Happy 28th Birthday to Kateryna Lagno!

Happy 28th Birthday to Kateryna Lagno!

She is World Rapid #3 and taking part at King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championships

Kateryna Aleksandrovna Lagno (Ukrainian: Катерина Олександрівна Лагно; Russian: Екатерина Александровна Лагно; born 27 December 1989) is a Russian (formerly Ukrainian) chess grandmaster. A chess prodigy, she earned her Woman Grandmaster title at the age of 12 years, four months and two days In 2007, she was awarded the grandmaster title.

She is twice European Women's Champion and won two team gold medals at the Women's Olympiad, in 2006 and 2014, playing for Ukraine and Russia, respectively. She also won team gold at the Women's World Team Championship in 2013 playing for the Ukrainian team, and the Women's European Team Championship in 2013 and 2015 playing for Ukraine in the former and Russia in the latter.

 

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27 December 2017, 14:18 GMT

 WOMEN  WORLD TOP LIVE RATINGS

# Name Classic +/− Rapid Blitz Age
5 Lagno 2555.6 +8.6 2541.8 2591.8 28
[Event "World Rapid Women 2017"] [Site "Riyadh KSA"] [Date "2017.12.26"] [Round "5.32"] [White "Papp, Petra"] [Black "Lagno, Kateryna"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "WGM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2313"] [BlackElo "2547"] [ECO "B69"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Richter-Rauzer, Rauzer attack, 7...a6 defence, 11.Bxf6"] [WhiteFideId "739049"] [BlackFideId "14109336"] [EventDate "2017.12.26"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. O-O-O a6 9. f4 Bd7 10. Nf3 b5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Kb1 Qb6 13. f5 h5 14. g3 Ne5 15. Nxe5 fxe5 16. Bh3 b4 17. Ne2 a5 18. Nc1 Rc8 19. Nd3 Qd4 20. Rhe1 Ba4 21. b3 Bd7 22. Nb2 h4 23. fxe6 fxe6 24. Bg4 Qxd2 25. Rxd2 hxg3 26. hxg3 Rc3 27. Nc4 Rxg3 28. Bd1 Rgh3 29. Nxd6+ Bxd6 30. Rxd6 Ke7 31. Rd2 Rh1 32. Rxh1 Rxh1 33. Kb2 Re1 34. Bf3 Bc6 35. a3 Bxe4 36. Bxe4 Rxe4 37. axb4 axb4 38. c3 Kf6 39. cxb4 Rxb4 40. Kc3 Rb8 41. Rf2+ Kg5 42. Rf1 Rd8 43. b4 e4 44. b5 e3 45. b6 Kg4 46. b7 e2 47. Rb1 Kf3 48. Kc4 Kf2 49. b8=Q Rxb8 50. Rxb8 e1=Q 51. Rf8+ Ke3 52. Re8 Kf4 53. Kc5 e5 54. Kd5 Qe4+ 0-1 [Event "World Rapid Women 2017"] [Site "Riyadh KSA"] [Date "2017.12.26"] [Round "4.22"] [White "Lagno, Kateryna"] [Black "Zatonskih, Anna"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "IM"] [WhiteElo "2547"] [BlackElo "2452"] [ECO "C42"] [Opening "Petrov"] [Variation "classical attack"] [WhiteFideId "14109336"] [BlackFideId "14101572"] [EventDate "2017.12.26"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. O-O Bg4 8. c3 Be7 9. Nbd2 Nxd2 10. Bxd2 O-O 11. h3 Bh5 12. g3 Na5 13. b3 b6 14. Kg2 c5 15. Qc2 Bg6 16. Bxg6 hxg6 17. Rae1 Rc8 18. dxc5 bxc5 19. c4 Nc6 20. Qd3 dxc4 21. Qxc4 Nd4 22. Ne5 Qd6 23. Bf4 g5 24. Nxf7 Qc6+ 25. f3 Rxf7 26. Rxe7 Rf8 27. Re4 gxf4 28. Rxd4 fxg3 29. Rg4 Qd6 30. Rxg3 Re8 31. Rf2 Re1 32. Kh2 Qd1 33. Rgg2 Rh1+ 34. Kg3 Qd6+ 35. f4 Qg6+ 36. Kf3 Rxh3+ 37. Ke2 Qf6 38. Rh2 Rxh2 39. Rxh2 Qb2+ 0-1 [Event "World Rapid Women 2017"] [Site "Riyadh KSA"] [Date "2017.12.26"] [Round "3.17"] [White "Karavade, Eesha"] [Black "Lagno, Kateryna"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "IM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2384"] [BlackElo "2547"] [ECO "A35"] [Opening "English"] [Variation "symmetrical, four knights system"] [WhiteFideId "5012600"] [BlackFideId "14109336"] [EventDate "2017.12.26"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. e3 e6 5. d4 d5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. cxd5 exd5 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. b3 d4 11. Na4 Ba7 12. exd4 Nxd4 13. Nxd4 Bxd4 14. Bb2 Bxb2 15. Nxb2 Ne4 16. Qxd8 Rxd8 17. Rfd1 Be6 18. Bf3 Rxd1+ 19. Rxd1 Nc3 20. Rd6 Nxa2 21. Bxb7 Rb8 22. Rxa6 Bxb3 23. Ra8 Rxa8 24. Bxa8 Nb4 25. Kf1 Bd5 26. Bxd5 Nxd5 1/2-1/2 [Event "World Rapid Women 2017"] [Site "Riyadh KSA"] [Date "2017.12.26"] [Round "2.33"] [White "Lagno, Kateryna"] [Black "Nguyen, Thi Mai Hung"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "WGM"] [WhiteElo "2547"] [BlackElo "2321"] [ECO "B36"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "accelerated fianchetto, Gurgenidze variation"] [WhiteFideId "14109336"] [BlackFideId "12401676"] [EventDate "2017.12.26"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 d6 8. Bg5 Bg7 9. Qd2 O-O 10. Bd3 Be6 11. O-O Re8 12. Rac1 Rc8 13. b3 Qa5 14. Rc2 a6 15. Rfc1 Ng4 16. Nd5 Qxd2 17. Bxd2 Bd4 18. Bc3 Bxc3 19. Rxc3 Kg7 20. f4 Nf6 21. h3 Nd7 22. Be2 Kf8 23. Bf3 Nb8 24. f5 Bd7 25. f6 e6 26. Nb6 Rc6 27. Nxd7+ Nxd7 28. e5 d5 29. cxd5 Rxc3 30. Rxc3 Nxe5 31. Be4 exd5 32. Bxd5 b6 33. Rc7 Rd8 34. b4 h6 35. Bb3 Kg8 36. Re7 Nc6 37. Rxf7 Kh8 38. Rg7 Nxb4 39. Rxg6 Kh7 40. Rg4 Nc6 41. f7 Ne7 42. Re4 Ng6 43. Re8 Rd2 44. f8=Q Nxf8 45. Rxf8 a5 46. Rb8 Rd6 47. a4 Kg6 48. Bc4 Kg5 49. Bb5 h5 50. Kh2 Kf4 51. Rc8 1-0 [Event "World Rapid Women 2017"] [Site "Riyadh KSA"] [Date "2017.12.26"] [Round "1.1"] [White "Zawadzka, Jolanta"] [Black "Lagno, Kateryna"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "WGM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2424"] [BlackElo "2547"] [ECO "B69"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Richter-Rauzer, Rauzer attack, 7...a6 defence, 11.Bxf6"] [WhiteFideId "1122320"] [BlackFideId "14109336"] [EventDate "2017.12.26"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. O-O-O a6 9. f4 Bd7 10. Nf3 b5 11. Bxf6 gxf6 12. Kb1 Qb6 13. f5 h5 14. Qe1 Ne5 15. fxe6 fxe6 16. Nd4 b4 17. Nce2 Ng4 18. Nf4 e5 19. Nd5 Qa7 20. h3 exd4 21. hxg4 Bxg4 22. Be2 Be6 23. Bxh5+ Kd7 24. Qxb4 Bxd5 25. exd5 Qc5 26. Qb7+ 1-0
World Blitz 2017 (21 Rds Swiss Indiv TC: 3m+2spm) FIDE World Rapid-ch Women 2017, Riyadh PGN
 
World Rapid Women 2017 Riyadh KSA Mon 25th Dec 2017 - Sat 30th Dec 2017 Leading Round 7 (of 15) Standings:
Rk SNo Name FED Rtg Pts TB1 TB2 TB3
1 4 Ju Wenjun CHN 2537 6.0 0.0 2451 29.0
2 24 Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2425 5.5 0.0 2458 28.5
3 36 Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2390 5.5 0.0 2450 29.0
4 16 Guo Qi CHN 2451 5.5 0.0 2404 24.5
5 12 Harika Dronavalli IND 2466 5.5 0.0 2398 23.5
6 13 Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2460 5.5 0.0 2395 23.5
7 10 Danielian Elina ARM 2473 5.5 0.0 2392 23.5
8 17 Lei Tingjie CHN 2450 5.0 0.0 2424 27.5
9 2 Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2586 5.0 0.0 2422 27.5
10 68 Charochkina Daria RUS 2307 5.0 0.0 2422 21.0
11 11 Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2467 5.0 0.0 2397 25.5
12 84 Doluhanova Evgeniya UKR 2228 5.0 0.0 2383 25.0
13 30 Batsiashvili Nino GEO 2400 5.0 0.0 2368 20.5
14 51 Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2361 4.5 0.0 2441 22.5
15 6 Tan Zhongyi CHN 2502 4.5 0.0 2424 27.5
16 20 Sebag Marie FRA 2445 4.5 0.0 2421 24.0
17 88 Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim UZB 2171 4.5 0.0 2406 25.0
18 73 Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman IND 2297 4.5 0.0 2402 21.5
19 5 Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2508 4.5 0.0 2395 26.0
20 74 Hoang Thi Bao Tram VIE 2291 4.5 0.0 2395 22.5
21 23 Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2439 4.5 0.0 2365 25.0
22 37 Girya Olga RUS 2390 4.5 0.0 2364 25.0
23 15 Huang Qian CHN 2453 4.5 0.0 2360 23.0
24 8 Ushenina Anna UKR 2482 4.5 0.0 2354 23.0
25 9 Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2480 4.5 0.0 2353 23.0
26 45 Zimina Olga ITA 2376 4.5 0.0 2231 23.5
27 75 Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2286 4.0 0.0 2453 25.5
28 47 Karavade Eesha IND 2369 4.0 0.0 2431 20.0
29 65 Cornette Deimante LTU 2320 4.0 0.0 2420 25.5
30 55 Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2350 4.0 0.0 2418 24.5
31 3 Gunina Valentina RUS 2566 4.0 0.0 2417 28.5
32 28 Padmini Rout IND 2409 4.0 0.0 2414 28.5
33 82 Buksa Nataliya UKR 2241 4.0 0.0 2405 25.0
34 83 Shuvalova Polina RUS 2241 4.0 0.0 2403 23.0
35 87 Vo Thi Kim Phung VIE 2192 4.0 0.0 2397 25.0
36 72 Kovanova Baira RUS 2300 4.0 0.0 2396 22.5
37 21 Krush Irina USA 2441 4.0 0.0 2353 19.5
38 52 Berend Elvira LUX 2355 4.0 0.0 2344 19.5
39 18 Shen Yang CHN 2450 4.0 0.0 2341 21.0
40 35 Savina Anastasia RUS 2394 4.0 0.0 2300 19.5
41 38 Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2389 4.0 0.0 2296 21.0
42 22 Cramling Pia SWE 2439 4.0 0.0 2296 19.5
43 58 Ding Yixin CHN 2339 3.5 0.0 2474 26.0
44 77 Gvetadze Sofio GEO 2281 3.5 0.0 2424 28.0
45 71 Batchimeg Tuvshintugs MGL 2302 3.5 0.0 2417 22.0
46 80 Zozulia Anna BEL 2256 3.5 0.0 2414 25.0
47 93 Assaubayeva Bibisara RUS 1949 3.5 0.0 2399 21.5
48 92 Fataliyeva Ulviyya AZE 2085 3.5 0.0 2392 22.5
49 7 Stefanova Antoaneta FID 2497 3.5 0.0 2391 23.0
50 54 Cori T. Deysi PER 2352 3.5 0.0 2373 25.0
100 players
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