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Olga Zimina
Number of games in database: 541
Years covered: 1997 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2378 (2327 rapid, 2229 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420

Overall record: +175 -120 =143 (56.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 103 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (69) 
    B51 B40 B30 B52 B31
 English (42) 
    A13 A14 A15 A10 A11
 French Defense (20) 
    C05 C03 C04 C00 C07
 French Tarrasch (16) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04 C09
 Reti System (16) 
    A06 A04
 English, 1 c4 c5 (12) 
    A33 A35 A30 A34 A31
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (71) 
    B18 B12 B10 B14 B13
 Slav (43) 
    D11 D10 D15 D12 D17
 Ruy Lopez (29) 
    C78 C67 C65 C77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D30 D31 D35
 Giuoco Piano (15) 
    C53 C50 C54
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 D00 D04 E10 A41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   O Zimina vs M Socko, 2010 1/2-1/2
   O Zimina vs S Barth Stanford, 2013 1-0
   O Zimina vs D Ciuksyte, 2013 1-0
   O Zimina vs K Cedikova, 2001 1-0

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

   🏆 European Rapid Chess Championship
   O Zimina vs L Moroni Jr (Dec-18-22) 0-1, rapid
   Radoslaw Dzierzak vs O Zimina (Dec-18-22) 0-1, rapid
   O Zimina vs Nils-Lennart Heldt (Dec-18-22) 1-0, rapid
   L Kumor vs O Zimina (Dec-18-22) 0-1, rapid
   O Zimina vs E Abdrlauf (Dec-18-22) 0-1, rapid

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(born May-14-1982, 40 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 24; games 1-25 of 588  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Zimina vs T Kosintseva  1-0581997RUS-ch (Women) sf+C77 Ruy Lopez
2. N Kosintseva vs O Zimina  0-1341998RUS-ch U18 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. O Zimina vs V Iatrino  1-0261998Campobasso OpenB40 Sicilian
4. S Di Lascio vs O Zimina  ½-½611998Campobasso OpenA04 Reti Opening
5. O Zimina vs S Goller  1-0381998Campobasso OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
6. Lazarev vs O Zimina  1-0251998Campobasso OpenD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
7. O Zimina vs P Passerotti  0-1551998Campobasso OpenB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
8. C Marzano vs O Zimina  0-1301998Campobasso OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Y Wang vs O Zimina  1-0531998Wch U16 GirlsB30 Sicilian
10. O Zimina vs T Melamed  ½-½132000St. Petersburg (Women)D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
11. O Zimina vs T Kosintseva  1-0452000RUS-chJ U18 (Women)A10 English
12. N Kosintseva vs O Zimina  0-1592000RUS-ch U20 GirlsB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. O Zimina vs N Kosintseva  0-1212000RUS-chJ U18 (Women)A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. O Zimina vs L Javakhishvili  1-0582000Wch U20 GirlsB30 Sicilian
15. E Vorobiov vs O Zimina  ½-½672000Chigorin mem opB33 Sicilian
16. O Zimina vs D Yevseev  0-1322000Chigorin MemorialB12 Caro-Kann Defense
17. O Zimina vs L Totsky  0-1242000Chigorin MemorialC00 French Defense
18. O Zimina vs V Loginov  ½-½482000Chigorin MemorialA07 King's Indian Attack
19. O Iljushina vs O Zimina  0-1382001RUS-ch U20WD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. I Zakurdjaeva vs O Zimina  ½-½252001RUS-ch U20WB40 Sicilian
21. O Zimina vs K Cedikova 1-0282001Wch U20 GirlsB50 Sicilian
22. I Rajlich vs O Zimina  ½-½652001Wch U20 GirlsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. O Zimina vs Y Xu  0-1342001Wch U20 GirlsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. D Reizniece-Ozola vs O Zimina  1-0482001Wch U20 GirlsB10 Caro-Kann
25. O Zimina vs M Buckley  1-0322001Wch U20 GirlsC00 French Defense
 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 588  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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