Irina Turova (chess player)

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Irina Turova
Born (1979-08-10) 10 August 1979 (age 42)
Gomel, Belarus
TitleWoman Grandmaster (WGM) (2001), International Master (IM) (2004)

Irina Turova (Russian: Ирина Иосифовна Турова; born 10 August 1979), née Irina Slavina (Russian: Ирина Иосифовна Славина, also Irina Slavina-Turova), is a Russian Woman Grandmaster (WGM, 2001) and International Master (IM) (2004). She is Russian Women's Chess Championship winner (2003).


Irina was born in Belarus, where her parents worked as chess trainers. After Chernobyl disaster, her family moved to Arkhangelsk, where at age of eight Irina won the second place in the Arkhangelsk Oblast Women's Chess Championship. At the age of eleven, she took the third place in the Russian Youth Chess Championship in the U16 age group of girls, and later at the age of thirteen Irina won the Russian Junior Championship in the U20 age group of girls. In 2000, she was second in the Women's Chess Championship, but in 2003 Irina won this tournament.[1] In 2004, she took the 4th place in European Individual Chess Championship.[2] In 2009, she became the finalist of the Russian Women's Chess Cup, but in 2010 she won this cup. In 2011, she won the Russian Women's Fast Chess Championship.[3]

In the 2000s Irina Turova participated in Women's World Chess Championship by knock-out system:

In 2000, she was awarded the FIDE International Women Master (WIM) title and received the FIDE International Women Grandmaster (WGM) title year later. In 2004, she was awarded the FIDE International Master (IM) title.

She is married to Grandmaster Maxim Turov.[7]


  1. ^ "Slavina Wins 53rd Russian Women`s Championship".
  2. ^, Dipl.Ing. Heinz Herzog -. "Chess-Results Server - 5th European Individual Women"s Chess Championship".
  3. ^ "ИРИНА ТУРОВА".
  4. ^ "2004 FIDE Knockout Matches : World Chess Championship (women)".
  5. ^ "2006 FIDE Knockout Matches : World Chess Championship (women)".
  6. ^ "2010 FIDE Knockout Matches : World Chess Championship (women)".
  7. ^ "Farcical end to strong women's event". Chess in Translation. 2011-03-13. Retrieved 8 January 2016.

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