Laura Ross

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Laura Ross at the 2003 U.S. Chess Championships

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.[2]

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.[3]

Laura is an alumna of Binghamton University.

She currently works as a chess instructor for the non-profit organization Chess-in-the-Schools.

Professional affiliations[edit]

  • FIDE World Chess Federation
  • United States Chess Federation
  • Chess-in-the-Schools

Professional achievements[edit]

  • Women's FIDE Master
  • Rated 2217 (September 2011)
  • Rated 11th top US Female player


  • Women's US Championship (San Diego CA): won USCF Chess-Scholar Award; placed 2nd in competition
  • Pan-American Championship (Cordoba, Argentina): earned silver medal in Girls Under 14 category
  • Earned a spot on the US Youth Chess Team for 8 consecutive years. Placed in the Top Ten 3 times, WFM Laura Ross (accessed 7 September 2011)


  1. ^ [1] FIDE Card of Laura Ross from FIDE
  2. ^ CHESS NYC
  3. ^ [2] Top 100 13 Year olds, April 2002 from the United States Chess Federation

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