock back in and they resumed play. All games can be found via
Aug-04-15  sonia91: Olga won the Russian Women's Championship in 2001, held in Elista, with 6.5/9:

She was a member of the Russian women's team at the China-Russia matches in 2001 and in 2004:

She has been playing for Italy since 2006.

Feb-13-17  BIDMONFA: Olga Zimina


Dec-12-17  sonia91: She just became the new Italian women's champion. It was her first participation at the Italian women's championship, which had for the first time a decent prize fund, so the strongest female players were all taking part.
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Are you saying, that women in Italy only play for money?
Dec-13-17  sonia91: No, I'm saying in previous years the prize fund was not high enough to attract the strongest players (i.e. Zimina and Sedina).
Dec-13-17  nok: There had to be a wittier answer.

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