Susan Lalic

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Susan Lalic
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Lalic at Sheffield, 2011
Full nameSusan Kathryn Lalic
Born (1965-10-28) 28 October 1965 (age 56)
TitleInternational Master (1996)
Woman Grandmaster (1985)
FIDE rating2260 (June 2013) [inactive]
Peak rating2405 (January 1997)[1]

Susan Kathryn Lalic (née Walker; born 28 October 1965) is an English chess player, holding both International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM) titles. She is five-time British Women's Chess Champion: 1986, 1990–1992, and 1998.[2]

Lalic has played for England nine times in Chess Olympiads, from 1984 to 2000, inclusive. From 1986 to 1998, she played on the top board.[3]

She was the Fifth Women's Commonwealth Champion in 1987, the contest having been incorporated into the Lloyd's Bank Congress of that year.[4]

Lalic was educated at Nonsuch High School for Girls from 1977 to 1984, and has been married in the past to Keith Arkell and then to Bogdan Lalić. Currently she is married to International Master Graeme Buckley.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Arkell, Susan FIDE rating history, 1987-2001 at
  2. ^ Saunders, John (19 December 2009). "London Chess Classic 2009: Subsidiary events". Chessbase News. Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Women's Chess Olympiads: Susan Lalic". OlimpBase. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  4. ^ Chess Magazine, January 1988, p. 338
  5. ^ Saunders, John (19 December 2009). "London: Arianne wins Women's Invitational by two points". ChessBase. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  6. ^ Pepper, James (4 September 2012). "Sutton chess Grandmaster Susan Lalic sees Ashtead prodigy Alex Golding scoop £1000 prize". Your Local Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2016.

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