Beatriz Marinello

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Beatriz M. Marinello (formerly known as Beatriz MacArthur; born May 14, 1964) is an American chess player with the title Woman International Master (WIM), and a vice president of FIDE.[1] She was president of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 2003 to 2005 and a member of the executive board from 2003 to 2007.[2]

Marinello started playing chess at the age of 13 and became national women's champion of Chile when she was 16 years old. In 1980, she was awarded by FIDE the title of Woman International Master. She organized her first national championship in Chile at the age of 20 years, and later organized other international competitions.[2]

Marinello arrived in the United States from Chile in 1990, and became a chess teacher in Miami. She represented the US in two Women's Interzonal Tournaments: in 1991 in Subotica and in 1993 in Jakarta. She also represented the United States in the 1994 Women's Chess Olympiad held in Moscow.[3]


  1. ^ "FIDE Directory. Presidential Board". FIDE.
  2. ^ a b "20 Questions with USCF President Beatriz Marinello". Chessville. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Women's Chess Olympiads: Beatriz Marinello". OlimpBase. Retrieved 8 June 2010.

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