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Melissa Greeff
Number of games in database: 71
Years covered: 2007 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2125
Highest rating achieved in database: 2126
Overall record: +26 -32 =13 (45.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Most played openings
A07 King's Indian Attack (5 games)
E11 Bogo-Indian Defense (3 games)
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf (3 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (3 games)
B50 Sicilian (3 games)
A46 Queen's Pawn Game (3 games)
B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (3 games)
C42 Petrov Defense (3 games)
C45 Scotch Game (3 games)
B40 Sicilian (2 games)

   🏆 Chess Olympiad (Women)
   O Olatunji vs M Greeff (Sep-09-12) 0-1
   M Greeff vs A Mir Mahmoud (Sep-07-12) 1-0
   L Zepeda vs M Greeff (Sep-06-12) 1/2-1/2
   M Greeff vs M Fierro (Sep-05-12) 0-1
   G Melnik vs M Greeff (Sep-04-12) 0-1

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(born Apr-15-1994, 25 years old) South Africa

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WGM Greeff played for the Republic of South Africa on 2nd board in 2008 (+7=2-1) and returned on top board in 2010 (+5=3-3). In 2012, she was spotted playing weekend tournaments at the University of Toronto's Hart House in Canada - including both blitz and regular events.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 71  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Greeff vs M Choisy  1-0432007Breizh Masters (Women) 5thB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
2. A Molina vs M Greeff  ½-½602008Gibraltar Chess FestivalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. M Greeff vs M Tscharotschkin  0-1522008Gibraltar Chess FestivalC18 French, Winawer
4. H Vonthron vs M Greeff 1-0652008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
5. M Greeff vs L M Hansen  1-0432008Gibraltar Chess FestivalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. A J Walton vs M Greeff  1-0432008Gibraltar Chess FestivalA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Greeff vs M Gonzalez Amaya  1-0432008Gibraltar Chess FestivalC42 Petrov Defense
8. V Heinis vs M Greeff  1-0562008Gibraltar Chess FestivalE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. M Greeff vs V Gandrud  1-0352008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
10. M Greeff vs L Jorgensen  0-1522008Gibraltar Chess FestivalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. M Greeff vs I Krush  0-1392008MindsportsB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
12. I K Sukandar vs M Greeff  1-0292008MindsportsB42 Sicilian, Kan
13. M Greeff vs J Houska  0-1302008MindsportsB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. M Greeff vs N Krifa  1-0332008Women's OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
15. Z Topel vs M Greeff  ½-½462008Women's OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. I Berzina vs M Greeff  0-1412008Women's OlympiadB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. M Greeff vs S B Berntsen Sahl  0-1362008Women's OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. F Basta-Sohair vs M Greeff  0-1552008Women's OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Greeff vs D Castillo  1-0202008Women's OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. D Dengler vs M Greeff  1-0672008Women's OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. M Greeff vs M Jalloul  1-0382008Women's OlympiadB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
22. M Greeff vs R Giulian  ½-½402008Women's OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
23. F Bukhashem vs M Greeff  0-1252008Women's OlympiadB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. M Greeff vs H Groetz  0-1432009Arctic Chess ChallengeB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
25. A H Wohl vs M Greeff  1-0612009Arctic Chess ChallengeB40 Sicilian
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Aug-01-09  myschkin: . . .

WIM Melissa Greeff (born 1994) from South Africa.

Fide card:

African Individual Chess Champion (w) 2009!

Final Results/Rankings: Women after round 9

1 WIM Greeff Melissa RSA 2038 7
2 WIM Mezioud Amina ALG 2035 7
3 WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2094 6,5
4 WIM Solomons Anzel RSA 1932 6,5
5 WFM Latreche Sabrina ALG 1964 6,5
6 WCM Beddar Karima ALG 1803 5,5
7 WIM Alaa el Din Yosra EGY 1913 4,5
8 Abdulgader Amira LBA 4,5
9 Rahal Mawadda LBA 4
10 Matoussi Amina TUN 1755 4
11 Elansary Eman EGY 3,5
12 WFM Mudongo Boikhutso BOT 1905 3,5
13 WFM Elfelo Khouled LBA 3,5
14 Elgohary Myada EGY 1683 3,5
15 Al Jahani Marwah LBA 2
16 Al Felo Ekhlas LBA 0


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  Tabanus: She's now a WGM,


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  wordfunph: Melissa Greeff --- South Africa's first WGM!
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  perfidious: One must exercise great care when facing this young player, lest they come to Greeff.
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  GrahamClayton: Melissa graduated in 2016 from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), and is currently working for the Bombardier transportation company. While she has stopped playing international chess, she was involved with coaching as a student at the University of Toronto.
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