Laura Unuk

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Laura Unuk
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Laura Unuk in 2016
CountrySlovenia
Born (1999-11-09) 9 November 1999 (age 18)[1]
Ljubljana, Slovenia
TitleWoman International Master (2014)
FIDE rating2377 (May 2018)
Peak rating2377 (May 2018)

Laura Unuk (born 9 November 1999) is a Slovenian chess player who holds the title of Woman International Master. She won the girls' U16 category of the World Youth Chess Championship in 2014 and the girls' U18 category in 2017. She was Slovenian Women's Chess Champion in 2013. She is the No. 1 ranked Slovenian female player as of October 2017.[2]

Chess career[edit]

Unuk has won the Slovenian Girls Chess Championships multiple times in various age categories: U10 (2009), U12 (2011), U12 (2012), and U14 (2013). She has twice played for Slovenia at the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiads (2013, 2014).[3] In the European Girls' U18 Team Chess Championships, she has played for Slovenia fives times (2012–2016), winning a team gold medal and individual gold medal in 2014, and an individual silver medal in 2013.[4] In 2014, she won the U!6 category of the World Youth Chess Championship, ahead of Stavroula Tsolakidou. For this success she awarded the FIDE International Women Master (WIM) title.[5] In 2017, she won the girls category of the World Youth Chess Championship with a score of 9½/11 (+9–1=1), 1½ points ahead of her nearest competitor.[6].

In August 2013 in Ljubljana, she won the Slovenian Women's Chess Championships.[7]

Unuk played for Slovenia in Women's Chess Olympiads:[8]

Unuk played for Slovenia in European Team Chess Championship:[9]

  • In 2013, at fourth board in the 10th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Warsaw (+4, =3, -1),
  • In 2015, at first board in the 11th European Team Chess Championship (women) in Reykjavik (+4, =2, -3).

Personal life[edit]

As of October 2017, Unuk is a student in her fourth year at the sport department of the Bežigrad Grammar School in Ljubljana.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Unuk chess games and profile Chess-DB.com
  2. ^ Staff writer(s) (October 2017). "Federations Ranking - Slovenia". FIDE. Archived from the original on 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiads :: Laura Unuk". www.olimpbase.org.
  4. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: European Girls' U18 Team Chess Championship :: Laura Unuk". www.olimpbase.org.
  5. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Original Tournament Report". ratings.fide.com.
  6. ^ http://chess-results.com, Dipl.Ing. Heinz Herzog -. "Chess-Results Server Chess-results.com - World Youth Chess Championship 2017". chess-results.com.
  7. ^ "23. državno šahovsko prvenstvo Slovenije za članice". www.sah-zveza.si.
  8. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: Women's Chess Olympiads :: Laura Unuk". www.olimpbase.org.
  9. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: European Women's Team Chess Championship :: Laura Unuk". www.olimpbase.org.
  10. ^ Šahovska šampionka Laura Unuk

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