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Alina L'Ami
Number of games in database: 445
Years covered: 1995 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2287 (2345 rapid, 2249 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2446

Overall record: +179 -157 =105 (52.5%)*
   * 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 (50) 
    E32 E34 E33 E42 E36
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A41 A40 E00 A50 E10
 King's Indian (26) 
    E71 E77 E70 E94 E73
 Slav (21) 
    D12 D11 D15 D19 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D38 D31 D35 D30
 Modern Benoni (16) 
    A67 A65 A57 A59 A58
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B90 B52 B22 B96 B50
 Sicilian Najdorf (61) 
    B90 B96 B92 B91 B94
 King's Indian (55) 
    E62 E97 E92 E71 E77
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A45 D02
 English (9) 
    A15 A10 A16
 French Defense (9) 
    C05 C18 C02 C11 C00
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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
   B McLaren vs A L'Ami, 2016 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Club Cup (Women) (2008)
   Wch U16 Girls (2001)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Politiken Cup (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2017)

   🏆 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, 37 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 450  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Kosintseva vs A L'Ami  1-0431995EU-ch U10 GirlsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. A Caoili vs A L'Ami 0-1821997Wch U12 GirlsB50 Sicilian
3. N Kosintseva vs A L'Ami  ½-½1241998EU-ch U14 GirlsB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. A L'Ami vs M Sebag  ½-½261999EU-ch U14 GirlsD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. A L'Ami vs C Ciobanu  0-1392001ROU-chTA58 Benko Gambit
6. A L'Ami vs A C Calotescu  0-1312001ROU-chTE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
7. Lagno vs A L'Ami 1-0372001EU-chT U18 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. A L'Ami vs I Rajlich  0-1632001EuChJun GirlsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. E Sperdokli vs A L'Ami  0-1242001EuChJun GirlsB54 Sicilian
10. A L'Ami vs D Kaps  1-0262001EuChJun GirlsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. H Richards vs A L'Ami 0-1402001EuChJun GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. I Zakurdjaeva vs A L'Ami  0-1382001EuChJun GirlsB54 Sicilian
13. A L'Ami vs A Matnadze  0-1642001EuChJun GirlsE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
14. A L'Ami vs L Javakhishvili 0-1432001EuChJun GirlsE41 Nimzo-Indian
15. A Srebrnic vs A L'Ami  1-0742001EuChJun GirlsE97 King's Indian
16. A L'Ami vs T Mietzner  ½-½252001EuChJun GirlsD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. L Hodova vs A L'Ami 0-1372001EuChJun GirlsB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
18. A L'Ami vs S Chevannes  1-0372001EU-ch U16 GirlsD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. V Bashkite vs A L'Ami  0-1232001EU-ch U16 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. A L'Ami vs M Kursova  ½-½422001EU-ch U16 GirlsE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
21. M Bensdorp-De Labaca vs A L'Ami 0-1282001EU-ch U16 GirlsE77 King's Indian
22. A L'Ami vs I Vasilevich  ½-½452001EU-ch U16 GirlsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. N Pogonina vs A L'Ami  ½-½662001EU-ch U16 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. A L'Ami vs E Meshcheriakova  0-1322001EU-ch U16 GirlsE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
25. N Datuashvili vs A L'Ami  1-0522001EU-ch U16 GirlsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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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
May-25-11  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
May-15-14  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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