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Valentina Gunina

Valentina Gunina
Full name Valentina Gunina
Country  Russia
Born (1989-02-04) February 4, 1989
Murmansk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Title Woman Grandmaster, Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2522 (February 2015)
(No. 21 ranked woman in the January 2013 FIDE World Rankings)
Peak rating 2533 (July 2012)

Valentina Gunina (born February 4, 1989 in Murmansk, Russia) is a Russian chess player with the titles Grandmaster (GM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). In 2006 and 2008 she won Qualifying Russian Women's Chess Championship and 2011 Superfinal Russian Women's Chess Championship.[1] In 2012 she won the gold medal at the Women's European Individual Chess Championship in 2012 in Gaziantep, and the gold medal as part of the Russian women's team at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.

In 2012 she won the Women's World Blitz Championship.[2]


  1. ^ "Russia has new chess queen". The Voice of Russia:Sports. The Voice of Russia. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
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