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Laura Ross
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 2000 to 2011
Last FIDE rating: 2129
Highest rating achieved in database: 2179
Overall record: +7 -13 =9 (39.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (2 games)

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(born 1988) United States of America

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lagno vs L Ross  ½-½372000Wch U12 GirlsB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. L Ross vs L Ortega Garcia  1-0172002World Youth Girls Under 14B01 Scandinavian
3. I Nikolayev vs L Ross  1-0342002124th New York State ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. E Perelshteyn vs L Ross  1-0362003US Championship 2003B27 Sicilian
5. L Ross vs Kaufman  ½-½892003US Championship 2003C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. N Yap vs L Ross 1-0292003Mechanics Institute CC v Marshall CC matchB33 Sicilian
7. C Schulien vs L Ross  0-1462004USAT EastD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. J Salker vs L Ross  1-0202004World Open - Five DayD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. L Ross vs D B Gurevich 0-1312004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B32 Sicilian
10. S Muhammad vs L Ross 0-1482004Chessmaster US Championship 2005D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. L Ross vs Alexander V Ivanov  0-1352004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. R Burnett vs L Ross 1-0262004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. L Ross vs M Casella  ½-½602004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
14. J Shahade vs L Ross  ½-½212004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B30 Sicilian
15. L Ross vs M Hoekstra  0-1442004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B06 Robatsch
16. C Airapetian vs L Ross  ½-½492004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B33 Sicilian
17. T Vayserberg vs L Ross  ½-½322004Chessmaster US Championship 2005B23 Sicilian, Closed
18. L Ross vs B Kovanova  0-1462005Wch U18 GirlsC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
19. Rohde vs L Ross  ½-½512005Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. L Ross vs Serper  0-1302006US Championship 2006B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. A C Florean vs L Ross  ½-½612006US Championship 2006A07 King's Indian Attack
22. L Ross vs Kudrin  0-1302006US Championship 2006B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
23. L Ross vs Lenderman  0-1482006US Championship 2006C42 Petrov Defense
24. K Cottrell vs L Ross 0-1422006US Championship 2006A09 Reti Opening
25. I Zenyuk vs L Ross  ½-½482006US Championship 2006D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Feb-06-05  sb132: In Laura's game against Larry Kaufman (US 2003 L Ross vs Kaufman, 2003). She made a move to sacrifice her rook to get a check mate with King and remaining Rook.

She made some really good moves to get to that position, but Kaufman saw the trap. This led to a draw.

Their skill is clearly beyond mine, so I don't understand why.

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  Open Defence: <Resignation Trap> the moment women come accross a new player do we ask for a photo to see if he is hot ?

That's what I meant. Of course if the photo is already their and he/she is a hottie.. well

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  Gypsy: <sb132: Gypsy, please take what I say with a pinch of humour... > It will be a pleasure, friend. :-)
Feb-06-05  JamesKnight: Open Defense: Why don`t you send your pic to Chessgames and see if they`ll post it...much to the delight of all the male posters and oglers.
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  Open Defence: <jamesKnight> and pose like Natalia Zhukova ?
Feb-11-05  hungapiece: <resignation trap>
ooooooo those ukaraine girls really knock me out, they leave the west behind!
Feb-11-05  hungapiece: <open defense> got to get back cause jo jo jo is always on my mind mind mind
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  Albertan: grandpajingles stated: "I think laura is an inspiring young woman whos xpertise in chess is a + for her age group and is aggressive talented player who will 1 day b amoung the brighest chess players champion some day good luck laura in ur chess career".

Hi grandpajingles and ot her forum members.
Lets hope so about Laura Ross, she certainly is talented. So many young chess femmes in North America give up the royal game. Laura Ross is also an extremely good student, from what I have read, so the world is open to her.She has had alot of support from her family.She has gained the Woman's Federation Master Title, and the folks at the Chess Superstore have done part of a video about her. She plays in the New York Masters Competiton:

Feb-11-05  suenteus po 147: <hungapiece> Actually, the lyric is "got to get back because Georgia is always on my mind mind mind mind mind."
Feb-12-05  JamesKnight: No Open Defense , just teasing, I don`t want you to pose. I bet you broke a lot of hearts though when you said you have a pic of Grischuk beside your bed. Could you bring yourself to put a patzers pic by your bed? I`d e mail you mine , but you might have nightmares putting it on your nightstand.
Feb-13-05  DanielBryant: The ultimate question is: Do armed bears have the right to bare arms?
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  tamar: <DanielBryant> One more time.

There is a clause which deals with paws, and there are claws that give one pause, if that is what you are asking. But as to bears baring arms, do bears technically have arms to bare, or if they bared them would we see bear bare feet?

Feb-22-05  aw1988: <tamar> Now THAT's a tongue-twister.
Oct-06-05  larrewl: I'm ignorant about Laura Ross. Was she born in the US? Why aren't more of her games posted @ chessbase? She's obviously a great young player to draw Shahade. Maybe she'll compete in the World Chess Championships some day. Who is currently the best U18 born in the US? I definitely consider Nakamura American although he was born in Japan.
Oct-06-05  NakoSonorense: Nakamura.... Freddy Adu.... Susan Polgar...

If they can't be produced here, the US imports them.

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  WannaBe: <NokoSonorense> Glad you chose a good Univ. to go to. (I went there, still live in LA area)
Oct-06-05  NakoSonorense: Thank you, <WannaBe>. It's my first official week here. I still have a loooong way to go... :)
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  WannaBe: <NakoSonorense> Good luck my friend. Do good! (I went to the Washington U vs. UCLA game last weekend =)

I know I had a great time when I went there.

Oct-06-05  NakoSonorense: oh, really? I was going to go, but decided to go home instead (which is in LA area, too: East LA). Besides, I'm not much into football, but I guess it's still fun to watch.

See you around, and thanks for your good wishes.:)

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  Albertan: Laura Ross holds the distinction of being the first female ever in the United States to head a "Top 100 Players" list of both male and female players, as published by the United States Chess Federation. In April 2002, she became the highest rated 13 year old, male or female, in the US.
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  jith1207: LOL at the conversation here and how it all started.
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  Albertan: Here is an update on Laura:

``Laura Smith formerly "Laura Ross" (born 1988) is an American chess player. She holds the title of Woman FIDE Master.[1] As of September 2011, her FIDE rating is 2217. She is no longer an active player, but she does enjoy playing for fun. Laura also teaches private chess lessons.

In 1998 she finished eighth in the World Championship Girls Under 10.

Ross was the first US female to head a "Top 100 Players" list of both male and female players, as published by the United States Chess Federation. In April 2002 she became the highest rated 13-year-old, male or female, in the US.[2]

Laura is an alumna of Binghamton University.

After college Laura taught for the non-profit Chess-in-the-Schools. She enjoyed teaching so much that she went on to earn her Master's in Childhood Education. She is now a 3rd Grade teacher in Brooklyn and she helps run the chess team at the school.``


Jan-03-20  The Kings Domain: Talented player, too bad she didn't make it as women's world champ or at least the Top 10. With her skill and looks she would have made a good representative for the game.
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  perfidious: Not everyone is cut out for a world title; there are other worthwhile paths in life. It appears this young lady has found one for herself.
Jan-03-20  Ratt Boy: <<sb132> The title <amendment> is a bit misleading, as most of the amendments were part of the Constitution right from the start. These are often collectively termed as the "Bill of Rights">

Not true at all. The Bill of Rights comprises the first ten amendments. At this point, twenty-seven amendments have been passed.

10/27 = 0.3707

Even if you ignored Amendments 18 and 21 (which cancelled each other out), you're left with 25 ratified amendments which are in force.

10/25 = 0.4.
0.4 < 0.5. Q.E.D.

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