Champion

Every coach dreams his student will one day become a champion. A champion of the chess club, the city, state, country, or even the whole world. 

I was Anna Ushenina’s personal coach in the early 2000s when she studied chess in my alma mater, the Kharkiv Sport School. She was already very strong, but did not yet have any international titles. At only 15 years of age, she became the Ukrainian U20 Girls Champion. 

After Anna finished her studies at the Sport School and my coaching was completed, we remained in contact. I took great pleasure in following her progress and her success when she became an Olympic Champion in 2006 and again in 2012 when she became the 14th Women’s World Chess Champion! 

When she won her GM title and the Women’s World Championship, we created the following training course: “Test your strength and improve your game with the 14th Women’s World Chess Champion”.

  • 2020 – Women’s World Online Speed Chess Champion

  • 2016 – Women’s European Chess Champion

  • 2013 – Team Gold medal at the World Women’s Team Championship

  • 2012 – Women’s World Chess Champion

  • 2012 – Champion of Ukraine at rapid and blitz chess among women

  • 2012 – Team Bronze medal playing board 4 for Ukraine at the Chess Women’s Olympiad

  • 2011 – Individual Gold for board 3 at the European Women’s Team Championship

  • 2009 – Team Bronze medal at the European Women’s Team Championship

  • 2008 – Team Silver medal playing board 3 for Ukraine in the Women’s Olympiad

  • 2008 – Bronze medal in the European Women’s Championship

  • 2007 – Individual Gold at the European Team Chess Championships

  • 2006 – Team Gold medal playing reserve for Ukraine in the Chess Women’s Olympiad

  • 2005 – Individual Gold playing board 3 at the European Women’s Team Championship

  • 2005 – Women’s Ukraine Chess Champion

  • 2005 – Bronze medal in the Championship of Ukraine among girls under 20

  • 2002 – European Champion among girls under 18 in the national girls team of Ukraine

  • 2002 – Champion of Ukraine among girls under 20 years

  • 2000 – Champion of Ukraine among girls under 20 years

  • 1999 – Champion of Ukraine among girls under 14 years

  • 1998 – Champion of Ukraine among girls under 14 years

  • 1997 – Champion of Ukraine among girls under 12 years

If you are interested in playing Anna for your Chess Team or other public activity then email artiom(at)chessstudy.com

Below you can review fourteen of Anna’s over the board wins. Eight of these wins were against all the other women who were World Women Champions during the 21st century, from Zhu Chen through to Ju Wenjun. The other six wins shown here were against strong GMs, including Korobov and Svidler (use the drop-down menu above the chess board to select a game; on your mobile or tablet, swipe down or up to make the next or previous game appear).