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Alisa Maric: Selected Games
Compiled by wanabe2000
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Selected Games and Tournament Information.

Doctor and Woman Grandmaster Alisa Maric was born in New York City Jan-10-1970 but now lives in Belgrade. Her twin sister, Mirjana Maric, is also a Woman Grandmaster. They are the only two twin grandmasters in history. Nov 2010 FIDE rating 2387 number 75 Women in the world.

She was World's U20 Women's Champion in 1985 and Yugoslavian Women's Champion in 1986. She is, currently, the strongest American-born female chess player Her highest rating achieved in the Chessgames database: 2457. Alisa became a WIM at 15 and WGM at 18. She was among the ten best in the world in six consecutive women's world championships, and twice the third ranked player in the world women's rankings. This is a record not achieved by any other American-born female chess player.

She has wins over these World Champions: Nona Gaprindashvili, Viswanathan Anand, Xie Jun, Maia Chiburdanidze, Antoaneta Stefanova, and Yuhua Xu.

World Championship:

Interzonals:

Interzonal Tournament, Smederevska Palanka, (Yugoslavia, Serbia) 1987. She was leading in the 1st part of the tournament, but without experience she drop down to 8-9. place.

Interzonal Tournament, Kuala Lumpur, (Malaysia) 1990. She won the playoff qualifying match against Nino Gurieli 3:2.

Interzonal Tournament, Jakarta 1993. She placed 3-5.

Interzonal, Chisinau 1995. She placed 3-5.

Candidates Tournaments:

Candidate's tournament Borzhomi, (Georgia) 1990. Alisa was an extraordinary success, tying 1-2. with Xie Jun. She won against four Soviet players with 3,5:0,5. After 13 consecutive World championship cycles it was the first time that winners were non-Soviet players.

The 1991 Candidates Final against Xie Jun was played in Belgrade and Beijing Alisa lost by a score of (+1-3=3). All her games are included against the eventual World Champion, who took the title by winning against defender Maya Chiburdanidze.

Next are selected games from Alisa's participation in the 1992, 1993, and 1995 Candidate Tournaments. I have included all games in the Chessgames Data Base including losses and draws. Notable are her wins against Gaprindashvilli and Chiburdanidze in 1992, Galliamova in 1994, and Pia Cramling and Zhaoqin Peng in 1997.

Candidates Tournament, Shanghai (China) 1992.

Candidates Tournament, Tilburg 1994.

Candidates Tournament, Groningen, NED 1997.

World Knock Out Championship's:

All games from the FIDE World Championship Knock Out Tournament held in New Delhi, IND 2000, are included. Alisa made reprise of her great result ten years before, and got 3rd place. She eliminate Sopio Tkelashivili 1,5:0,5, Rahil Eidelson 1,5:0,5, Victoria Cmylite 1,5:0,5 and Almira Skripchenko 3:1 to reach the semifinal. She lost to Chinese Qin Quining 1,5:0,5.

Alisa advanced to round 3 in the FIDE World Championship Knock Out Tournament held in Moscow, RUS 2001 where she lost to the eventual World Champion Zhu Chen. Alisa got through two rounds by eliminating Elena Levushkina 1,5:0,5 and Inna Gaponenko 1,5:0,5. In the 3rd round she played equal with Chinese Zhu Chen but than lost in the rapid play off games. It was Zhu Chen who later won the World champion title. All games are presented.

NOTE: To view the crosstables of these events go to her web site: http://www.alisamaric.com/index-4.h.... Go to "Greatest Achievement-Third Place in the World" and click on "...read more". Scroll down to "Struggles for World Championship Title". Click on the City for the crosstable of that event.

Olympiads:

She won Olympic team bronze medal in Thessalonica 1988 and Olympic individual bronze medal in Elista 1998 with a +6 score. (No games available).

Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)/Alisa Maric (+4-1=7),

Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)/Alisa Maric (+3-4=4),

Biography:
http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

Web Site:
http://www.alisamaric.com/index-4.h...

Interview:
http://www.latestchess.com/showInte...

News:

http://chess-news.ru/sites/default/...

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CandidatesTournament, Shanghai (China) 1992
Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric, 1992
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) 1986
J Bellin vs A Maric, 1986
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Izt , Smecerevska Palanka YUG 1987
N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric, 1987
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 0-1

Lugano 1988
Anand vs A Maric, 1988 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Thessaloniki 1988
A Maric vs M Muresan, 1988
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Thessaloniki 1988
Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric, 1988
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Borzhomi (Georgia) 1990
N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric, 1990
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 72 moves, 0-1

Borzhomi 1990
A Maric vs A Galliamova, 1990
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 60 moves, 1-0

Novi Sad 1990
Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric, 1990
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Interzonal, Kuala Lumpur 1990
A Maric vs M Litinskaya-Shul, 1990
(A57) Benko Gambit, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Interzonal, Kuala Lumpur 1990
A Maric vs N Gaprindashvili, 1990
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hastings 1991
Suba vs A Maric, 1991
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

WC Challenger March, Belgrade\Beijing 1991 Rd.1
A Maric vs Xie Jun, 1991
(E92) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

WC Challenger March, Belgrade\Beijing 1991 Rd.2
Xie Jun vs A Maric, 1991
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

WC Challenger March, Belgrade\Beijing 1991 Rd.3
A Maric vs Xie Jun, 1991
(E92) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

WC Challenger March, Belgrade\Beijing 1991 Rd.4
Xie Jun vs A Maric, 1991
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 55 moves, 1-0

WC Challenger March, Belgrade\Beijing 1991 Rd.5
A Maric vs Xie Jun, 1991
(E92) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

WC Challenger March, Belgrade\Beijing 1991 Rd.6
Xie Jun vs A Maric, 1991
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

WC Challenger March, Belgrade\Beijing 1991 Rd.7
A Maric vs Xie Jun, 1991
(E92) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Belgrade (Yugoslavia) 1992
A Maric vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

It (w), YUG 1991
N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric, 1991
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 47 moves, 0-1

CandidatesTournament, Shanghai (China) 1992
A Maric vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

CandidatesTournament, Shanghai (China) 1992
A Maric vs N Gaprindashvili, 1992
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 31 moves, 0-1

CandidatesTournament, Shanghai (China) 1992
N Gaprindashvili vs A Maric, 1992
(E14) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 0-1

CandidatesTournament, Shanghai (China) 1992
Chiburdanidze vs A Maric, 1992
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

CandidatesTournament, Shanghai (China) 1992
Wang Pin vs A Maric, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Tournament (candidates), Shanghai (China) 1992
A Maric vs Chiburdanidze, 1992
(D85) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1-0

Groningen Chess Festival; GM open 1993
A Maric vs I A Nataf, 1993
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jakarta Interzonal (Women) 1993
A Maric vs Chiburdanidze, 1993 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 45 moves, 1-0

CandidatesTournament , Tilburg 1994
A Maric vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1994 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

CandidatesTournament , Tilburg 1994
Chiburdanidze vs A Maric, 1994
(A20) English, 36 moves, 1-0

CandidatesTournament , Tilburg 1994
Zsuzsa Polgar vs A Maric, 1994 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 57 moves, 1-0

CandidatesTournament , Tilburg 1994
A Maric vs Chiburdanidze, 1994
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

CandidatesTournament , Tilburg 1994
A Maric vs A Galliamova, 1994
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

It (open) , Biel SUI 1994
A Maric vs Adianto, 1994
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Belgrade (Yugoslavia) 1994
A Maric vs A Stefanova, 1994
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Belgrade (Yugoslavia) 1994
A Maric vs A Galliamova, 1994
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Hastings 1994
Nunn vs A Maric, 1994
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 108 moves, 1/2-1/2

Olympiad (w) , Yerevan ARM 1996
A Galliamova vs A Maric, 1996
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 74 moves, 0-1

It (open), Las Palmas ESP 1996
A Maric vs Gulko, 1996
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ikaria op 1997
A Maric vs T Gelashvili, 1997
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen NED 1997
A Maric vs Zhaoqin Peng, 1997
(E61) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen NED 1997
A Maric vs P Cramling, 1997
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
A Maric vs K Kachiani-Gersinska, 1997
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen,, NED 1997
Zhaoqin Peng vs A Maric, 1997
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
A Maric vs A Galliamova, 1997
(A28) English, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
P Cramling vs A Maric, 1997
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
A Galliamova vs A Maric, 1997 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
A Maric vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 1997
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
Chiburdanidze vs A Maric, 1997
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 1-0

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
A Maric vs Chiburdanidze, 1997
(E15) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen, NED 1997
K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Maric, 1997
(C26) Vienna, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE Candidates Tournament Groningen NED 1997
A Maric vs N Gurieli, 1997
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 43 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi IND, 2000
A Maric vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2000
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi, IND 2000
S Tkeshelashvili vs A Maric, 2000
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi, IND 2000
A Maric vs Eidelson, 2000
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi IND 2000
Eidelson vs A Maric, 2000
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 76 moves, 0-1

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi, IND 2000
Cmilyte vs A Maric, 2000
(E12) Queen's Indian, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi IND, 2000
A Maric vs Cmilyte, 2000
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi IND, 2000
A Maric vs A Skripchenko, 2000
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi IND, 2000
A Skripchenko vs A Maric, 2000
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi, IND 2000
A Maric vs A Skripchenko, 2000
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi, IND 2000
A Skripchenko vs A Maric, 2000
(C11) French, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi, IND 2000
A Maric vs K Qin, 2000
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, New Delhi, IND 2000
K Qin vs A Maric, 2000
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Women's Olympiad 2000
Zhu Chen vs A Maric, 2000
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Istanbul ol (Women) 2000
A Maric vs Chiburdanidze, 2000
(A17) English, 42 moves, 1-0

EuTChw, Leon ESP 2001
A Maric vs J Krivec, 2001
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

EuTChw, Leon ESP 2001
J Jackova vs A Maric, 2001
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

6th ECCW , Belgrade YUG 2001
O Alexandrova vs A Maric, 2001
(E14) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

2nd SUFE Cup Rapid, Shanghai CHN 2001
Y Xu vs A Maric, 2001
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

2nd SUFE Cup Rapid, Shanghai CHN 2001
A Maric vs Wang Lei, 2001
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

TCh-YUG Women's Cup, Herceg Novi YUG 2001
A Maric vs M Marcetic, 2001
(E91) King's Indian, 16 moves, 1-0

TCh-YUG Women's Cup, Herceg Novi YUG 2001
A Maric vs N Zhukova, 2001
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

TCh-YUG Women's Cup, Herceg Novi YUG 2001
N Bojkovic vs A Maric, 2001
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

TCh-YUG Women's Cup, Herceg Novi YUG 2001
N Bojkovic vs A Maric, 2001
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

TCh-YUG Women's Cup, Herceg Novi YUG 2001
A Maric vs S Matveeva, 2001
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 60 moves, 1-0

TCh-YUG Women's Cup, Herceg Novi YUG 2001
Y Dembo vs A Maric, 2001
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.1
A Maric vs E Koepke, 2001
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.1
E Koepke vs A Maric, 2001
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 0-1

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.2
I Gaponenko vs A Maric, 2001
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.2
A Maric vs I Gaponenko, 2001
(E92) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.3
Zhu Chen vs A Maric, 2001
(E15) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.3
Zhu Chen vs A Maric, 2001
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.3
A Maric vs Zhu Chen, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

FIDE WCh Women KO, Moscow RUS 2001 Rd.3
A Maric vs Zhu Chen, 2001
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

36th Olympiad, Women, Calvia ESP 2004
A Maric vs E Paehtz, 2004
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

36th Olympiad, Women, Calvia ESP 2004
A Maric vs T Lematschko, 2004 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

15th European Team Championship (Women) 2005
M Calzetta vs A Maric, 2005
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 0-1

15th European Team Championship (Women) 2005
Zhaoqin Peng vs A Maric, 2005
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 47 moves, 0-1

15th European Team Championship (Women) 2005
A Maric vs R Sargac, 2005
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

European Club Cup (Women), St. Vincent ITA 2005
M Lomineishvili vs A Maric, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 0-1

European Club Cup (Women), St. Vincent ITA 2005
A Maric vs Irina Botvinnik, 2006
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008
A Maric vs Thanh Tu Le, 2008
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008
A Maric vs M Arribas, 2008
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

2008 Women's Olympiad , Dresden GER 2008
A Maric vs Lagno, 2008
(A15) English, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euro Club Cup (Women), Kallithea GRE 2008
A Maric vs P Cramling, 2008
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euro Club Cup (Women), Kallithea GRE 2008
E Danielian vs A Maric, 2008
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euro Club Cup (Women), Kallithea GRE 2008
A Zatonskih vs A Maric, 2008
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euro Club Cup (Women), Kallithea GRE 2008
K Cherenkova vs A Maric, 2008
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

17th European Team Championship (Women) 2009
Zhaoqin Peng vs A Maric, 2009
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

European Club Cup (Women), Okrid MKD 2009 Rd.5
A Ushenina vs A Maric, 2009
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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