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Ticia Gara
Number of games in database: 197
Years covered: 1994 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2358 (2274 rapid, 2339 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2385
Overall record: +57 -55 =70 (50.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      15 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B54 B32 B23 B33 B58
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C78 C68 C65 C85 C69
 French Defense (13) 
    C07 C03 C10 C04 C05
 French Tarrasch (10) 
    C07 C03 C04 C05 C06
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B18 B11 B10 B14 B13
 Sicilian Taimanov (4) 
    B47 B46 B45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (45) 
    B22 B56 B58 B62 B51
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D85 D78 D73 D92 D93
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B81 B83 B80 B84 B82
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 D02 D04 E00 D01
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (6) 
    B62 B67 B69
 English (4) 
    A15 A10
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   17th European Team Championship (Women) (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)

   T Gara vs K Kulon (Sep-13-16) 0-1
   N Maisuradze vs T Gara (Sep-12-16) 1/2-1/2
   I Gaponenko vs T Gara (Sep-10-16) 1-0
   C Bernales vs T Gara (Sep-09-16) 0-1
   A Cramling Bellon vs T Gara (Sep-06-16) 0-1

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(born Oct-25-1984, 32 years old) Hungary

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Gara is a WGM. She was Hungarian women's champion in 2006 and 2007. Her sister is Anita Gara.

Wikipedia article: Ticia Gara

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Gara vs El Amri S  0-160 1994 WYFWC Szeged G10(4)C25 Vienna
2. Julia Horvath vs T Gara  ½-½40 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)D85 Grunfeld
3. T Gara vs I Madl  0-152 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)B58 Sicilian
4. N Medvegy vs T Gara  ½-½15 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)B01 Scandinavian
5. M Grabics vs T Gara  1-056 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)C11 French
6. T Gara vs K Decsey  ½-½76 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)C10 French
7. T Gara vs A Csoke  1-055 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)B72 Sicilian, Dragon
8. M Goczo vs T Gara  ½-½33 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)D73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
9. A Gara vs T Gara  ½-½13 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
10. T Gara vs N Lakos  ½-½16 1999 Ch Hungary (w), Lillafured (Hungary)B54 Sicilian
11. Bu Xiangzhi vs T Gara  1-033 1999 FSIM MarchD85 Grunfeld
12. E Medvegyne Balogh vs T Gara  0-140 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. T Gara vs T Mietzner  1-089 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. M Barbascu vs T Gara  0-133 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsA05 Reti Opening
15. E Partac vs T Gara  0-142 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
16. T Gara vs K Rohonyan  0-140 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsB07 Pirc
17. V Rohackova vs T Gara  ½-½76 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
18. T Gara vs M Vasic  1-050 2000 t-EuCh U18 GirlsC05 French, Tarrasch
19. I Madl vs T Gara  ½-½20 2000 ch-HUN WomenB57 Sicilian
20. T Gara vs N Lakos  ½-½17 2000 ch-HUN WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. S Vajda vs T Gara  1-042 2000 ch-HUN WomenA05 Reti Opening
22. T Gara vs Julia Horvath  ½-½31 2000 ch-HUN WomenC41 Philidor Defense
23. Y Dembo vs T Gara  ½-½61 2000 ch-HUN WomenB01 Scandinavian
24. T Gara vs F Kiss 0-151 2000 ch-HUN WomenB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
25. D Boros vs T Gara  0-142 2001 17th Spring FestivalB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
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  GrahamClayton: Another photo:

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  Stonehenge: Tabanus already posted that pic. Not that I mind :) But here's another one:

Dec-19-12  Helloween: With her sister...
Feb-21-13  waustad: It looks like the "Blue Lightning" team SF 1891 Friedberg in the Frauenbundesliga has been picked in part to create some very good publicity photos. They are actually doing well in the league too. Here is the roster: I didn't know who the one with all of the curly blond hair (Ticia Gara) was until today.
Feb-21-13  waustad: Here is one of many examples of what I mean:
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  Shams: <waustad> What's the collective noun for a team of cute female chessplayers?
Mar-02-13  waustad: Since this photo is from WIKI commons, I think that she deserves a picture here:
Mar-02-13  waustad: I see that that pic has been linked to before here, but with other URLs. In any case she is stunning.
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  perfidious: <waustad> Pas mal.
Mar-02-13  waustad: There are other reasons that she was recruited for SF 1891 Friedberg. I've been looking at her games from the Hungarian league for the last two years and she has had tremendous results.
Mar-17-13  waustad: Besides, she's left handed - what's not to like.
Apr-18-13  waustad: Here is another pic:
Oct-11-13  waustad: Here is her new profile pic google+:
Oct-11-13  waustad: Here is an interview with Ms. Gara in English and Spanish (her part starts around the 8 minute mark):
Nov-21-13  waustad: Her recent performance in the ETCC was not stellar, going -2 with an elo change of -23.4. It's hard to keep up when one has an outside world full time job. I hope she keeps playing league games and such because she plays interesting chess as well as being a lovely woman. She's had recent success in Hungarian leagues and is on the list for SF 1891 Friedberg in the German FBL so I hope it continues.
May-10-14  waustad: Chessbase has an articke with lots of pictures of Ticia Gara's match in Indonesia with Aurelia Medina. Looking at her ratings card, it appears that she went +3 -3 =0. With no games in the German leagues this year, she seems to go for either playing in Hungary or major trips, having chess playing vacations from her usual job.
May-14-14  waustad: So much for that observation. She's playing now in France in a women's team tournament. She and her sister both seem to be playing for Annemasse. Games can be found here: for now. The results listing is silly because of multiple spellings and such.
May-23-14  waustad: Now both Gara sisters are playing at the 33rd Zalakaros festival. Perhaps this flurry of activity is to prepare for the olympiad.
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Jun-17-15  waustad: She won again today, playing for Hungary in the Mitropa Cup. She has gone 3/3 and Hungary is in sole lead after 4 rounds.
Jun-21-15  waustad: Her rampage continues. She's now 6/6, playing 4 blacks. All of her opponents have been lower rated, but beating them with black is still impressive.
Jan-18-16  waustad: She's now playing in Australia in the Australian Women's Championship. It is also a WIM norm tournament, so her WGM title was probably desirable to the organizers. Another European player at the tournament is Deimante Daulyte, who seems to be following the Alina L'Ami path of playing and taking pictures for chessbase. I don't know who they'll call the champion of a foreign player wins.
Jan-18-16  sonia91: It's not a championship, the correct name is Australian Women's Masters. Also the recently ended Australian and New Zealand championships had foreign players, but the highest ranked Australian (New Zealander in the case of the New Zealand Open) player took the title of national champion
Jan-18-16  waustad: <sonia91> Right you are. The chessbase article repeatedly mentioned the earlier tournament, the Australian Championship, and I must have confused them. In any case it is nice to see Ms Gara combining playing and having a full time non-chess job. Several of my favorite female players who are 30ish have cut back a lot on their play of late.
Jun-02-16  waustad: Oh. Ticia Gara has 4 IM norms. She just needs to get her rating over 2400. It is hard to target such a thing when working a full time job.
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