2017 U.S. Women's Champion WGM Sabina Foisor is Coming to Maine!

01.27.19 The 2017 U.S. Women's Chess Champion WGM Sabina Foisor is coming to Maine this weekend! We are thrilled and honored to welcome this very accomplished international player to the Pine Tree State. Sabina will give a 40-board simultaneous chess exhibition at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 1st at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor. Hurry! At this writing there are still five seats remaining at the simul. Take advantage of this great opportunity to play a U.S. Champion! Here are more details of WGM Foisor's visit which, in addition to the simul, include an exclusive lecture for participants in the Maine Girls' and Women's Championships, and game analysis during the tournament.

The Maine Chess Association is delighted to welcome 2017 U.S. Women's Chess Champion WGM Sabina Foisor to Maine on Friday and Saturday, February 1-2, 2019.

Sabina Foisor was born on August 30, 1989 in Timișoara, Romania. Her parents were both International Masters. Sabina's first international chess breakthrough came at a young age when she won the Under 8 European Girls' Championship. Since then she has amassed a number of chess accomplishments including:

2017 US Women's Chess Champion​
Two International Master Norms
Member of US Women's Chess Olympic Team 2010-PRESENT
Qualified twice for the Women's World Chess Championship
Winner of The President's Cup with UMBC's Chess Team
Multiple times Pan-American Intercollegiate Champion and Co-Champiom with UMBC's Chess Team
Received the Title of Woman Grandmaster
Best 1st Board in the Pan-American Intercollegiate Championship with UMBC's B Chess Team
Shared 5th place at the European Women's Chess Championship
​Won different medals in the European Girls Chess Championships from Girls under 8 to Girls Under 20
Multiple times Romanian Champion for Girls from Under 10 to Under 20
Multiple times Romanian Team Champion

WGM Foisor has a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Language, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication and a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Communications (INCC) from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

She is married to GM Elshan Moradiabadi and both live in Durham, North Carolina.

For more information and Simul registration instructions please click >>HERE<<

To see Sabina's competition in the Simul check out the Simul Pre-Registrants List

Sabina won the 2017 U.S. Women's Championship. Watch her post-tournament interview with Mike Klein

Check out Sabina's lecture at the St. Louis Chess Club: The Art of Zugzwang | Endgame Exclam!!

Friday, February 1, 2019

● 4:30 PM: Simultaneous Exhibition in Sekera Auditorium at John
Bapst Memorial High School, 100 Broadway, Bangor, Maine.

○ Open to all players under 1800
○ Limited to 40 players
○ Rules given at the venue
○ Suggested donation of $20 per seat

● 7 PM: Exclusive lecture and coaching session for Girls' and Women's
Championship participants in Sekera Auditorium to follow;
donations welcome but not required.

● Contact Michael Dudley at mainechesspresident@gmail.com for
more information!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Maine Scholastic Girls' Championship & Maine Women's Open Championship, Bangor

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