Luciana Morales Mendoza

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Luciana Morales Mendoza
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Full name Luciana Morales Mendoza
Country  Peru
Born (1987-01-01) January 1, 1987 (age 30)
Lima, Peru
Title Woman International Master
FIDE rating 2188 (March 2010)

Luciana Morales Mendoza (born January 1, 1987 in Lima) is a chess Woman International Master from Peru.

In May 2003 she won the first place in the Pan-American Championship for Girls Under 20 in Botucatu, Brazil and Under 16 in July 2003 in Bogotá, Colombia. In September 2003 she was the champion of the Zonal Tournament 2.4 in São Paulo with 9 points in 10 games, qualifying to the Women World Chess Championship that was held in 2004 in Elista. There she scored ½-1½ against Kateryna Lahno and thus, was eliminated. In June 2005 she won the Pan-American Championship for Girls Under 18 in Balneário Camboriú. In February 2007 she won the South-American Championship for Girls Under 20 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Luciana has played twice in the Peruvian Olympic team: in 2002 and 2006. She was also the Captain of the team that represented Peru in the Chess Olympiad held in Turin 2006.

She studied Government and Communication at the University of Texas at Brownsville from 2007 to 2011. She also completed a master's in public policy and management in Brownsville in May 2014.

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