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Elizabeth Vicary
Number of games in database: 24
Years covered: 1993 to 2007
Last FIDE rating: 2149
Highest rating achieved in database: 2163
Overall record: +5 -14 =5 (31.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-18-1975, 42 years old) United Kingdom (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Elizabeth Vicary (now Spiegel) is a Woman FIDE Master (WFM). She is currently a full time chess teacher and coach at a large middle school (I.S. 318) in the Williamsburg neighbourhood in Brooklyn. She coached I.S. 318 which won the 2012 National High School Chess Championship, the first time a middle school won the national HS championships.

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 page 1 of 1; 24 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shabalov vs E Vicary  1-038199394th US OpenB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
2. S Benen vs E Vicary  ½-½212001NCCA04 Reti Opening
3. E Vicary vs R Gonzalez  0-1422006US Championship 2006B01 Scandinavian
4. D Fernandez vs E Vicary  1-0492006US Championship 2006B30 Sicilian
5. E Vicary vs I Zenyuk  ½-½342006US Championship 2006B40 Sicilian
6. E Vicary vs J Kleiman 1-0382006US Championship 2006B40 Sicilian
7. A Florean vs E Vicary  1-0562006US Championship 2006B33 Sicilian
8. E Vicary vs I Schneider 1-0302006US Championship 2006C05 French, Tarrasch
9. S Bercys vs E Vicary  1-0252006US Championship 2006A04 Reti Opening
10. E D Epstein vs E Vicary  1-0372006US Championship 2006B30 Sicilian
11. E Vicary vs K Cottrell 1-0552006US Championship 2006B03 Alekhine's Defense
12. A Morshedi vs E Vicary  ½-½312007OCF Winter NAO FIDE OpenB30 Sicilian
13. M Brooks vs E Vicary  1-0292007OCF Winter NAO FIDE OpenB33 Sicilian
14. M Zivanic vs E Vicary  1-0322007OCF Winter NAO FIDE OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. E Vicary vs C Airapetian  1-0372007US Women's ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
16. T Battsetseg vs E Vicary 1-0572007US Women's ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
17. E Vicary vs K Rohonyan  ½-½352007US Women's ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
18. I Krush vs E Vicary 1-0352007US Women's ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. E Vicary vs T Batchimeg 0-1372007US Women's ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
20. T Abrahamyan vs E Vicary  1-0472007US Women's ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
21. C Baginskaite vs E Vicary 0-1352007US Women's ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. A Melekhina vs E Vicary  1-0322007US Women's ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. E Vicary vs A Zatonskih 0-1342007US Women's ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
24. E Vicary vs Robson  ½-½342007New England MastersB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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  Karpova: No kibitzing yet? Well, i'm sure that this will change. (Elizabeth is on the left, the girl on the right is Hana Itkis) the same picture but larger (she's the blond one on the left)
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  GEORGIE: SHE'S CUTE! I especially like the psychotic look her eyes hold.
May-22-07  Hot Logic: Psychotic or not, you can't go wrong with the 3.b3 sicilian (unless you fianchetto your king's bishop?)
Jul-12-08  myschkin: July 9, 2008 at 6:05 pm (interviews, random crap)

of all the kick ass things that happened at the world open in philly, one of the all time best thing, the event that made it all end on such a good note and left a happy feeling lingering inside me, was my interview with the dreamy Elizabeth Vicary, who was cool and kind enough to let me talk to her. turns out not all high rated pretty chess playing women from new york are stuck upÖ.

chess loser: first question, thong or regular panties?

Elizabeth Vicary: it depends on what iím going to wear.

cl: when did you start playing chess?

EV: two times. the first when i was 11 years old, then on and off, and then, i started in 2005 with gusto.

cl: what is your favorite game, the one you would want everyone to see?

EV: Baginskaite - Vicary 2007 us womens championship. it was a bogo-indian. itís on i won a brilliancy prize for it.

cl: what would you do without chess?

EV: sit at home drinking white wine, maybe watching tv. i donít know what people who donít play chess do.

cl: does anyone remark on your cool accent?

EV: (rolls her eyes and sighs) yeahÖ. (gives the look of someone who is on fire and has to deal with people asking them if they know they are on fire)

cl: are crazy people attracted to chess, or does chess make people crazy?

EV: both i think. i donít know, iíd rather meet crazy people than boring people. at least crazy people are interesting.

cl: how long can you hold your breath?

EV: i donít know. (so i timed her, she got ready, i said ďgoĒ she sat there holding her breath. came out to 1 minute 8 seconds.)

so this was by far one of the most fun interviews iíve ever done. liz vicary is a genuinely cool, nice person, really smart, a bit off center, has a great sense of humor and timing, and is quite dreamy. i feel truly no kidding honored that i got to meet her and ask her my stupid ass questions and she indulged me.

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  Maroczy: Elizabeth does sound interesting; is Jen Shahade stuck up?
Jul-12-08  ChessVip: her blog
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  thegoodanarchist: Event: NY State Championship
Date: September 3rd, 2004 (Round 1)
White: Elizabeth Vicary
Black: Michael Hornbeck
Score: 1-0

1. c4 g6 2. Nc3 Bg7 3. d4 b6 4. Nf3 Bb7 5. e4 d6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Be3 e5 8. Bc2 exd4 9. Nxd4 Nge7 10. Nd5 O-O 11. O-O Nxd5 12. cxd5 Nb4 13. Bb1 c5 14. dxc6 Nxc6 15. Nxc6 Bxc6 16. Bd4 Qc7 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Qd4+ f6 19. Bd3 Qb7 20. Qxd6 Rad8 21. Qa3 Rd4 22. f3 Rfd8 23. Rfd1 b5 24. Be2 b4 25. Qe3 Qb6 26. Kf2 Rd2 27. Qxb6 axb6 28. Ke3 R2d6 29. Rxd6 Rxd6 30. Rd1 1-0.

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  AnalyzeThis: <Psychotic or not, you can't go wrong with the 3.b3 sicilian (unless you fianchetto your king's bishop?) >

You can do worse. I've seen some players fianchetto rooks.

It doesn't work out too well.

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  FSR: But if you have a knight against two bishops, fianchettoing the knight is the correct defensive technique. P Popovic vs Korchnoi, 1984 You still lose if the superior side plays correctly, but it's difficult.
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  FSR: She hasn't played tournament chess since 2014, but no doubt she gets Vicarious pleasure from her students' successes.
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