Gunina Valentina (04.02.1989)

gunina-smlRussian Grandmaster and Woman Grandmaster. European Women’s Champion in 2012 and 2014, Russian Women’s Champion in 2011, 2013 and 2014. European under-12 Girls Champion in 2003; World U14 girls Champion in 2004, European U16 Girls Champion and World U18 Girls champion in 2007. Women’s World Blitz Champion 2012.

Best results: Rapid Chess London Classical 2016, 1st.

A member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the Women’s Chess Olympiads of 2010, 2012, 2014 and at the Women’s European Team Chess Championships of 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

On 25 October 2014, she was awarded the Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”, 1st class for the great contribution to the development of physical culture and sport.

Peak rating: 2548 in 2015.