Anna Muzychuk

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Anna Muzychuk
AMuzychuk1 Ukr Ch 2014.jpg
Full name Anna Olegivna Muzychuk
Country Ukraine (until 2004)
Slovenia (2004–2014)
Ukraine (since May 2014)
Born (1990-02-28) February 28, 1990 (age 25)
Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Title Grandmaster
Woman Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2549 (October 2015)
(No. 4 ranked woman in September 2015 FIDE World Rankings)[1]
Peak rating 2606 (July 2012)

Anna Olegivna Muzychuk (Ukrainian: Ганна Олегівна Музичук; Slovene: Ana Muzičuk; born February 28, 1990 in Lviv)[2] is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster.[3] From 2004 to 2014 she played for Slovenia. Her younger sister Mariya is the 2015 Women's World Chess Champion.


Anna Muzychuk earned the title of Woman FIDE Master in 2001 at the age of eleven, and Woman International Master in 2002.

Muzychuk started to play for Slovenia by coincidence — at 14 years of age she was offered a contract by the Slovenian chess federation and was supported by them over the course of the next ten years. She played for the club from Ljubljana, and since 2004, for the Olympiad Slovenian national team. She represented them first in junior and then in adult tournaments, in these years becoming the strongest female chess player in Slovenia and the third best female player in the world. Muzychuk continued to play for Slovenia even when while she lived in Stryi (Ukraine) and her younger sister, 21-year-old Mariya, twice represented the Ukrainian national team.[4]

In the 36th Chess Olympiad in 2004, she defeated, among others, the former Women's World Chess Champion, Antoaneta Stefanova. In the same year Muzychuk won the title of Woman Grandmaster. In the 37th Chess Olympiad in 2006 for the Slovenian women's team, seeded 17th, she finished tenth.

Anna Muzychuk won the title of International Master in 2007 and Grandmaster in 2012.

In 2010 she played in the Corus chess tournament Group B, finishing 10th with a score of 5½/13 and a performance of 2583.

In April 2014 Muzychuk won the Women's World Blitz Championship.[5] In May 2014, she returned to the Ukrainian chess federation.[1]

In 2014 in the 41st Chess Olympiad Muzychuk played for the Ukrainian team which gathered third place behind Russia and China.[6][7]

Championships and tournaments[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Anna Muzychuk to represent Ukraine". May 7, 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Grandmaster title application FIDE
  3. ^ a b "Ukrainian Leads Women’s Blitz Chess World Championship". Worldwide News Ukraine. April 28, 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lagno to Russia, Muzychuk to Ukraine, Sharevich to USA". Chess News Agency. May 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Anna Muzychuk is Women’s World Blitz Champion". 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Muzychuk Anna on Her Return to Ukrainian Federation and Maidan". Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  7. ^ "Chess-Results Server - Tournament-Database". 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  8. ^ "World Junior and Girls Chess Championships - Chotowa, Czarna 2010". Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  9. ^ ChessWorldWeb

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