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Alina L'Ami
Number of games in database: 421
Years covered: 1997 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2287 (2345 rapid, 2249 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2446

Overall record: +171 -147 =99 (52.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (49) 
    E32 E34 E42 E33 E39
 Queen's Pawn Game (25) 
    A41 A40 E00 A50 A46
 King's Indian (24) 
    E71 E94 E63 E70 E77
 Slav (20) 
    D12 D15 D18 D11 D19
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D38 D31 D35 D30
 Semi-Slav (14) 
    D44 D43 D45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (102) 
    B90 B52 B22 B96 B92
 Sicilian Najdorf (59) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91 B94
 King's Indian (55) 
    E62 E97 E92 E71 E77
 Queen's Pawn Game (10) 
    A45 D02
 French Defense (9) 
    C05 C02 C00 C11 C18
 English (8) 
    A10 A15 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Richards vs A L'Ami, 2001 0-1
   A L'Ami vs G Mammadova, 2009 1/2-1/2
   J Perez Rodriguez vs A L'Ami, 2014 1/2-1/2
   R E Nielsen vs A L'Ami, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (Women) (2008)
   Wch U16 Girls (2001)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Union Championship (2008)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)

   🏆 Reykjavik Open
   Jay A Carr vs A L'Ami (Apr-13-19) 0-1
   A L'Ami vs S Maroroa (Apr-11-19) 0-1
   M Kanarek vs A L'Ami (Apr-10-19) 1-0
   M Cornette vs A L'Ami (Apr-09-19) 1-0
   A Byron vs A L'Ami (Oct-27-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jun-01-1985, 36 years old) Romania

[what is this?]
International Master (and WGM) Alina L'Ami (nee Motoc) was World U10 champion (girls) in 1995 and European U18 champion (girls) in 2002.

Wife of Erwin L'Ami.

Wikipedia article: Alina l'Ami

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 427  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Caoili vs A L'Ami  0-1821997Wch U12 GirlsB50 Sicilian
2. A L'Ami vs M Sebag  ½-½261999EU-ch U14 GirlsD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. A L'Ami vs C Ciobanu  0-1392001ROU-chTA58 Benko Gambit
4. A L'Ami vs A C Calotescu  0-1312001ROU-chTE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
5. Lagno vs A L'Ami 1-0372001EU-chT U18 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. A L'Ami vs I Rajlich  0-1632001EuChJun GirlsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. E Sperdokli vs A L'Ami  0-1242001EuChJun GirlsB54 Sicilian
8. A L'Ami vs D Kaps  1-0262001EuChJun GirlsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. H Richards vs A L'Ami 0-1402001EuChJun GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. I Zakurdjaeva vs A L'Ami  0-1382001EuChJun GirlsB54 Sicilian
11. A L'Ami vs A Matnadze  0-1642001EuChJun GirlsE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
12. A L'Ami vs L Javakhishvili 0-1432001EuChJun GirlsE41 Nimzo-Indian
13. A Srebrnic vs A L'Ami  1-0742001EuChJun GirlsE97 King's Indian
14. A L'Ami vs T Mietzner  ½-½252001EuChJun GirlsD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. L Hodova vs A L'Ami 0-1372001EuChJun GirlsB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
16. A L'Ami vs S Chevannes  1-0372001EU-ch U16 GirlsD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. V Bashkite vs A L'Ami  0-1232001EU-ch U16 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. A L'Ami vs M Kursova  ½-½422001EU-ch U16 GirlsE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
19. M Bensdorp-De Labaca vs A L'Ami 0-1282001EU-ch U16 GirlsE77 King's Indian
20. A L'Ami vs I Vasilevich  ½-½452001EU-ch U16 GirlsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. N Pogonina vs A L'Ami  ½-½662001EU-ch U16 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. A L'Ami vs E Meshcheriakova  0-1322001EU-ch U16 GirlsE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
23. N Datuashvili vs A L'Ami  1-0522001EU-ch U16 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. Maribel Cereceres vs A L'Ami  0-1202001Wch U16 GirlsB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. A L'Ami vs M Bensdorp-De Labaca  ½-½322001Wch U16 GirlsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  HeMateMe: An attractive woman, placed third at the world championship of problem solving. Nunn, of course, was first. I'm always surprised these people (aside from Nunn) aren't more prominent as chess players.
Apr-18-11  BLarsen1967: Impressive performance by Alina in the Thailand Open,6 out of 9
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  Caissanist: Somebody convinced a beer company in Angola to sponsor two chess tournaments, one for men and one for women, with surprisingly good prizes for such a poor country. L'Ami was the only woman rated higher than 1916 who showed up, so she's going to get $3,000 for taking a week to defeat nine women that she could probably have beaten in a simul. Nice work if you can get it.
May-25-11  bartonlaos: She frequently tweets:!/alinalami
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  Penguincw: < "Why go to the North Pole if it will come here to us." >

---Alina L'Ami

Jan-12-13  waustad: It is interesting that she has no picture, since she does photography for a living. Her pics are all over chessbase.
Jan-12-13  waustad: She even has her own website:
May-01-14  waustad: She's leading now at the Heroes Day Festival in Barbados. I expect a chessbase aticle with lots of pictures soon.
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: I like her enthusiasm :)
Sep-06-14  waustad: She just got the IM title at the August board meeting. From her player card: International Master Presidential Board Meeting August 2014 YES.
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  Penguincw: Great save by Alina L'Ami at JAPFA in Jakarta (although this game was played on April 16th).

Alina L'Ami (2397) - Sean Winshand Cuhendi (2428)

Black to move

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In this position, without thought, black played 29...f2+. However, a better move, (as will be seen) would be 29...Kg7.

30.Rxf2 Bh2+ 31.Kh1 Bg3+ 32.Kg1 Bxf2+ 33.Qxf2 Rxf2 34.Kxf2

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Doing a body count, white is down a full knight for queen. However, this game is a <draw> because the best black can do is give a perpetual check, as white has 3 threats at the same time: 1.Ne7+ (followed by promotion), 1.Nxb6 (followed by promotion) or simply, promotion. Note if the king is on g7, black can play 34...Qc8, threatening to take the pawn should white move the knight. However, here, even if 34...Qd7 is played, then 35.Ne7+, followed by promotion due to deflection (or if the knight is not taken, promotion anyway).

The game finished up 34...Qf5+ 35.Ke2 Qc2+ 36.Kf3 Qd1+ 37.Kf2 Qd2+ 38.Kf3 1/2-1/2.

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Dec-23-15  PhilFeeley: That game should be in the database here, but it's not. Great save.
Mar-12-16  BIDMONFA: Alina L'Ami

L'AMI, Alina

Aug-24-16  PhilFeeley: Why is she not playing in the Dutch Championships?
Aug-24-16  sonia91: <PhilFeeley: Why is she not playing in the Dutch Championships?> According to her FIDE card, her federation is Romania.
Feb-17-17  The Kings Domain: Attractive gal, sure puts a good face to the game.
May-24-17  PhilFeeley: Her favourite game (over GM Hernandez Holden of Spain at the Barbera Open 2011) is not here. I'll have to hunt it down.
Jul-03-17  PhilFeeley: Found it here:

couldn't download it.

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <PhilFeeley> Here you are:

[Event "Barbera del Valles op 34th"]
[Site "Barbera del Valles"]
[Date "2011.07.10"]
[Round "7"]
[White "L'Ami, Alina"]
[Black "Hernandez Carmenates, Holden"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E32"]
[WhiteElo "2312"]
[BlackElo "2570"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Nge2 Ba5 8. a3 Bb6 9. e5 dxe5 10. Bg5 exd4 11. Ne4 Ba5+ 12. Kf1 h6 13. Nxf6+ gxf6 14. Bxh6 Re8 15. b4 f5 16. h4 Bxb4 17. axb4 Nxb4 18. Qd2 c5 19. Rh3 Kh7 20. Ra3 Rg8 21. Bb1 Bd7 22. Rag3 Qa5 23. Nf4 Nc6 24. Qd1 Rxg3 25. Rxg3 Rg8 26. Bg5 1-0


Sep-24-17  virginmind: She has defeated Ivan Sokolov at Isle of Man Open. A L'Ami vs I Sokolov, 2017
Jul-17-18  PhilFeeley: I haven't seen one of her reports lately on Chessbase. I always look forward to them - photos and interesting locales.

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