FIDE CHESS PROFILE

Mariya Muzychuk

Federation
Ukraine
B-Year
1992
Sex
Female
standard
rapid
blitz
2563
2511
2358

Rating Progress Chart

Biography

Mariya Muzychuk is the fifteenth Women's World Champion (2015-2016), she currently holds the third place in the women's FIDE Rating List and is the rating favorite of the Women's Candidates Tournament [...]

Title registered by President

Title
Event
WIM
6 Euro Women Champ.
FIDE title
Woman Grandmaster

World Rank

World (all players):
439
World (active players):
380
Female (active players):
3

National Rank UKR

National (all players):
35
National (active players):
31
Female (active players):
1

Continent Rank Europe

Rank (all players):
320
Rank (active players):
286
Female (active players):
1

FIDE Titles (year)

Grandmaster (GM)
2015
International Master (IM)
2008
Woman Grandmaster (WGM)
2007
Woman International Master (WIM)
2005

FIDE Title Applications

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Individual Calculations

Standart
June 2019
None
May 2019
April 2019
None
Rapid
May 2019
None
April 2019
March 2019
None
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Blitz
May 2019
None
April 2019
March 2019
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Ukraine, rating 2563
Mariya Muzychuk
Mariya Muzychuk is the fifteenth Women's World Champion (2015-2016), she currently holds the third place in the women's FIDE Rating List and is the rating favorite of the Women's Candidates Tournament.

Mariya was born on September 21, 1992, in Stryi, Lviv Region, Ukraine. She started her chess career in the village of Ugersko, where her parents used to work at a local sports school for children and young people. However, Mariya managed to work at home, too: her elder sister Anna used to help her apart from her parents.

Since she was 7 years old, Mariya has participated in the Ukrainian youth championships; in 2002, she won the Ukrainian and European championships under 10. At the age of 11, Mariya was shortlisted for the Ukrainian women's championship, then she won the world youth championship under 14 and later repeatedly won medals of the European and world youth championships.

Her success in the European women's championships brought Maria the title of women's grandmaster, and in 2008 she was awarded the title of International Master. After taking her first serious steps into professional chess, Muzychuk was admitted to the Ukrainian national team (while her elder sister was playing for Slovenia); as a member of the Ukrainian national team, she was the silver medalist (2018) and a three-time bronze medalist (2012, 2014, and 2016) of the Olympiads, as well as the women's World and European (2013) champion as a member of the Ukrainian team. Moreover, she won the gold medal at the 2018 Olympiad for the best result on the second board. A two-time Ukrainian women's champion (2012 and 2013).

Muzychuk got her moment of glory in the 2015 knockout World Women's Championship in Sochi: after outplaying Yuanling Yuan, Monika Socko, Antoaneta Stefanova, Humpy Koneru, Harika Dronavalli, and Natalija Pogonina one by one, the Ukrainian grandmaster became the fifteenth Women's World Champion. In March 2016, Mariya Muzychuk didn't manage to defend her title in a match against Hou Yifan, China.

In 2014, Mariya Muzychuk won the first women's prize at a prestigious Gibraltar Open tournament. The beginning of this year has been successful to her: she won the second women's prize in the same tournament, demonstrating an impressive performance of 2718.

Mariya Muzychuk holds the honorable FIDE Caissa award as the best women's chess player in 2015.
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