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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