Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Almira Shripchenko-Lautier

Almira Skripchenko (born 17 February 1976) is a French chess player who has achieved the FIDE Woman Grandmaster title. She won the second European Open Women's Chess Championship in 2001.
Born in Kishinev (today Chişinău, Moldova) in 1976, Almira Skripchenko married French Grandmaster Joel Lautier in 1996, and has since lived in France. Despite separating from Lautier later on, she became a French citizen in 2001 and continues to make France her home. In chess databases and tournament reports, she is generally known as Almira Skripchenko-Lautier. A daughter of pedagogues, both chess coaches, Almira started playing chess when she was 6 years old.

More info on Almira. Thank you to Michalis Kaloumenos.
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