Vesna Rožič

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Vesna Rožič
Rozic vesna 20081119 olympiade dresden.jpg
Rožič in 2008
Born March 24, 1987
Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Died August 23, 2013 (Aged 26)
Burghausen, Germany
Cause of death peritoneal cancer
Occupation Chess Grandmaster
Title Woman International Master (2006)

Vesna Rožič (23 March 1987 – 23 August 2013) was a Slovenian chess player who was awarded the FIDE title of Woman International Master (WIM) in April 2006.[1] Rožič was ranked the second best Slovenian female chess player after Anna Muzychuk and represented Slovenia in six Mitropa Cups, four European Championships and four Chess Olympiads.[2] She won the Slovenian women's championship in 2007 and 2010. In 2007, she also became the Mediterranean women's champion in Antalya.[3] Her FIDE rating was 2260, peakrating was 2310 in July 2011.

Rožič frequently played Queen's Pawn Game with White and French Defence with Black pieces.[4] In 2000–2012 she had an overall record of +28 -21 =25.[5]

Rožič died from peritoneal cancer on 23 August 2013.[2]


  1. ^ Titles Approved by FIDE Presidential Board, Al Ain 2006 FIDE. Retrieved 24 October 2015
  2. ^ a b "Slovenian WIM Vesna Rozic dies at 26". ChessBase. 2013-08-24. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  3. ^ 2nd Mediterranean Individual Chess Championships. Mediterranean Chess Association.
  4. ^ Vesna Rozic chess games and profile at
  5. ^ Vesna Rozic player profile and games at

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