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Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova
A M Galliamova 
Photograph © copyright 2010 Tartar Information Agency.  
Number of games in database: 890
Years covered: 1987 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2422 (2371 rapid, 2417 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2554

Overall record: +368 -251 =227 (56.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 44 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (48) 
    E67 E80 E60 E62 E63
 Queen's Pawn Game (38) 
    D02 A46 A40 A45 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (35) 
    D37 D30 D31 D35 D38
 Reti System (27) 
    A04 A06 A05
 English (27) 
    A13 A15 A14 A10 A17
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E20 E32 E48 E58 E41
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (172) 
    B30 B62 B22 B67 B89
 Semi-Slav (58) 
    D43 D45 D44 D47 D48
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (42) 
    B62 B67 B61 B65 B66
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (36) 
    D27 D20 D26 D21 D25
 Queen's Pawn Game (26) 
    A46 D02 D00 A50 E00
 Slav (22) 
    D12 D10 D11 D16 D17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Oll vs A M Galliamova, 1989 0-1
   A M Galliamova vs Morozevich, 1997 1-0
   V Gunina vs A M Galliamova, 2012 0-1
   Xie Jun vs A M Galliamova, 1990 0-1
   A M Galliamova vs A Iljushin, 2005 1/2-1/2
   A M Galliamova vs V Buturin, 1995 1-0
   A M Galliamova vs Gleizerov, 1990 1/2-1/2
   A M Galliamova vs N Gurieli, 1997 1-0
   A M Galliamova vs Tiviakov, 1998 1-0
   Smyslov vs A M Galliamova, 1992 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2010)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2009)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2011)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2014)
   Russian Team Championship (Women) (2014)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2012)
   Russian Higher League (Women) (2018)
   FIDE Women's Grand Prix (2011)
   Russian Higher League (Women) (2019)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2018)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   North Urals Cup (2007)
   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

   🏆 Russian Championship Higher League (Women)
   E Tomilova vs A M Galliamova (Jul-06-19) 1/2-1/2
   A M Galliamova vs E Solozhenkina (Jul-05-19) 1-0
   T Maletina vs A M Galliamova (Jul-04-19) 0-1
   A M Galliamova vs Margarita Potapova (Jul-03-19) 0-1
   Mariya Nosacheva vs A M Galliamova (Jul-01-19) 0-1

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(born Jan-18-1972, 47 years old) Russia
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IM and WGM Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova 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

Last updated: 2018-03-05 12:21:56

 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 909  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z Schleining vs A M Galliamova  ½-½631987Tbilisi ch-URS wmnA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A M Galliamova vs I Chelushkina 1-0291987Tbilisi ch-URS wmnD04 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A M Galliamova vs J V Demina  0-1411987Sochi (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A M Galliamova vs N Bojkovic  1-0331987InnsbruckA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
5. M Muresan vs A M Galliamova  ½-½421987Sochi (Women)A13 English
6. Wolff vs A M Galliamova  1-0181988AdelaideB89 Sicilian
7. C Amura vs A M Galliamova  0-1391988Wch Girls U20A45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. B Trabert vs A M Galliamova  0-1311988Wch Girls U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. Xie Jun vs A M Galliamova  0-1411988Wch Girls U20C60 Ruy Lopez
10. E Neely vs A M Galliamova  ½-½271988Wch Girls U20C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
11. A M Galliamova vs A Gokhale  1-0321988Wch Girls U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Hernandez Bonilla vs A M Galliamova  ½-½241988Wch Girls U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. A M Galliamova vs M Arribas  1-0451988Wch Girls U20A45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. T Hoang vs A M Galliamova  0-1341989CheliabinskA35 English, Symmetrical
15. M I Sorokin vs A M Galliamova  1-0881989CheliabinskB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. A M Galliamova vs Dvoirys  ½-½301989CheliabinskA07 King's Indian Attack
17. Shcherbakov vs A M Galliamova  1-0271989CheliabinskE15 Queen's Indian
18. S Maksimovic vs A M Galliamova  0-1341989Ch-YUGE41 Nimzo-Indian
19. A M Galliamova vs I Subasic  0-1351989Novi Sad OpenA13 English
20. G Skuinia vs A M Galliamova  0-1331989KramatorskB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
21. A M Galliamova vs D Parezanin  1-0331989Novi Sad opA13 English
22. G A Timoshenko vs A M Galliamova  0-1331989CheliabinskB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
23. A M Galliamova vs Z Arsovic  ½-½771989CheliabinskA04 Reti Opening
24. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A M Galliamova  0-1391989SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
25. C Micic vs A M Galliamova  0-1401989CheliabinskB89 Sicilian
 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 909  PGN Download
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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:
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Oct-11-17  posoo: da SUXISM! WHY do u have her ex HOSBAND on her PAGE!

If u clik on OVONCHUK, it dos not say dat HE used to be moried to HER!

WHY da DIFRENCE? do we ONLY CAR about who da WUMAN is maried to?


Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: Interviewd at the Women's World Championship KO (2018), Galliamova said: "The current system of determining the champion is nonsense. Everybody is on edge, everybody can lose a single game and get eliminated. I donít think such competitions deserve the World Championship status. I am happy that we are coming back to a former system".

For reference in the next women's WC there will be a Candidates' Tournament.

Premium Chessgames Member
  sonia91: <Alisa Galliamova: It is good that we are coming back to candidates tournament>

Jan-20-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: Her opinion is absolutely right! The old system "Zonals - Interzonal(s) - Candidates matches or tournament - Long (at least 16 games) match between challenger and title contender" between 1948 and 1996 was simply the fairest and best. By the way, I saw her 21 years ago in 1998 standing and drinking a paper/plastic cup of coffee and smoking a cigarette, the black hair cut shortly and wearing black/white clothes. I have never seen a female chess player of such beauty again.
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