Natalia Pogonina is a Russian chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM).
She is one of the best female chess players in the world and has won many medals and championships. She had a peak Elo rating of 2508 in July 2014.
She was born on March 9, 1985 in Vladivostok, Russia
She learned to play chess at the age of five from her grandfather.
Her notable achievements include winning the Russian Women’s Championship two times (in 2012 and 2018) and the runner-up of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2015.
She was a member of the gold medal-winning Russian team at the Women’s Chess Olympiads of 2012 and 2014 and at the 2011 Women’s European Team Chess Championship