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Alisa Galliamova
A Galliamova 
Photograph © copyright 2010 Tartar Information Agency.  
Number of games in database: 1,004
Years covered: 1987 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2438 (2356 rapid, 2412 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2554

Overall record: +397 -265 =250 (57.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 92 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (51) 
    E80 E67 E60 E62 E81
 Queen's Pawn Game (47) 
    A46 A45 A40 D02 A41
 Queen's Gambit Declined (39) 
    D37 D31 D30 D38 D35
 Sicilian (36) 
    B20 B47 B32 B42 B76
 English (29) 
    A13 A15 A14 A10 A17
 Reti System (27) 
    A04 A06 A05
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (186) 
    B30 B22 B62 B67 B25
 Semi-Slav (65) 
    D45 D43 D44 D47 D48
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (44) 
    B62 B67 B61 B66 B65
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (37) 
    D27 D20 D26 D25 D21
 Queen's Pawn Game (31) 
    D02 A46 D00 A50 A45
 Slav (28) 
    D11 D10 D12 D16 D17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Galliamova vs Morozevich, 1997 1-0
   Oll vs A Galliamova, 1989 0-1
   V Gunina vs A Galliamova, 2012 0-1
   Xie Jun vs A Galliamova, 1990 0-1
   A Galliamova vs A Iljushin, 2005 1/2-1/2
   M Manakova vs A Galliamova, 2009 0-1
   A Galliamova vs V Buturin, 1995 1-0
   A Galliamova vs Gleizerov, 1989 1/2-1/2
   Smyslov vs A Galliamova, 1992 1/2-1/2
   A Bodnaruk vs A Galliamova, 2009 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2010)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2009)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2000)
   Manila Olympiad (Women) (1992)
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) (2014)
   European Championship (Women) (2002)
   European Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (Women) (1990)
   Yerevan Olympiad (Women) (1996)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   Russian Championship Higher League (Women) (2019)
   Russian Championship (2000)
   Novgorod Open (1999)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1997 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer
   1994 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer
   Russian Championship Superfinal (Women) 2006 by Tabanus

   🏆 Russian Championship Superfinal (Women)
   E Ovod vs A Galliamova (Oct-14-21) 1/2-1/2
   D Voit vs A Galliamova (Oct-13-21) 0-1
   A Galliamova vs N Pogonina (Oct-12-21) 1/2-1/2
   A Bivol vs A Galliamova (Oct-11-21) 0-1
   A Galliamova vs L Garifullina (Oct-10-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-18-1972, 49 years old) Russia
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IM and WGM Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova won the World Girls Junior Championship (Under 20) in 1988 and has competed in Candidates and World Championship Tournaments since 1990 when she placed 4th in the Borzomi Candidates tournament. In 1994, she came fourth in the Tillburg Candidates and won the Groningen Candidates in 1997 ahead of Xie Jun. Her subsequent match with Xie Jun in 1999, which Galliamova lost, determined the new Women's World Champion when FIDE stripped Zsuzsa Polgar of the title.

Galliamova became the 2006 World Women's Vice-Champion when she lost the final match of the FIDE Women's World Championship (2006) to Yuhua Xu. In 2012, she played in the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012), defeating Ekaterina Kovalevskaya and Valentina Gunina in the early rounds before losing to French GM Marie Sebag in the third round.

Other successes include winning the Women's Russian Championship in 1997, coming 7th in the Men's Russian Championship in 2000 and winning the 60th Russian Women's Superfinal (2010).

She used to be married to Vassily Ivanchuk.

Chinese Federation response to Galliamova forfeiting the Candidates' final in 1998:

Wikipedia article: Alisa Galliamova

Last updated: 2018-03-05 12:21:56

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,010  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Galliamova vs N Bojkovic  1-0331987InnsbruckA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
2. A Galliamova vs J Demina  0-1411987Sochi (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Galliamova vs I Chelushkina 1-0291987Tbilisi ch-URS wmnD04 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Z Schleining vs A Galliamova  ½-½631987Tbilisi ch-URS wmnA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. M Muresan vs A Galliamova  ½-½421987Sochi (Women)A13 English
6. Wolff vs A Galliamova  1-0181988AdelaideB89 Sicilian
7. B Trabert vs A Galliamova  0-1311988Wch Girls U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. C Amura vs A Galliamova  0-1391988Wch Girls U20A45 Queen's Pawn Game
9. A Galliamova vs A Gokhale  1-0321988Wch Girls U20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. A Hernandez Bonilla vs A Galliamova  ½-½241988Wch Girls U20B22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Xie Jun vs A Galliamova 0-1411988Wch Girls U20C60 Ruy Lopez
12. E Neely vs A Galliamova  ½-½271988Wch Girls U20C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. A Galliamova vs M Arribas  1-0451988Wch Girls U20A45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. G Skuinia vs A Galliamova  0-1331989URS-chT U20B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
15. S Maksimovic vs A Galliamova  0-1341989Ch-YUGE41 Nimzo-Indian
16. K Arakhamia-Grant vs A Galliamova  0-1391989SochiC60 Ruy Lopez
17. A Galliamova vs I Subasic  0-1351989Novi Sad OpenA13 English
18. A Galliamova vs D Parezanin  1-0331989Novi Sad opA13 English
19. A Galliamova vs V Inkiov 1-0291989GMA World Cup OpenA13 English
20. Krasenkow vs A Galliamova  1-0441989GMA World Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Galliamova vs Romanishin  0-1421989GMA World Cup OpenC55 Two Knights Defense
22. Oll vs A Galliamova 0-1411989GMA World Cup OpenC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
23. A Kochyev vs A Galliamova  ½-½431989GMA World Cup OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Galliamova vs Smagin 0-1371989GMA World Cup OpenA04 Reti Opening
25. Makarichev vs A Galliamova  1-0521989GMA World Cup OpenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Apr-16-04  iron maiden: She certainly seems GM-caliber. Her peak rating would make her the #2 woman in the world today, 100 points higher than Kosteniuk.
Apr-17-04  PinkPanther: <Vischer>'s not worth thinking about.
Jan-03-06  EmperorAtahualpa: Two pictures of IM Alisa Galliamova:

Mar-16-06  BIDMONFA: Alisa Galliamova-Ivanchuk


Mar-24-06  blackjacki2: <PinkPanther> That might have been the worst joke ever posted at chessgames. Pink Panther the movie was hilarious though :)
Mar-27-06  SickedChess: <chessgames> please fix her Lastname since Alisa is divorced of Ivanchuk
Mar-27-06  sitzkrieg: In this case, I dont mind.
May-16-07  Astardis: Did she play only one game in the Moscow Open?
Jan-18-08  brankat: One would think that based on her results and ratings she had earned a GM title.

Happy Birthday!

Apr-20-08  Astardis: Is she ill or something? It's been quite a while since we saw her play a game. And she was listed on the Russian Championships but didn't play.
Nov-25-09  radicalcation: Some great posts from 2003 and 2004.


Dec-23-09  Astardis: She looks terribly fluffy on some pics from the recent Soviet, I mean Russian, super final - maybe my guess 18 months ago about her being ill was not so wrong. Other than that she seems to be in great form here. I'm very happy to see her on 3/3 now. Way to go, Alisa! Show them sisters that it's you who belongs into the national team!
Dec-23-09  siggemannen: I read on russianchess that she recently gave birth to a baby (so as our own Natalia Pogonina), which might explain the "fluffiness".

Congrats to her on the baby and on winning today :)

Dec-24-09  siggemannen: Well, actually recently was 2 years ago, but they were insisting on calling her "young mom"...
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  HeMateMe: nice game by black, deep Queen penetration seals the deal.

Is she divorced from the chukster? I wonder why she keeps the hyphenated name?

Feb-13-11  patzer2: <HeMateMe> According to Ivanchuk and Galliamova separated in 1996, but had a child together.

However, I notice that at the official FIDE site they do not give the hyphenated name. Nor is the hyphenated name used in the chessbase report at of Allisa Galliamova winning the 2010 Russian Women's championship.

So perhaps the use of the hyphenated name for this player at is outdated and needs to be updated and corrected.

Jan-18-14  waustad: FYI, the Chinese response link just leads to a page of ads now.
Jan-18-14  HSOL: waustad, it can be found here now:
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  Penguincw: Happy 41st birthday to WGM Alisa Galliamova.
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  WTHarvey: Here are a couple dozen puzzles from critical positions in Galliamova's games:
Jan-18-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alisa Galliamova.
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  posoo: da SUXISM! WHY do u have her ex HOSBAND on her PAGE!

If u clik on OVONCHUK, it dos not say dat HE used to be moried to HER!

WHY da DIFRENCE? do we ONLY CAR about who da WUMAN is maried to?


Nov-08-18  sonia91: Interviewd at the Women's World Championship KO (2018), Galliamova said: "The current system of determining the champion is nonsense. Everybody is on edge, everybody can lose a single game and get eliminated. I don’t think such competitions deserve the World Championship status. I am happy that we are coming back to a former system".

For reference in the next women's WC there will be a Candidates' Tournament.

Nov-08-18  sonia91: <Alisa Galliamova: It is good that we are coming back to candidates tournament>

Jan-20-19  Damenlaeuferbauer: Her opinion is absolutely right! The old system "Zonals - Interzonal(s) - Candidates matches or tournament - Long (at least 16 games) match between challenger and title contender" between 1948 and 1996 was simply the fairest and best. By the way, I saw her 21 years ago in 1998 standing and drinking a paper/plastic cup of coffee and smoking a cigarette, the black hair cut shortly and wearing black/white clothes. I have never seen a female chess player of such beauty again.
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