Chess tournaments Chess strategy Computer chess Chess players FIDE Chess variants Chess rules and history

Anastasia Bodnaruk

Bodnaruk in 2012

Anastasia Mikhailovna Bodnaruk (Russian: Анастасия Михайловна Боднарук; born 30 March 1992) is a Russian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

Bodnaruk won the European Under-12 Girls Chess Championship in 2003. She was the runner-up at both the European and World U12 Girls Championships in 2004 and the bronze medalist in the World U14 Girls Championship of 2005.

In 2008, she won the Russian Junior (Under-20) Girls Championship and helped the Russian team to win silver in the U16 Chess Olympiad.

In August 2010, Bodnaruk was part of the Russian women's team in the 7th China-Russia Match. The following month, she played in the Russia B team at the 39th Chess Olympiad (Women), scoring 7/8 with a rating performance of 2569. This result earned her the silver medal on board four.

In 2012, she won for the second time the Russian Junior Girls Championship and placed equal first (third on tiebreak) in the World Junior Girls Chess Championship. Bodnaruk competed in the Women's World Chess Championship 2012 and was knocked out in the first round by Lela Javakhishvili.

In June 2013, she won the Russian Championship Higher League (Women)and therefore qualified for the Russian Women's Championship Superfinal, in which she finished eighth. In December of that year, she won the Women's Russian Cup, a knockout tournament, by defeating WIM Margarita Schepetkova in the final.

In 2015, Bodnaruk won the Saint Petersburg women's rapid championship and the Russian women's Blitz Championship, and finished second in the Russian Women's Championship Superfinal. She was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the 2015 Women's European Team Chess Championship in Reykjavík.