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Sabina-Francesca Foisor
Number of games in database: 341
Years covered: 2001 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2228 (2312 rapid, 2240 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2386

Overall record: +97 -113 =100 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 31 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Gambit Declined (30) 
    D31 D37 D35 D38 D39
 Nimzo Indian (29) 
    E32 E34 E43 E39 E20
 King's Indian (22) 
    E97 E92 E94 E87 E81
 Queen's Pawn Game (22) 
    D02 D00 A46 A41 A45
 Slav (12) 
    D11 D12 D14 D10
 Grunfeld (11) 
    D85 D94 D80 D91 D90
With the Black pieces:
 Slav (29) 
    D11 D15 D10 D12 D17
 French Defense (16) 
    C18 C05 C02 C00 C10
 Sicilian (15) 
    B27 B23 B30 B45 B35
 Caro-Kann (14) 
    B15 B10 B18 B12 B14
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A40 D00 D04 E00 D02
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
    D37 D35 D31 D39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Virkud vs S Foisor, 2017 0-1
   S Foisor vs E Formanek, 2012 1-0
   M M Pavlovic vs S Foisor, 2012 1/2-1/2
   I Krush vs S Foisor, 2011 0-1
   S Foisor vs A Dergatschova-Daus, 2007 1-0
   S Foisor vs A Sharevich, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (Women) (2017)
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2016)
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Championship (Women) (2015)
   US Championship (Women) (2019)
   US Championship (Women) (2020)
   European Championship (Women) (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2018)
   American Continental (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2017 U.S. Women's Chess Championships by AchieverofChess

   🏆 United States Championship (Women)
   S Foisor vs A Eswaran (Oct-18-21) 0-1
   A Sharevich vs S Foisor (Oct-17-21) 1/2-1/2
   A Zatonskih vs S Foisor (Oct-16-21) 1-0
   S Foisor vs C Yip (Oct-14-21) 0-1
   G Tokhirjonova vs S Foisor (Oct-13-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-30-1989, 32 years old) Romania (federation/nationality United States of America)

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WGM and National Instructor Sabina-Francesca Foisor. Her parents, both IMs, are Ovidiu-Doru Foisor and the late Cristina-Adela Foisor. She represented the USA 2010 (Women's) Olympiad team on the reserve board and won the US Championship (Women) (2017). Her sister, WIM Mihaela-Veronica Foisor, also plays chess.

References / Sources:

(1) (podcast with Ben Johnson from May 2017), (2) Wikipedia article: Sabina-Francesca Foisor

Last updated: 2017-05-12 21:19:44

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Khamrakulov vs S Foisor  1-0452001Narciso Yepes OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
2. Seferjan vs S Foisor  1-0332001Narciso Yepes OpenC05 French, Tarrasch
3. M Panelo vs S Foisor  1-0322001Narciso Yepes OpenB06 Robatsch
4. S Foisor vs Lagno  0-1332001Wch U12 GirlsE14 Queen's Indian
5. S Foisor vs T Kononenko  1-029200420th Cappelle la GrandeD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. S Foisor vs S Djukic  1-0372004Wch U16 GirlsA58 Benko Gambit
7. S Foisor vs A Pourkashiyan  0-1462004Wch U16 GirlsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. M Socko vs S Foisor  1-0542005Athens Acropolis WGMA90 Dutch
9. S Foisor vs R Gjergji  1-0832005Athens Acropolis WGMD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. M A Stefanidi vs S Foisor  ½-½712005Athens Acropolis WGMB10 Caro-Kann
11. S Foisor vs B Trabert  1-0552005Athens Acropolis WGMA07 King's Indian Attack
12. N Straub vs S Foisor  ½-½222005Athens Acropolis WGMA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
13. S Foisor vs E Partac 1-01092005Athens Acropolis WGME39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
14. S Foisor vs C Foisor ½-½92005Athens Acropolis WGMD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
15. E Sedina vs S Foisor  ½-½572005Athens Acropolis WGMB27 Sicilian
16. E Fakhiridou vs S Foisor  ½-½282005Athens Acropolis WGMC01 French, Exchange
17. E Repkova vs S Foisor  1-0402005European Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
18. K Rohonyan vs S Foisor  ½-½402005European Championship (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
19. S Foisor vs P Malysheva  0-1742005European Championship (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. J Jackova vs S Foisor  1-0742005European Championship (Women)C18 French, Winawer
21. S Foisor vs A Hamdouchi  0-1682005European Championship (Women)E70 King's Indian
22. S Foisor vs K Cyfka  0-1442005European Championship (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. S Foisor vs J Zawadzka  1-0672006Acropolis op (Women)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
24. S Foisor vs A Muzychuk  ½-½6120063rd Szeged CupD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
25. T Shadrina vs S Foisor  ½-½4720063rd Szeged CupB27 Sicilian
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 360  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-07-06  BIDMONFA: Sabina Francesca Foisor

FOISOR, Sabina Francesca

Sep-07-06  dravid: BIDMONFA's first post ever!
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  Benzol: Maybe he was in love.
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  Tabanus: WGM Sabina Francesca Foisor, USA, born 30 Aug. 1989. Now rated 2306,

WIM in 2005, WGM in 2007. Rated 2386 in Jan. 2008

Daughter of IM Ovidiu Doru Foisor and WGM Cristina Adela Foisor. Older sister of WFM Mihaela-Veronica Foisor. She has played for USA since December 2008 (by paying 1300 Euros transfer fee to FIDE).

Their chess site:

From The twenty year old Foisor is a student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County on a chess scholarship. She is a multiple Romania girls champion in various age categories, and finished among the top 20 at European Chess Championship in 2007, qualifying her for the World Chess Championship.

In World Ch 29 Aug. 2008 she was knocked out in first round by GM Monika Socko. Read about (and watch the video of!) the dramatic Armageddon game here:

Played in European U18 Team Ch 2004 (board 2) and 2007 (bd. 1).

Placed 1st in European U8 Ch 1997, 3rd in European U14 Ch 2003, 6th in World U14 Ch 2003, 2nd in European U16 Ch 2004 (1st in blitz), 5th In Acropolis WGM 2005, 8th in World U16 Ch 2005, 3rd in European U18 Ch 2007, 18th in European Ch 2007, 14th (shared) in World Junior Ch 2-16 Aug. 2008, 8th in Villard de Lans Open (France) July 2009, 12th in Open de Haute-Bretagne July 2009, 2nd in UMBC Ch (Baltimore) Sept. 2009, 6th in US Women's Ch Oct. 2009,

Pan-Am champion with UMBC-A December 2009:

Biographies: (in Polish)

Pictures: (video interview)

Jul-26-13  waustad: What is an NI? According to FIDE she got the WGM title in 2007 and the WIM title in 2005.
Jul-26-13  Karpova: <waustad: What is an NI?>

A National Instructor. She got that title in 2010. (Source: Her FIDE Rating Profile)

Jul-26-13  waustad: Thanks. I was looking at the FIDE titles box.
Sep-07-13  patzer2: A 2012 article in the Baltimore sun at reports she moved to the US in 2008 and played for the University of Maryland Chess team, helping them win the national title in 2009.

According to the article she was scheduled to complete her degree in French from the University of Maryland (Baltimore Campus) in the Spring of 2013, with minors in Psychology and Russian, and that she was planning to begin her master's program in intercultural communication at UMBC.

The article reports <Foisor isn't sure what exactly she would like to do with her degree, but she knows she will keep playing chess.

"I know if there is some way I can promote chess in the U.S., I would like to do so because I really think it helps kids focus more, to become disciplined," she said. "It's really something that I feel is positive.">

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  ketchuplover: Kudos on playing well at the US championship :)
Apr-09-17  DirkMcCallahan: What a way to win the championship! Rf6 was a jewel of a move.
Apr-10-17  NBZ: Congratulations!
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  MissScarlett: Yes, well done, whoever you are.
Apr-11-17  epistle: The lucky winner, on the distaff side.
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  Penguincw: Foisor receives recognition from her hometown:
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  wordfunph: she's engaged with gm elshan moradiabadi.

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