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Alisa Maric
Number of games in database: 229
Years covered: 1986 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2387
Highest rating achieved in database: 2457
Overall record: +58 -57 =102 (50.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      12 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    A40 A41 A46 D02 A50
 King's Indian (17) 
    E92 E60 E63 E67 E62
 Slav (15) 
    D11 D12 D10 D13 D15
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (13) 
    D27 D26 D21 D25
 English (10) 
    A15 A17
 Semi-Slav (9) 
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (20) 
    B18 B12 B14 B10 B19
 French Defense (19) 
    C11 C10 C07 C00 C02
 Nimzo Indian (17) 
    E32 E21 E46 E54 E53
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    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?]
   Anand vs A Maric, 1988 0-1
   A Maric vs T Lematschko, 2004 1-0
   A Maric vs K Kachiani-Gersinska, 1997 1/2-1/2
   A Maric vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990 1/2-1/2

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, 46 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.

Wikipedia article: Alisa Mari%C4%87

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 229  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Bellin vs A Maric  ½-½26 1986 W OlE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
2. N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric  0-140 1987 IztD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
3. A Maric vs M Muresan  1-040 1988 Thessaloniki ol (Women)A15 English
4. Anand vs A Maric 0-149 1988 LuganoB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
5. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric  ½-½35 1988 Thessaloniki olwD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Chiburdanidze vs A Maric  1-034 1988 Thessaloniki ol (Women)B24 Sicilian, Closed
7. A Maric vs Igor Ivanov 0-144 1989 American op Rd.6A04 Reti Opening
8. Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric  ½-½30 1990 Novi SadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. G Timoshenko vs A Maric  1-065 1990 Lloyds Bank opD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
10. A Maric vs N Gaprindashvili  ½-½50 1990 Izt (w)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. A Maric vs M Litinskaya-Shul  ½-½51 1990 Kuala Lumpur Interzonal (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
12. N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric  0-172 1990 Borzhomi (Georgia)A07 King's Indian Attack
13. A Maric vs A Galliamova  1-060 1990 Borzhomi E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. A Maric vs Chiburdanidze  0-148 1990 Novi Sad ol (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
15. Xie Jun vs A Maric  ½-½48 1991 Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. A Maric vs Xie Jun  0-150 1991 Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
17. N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric  0-147 1991 It (w)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
18. A Maric vs Xie Jun  ½-½24 1991 Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
19. Suba vs A Maric  ½-½81 1991 Hastings opE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
20. Xie Jun vs A Maric  1-055 1991 Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
21. A Maric vs Xie Jun  1-042 1991 Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
22. A Maric vs Xie Jun  0-161 1991 Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanE92 King's Indian
23. Xie Jun vs A Maric  ½-½44 1991 Belgrade\Beijing WCH WomanB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
24. M Litinskaya-Shul vs A Maric  ½-½19 1992 YUG-chTD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Chiburdanidze vs A Maric  ½-½29 1992 Candidates (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.>

Jan-10-09  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

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  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?
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  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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