April 19, 1979 |
|Women's World Champion||2004-2006|
|FIDE rating||2499 (September 2015)
(No. 19 woman in the November 2012 FIDE World Rankings)
|Peak rating||2560 (January 2003, May 2010, July 2010)|
Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgarian: Антоанета Стефанова; born April 19, 1979) is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster and a former Women's World Chess Champion. She became the tenth holder of the title in 2004 in a 64-player knockout tournament held in Elista, Kalmykia, under the auspices of FIDE.
In 1989, Stefanova won the Under-10 Girls section at the World Youth Chess Championships in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. In 1992, at the age of 13, Stefanova played in her first Chess Olympiad in Manila, Philippines. From 1992 to 2014, she represented Bulgaria in twelve Chess Olympiads. In 2000, she played for the Bulgarian open team at the Istanbul Olympiad.
- Antoaneta Stefanova at Women's Chess Olympiads OlimpBase
- 34th Chess Olympiad 2000 Open: Bulgaria team composition Chess-Results
- January 1998 Women's rating list OlimpBase
- "Antoaneta Stefanova is Women World Rapid Champion". Chessdom. 3 June 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
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