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Susan Lalic
S Lalic 
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 
Number of games in database: 364
Years covered: 1982 to 2023
Last FIDE rating: 2260
Highest rating achieved in database: 2356

Overall record: +126 -129 =106 (49.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (53) 
    B22 B23 B25 B50 B83
 French Defense (27) 
    C17 C11 C02 C15 C16
 Scotch Game (21) 
 Pirc (14) 
    B08 B07
 King's Indian Attack (14) 
 Robatsch (12) 
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (39) 
    B12 B13 B17 B16 B14
 French Defense (34) 
    C05 C11 C19 C18 C10
 Tarrasch Defense (18) 
    D34 D32
 Nimzo Indian (16) 
    E34 E54 E32 E21 E20
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    E00 A46 A40 D02 A45
 French (11) 
    C11 C10 C00 C12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Galliamova vs S Lalic, 1997 0-1
   A Raoof vs S Lalic, 2009 0-1
   D Norwood vs S Lalic, 1991 0-1
   S Lalic vs K Kachiani-Gersinska, 1997 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Guernsey Open (2001)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women) (1988)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2001)
   11th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1987)
   Isle of Man Open (1995)
   13th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1989)
   British Championship (1992)
   Isle of Man Open (1994)
   British Championship (2011)
   Toulouse Open (1990)
   Seville Open (1993)
   Reykjavik Open (1990)
   15th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1991)
   British Championship (2007)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2005)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Agency International (Lonson `997) by Phony Benoni
   Agency International (Lonson `997) by docjan

   🏆 Epsom CC Blitz
   P Lalic vs S Lalic (Jan-02-23) 1/2-1/2, blitz
   K Bhatia vs S Lalic (Nov-04-12) 0-1
   S Lalic vs Ali Roy (Nov-03-12) 1-0
   R Eames vs S Lalic (Apr-01-12) 1/2-1/2
   S Lalic vs K Bhatia (Mar-31-12) 0-1

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(born Oct-28-1965, 57 years old) United Kingdom

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IM and WGM Susan Kathryn Lalic (born Walker) was born on the 28th of October 1965. She is a five-time British Women's Chess Champion - 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1998. She has been married to GMs Keith Arkell and Bogdan Lalic, and is now married to IM Graeme N Buckley. She is the mother of Peter D Lalic.

Wikipedia article: Susan Lalic

Last updated: 2021-09-08 09:35:49

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 364  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Lalic vs J Hardinge  0-1321982Hendon v WimbledonB83 Sicilian
2. J D Wager vs S Lalic  ½-½341983Charlton Jubilee InternationalC18 French, Winawer
3. N McSheehy vs S Lalic  0-1331983Charlton Jubilee InternationalC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
4. S Lalic vs P K Singh  1-03619848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. S Lalic vs Y Hasan  ½-½1719848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. K Arkell vs S Lalic  ½-½1119848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. D Savereide vs S Lalic  0-1321985Havana izt (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
8. S Lalic vs S Tilak  1-0331985Commonwealth ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
9. S Lalic vs Speelman  0-1371985Commonwealth ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. G Borg vs S Lalic  1-0281985Commonwealth ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
11. S Lalic vs D Macfarlane  0-1361985Commonwealth ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
12. S Lalic vs J Ayinla  1-0341985Commonwealth ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
13. J G Nicholson vs S Lalic  1-0421985Commonwealth ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
14. S Lalic vs Novag Monster X  1-0341985Commonwealth ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
15. J Ady vs S Lalic  1-0251985Commonwealth ChampionshipC10 French
16. S Lalic vs P Carton  0-1291985Commonwealth ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. S Lalic vs N Ivell  ½-½201985British ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. P Motwani vs S Lalic  1-0191985British ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. M Orr vs S Lalic  ½-½731985British ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. S Lalic vs R Bellin  0-1351985British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
21. G A Waddingham vs S Lalic  1-0441985British ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
22. S Lalic vs D R Lewis  1-0381985British ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
23. S Jackson vs S Lalic  1-0501985British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
24. S Lalic vs S Singh  1-0311985British ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
25. N Carr vs S Lalic  ½-½511985British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Benzol: Btw anybody know what Susan Lalic's maiden name was before she married Bogden?
Dec-07-04  weary willy: Maiden name = Walker. Name before marrying Bogdan = Arkell (married Keith Arkell). Susan Walker = Susan Arkell = Susan Lalic
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  Benzol: Susan Kathryn Lalic
Born 28th October 1965
Awarded WIM title in 1985

A big thankyou to <ray keene> and <weary willy> for helping out with the information regarding her maiden name before she married both Keith Arkell and Bogdan Lalic.

Perhaps <> should merge the three files into one as they did in the case of Jana Malypetrova Hartston Miles Bellin.

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  Benzol: Correction, that should be two files not three.
Oct-20-06  BIDMONFA: Susan Lalic

LALIC, Susan

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  Benzol: <BIDMONFA> Why don't you merge this player's file with that of Susan Arkell ?
Oct-28-06  franksp: Suggestion.

Introduce aliases or akas. A player could be known by more than one name e.g. Susan Arkell and Susan Lalic. This would be useful not only to cover searches for female players who have changed their name by marriage but also for players whose name is spelt differently by different people. I once was puzzled when the name, Tchigorin, was missing from the database. Now I know CG uses the name Chigorin. But why not allow Chigorin/Tchigorin to be found using either name?

It might also be interesting to see a list of aliases on the players page.

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  Benzol: <Suggested name change for todays player of the day Susan Arkell Lalic>
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  whiteshark: <Benzol> Do you know this list: ?

Maybe it's not up-to-date (Bobby Fischer, Arkell/Lalic..), bu a first step... :D

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  Benzol: <whiteshark> No I didn't. Thanks for the link.


Oct-28-09  Moonstone: happy birthday susan!
Oct-28-10  brankat: Best wishes for Your birthday Susan!
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  MissScarlett: Questionnaire with Susan (and Bogdan) Lalic, <Kingpin>, No.24, Spring 1995, p.5:

<What do you consider to be your most important contribution to opening theory?

SL: If I am honest, absolutely nothing.


What was your most embarrassing moment at the chess board?

SL: I offered my opponent a draw and then tried to withdraw the offer 10 minutes later before he had answered. All this with an International Selector looking on.>

Nov-01-18  JimNorCal: In Nov 2018, it is interesting that 2 of her most played openings are French and French Defense. Seems to be a bit of an overlap, no?

Im guessing that there is a flaw in game sorting where some games are labeled with one label and some games are labeled with the other.

For example C11 shows up 4 times, twice as White and twice as Black.

Aug-07-21  Nosnibor: Should not her name be changed to Susan Buckley bearing in mind that she is married to Graeme Buckley? I played her once shortly before her first marriage to Keith Arkell. This was way back in the Derby Open under the auspices of the Midland Counties Championships in March 1986. I won a very long game against her Scotch Opening in the penultimate round.
Aug-07-21  Z truth 000000001: <Nosnibor> Her FIDE card gives <Lalic, Susan K>:

Aug-07-21  Nosnibor: <Z truth 000000001> Should FIDE not bring her card up to date?
Aug-07-21  Z legend of CG: <Nosnibor> I don't know, it's just usually easiest (and perhaps best) to just follow FIDE, who hopefully follows the player's preferences.

In this case, even though it seems she's been married to Buckley since at least 2009 (when exactly?):

all the literature has consistently been referring to her as Lalic.

(From wiki we learn that Olimpbase once referred to her as Susan Arkell, and 365chess as Susan Walker - maybe she got tired of all the rigmarole of changing her name)

Aug-07-21  Z legend of CG: (Sorry for the name shifting - they're all just Z for short)
Premium Chessgames Member

Interestingly, <Z's> actual legal name is <zanzibar>!

He made headlines a few years back when he tried to sue the Webster's Online Dictionary for supplying an "incorrect entry" for the word "zanzibar."

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  FSR: Not to be confused with Jana Bellin, who was previously married to Hartston and Miles.
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  perfidious: One Jana Wotsit is enough. (laughs)

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