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Darya Tkachenko

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Nationality  Ukraine
Name  Darya Tkachenko
Team  Ukraine

Sport  International draughts
Country  Ukraine
Club  Hijken DTC
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Born  December 21, 1983 (age 32) (1983-12-21) Torez, Ukrainian SSR
World finals  2005: Gold 2006: Gold 2008: Gold 2011: Gold
Regional finals  Europe 2004: Gold Europe 2006: Gold

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Darya Tkachenko (born 21 December 1983) is a Russian (since 2016), formerly Ukrainian (until 2015), draughts player holding the FMJD titles of FMJD Master (MF) and Women's International Grandmaster (GMIF). She is four-time women's world champion (2005, 2006, 2008, 2011) and twice women's European champion (2004, 2006) in international draughts. In 2016, she also won the women's world championship of Turkish draughts.


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Biography and career

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Darya Tkachenko was born in Torez, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. She has finished high school in Snizhne, Donetsk Oblast, and then started her biology studies in Kiev University. She graduated in 2004 and proceeded to post-graduate studies in the same university which she successfully finished in 2007. In 2008 she started working on her Doctoral thesis.

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Darya started playing draughts when she was 10 years old. In November 1996, being less than 13 years old, she won a bronze medal at the Ukrainian Under 19 championships. In 1999 she became a European Under 19 champion. The next year she won this tournament again and also won a bronze medal at the World Under 19 championships. In 2001 she became a World Under 19 champion and won a seniors Ukrainian championship.

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In 2003 she once again won the Ukrainian championships, in 2004 the senior European championships and in 2005 the World championships in Latronico. The next year she once again became a European and World champion, having won the World championship match again the Russian competitor Tamara Tansykkuzhina. She also won the European team cup with the "Pleso" team.

In 2007 Tkachenko lost her World title, letting Tansykkuzhina to the first place in the tournament held in Jakutsk, Russia, but the next year she was able to regain the championship after winning the match again her Russian counterpart. In 2007 and 2008, she won the European team cup twice more with the "Motor Sich" Zaporizhia. In 2010 Tkachenko lost both European and World championships, placing as low as 19th in Europe and 4th out of 6 participants in the World championship but in the next year returned the world title after defeating Zoja Golubeva in a three-set match.


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