Anna Rudolf

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Anna Rudolf
Country Hungary
Born (1987-11-12) November 12, 1987 (age 29)
Miskolc, Hungary
Title International Master
Woman Grandmaster
Peak rating 2393 (July 2010)

Anna Rudolf (born 12 November 1987 in Miskolc) is a Hungarian chess player holding the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is a positional player and a proponent of the French Defenses.

Anna spent her childhood in Bátaszék, a small town in southern Hungary. She started to play chess along with her sister Kata at the age of four. Many competitions and successes followed. From a young age Anna maintained a position as one of Hungary's top players. Her achievements include winning the European Junior Rapid Championship and the Hungarian Women’s Championship in 2008, 2010 and 2011.[1] She has also represented the Hungarian National Chess Team at the Chess Olympiad every year since 2008. She is a popular chess personality having worked as commentator and analyzer at many major tournaments including the 2016 World Chess Championship.

She studied Russian and English at the University of Pécs and then in 2010 moved to Madrid, where she was able to combine teaching chess with tournaments.

Notable games[edit]

a b c d e f g h
e8 black rook
c7 black pawn
d7 black knight
f7 black pawn
g7 black pawn
h7 black king
d6 black pawn
a5 black rook
c5 black queen
h5 white pawn
a4 black pawn
b4 black pawn
c4 black bishop
d4 white knight
e4 white pawn
f4 white queen
f3 white pawn
a2 white pawn
b2 white pawn
c2 white pawn
b1 white king
c1 white knight
d1 white rook
h1 white rook
7 7
6 6
5 5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 1
a b c d e f g h
Position after 24...Qc5

Anna Rudolf vs. Alina Kashlinskaya, Gyorgy Marx Memorial IX (Women) (2011); Scotch Game: Potter Variation (ECO C45)

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Qe2 0-0 8.Be3 Re8 9.f3 d6 10.0-0-0 Be6 11.Kb1 Ne5 12.Qd2 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Bxc4 14.g4 Nd7 15.g5 Qb8 16.h4 Bxe3 17.Qxe3 b5 18.h5 b4 19.Ne2 Qb6 20.Ned4 a5 21.g6 a4 22.Nc1 Ra5 23.gxh7+ Kxh7 24.Qf4 Qc5 25.b3 axb3 26.cxb3 Rb8 27.bxc4 b3 28.Ndxb3 Qa3 29.h6 Ne5 30.hxg7+ 1–0


  1. ^ FIDE News: Anna Rudolf wins the Hungarian Women Chess Championship

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