FIDE CHESS PROFILE

Aleksandra Goryachkina

Federation
Russia
B-Year
1998
Sex
Female
standard
rapid
blitz
2522
2504
2441

Rating Progress Chart

Biography

Aleksandra Goryachkina is a two-time world junior U20 champion (2012, 2013) and a two-time women's champion of Russia (2015, 2017). She is the world and European women's champion [...]

Title registered by President

Title
Event
WIM
World Youth Chess Championships 2008 - Girls 10
FIDE title
Woman Grandmaster

World Rank

World (all players):
729
World (active players):
609
Female (active players):
9

National Rank RUS

National (all players):
128
National (active players):
98
Female (active players):
3

Continent Rank Europe

Rank (all players):
528
Rank (active players):
451
Female (active players):
6

FIDE Titles (year)

Grandmaster (GM)
2018
Woman Grandmaster (WGM)
2012
Woman International Master (WIM)
2011
Woman FIDE Master (WFM)
2009

FIDE Title Applications

Title
Status
Grandmaster
YES
FIDE PB / Congress
2nd quarter Presidential Board Meeting 2018, July 8-11, Bucharest, ROU

Individual Calculations

Standart
June 2019
None
May 2019
April 2019
Rapid
May 2019
None
April 2019
March 2019
None
None
Blitz
May 2019
None
April 2019
March 2019
None
None
Russia, rating 2522
Aleksandra Goryachkina
Aleksandra Goryachkina is a two-time world junior U20 champion (2012, 2013) and a two-time women's champion of Russia (2015, 2017). She is the world and European women's champion as a member of the Russian national team.

Aleksandra was born on September 28, 1998, in Orsk, a city in the Orenburg region, in the Southern Ural, where Europe meets Asia. Her father Yury, a strong chess player, has helped his daughter since she was a child. Goryachkina immediately achieved a dominant position in her age group and consolidated gains by winning the world youth championships under 10 and 14 years old, as well as the European championships under 12 and 14 years old.

Soon, a rising star moved to Salekhard, the only city in the world that is located directly on the Arctic Circle. Aleksandra started to work with a famous coach and grandmaster Vladimir Belov. Aleksandra Goryachkina made a breakthrough again: she won the Russian Women's Cup in Saint Petersburg (2011), became the world's second youngest woman grandmaster after Hou Yifan, won the European and world championships in higher age groups, while often being much younger than her main contenders. Over the year, her rating grew by almost 300 points from 2045 to 2333.

In 2012, Goryachkina won the Russian Cup and then the world's junior U20 championship. In 2013, Aleksandra regained her "Chess Princess" title and made her debut in the Superfinal of the Russian Championship. In her fight against the best Russian female chess players, it took Goryachkina three attempts to achieve her goal: Aleksandra came first in Chita 2015. In the same year, she won the Russian Women's Cup for the second time.

In 2017, Aleksandra Goryachkina became a two-time Russian women's champion and won the silver medal in the Individual European Women's Championship.

In 2013, Goryachkina made her debut at the European Team Championship as part of the Russian national women's team. In 2015, she became the champion of the Old World as part of the national women's team and won the gold medal for the best result on the third board. In 2017, she won the World Team Championship as part of the Russian national women's team.

At the recent World Team Championship (Nur-Sultan, 2019), Alexandra also won the gold medal on the third board by demonstrating an outstanding result – 8 points out of 9. The Russian national women's team finished on the second place in that tournament.
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