Alexandra Obolentseva

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Alexandra Obolentseva
Sasha Obolentseva, 2009
Full name Alexandra Sergeevna Obolentseva
Country Russia
Born (2001-06-21) 21 June 2001 (age 16)
Tula, Russia
Title Woman FIDE Master (2011)
Peak rating 2339 (August 2016)

Alexandra Sergeevna Obolentseva (Russian: Александра Серге́евна Оболенцева; born 21 June 2001) is a Russian chess player.

She has won the World Youth Chess Championships, the World Schools Chess Championships and the European Schools Chess Championships in her age girls category.

Chess career[edit]

Obolentseva began playing chess in September 2007 at six years of age, in the Sport School No. 4 of Tula, where she was born. Her coach was Nikolai Mikhailovich Golovin.[1] She won the Russian Youth Championship three times, in the categories girls U8 in 2009,[2][3] girls U10 in 2011,[4] and girls U12 in 2012.[5]

Obolentseva at the Moscow Open, 2009

In 2009, by finishing first in an event for children at the 6th International Chess Festival "Moscow Open",[6] she qualified to play in the World School Chess Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece. In this event, Obolentseva took fifth place in the under-9 girls' division, and first place in the under-8 subgroup.[2]

Third at World Youth Ch., 2010

In 2010, in the 6th World School Chess Championships in Kayseri, Turkey, Obolentseva came in second place on tie-break in the girls U9 section, losing out to Khanim Balajayeva from Azerbaijan.[7] At the World Youth Championships 2010 in Halkidiki, Greece, under the guidance of her new coach, Vladimir Wulfson, she finished third.[8] As a result, she was awarded the FIDE title of Woman Candidate Master.

In November 2011, at the World Youth Championships in Caldas Novas, Brazil, she took the gold medal to become under-10 girls' world champion. As a result, she was awarded the title of Woman FIDE Master.

In 2012, she won the under 11 girls' event of the World School Championship in Iași, Romania,[9] and won the bronze medal at the European Youth Chess Championships in Prague in the under 12 girls category.[10]

In 2013, she played for Russia's second team in the girls' section of the European Youth Team Championship in Maribor, Solovenia.[11]

In 2014 Obolentseva won the girls U13 event of the European School Chess Championships in Kavala, Greece.[12]

In 2015, she won the European Schools Championship in the under-15 girls' division,[13] and took the bronze medal in the under-14 girls' event at the European Youth Championship.[14]

In February 2016, she shared first place in the women's event of the Moscow Open with Anastasia Bodnaruk and Soumya Swaminathan, finishing third on tiebreak.[15][16] She also earned an International Master norm thanks to her rating performance of 2548.[17] In June, she won the girls U15 event at the European School Chess Championship in Halkidiki.[18][19] The following month, she played for the silver medal-winning Russian team in the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad in Poprad, Slovakia.[20][21]


  1. ^ The Tula official information portal (in Russian)
  2. ^ a b "Alexandra Obolentseva wins the Russian U8 chess championship". Chessdom. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  3. ^ Kosteniuk, Alexandra (2009-06-01). "Women Chess Kaleidoscope". Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  4. ^ FInal report with pictures. Russian Chess Federation (in Russian)
  5. ^ U12 Girls Russian Championship. Russian Chess Federation (in Russian)
  6. ^ Moscow Open 2009
  7. ^ "6th World School Chess Championship - UNDER 9 GİRLS". Turkish Chess Federation. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  8. ^ "2010 World Youth Chess Championship – Final report". ChessBase. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  9. ^ 8th World School Individual Chess Championship Girls U11.
  10. ^ European Youth Chess Championship 2012.
  11. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "European Girls' U18 Team Chess Championship: Alexandra Obolentseva". OlimpBase. 
  12. ^ "European School Chess Championships 2014 Girls under 13". Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  13. ^ "EUROPEAN SCHOOLS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 GIRLS U15". Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  14. ^ "25th European Youth Chess Championship 2015 U14 - Girls". Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  15. ^ "RSSU Chess Cup Moscow Open 2016 – All Winners". Chessdom. Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  16. ^ Fischer, Johannes (2016-02-09). "Talents shine in Moscow Open". ChessBase. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  17. ^ "Certificate of International Master norm" (PDF). FIDE. 
  18. ^ "Russians Are Successful In European School Chess Championship". Russian Chess Federation. 2016-06-26. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  19. ^ "European School Chess Championship 2016 Finished" (PDF). European Chess Union.
  20. ^ "Russia Finishes Second At The Junior Olympiad". Russian Chess Federation. 2016-07-30. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 
  21. ^ Shohreh Bayat; Sahar Noori (2016-08-14). "World Youth Under-16 Chess Olympiad". ChessBase. Retrieved 2016-09-02. 

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