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Alisa Maric
Number of games in database: 230
Years covered: 1986 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2387
Highest rating achieved in database: 2457

Overall record: +58 -58 =102 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 12 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (17) 
    E92 E60 E67 E63 E91
 Slav (16) 
    D11 D12 D10 D18 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A41 A46 A40 D02
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (13) 
    D27 D26 D25 D21
 English (10) 
    A15 A17
 Semi-Slav (9) 
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (19) 
    C11 C10 C07 C00 C02
 Nimzo Indian (19) 
    E32 E54 E21 E46 E53
 Caro-Kann (17) 
    B18 B12 B14 B10
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02
 French (13) 
    C11 C10 C00
 Queen's Indian (12) 
    E12 E15 E14 E18
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Skripchenko vs A Maric, 2000 0-1
   A Maric vs T Lematschko, 2004 1-0
   Anand vs A Maric, 1988 0-1
   A Maric vs Chiburdanidze, 1993 1-0
   M Lomineishvili vs A Maric, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (Women) (2007)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Alisa Maric: Selected Games by wanabe2000
   1992 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer

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(born Jan-10-1970, 49 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Serbia)

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Dr. Alisa Maric, an IM (and a WGM), was born in New York City. She was World's U20 Women's Champion in 1985 and Yugoslavian Women's Champion in 1986. Like her twin sister, Mirjana Maric, she has the WGM title and they are so far the only two twin titled players of this sort in history.

Between 27 July 2012 and 2 September 2013, she was Minister of Youth and Sports in the Government of Serbia.

Wikipedia article: Alisa Marić

Last updated: 2017-01-13 14:55:11

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 230  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Bellin vs A Maric  ½-½261986Chess Olympiad (Women)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
2. N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric  0-1401987Smederevska Palanka Interzonal (Women)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
3. Anand vs A Maric 0-1491988Lugano OpenB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. Chiburdanidze vs A Maric  1-0341988Chess Olympiad (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
5. A Maric vs M Muresan  1-0401988Chess Olympiad (Women)A15 English
6. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric  ½-½351988Chess Olympiad (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A Maric vs Igor Ivanov 0-1441989American op Rd.6A04 Reti Opening
8. A Maric vs A M Galliamova  1-0601990Borjomi cf (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric  0-1721990Borzhomi (Georgia)A07 King's Indian Attack
10. A Maric vs M Litinskaya-Shul  ½-½511990Kuala Lumpur Interzonal (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
11. A Maric vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½501990Kuala Lumpur Interzonal (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
12. G A Timoshenko vs A Maric  1-065199014th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
13. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric  ½-½301990Chess Olympiad (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. A Maric vs Chiburdanidze  0-1481990Chess Olympiad (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. A Maric vs Xie Jun  ½-½241991Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
16. Xie Jun vs A Maric  1-0551991Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. A Maric vs Xie Jun  1-0421991Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
18. K J O'Connell vs A Maric  1-0311991Hastings Challengers 9192A46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Xie Jun vs A Maric  ½-½441991Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. Suba vs A Maric  ½-½811991Hastings opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
21. A Maric vs Xie Jun  0-1611991Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
22. N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric  0-1471991It (w)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
23. A Maric vs Xie Jun  0-1501991Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
24. Xie Jun vs A Maric  ½-½481991Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. Kharlov vs A Maric 1-0451992Biel MTO opB40 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-21-06  Caissanist: Who is the strongest American-born woman in chess history? It turns out to be Alisa Maric.
Oct-16-06  nummerzwei: Is this the person to have invented the Maric Variation (3...dxe4 4.Sxe4 Dd5!) of the French??
Oct-16-06  Karpova: Probably not. Analyst Rudolf Maric is rather the one you are looking for
Jan-10-07  BIDMONFA: Alisa Maric

MARIC, Alisa

Feb-10-07  Goran: Alisa survived terrible car accident two weeks ago. Best wishes for full and fast recovery
Sep-22-07  Potos: There is official site
Aug-07-08  nummerzwei: Thanks, Karpova!
Aug-29-08  wanabe2000: Alisa Maric just finished competing in the Acropolis 2008 tournament where she scored 5.5/9 (+4-2=3) for a performance rating of 2508. She had a 5th round win over a GM and two draws against GM's. She started 26th in the field and finished 16th and raised her rating from 2412 to 2428. It is nice to see her competing again. More info at:
Oct-05-08  Karpova: Article "In the Limelight: Alisa Maric" by Harald Fietz:

The article is from 2002 and her match against David Baramidze from teh Dortmund Chess Meeting at that year is featured prominently. Fietz tells us about her life prior to 2002 and during that year.

Excerpt: <In 1982 this brown-eyed girl won the women's championship in the chess metropolis of Belgrade. At the time she was twelve years old: she and her twin sister Miriana were born in New York on 10 January 1970. According to US law the children therefore had an American passport and dual nationality ensuring freedom to travel, something which was important during the tense political situation of the 1990s. A year after her birth her parents moved back to their native Yugoslavia. Her father, who had worked for the United Nations, returned to his professorship in mathematics, her mother taught mathematics at a high school and Alisa's twin sister also oriented herself towards numbers and formulas. At this time in the socialist sport system, great numbers of chess instructors were available for coaching, and the journey from the family home in Belgrade city centre to the chess club was not too far. Success came rapidly in the 1980s: in 1986 Alisa won the national women's championship and then became head of the Yugoslav Olympiad team for Dubai in the same year. Except for 1992, she remained in this position for another seven “meetings of the nations”, and in 1988 the team won the bronze medal. Due to the sports boycott against Yugoslavia, the team took part in only two European team Championships - in 1999 and 2001 - and in the first appearances, in Batumi, Georgia, they won the silver medal.>

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  brankat: Happy Birthday Alisa!
Jan-10-09  blacksburg: <They are the only two twin grandmasters in history.>

in general, i find it strange that there are so few examples of siblings playing chess. the only example i can think of off the top of my head is the Byrnes. no Manning brothers, no Williams sisters, nothing like that. strange.

Jan-11-09  Ziggurat: <blacksburg> <siblings> Well, there is the Polgars, of course. Pia Cramling also has a brother, Dan, who was an active player and quite strong too.
Jan-11-09  percyblakeney: A couple of strong sisters (#2 and #6 on FIDE's world ranking for girls):

Anna Muzychuk

Mariya Muzychuk

Jan-11-09  Karpova: There has been a discussion on this page about siblings playing chess: Ton Timman
Jan-11-09  blacksburg: oh yeah, polgars, stupid me. i don't even think of them, you know? the other 2 kinda disappeared.
Jan-11-09  refutor: also the kosintseva sisters

Tatiana Kosintseva
Nadezhda Kosintseva

Jan-11-09  percyblakeney: Sisters seem to have been better at chess than brothers lately: all the Muzychuks and Kosintsevas are in the top 50 among the women, and if Susan Polgar was active there would be two Polgars there as well.
May-18-09  gilbav: <... if Susan Polgar was active ...> And Sofia Polgar too.
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  Tabanus: Interview with her 30 March 2009 with several good pictures (NB three pages):

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  chancho: Her biggest win:

Anand vs A Maric, 1988

Sep-07-14  waustad: <they are so far the only two twin titled players of this sort in history.>Actually there are other titled sets of twins. I know of Marta Przezdziecka and her sister Ewa Przezdziecka and Valeri Atlas and his brother Dimitry Atlas. Does anybody know of more?
Sep-07-14  waustad: OK if you meant WGMs or IMs that may still be correct. The interview mentioned earlier uses the word "grandmaster," though WGM is the title that applies properly. Marta P. is a WGM but her sister is a WFM and with the Atlas brothers we see one IM and an FM.
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  ChessHigherCat: Twin sister WGMs. I wonder what kind of ID they have to show in tournaments to make sure the right one is playing? They probably have to get different tattoos or something.
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