Friday, December 01, 2006

Chess Babe of the Month: Elena Sedina

Elena Sedina - Miss December 2006

Nationality: Italian
ELO: 2352
FIDE Title: Woman Grand Master (IM)
Birthday: June 1st, 1968

More about Elena:

From Rooty Hill Chess Club

Visiting Italian WGM Elena Sedina has won the Australian Open Chess Championship, 2005.

Ralph Jackson had a taste of Italian cooking in Round 5 when Elena Sedina turned his position into pasta. She sacrificed her white-square bishop on move 12 (Ralph declined), her black-square bishop on move 14 (he couldn't say No) and forced his resignation on move 18.

From Dutch Wikipedia:

Elena Sedina is een Italiaanse schaakster met een elo-rating van 2402. Zij is een damesgrootmeester. Van 17 t/m 29 juli 2005 speelde zij mee in het Biel grootmeestertoernooi en eindigde daar met 3.5 punt op de vijfde plaats. Almira Skripchenko werd eerste met 6.5 punt.


In de schaakdatabank Simbase staan 599 partijen die door Elena Sedina gespeeld zijn: zij won 263 partijen, zij verloor 145 partijen en er eindigden 191 partijen in een remise.

And, according to the Yale Bulletin and Calendar, Elena provided the campus with a Carillon concert this past July 28th:

Summer Carillon Concerts

Old Campus (between High and College, Chapel and Elm streets)
Dates: Friday evenings, June 23-Aug. 18
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission is free
Info.: Call Michael Gelfand or Aruni Jayatilleke at (203) 432-2309 or send e-mail to arundathi.

Concert-goers are invited to bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs or blankets to hear guest artists from North America and Europe play the 54-bell carillon in Harkness Tower. In case of rain, an indoor listening space will be provided in Phelps Hall.

July 28: Alexander Solovov, Elena Sedina, and Serguei Gratchev; Mechelen, Belgium

Chess games of Elena Sedina can be found here: Her figures

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