Ukrainian chess: Ukrainian chess player ranked third in the world

17:27 Nov. 1, 2016

Ukrainian chess player ranked third in the world

Anna Muzychuk (UNIAN Photo)

Anna Muzychuk holds the third position in world rating, her sister Mariya is eighth 

During her career, Anna Muzychuk has played almost a thousand of games. Anna's recent FIDE rating is 2561, her highest - 2606 (in 2012 she ranked #2 in the world). The chess gross meister became the fourth woman, after Judit Polgar, Humpy Koneru and Hou Yifan, to cross the 2600 Elo rating mark.

Only two women overcame the Ukrainian chess player - Hou Yifan and  Ju Wenjun, both from China. 

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Watch more Chinese Hou Yifan claims the world champion title at a chess competition in Lviv, Ukraine

Anna started to play chess at the age of three, and two years later she won her first tournament. Her parents are chess coaches and her younger sister Mariya is also a prominent chess player.  From 2004 to 2014 Anna Muzychuk played for Slovenia, then she returned to Ukraine.

Watch more Ukrainian chess champions challenge ATO soldiers to a game in Lviv

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