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Susan Lalic
Number of games in database: 198
Years covered: 1984 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2260
Highest rating achieved in database: 2356

Overall record: +68 -76 =52 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B22 B23 B25 B50
 French Defense (19) 
    C02 C11 C17 C15 C10
 King's Indian Attack (14) 
 Scotch Game (12) 
 French (7) 
    C11 C12 C10 C13
 French Winawer (6) 
    C17 C15 C16
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (24) 
    B12 B13 B16 B10 B15
 French Defense (16) 
    C05 C11 C19 C02 C07
 Nimzo Indian (11) 
    E34 E54 E32 E21
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    E00 A40 D01 E10
 Tarrasch Defense (8) 
    D34 D32
 French (5) 
    C11 C12 C10
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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?]
   Agency International (1997)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women) (1988)
   4NCL 2012/13 (2012)
   Yerevan Olympiad (Women) (1996)
   British Championship (2011)
   Elista Olympiad (Women) (1998)
   BCF-ch (1985)
   BCF-ch (1988)
   BCF-ch (1998)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2005)
   British Championship (2007)
   British Championship (2009)

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

   🏆 4NCL 2012/13
   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, 56 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 10; games 1-25 of 241  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Lalic vs P K Singh  1-03619848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. S Lalic vs Y Hasan  ½-½1719848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
3. Arkell vs S Lalic  ½-½1119848th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. S Lalic vs N Ivell  ½-½201985BCF-chB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. P Motwani vs S Lalic  1-0191985BCF-chC19 French, Winawer, Advance
6. M Orr vs S Lalic  ½-½731985BCF-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. S Lalic vs R Bellin  0-1351985BCF-chB06 Robatsch
8. G A Waddingham vs S Lalic  1-0441985BCF-chC15 French, Winawer
9. S Lalic vs DR Lewis  1-0381985BCF-chB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
10. S Jackson vs S Lalic  1-0501985BCF-chC05 French, Tarrasch
11. S Lalic vs S Singh  1-0311985BCF-chB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
12. N Carr vs S Lalic  ½-½511985BCF-chC05 French, Tarrasch
13. S Lalic vs J Branford  1-0401985BCF-chC17 French, Winawer, Advance
14. A B Vaidya vs S Lalic  ½-½151985BCF-chE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. T Needham vs S Lalic  ½-½441986GLC MastersC01 French, Exchange
16. S Knott vs S Lalic  1-0291986GLC MastersD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. S Lalic vs J Gallagher  0-1271986GLC MastersB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. S Lalic vs J G Nicholson  ½-½531986GLC MastersB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. S Lalic vs Arkell  1-0411986GLC MastersB06 Robatsch
20. M L Condie vs S Lalic  ½-½381986GLC MastersE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
21. P Carton vs S Lalic  ½-½611986GLC MastersA15 English
22. S Lalic vs B Carlier  0-1621986GLC MastersA15 English
23. N R McDonald vs S Lalic  1-0411986GLC MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
24. S Lalic vs B A Jacobs  ½-½151986GLC MastersA14 English
25. S Lalic vs M Orr  0-1351986GLC MastersB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
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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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