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|Jan-04-14|| ||offramp: An anagram of <I am as Alekhine>.|
|Jan-06-14|| ||Fluffy: Her ELO has been sliding steadily for the last couple years, but I'm guessing it's because she's having to focus most of her attention on her law degree classes.|
I'm hoping she pursues chess once she graduates; it would be nice to have another American woman in the hunt. But since law surely pays much more than chess I'm guessing she will put her time into a law career.
<<WannaBe>> Too bad it wasn't a simul and you could submit your game to CG.
|Jan-06-14|| ||offramp: <Fluffy: ... she's having to focus most of her attention on her law degree classes.> Is she taking her law degree at the Sorbonne?|
|Jan-09-14|| ||JointheArmy: <WannaBe> I played at the same tournament (i.e. Bay Area International/Amateur). She played RIGHT behind me for the first couple rounds (i.e. I played in the XA section). |
<offramp> No. An ivy league university (UPenn).
|Jan-10-14|| ||offramp: Better than the Sorbonne!|
|Jan-10-14|| ||WannaBe: <JointheArmy> Sheeeet, if I had known that, I'd say 'Hi'.|
Are you (possibly) the guy that was wearing Seahawks jersey? Friday night game?
|Jan-10-14|| ||JointheArmy: <WannaBe> No, but I believe I remember the Seahawks jersey guy.|
I was the white kid with glasses and the really bushy hair. I would always hover over Ladia's game (i.e. the blonde hair kid).
|Feb-26-14|| ||Richard Taylor: I just watched a few videos by her on YouTube. Very attractive and interesting also, on the c3 and also endgames and how to recognize when the nature of the position has changed. |
That is hard, I often get quite despondent when things go for the worse.
|Feb-26-14|| ||Richard Taylor: It is good she is studying philosophy and law. Chess can be a back up (I DONT mean because she is a woman, it applies to young men also): and I think that a career in Law etc can be as interesting and advantageous as Chess.|
But she can still get back to chess later.
|Feb-26-14|| ||schnarre: ...She's roughly the same age as my little sister (also in ballet, among other performing arts).|
|Mar-17-14|| ||Caissanist: Melekhina writes about her chess career, and about how law school has affected her chess: http://www.uschess.org/content/view... .|
|Mar-17-14|| ||John Abraham: <Caissanist> Insightful article, thanks for posting!|
|May-07-14|| ||PinnedPiece: Good luck in the 2014 U.S. Women's Championship!
If she does any better than last place, it should be a confidence builder; otoh if she comes behind the 13-yr old Eswaran, this could be her last appearance at the national level.
|May-14-14|| ||ketchuplover: She may crush Krush!|
|May-14-14|| ||ketchuplover: It was a draw :(|
|May-19-14|| ||PinnedPiece: Alissa wins two games, including the last game of the tournament.|
Not too bad.
|May-19-14|| ||Chess for life: Superwoman.|
|Sep-02-14|| ||Karpova: The article linked to by <Caissanist> on March 17, was now published on chessbase (part I of it) with more pictures and a link to her video <How to win in the c3 Sicilian in 21 moves or less>: http://en.chessbase.com/post/legal-...|
|Sep-28-14|| ||PhilFeeley: She annotates one of her best games in the c3 Sicilian here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vaT...|
I'm unsure of the date. The game, which is not here yet:
Philiadelphia, 2010 (?)
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 e6 5. d4 cd4 6. cd4 d6 7. Bc4 Be7 8. 0-0 0-0 9. Qe2 Nc6 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11. bc3 de5 12. de5 Qc7 13. Qe4 b6 14. Bg5 Bb7 15. Bd3 g6 16. Bf6 Rfd8 17. Qe3 Rd7 18. Rad1 Na5 19. Ng5 Bxf6 20. ef6 Rad8 21. Ne4 1-0
|Oct-01-14|| ||cro777: The game Malekhina - Shabalov was played at the Philadelphia International, 2011. The event began with a big upset as FM Alisa Melekhina defeated GM Alexander Shabalov in round two.|
Alisa's next tournament is Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas, a tournament that boasts a total of a million dollars in prizes. Round 1 starts on Thursday, October 9th.
|Oct-01-14|| ||SirRuthless: I knew a Malkina(sp). She was the Valedictorian of my high school class as well as a real smokeshow. She resembled Melekhina as well...|
|Apr-02-16|| ||Caissanist: I have updated Melekhina's bio with information from her LinkedIn profile; she has now graduated and taken a job as an associate at a prestigious NYC firm. Given the typical junior associate workload I am surprised she continues to play at all; my guess is she gives that up before long to concentrate on getting some sleep.|
|Apr-23-16|| ||Caissanist: Trying to maintain your standing as a top-level chess player while competing for a partnership at a top NYC law firm is basically impossible, as Melekhina's current result in the US Women's Championship demonstrates (+0 -6 =2). Hope she enjoys her last three rounds of play there, it'll be a long time before she qualifies for that tournament again.|
|Jul-05-17|| ||John Abraham: picture of Alisa with Tania Sachdev: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRUJBS1...|
|Apr-23-18|| ||Caissanist: It seems that she still hasn't found it necessary to get any sleep. Not only does she continue to play frequently in tournaments, but she's also found the time to write a self-help book called <Reality Check: What the Ancient Game of Chess Can Teach You About Success in Modern Competitive Settings>, which she has promoted at some of her tournaments. An excerpt from the book can be found here: https://new.uschess.org/news/realit... .|
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