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Alisa Galliamova
A Galliamova 
Photograph © copyright 2010 Tartar Information Agency.  
Number of games in database: 790
Years covered: 1987 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2444 (2371 rapid, 2417 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2554

Overall record: +346 -230 =203 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (45) 
    E80 E67 E60 E62 E63
 Queen's Gambit Declined (30) 
    D37 D30 D31 D38 D35
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A45 A46 A40 A41 D02
 English (25) 
    A13 A15 A14 A10 A17
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E20 E32 E48 E58 E38
 Queen's Indian (21) 
    E12 E14 E15
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (170) 
    B30 B62 B22 B67 B89
 Semi-Slav (50) 
    D43 D45 D44 D47 D48
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (38) 
    B62 B67 B61 B66 B63
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (32) 
    D27 D20 D26 D23 D29
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E41 E44 E43 E21
 Slav (18) 
    D12 D10 D11 D17 D16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Oll vs A Galliamova, 1989 0-1
   V Gunina vs A Galliamova, 2012 0-1
   Xie Jun vs A Galliamova, 1990 0-1
   A Galliamova vs N Gurieli, 1997 1-0
   M Manakova vs A Galliamova, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2009)
   60th Russian Women's Superfinal (2010)
   Russian Superfinals (Women) (2014)
   Russian Women's Superfinals (2011)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2014)
   Russian Women's Superfinals (2012)
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix (2011)
   North Urals Cup (2007)
   European Club Cup (Women) (2016)
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2012)
   FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1997 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer
   1994 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer

   A Kashlinskaya vs A Galliamova (Apr-22-17) 0-1
   A Galliamova vs O Zimina (Apr-21-17) 1-0
   M R Nechaeva vs A Galliamova (Apr-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Galliamova vs M Arabidze (Apr-19-17) 1-0
   K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Galliamova (Apr-17-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-18-1972, 45 years old) Russia
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Galliamova is an IM and a WGM (1989). She won the World Girls Junior Championship (Under 20) in 1988 and has competed in Candidates and World Championship Tournaments since 1990 when she placed 4th in the Borzomi Candidates tournament. In 1994, she came fourth in the Tillburg Candidates and won the Groningen Candidates in 1997 ahead of Xie Jun. Her subsequent match with Xie Jun in 1999, which Galliamova lost, determined the new Women's World Champion when FIDE stripped Zsuzsa Polgar of the title.

Galliamova became the 2006 World Women's Vice-Champion when she lost the final match of the FIDE Women's World Championship (2006) to Yuhua Xu. In 2012, she played in the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012), defeating Ekaterina Kovalevskaya and Valentina Gunina in the early rounds before losing to French GM Marie Sebag in the third round.

Other successes include winning the Women's Russian Championship in 1997, coming 7th in the Men's Russian Championship in 2000 and winning the 60th Russian Women's Superfinal (2010).

She used to be married to Vassily Ivanchuk.

Chinese Federation response to Galliamova forfeiting the Candidates' final in 1998:

Wikipedia article: Alisa Galliamova

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 790  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Galliamova vs J Demina  0-141 1987 Sochi (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A Galliamova vs N Bojkovic  1-033 1987 InnsbruckA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
3. Z Schleining vs A Galliamova  ½-½63 1987 Tbilisi ch-URS wmnA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Galliamova vs I Chelushkina 1-029 1987 Tbilisi ch-URS wmnD04 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Muresan vs A Galliamova  ½-½42 1987 Sochi (Women)A13 English
6. A Galliamova vs A Gokhale  1-032 1988 Adelaide UAUSOA48 King's Indian
7. Amelia Hernandez vs A Galliamova  ½-½24 1988 Wch Girls U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. C Amura vs A Galliamova  0-139 1988 Adelaide UAUSOA45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. B Trabert vs A Galliamova  0-131 1988 Adelaide Wch-jr (05)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. A Galliamova vs M Arribas  1-045 1988 World Girls' ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Xie Jun vs A Galliamova  0-141 1988 Adelaide UAUSOC60 Ruy Lopez
12. Wolff vs A Galliamova  1-018 1988 Adelaide UAUSOB89 Sicilian
13. E Neely vs A Galliamova  ½-½27 1988 Adelaide UAUSOC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
14. S Maksimovic vs A Galliamova  0-134 1989 Ch-YUGE41 Nimzo-Indian
15. A Galliamova vs I Subasic  0-135 1989 Novi Sad OpenA13 English
16. G Skuinia vs A Galliamova  0-133 1989 KramatorskB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
17. A Kochyev vs A Galliamova  ½-½43 1989 Moscow UURSOA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A Galliamova vs D Parezanin  1-033 1989 xA13 English
19. G Timoshenko vs A Galliamova  0-133 1989 CheliabinskB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
20. A Galliamova vs S Smagin 0-137 1989 Moscow UURSOA04 Reti Opening
21. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Galliamova  0-139 1989 SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
22. C Micic vs A Galliamova  0-140 1989 CheliabinskB89 Sicilian
23. A Galliamova vs V Inkiov 1-029 1989 Moscow URUSOA13 English
24. S Makarichev vs A Galliamova  1-052 1989 Moscow UURSOD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
25. T Hoang vs A Galliamova  0-134 1989 CheliabinskA35 English, Symmetrical
 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 790  PGN Download
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  acirce: Lol :)
Apr-16-04  Vischer: < PinkPanther: <Vischer> Because you saw what happened when the Pam and Tommy Lee tapes got leaked to the public....oh dear God that was a bad joke...I think I'm gonna go stone myself. > I don't know exactly what you are talking about.
Apr-16-04  iron maiden: Did she ever earn a men's GM title? She seems like she had the rating for it.
Apr-16-04  Kenkaku: <iron maiden> She is one of the top-rated female players (#5 currently), but apparently she is only an IM (according to FIDE's site).
Apr-16-04  iron maiden: She certainly seems GM-caliber. Her peak rating would make her the #2 woman in the world today, 100 points higher than Kosteniuk.
Apr-17-04  PinkPanther: <Vischer>'s not worth thinking about.
Jan-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Two pictures of IM Alisa Galliamova:

Mar-16-06  BIDMONFA: Alisa Galliamova-Ivanchuk


Mar-24-06  blackjacki2: <PinkPanther> That might have been the worst joke ever posted at chessgames. Pink Panther the movie was hilarious though :)
Mar-27-06  SickedChess: <chessgames> please fix her Lastname since Alisa is divorced of Ivanchuk
Mar-27-06  sitzkrieg: In this case, I dont mind.
May-16-07  Astardis: Did she play only one game in the Moscow Open?
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  brankat: One would think that based on her results and ratings she had earned a GM title.

Happy Birthday!

Apr-20-08  Astardis: Is she ill or something? It's been quite a while since we saw her play a game. And she was listed on the Russian Championships but didn't play.
Nov-25-09  radicalcation: Some great posts from 2003 and 2004.


Dec-23-09  Astardis: She looks terribly fluffy on some pics from the recent Soviet, I mean Russian, super final - maybe my guess 18 months ago about her being ill was not so wrong. Other than that she seems to be in great form here. I'm very happy to see her on 3/3 now. Way to go, Alisa! Show them sisters that it's you who belongs into the national team!
Dec-23-09  siggemannen: I read on russianchess that she recently gave birth to a baby (so as our own Natalia Pogonina), which might explain the "fluffiness".

Congrats to her on the baby and on winning today :)

Dec-24-09  siggemannen: Well, actually recently was 2 years ago, but they were insisting on calling her "young mom"...
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  HeMateMe: nice game by black, deep Queen penetration seals the deal.

Is she divorced from the chukster? I wonder why she keeps the hyphenated name?

Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: <HeMateMe> According to Ivanchuk and Galliamova separated in 1996, but had a child together.

However, I notice that at the official FIDE site they do not give the hyphenated name. Nor is the hyphenated name used in the chessbase report at of Allisa Galliamova winning the 2010 Russian Women's championship.

So perhaps the use of the hyphenated name for this player at is outdated and needs to be updated and corrected.

Jan-18-14  waustad: FYI, the Chinese response link just leads to a page of ads now.
Jan-18-14  HSOL: waustad, it can be found here now:
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  Penguincw: Happy 41st birthday to WGM Alisa Galliamova.
Jul-19-14  WTHarvey: Here are a couple dozen puzzles from critical positions in Galliamova's games:
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alisa Galliamova.
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