Alina l'Ami

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Alina l'Ami
Alina l'Ami 2013.jpg
Born (1985-06-01) 1 June 1985 (age 37)
Iași, Romania
FIDE rating2285 (July 2022)
Peak rating2446 (August 2014)
Alma materAlexandru Ioan Cuza University
SpouseErwin l'Ami

Alina l'Ami (née Moţoc; born 1 June 1985 in Iași)[1] is a Romanian chess player who holds the titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM).

She won the under-10 girls' division of the World Youth Chess Championship in 1995[2] and the under-18 girls' section of the European Youth Chess Championship in 2002.[3] Also in 2002, l'Ami won the Women's Balkan Individual Championship in Istanbul.[4] In 2013, she jointly won, with Sophie Milliet, the Women's Grandmaster Tournament of the 8th Japfa Chess Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.[5][6][7] The following year, l'Ami took part in the Sharjah stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2013–14.

In the Netherlands she first played chess at the Hilversum Chess Society, and since 2011 at En Passant in Bunschoten-Spakenburg.

L'Ami graduated cum laude in Psychology from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași. She is married to Dutch chess grandmaster Erwin l'Ami.


  1. ^ IM title application (PDF). FIDE.
  2. ^ São Lourenço 1995 - 10° World Championship u10 (girls). BrasilBase.
  3. ^ Europeo U18 femminile. LOTO - Lost Tournaments. Italian Chess Federation. (in Italian)
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2002-12-23). "TWIC 424: 2nd Balkan Individual Chess Championships". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  5. ^ Musthofid (2013-04-20). "Milliet, L'ami win tight-schedule Japfa WGM chess tournament". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  6. ^ 8th Japfa Festival WGMs, Jakarta 2013 Archived 2016-03-17 at the Wayback Machine. IndonesiaBase.
  7. ^ "Alina L'Ami and Sophie Milliet win the JAPFA Women's Grandmaster Tournament". Chessdom. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2 May 2016.

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