Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Chess Babe of the Month: Ksenya Rybenko

Ksenya Rybenko - Miss November 2006

Nationality: Russian
ELO: Not Rated
Birthday: July 22, 1984

From Chess Base:
Lives in Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo region), Russia. Studying and playing chess. No brothers and sisters, just a very beautiful white cat. Parents metallurgists. Natural ashy blond hair, green eyes. Height 1.58 m (5' 2"), weight: 44 kg (97 pounds). Vital statistics: 84-60-88 (33-24-35).

Began her chess career when she was five. Took part in regional championship, became five-time champion of Siberia. Took part in the Europe Youth Chess Championship in Slovakia, came 3rd among 46 players from 38 countries. Took part in the World University Chess Championship and came sixth. Gained the title of Woman International Master. Today Ksenya is one of 30 the best women players in Russia.

Rybenko,K (2295) - Petrenko,S (2349)
WUCC Women Ulaanbaatar, 19.09.2002

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.d4 Ngf6 5.Nc3 cxd4 6.Qxd4 e5 7.Qd3 a6?! [7...h6 8.Be3 Be7 9.Bc4 a6 10.a4 Qc7І] 8.Bxd7+ Bxd7 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Qxf6 11.Nd5 Qd8 12.0-0-0 [12.0-0 Be6 13.Rfd1±] 12...Be6 13.Nd2 Bxd5 14.Qxd5 Qc7 15.Nc4 Rc8 16.Ne3 Be7 17.h4! 0-0 18.Qb3 b5 19.Nf5 Rfd8 20.Rh3 [20.Rd5!?] 20...Bf8 21.Rg3 Kh7 22.h5 Qc4 23.Rgd3!? Qxb3?! [23...d5!? 24.Qxc4 Rxc4 25.Rxd5 Rdc8] 24.axb3 Rc6 25.c3 a5 26.Rd5 g6 27.Ne3 Rb8 28.g3 Ra6 29.Kc2 a4 30.f4 [30.bxa4 bxa4 31.Nc4±] 30...exf4 31.gxf4 Re8 32.e5? [32.Rxb5 Rxe4 33.Nd5±] 32...dxe5 33.fxe5 Bg7 34.Rxb5 Rxe5 35.Rxe5 Bxe5 36.Rd7 axb3+ 37.Kxb3 Kg7 38.Kc4 gxh5 39.Kd5 Ra5+? [39...Kf6!=] 40.Ke4 Bh2 41.b4 Re5+ 42.Kd4?! [42.Kf3!?] 42...Re6? [42...h4!ч] 43.Nf5+ Kg6 44.Nh4+ Kf6 45.Rd5 Be5+ 46.Kd3 Rc6 47.c4 Ke6 48.Nf3 f6 49.b5 Rc8? [49...Rd6] 50.Nd4+ Bxd4 51.Kxd4 f5 52.c5 Kf6 53.c6 Ke6 54.Kc5 f4 55.b6 f3 56.b7 1-0

Her website: Ksenya Rybenko home page
Chess Base article on Ksenya: A Star Rising in the East

1 comment:

Mulatto Jesus said...

I'd play her in chess!