Viktorija Ni learned chess at the age of 7 from her mother, Polina, who is an Expert. She earned the title of Woman FIDE Master (WFM) in 2007 and the Woman International Master (WIM) title in 2010, earning her final norm at the 19th Chicago Open.
Tournaments Ni represented Latvia twice at the Chess Olympiad (2008, 2010) on the women's team. She switched her federation from Latvia to the United States, and competed in the US Championship (Women) (2012), coming 4th.
Other Highlights 2010 Chicago Open, WGM norm 2009 Czech Open, 1st Latvian Rapid Women's Championship (2004, 2005), 2009 Latvian Youth Champion, 1st European Rapid Championship Girls Under 18.
Personal Viktorija is married to GM Yury Shulman, the 2008 U.S. Champion. They reside just outside Chicago with their son Gabriel, who was born during the 2011 U.S. Championship, in which Shulman finished second.
Source (including photo): http://uschesschamps.com/2012-us-wo...
Wikipedia article: Viktorija Ni